R&D Study Group - Innovation in the Oil Patch: Everyone talks about it, but is anyone doing it?

Speaker Mike Rainone
Mike Rainone has been involved in innovation for 30+ years, from consumer products to medical product to the oil patch. As a cognitive/organizational psychologist and an expert on innovation, he has watched the “innovation” movement since his days teaching graduate studies in the School of Business at the University of ...

Mike Rainone has been involved in innovation for 30+ years, from consumer products to medical product to the oil patch. As a cognitive/organizational psychologist and an expert on innovation, he has watched the “innovation” movement since his days teaching graduate studies in the School of Business at the University of Texas at San Antonio a long, long time ago. Rainone is founder and chief innovation officer of PCDworks, Inc., a full-service science and technology development firm housed on an 80 acre campus in East Texas. He is a nationally recognized innovator and award winning writer and blogger. Mike has built a reputation for “cracking the code” on complex technology challenges encountered on the path to disruptive new technologies. Mike has spoken at a number of innovation venues around the world as well as SPE Well Integrity Forum and at Cameron’s Annual Technology Forum for the last two years.

Full Description

Now that Innovation is the buzz word du jour in corporate America once again it may be time to review just what constitutes real innovation, what best practices are and what are simply delusions. Short sighted innovation strategy has plagued many organizations and Mike will discuss what that looks like from his perspective. Mike will discuss his experiences innovating in the oil patch and how it compares to other market segments that he has experience in of doing, watching and teaching innovation across the globe. Mike will provide his thoughts on Stage-Gate®, open innovation, skunk works, intrapreneurial efforts and disruptive technology innovation groups as well as other other innovation practices.

Organizer Skip Davis

When?

Thu, Nov. 6, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Where?

Norris Conference Center – Westchase
9990 Richmond Ave., South Bldg., Ste. 102
Houston, Texas 77042
United States

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