Actionable Innovation Insights
of participants were VP level or above
This exclusive breakfast event, which took plac at the iconic Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta, brought together corporate leaders from a broad array of industries – from fintech, to retail, to energy and transport. The main objective was to empower attendees with effective strategies for overcoming fears associated with crowdsourcing and continuous improvement. The speakers also offered a variety of best practices for optimizing change management and cultivating a thriving culture of innovation.
Andrew Levison and Sebastian Apelt from Above + Beyond (A + B) consulting began the day’s agenda, showcasing the company’s extensive research on employee engagement and continuous improvement, and shared tips on how corporate leaders could unlock the creative potential of their workforce. Andrew and Sebastian then introduced A + B’s ‘Project WOW’ methodology for developing the potential of employees and gaining more ROI from ideation. Following on from this the team conducted a live workshop of “Project Wow” showcased within Qmarkets’ system, and accessed through the mobile phones of participants.
Implementing Process Improvement
After the workshop, our very own Steve Reed – VP of North American Sales delivered a presentation on how the Qmarkets platform can help facilitate continuous improvement, streamline idea management, and boost employee engagement, with some fascinating best-practices shared from customer projects.
The final session of the day was a Q&A discussion panel, moderated by Steve and featuring a selection of Qmarkets’ most innovative customers. Patty Watson – former Chief Innovation Officer at fintech Giant TSYS – spoke on how Qmarkets and A + B’s Project WOW helped the company generate upwards of 14X ROI. Irene Yang – former Innovation Director at Grant Thornton – and DP Prakash – Head of Innovation at Global Foundries – also shared their insights on crowdsourcing employee wisdom to implement growth-driving ideas.
The day ended with a buffet brunch and networking session, during which attendees had the opportunity to meet fellow project leaders and share best practices. We would like to thank everyone who took part in this event, and wish them all the best for their future innovation endeavors.