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Robert Wolcott keynote speaker

Robert Wolcott

    • Chair & Co-Founder at TWIN Global
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$10,000 - $15,000

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$15,000 - $20,000

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TEDxUChicago 2011 - Robert Wolcott - Innovating Your Life

TEDxUChicago 2011 - Robert Wolcott - Innovating Your Life

Robert Wolcott: Companies must focus on user experience

Robert Wolcott: Companies must focus on user experience

Robert Wolcott Speaker Biography

Robert Wolcott is a teacher of Executive Education at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, formerly visiting professor at the Keio Business School in Japan, and won Teacher of the Year four times in a row at Kellogg. Mr. Wolcott serves on the board of the Digital Advisory for ZF, the German global industrial enterprise; he is a member of the Open Innovation Lab of Norway. among his credits are companies such as and H-Farm, a digital innovation ecosystem in Italy, and Clareo, a consultancy service to executives at companies such as Exelon, BHP Billiton, Castrol, Johnson Controls, Owens Corning, and many others.

He was the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN), a Clinical Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and formerly a visiting professor at the Keio Business School (Japan). He is managing partner at Clareo, a global growth strategy consultancy.

In 2003, Wolcott co-founded the KIN with Kellogg Marketing professor Mohan Sawhney to provide business leaders with platform to share ideas, challenges and solutions. Since 2008, the KIN Global conference has expanded the community to leaders in government, non-profits, academia, the arts and defense.

Wolcott’s book, Grow From Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation (McGraw-Hill), co-authored with Michael Lippitz, provides frameworks and tools for new business design and ongoing internal innovation programs. His work has been featured in several publications, including MIT Sloan Management Review, strategy+business, The Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age, BusinessWeek, The Financial Times and The New York Times. Rob is a frequent speaker on innovation, corporate entrepreneurship and global prosperity at events worldwide.

Wolcott has served as an advisor to NORDEN, the Nordic Innovation Center, Nordic Council of Ministers and on the advisory board of GE’s Innovation Accelerator. He is also an active angel investor in enterprises such as crowdfunding leader Indiegogo, student loan innovator Lumni and healthcare data and analytics providers SA Ignite and ClearCare Online.

Wolcott has been awarded “Teacher of the Year” from Kellogg’s EMBA program in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He holds a BA in European and Chinese History and an MS and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University.

Grow from Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Taking innovation to the next level, corporate entrepreneurship is the process of building new businesses within an established organization—new businesses that are distinct from the core company but that leverage some of its most powerful assets. Grow from Within examines:

- The fundamentals of designing a new business

- The four dominant models of corporate entrepreneurship

- Ways to align your innovation program with your strategy

- Leadership requirements for developing new businesses

Innovation is critical to business success and growth, but it’s only the first step. Without strategically driven processes to turn insights into growing businesses, even the best ideas can fail. Creativity is often serendipitous; innovation management should not be.


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