FEI 2017: Sprint and Lean Startup Insights from Wrigley, Campbell’s, Liberty Mutual and Others

May 15th, 2017

Our team at The Garage Group was excited to be part of the 2017 Front End of Innovation Conference in Boston this year. From Clayton Christensen refreshing us on Jobs to Be Done, to Marc Randolph (Netflix Cofounder) sharing insights on the startup journey, to our entire track dedicated to Sprinting in The Face of Uncertainty, the content this year was inspiring, and immediately actionable. Check out the following three modules for a quick recap of our Sprint track.

Module 1 – Innovation Sprint Approach to Developing Disruptive Innovation Strategy for a 104 Year Old Company

Behind-the-scenes lessons learned from the trailblazing team that took an Innovation Sprint approach to explore 5 disruptive trend spaces in 5 weeks. Condensing a typical 9 to 12 month process down to 5 weeks led to breakthrough and unprecedented learning. The team shared the overall approach they took, enablers and principles that led to their success and lessons they plan to apply to future Innovation Sprints.

Ben Healy, Principal Analyst, Data Science – Customer Advocacy at Liberty Mutual Insurance
Keri Stephens, VP of Lean Innovation, The Garage Group

Module 2 – MVP Primer: Less than 2 Days From Assumption Definition to In-The-Wild MVP Testing

No guesswork. No wasted effort. Learn how you can leverage Minimum Viable Products to test early-stage, disruptive ideas.
Keri Stephens, VP of Lean Innovation, The Garage Group
Dennis Furia, Lean Innovation Hacker, The Garage Group

Module 3 – Igniting Sprint: Practical Hacks Corporates Must Adopt

Seven, 5-minute talks from corporate innovation leaders, experts and entrepreneurs packed with approaches you can leverage to start to build sprinting as a capability within your organization.

William Singleton, New Ventures Business Development Leader, Wrigley
Kirsten Aune, Director, Strategy and Innovation, General Mills
Dennis Furia, Innovation & Growth Strategist, The Garage Group
Jeff Hadden, Director, Keurig Connect
Katie Cleary, Senior Manager, Consumer & Customer Insights, New Ventures, Campbell’s
Laura Bissmeyer, Director Global Source to Pay Operations, Corning
Keith Hopper, Entrepreneur in Residence, Olin College of Engineering
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