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Back End of Innovation - Las Vegas Oct 6-8

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BEI: Back End of Innovation


November 5-7, 2019
The Mirage,
Las Vegas, NV

BEI: Back End of Innovation is an event for the doers. Idea generating is only a portion of the challenge, the bulk of it is in execution - Innovation without commercialization is just a buzzword!

At BEI: Back End of Innovation you will challenge your organization to be an innovation machine that continually drives output.

Share best practices with innovation leaders from Google, USAA, Amazon, Mastercard, Microsoft, Alibaba, Nike, Pepsico, Clorox and more. From the process, to the culture, to the resourcing of ideas - you will make innovation happen at BEI.

The Institute strongly recommends members experience an innovation conference as part of your development as innovators. You will be exhilarated and amazed...

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Innovation Training - On The Road in July

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In partnership with our Founding Sponsor Pershing Advisor Solutions, the Institute will be conducting an  innovation training roadshow for their top advisor clients on the following dates in July:

7/15 Atlanta

7/16 Philadelphia

7/22 San Francisco

The half day immersive workshop, entitled   Innovation: The Business Catalyst for Growth-Oriented Advisors, will demonstrate how innovation can become a vital cornerstone for building your business, dealing with change and creating competitive differentiation. Participants will be provided with step-by-step instructions on implementing innovation strategies and best innovation practices that can immediately apply to their business.

Key Topics covered during the workshop:

   > Defining and practicing creative thinking as a process that anyone can learn and develop to create more growth, differentiation and unique community engagement strategies for your business
   > Learning and practicing “the million dollar" problem solving and thinking process used by one of the most successful design and innovation firms in the world, and how it can be applied to advisors’ business challenges and growth initiatives

Contact your Pershing PAS representatives for further details


Innovative Alternative Investment Strategies 7/31-8/1 Denver

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The Innovative Alternative Strategies Conference looks beyond traditional alternative investments and strategies and into the “new breed” of alternatives, how they are perceived by the investing public, and how they are being utilized by successful advisors.

This event brings together readers from Financial Advisor and Private Wealth magazines, including financial advisors, RIAs, independent and wirehouse reps, private bankers, wealth advisors, trust officers and family office executives to learn about and discuss various categories of alternative investments, including: REITs, Hedge Funds, Specialty ETFs and Mutual Funds, Private Equity, Managed Futures, Options, Commodities, Derivatives and Structured Products, Life Settlements and Premium Finance.

To form our outstanding faculty, the editors and contributors of Financial Advisor and Private Wealth will be joined by chief investment and compliance officers, respected wealth advisors and prominent authorities from throughout the alternative investment community. - 

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Chief Innovation Officer Summit - San Francisco 6/18-19

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The Chief Innovation Officer Summit hosted by Innovation Enterprise is just 4 weeks away. This summit is taking place at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco on June 18 & 19.
View the action-packed agenda:
With a world class speaker line-up this two day event is the ideal platform to hear how leading innovators are implementing new processes and staying ahead of the game.
We would like to offer members of this group a 20% discount off all passes.
Innovation Enterprise is delighted to have Jay Nath, the Chief Innovation Officer of San Francisco City and County as the opening keynote.
Joining Jay Nath across both days include:
- Chief Innovation Officer, Owens Corning
- Chief Learning Officer, Nike
- Chief Innovation Officer, UCLA Health
- Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, MyFitnessPal
- Global Director, Innovation, Whirlpool
- Managing Director, General Motors ATSVO
- VP, Innovation, Deckers Outdoor Corporation
- Chief Innovation Architect, Wells Fargo
- Global Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Coca-Cola
   & many more...
If you would like to attend, you can secure you pass here:, using the discount code IID20.


Innovation Excellence 2014 Innovation Cities Tour

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<p>Join us as we celebrate the Innovation Movement with this unique series of innovation events across the US where we are capturing, sharing, and spreading real world innovation stories. Our goal is to highlight innovation and innovators in each city we visit, proving that innovation is now a full-fledged discipline. We are gathering together disruptive thinkers, doers, technologies, and resources from the Innovation Excellence community in order to inspire one another, share knowledge, discover new resources, and accelerate innovation in your city -- and beyond.</p>

<p>RSVP Today at the link below - Admission is Free but Space is Limited.</p>

<p>NEW YORK CITY - Monday, April 21 from 6-9 PM EST</p>

<p>BOSTON - Monday, May 12 from 6-9 PM EST</p>

<p>SAN FRANCISCO - Tuesday, June 17 from 6-9 PST</p>

<p>CHICAGO - Wednesday, October 29 from 6-9 PM EST</p>

<p>For more information, venue details and for FREE registration to attend events:&nbsp; <a href="

<p>Your Innovation Cities Tour Hosts:</p>

<p><strong>Innovation Excellence</strong><br />
The world's largest crowdsourced innovation community and website.</p>

<p><strong>Disruptor Foundation &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height:1.6">Founded in 2009 by Clay Christensen, Craig </span>Hatkoff<span style="line-height:1.6">, and Rabbi Irwin Kula, the foundation does advanced research in Disruptive Innovation Theory for the common good.&nbsp;</span></p>

<p><strong>HYPE Innovation&nbsp;</strong><br />
A leading provider of idea and innovation management software and services who will aggregate the resources and stories for us pre and post event..</p>

<p><strong>IXL Center and HULT International Business School</strong><br />
Conveners of the Hult Prize with the Clinton Global Initiative.&nbsp;</p>

<p><strong>The Global Innovation Management Institute</strong><br />
Convener of the First Global Innovation Certification.</p>

<p><strong>The Creating WE Institute</strong><br />
Judith E. Glaser, Founder, Chairman and Author, Conversational Intelligence</p>

<p><strong>The Institute for Innovation Development &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; </strong>Provider of innovation resources for the financial services industry</p>



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