The Yin & Yang of Improvement and Innovation

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : September 21, 2016

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Price : $25.00

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Companies must not only perfect existing paradigms for improving their products, processes, and business models, but also work on reinventing them and destroying the status quo. They must pursue a yin and yang strategy of improvement and innovation.

To provide practical insight into the management of the yin and yang of improvement and innovation, this session will introduce the concept of managing the S-curve for your products, processes, and business models as well as the concept of "creative destruction," popularized by the Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter. Speaker Mark Back will illustrate the framework with some failed examples as well as successful examples at the corporate level.

Key Takeaways:

Understanding the paradox of quality improvement and innovation; learn from the success and mistakes of managing the yin and yang of innovation and improvement;  and practical tips (do’s and don’ts of managing innovation and improvement)

About the Speaker: 

Mark Back
Managing Director Singapore

Mark Back is a results-oriented professional who is skilled in developing and deploying process improvement and strategic initiatives in global businesses.

With over 20 years of experience across a multitude of industries, he has utilized his expertise to impact the financial success of companies throughout North America, Asia Pacific, India, Greater China the Middle East and Africa. Mark has developed a reputation of helping companies become more profitable and robust by identifying opportunities and developing and implementing projects that lead to sustainable improvements. He has a natural ability to work with key decision--makers and employees at all levels. An exceptional instructor and facilitator, Mark engages and challenges business teams to develop innovative solutions that enhance profit and performance.

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