@ Hilbert Circle Theatre
Delta Faucet, Vice President of Product Development
Charlie brings more than 30 years of experience in engineering, international development, marketing, product development and sales — all with Delta Faucet Company — to his role as vice president of product development. He is responsible for front-end research and development for new technologies, as well as the launch and commercialization of all new products for the Delta, Peerless and Brizo brands. Charlie holds a mechanical engineering degree from Purdue University. He’s also a certified pilot and former owner of a Beechcraft airplane.
Charlie’s talk: Innovation or Commoditization — You Decide! Or a faucet is a faucet is a faucet… or is it?
Innovation is a key buzz word in nearly every business today. While technology companies are often predisposed to innovate, what about more established companies with a lot of competition, little meaningful differentiation and competitive price points, is commoditization inevitable? Charlie will share real examples and show that you can successfully choose to innovate in even the most established commoditized product categories.
Smallbox, Founder and CEO
In 1999, Jeb discovered eBay. A few months and a large record collection later and StuffE was launched. (It should be noted that said record collection also inaugurated Jeb’s record collecting habit which he has yet to kick.) After building StuffE into a mildly successful eBay consignment business he partnered with Dan Ripley to launch Antique Helper, an online auction house that married Dan’s knowledge and network with Jeb’s online auction systems. By the end of 2005, Antique Helper had grown into a successful business with $3 million in annual sales, but Jeb decided it was time to move on.
In 2006 Jeb and Joe founded SmallBox, landing Nuvo Newsweekly as their first client. As the company grew it moved beyond websites to become a fully integrated web marketing company. In early 2012, Jeb began to lead the company towards deeper consulting engagements, working with clients on organizational health issues. This led to a new focus on “culture-powered marketing”.
Jeb’s talk: Building and Sustaining an Innovative Culture
Drawing from SmallBox “institutions” including Factory Week, 24 Hour Web Project, Think Kit, Musical Family Tree and Nice Grants, Jeb will discuss how every organization can build its own cultural calendar to help build and sustain innovation year round.
RepuCare Inc, President and CEO
Billie is a lifelong Indiana resident. An entrepreneurial executive with 23 years in the medical staffing industry, Billie founded RepuCare in 1995 with the mission of providing allied health staffing to hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. In 2004, the allied health staffing business was spun off into a new company, RepuCare Staffing. RepuCare’s staffing business has also expanded to include state, municipal and corporate clients, including the City of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Airport, WellPoint, Managed Health Services, and Correctional Medical Services. In 2011, RepuCare OnSite was formed to provide workplace wellness and on-site health care clinic services as an effective strategy to improve both the health of employees and employer financial health.
Billie has been the recipient of several business awards, including the 2003 Blue Chip Community Business Award for Entrepreneurial Business Excellence and 2006 Outstanding Small Business Award from the Historically Underutilized Small Business Coordinators organization. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Starkey Entrepreneurial Women’s Award. In 2008, Billie was the recipient of the Torchbearer Award for Entrepreneurial Advocacy, one of the highest awards presented by the governor for recognition of outstanding women. She was also awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist Midwest in 2008. In 2009, Billie was one of 10 female entrepreneurs across the nation chosen to participate in Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit. She was also a recipient of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s (IBJ) 2009 Women of Influence Award in recognition of business and community excellence and leadership.
Billie’s talk: Innovative Strategies for Building a Company and Giving Back… My Journey of Strategic Advocacy for Women!
Billie will speak of building RepuCare, Inc. from a start-up to a successful business. She will share how innovation has been the driver for this success. Giving back is important to Billie. She has reached local and national attention as an innovative thought-leader advancing advocacy for women. She will also share this journey.
Eli Lilly, Clinical Trial, Drug Discovery and Development
Ken came to Eli Lilly and Co. in 1998 from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Center as an Organic Chemist. In 2004 Ken went into the Lean-Six Sigma program at Lilly and led ten projects as a 6-Sigma Black Belt before moving back to chemistry side. Ken took on a new role as a Head in Drug Disposition in 2008 and joined the Global External Research and Development group at Lilly in 2009 as the Advisor to Special Projects where he ran programs and diligence efforts focused in the preclinical space. He is currently the Director of Route Design and Process Chemistry.
Ken’s talk: Predicting, Planning and Innovating for an Unpredictable Future
Making predictions is easy… making accurate predictions is hard. So, how do we make plans to address a changing business environment? Approaches used to prepare and design for the future will be described. The approaches include specific methods in scenario planning, building a system for innovation and implementing business systems. The methods described can be applied to a variety of situations and are simple for teams to work on together. A special focus will be made for organizations that are dependent upon innovation and operating in an ever more constricted financial and regulated environment.
Time for Three
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Trio in Residence
The world’s first classically-trained garage band, Time for Three — Zachary (Zach) De Pue, violin; Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass – defies traditional classification. Performing music from Bach and Brahms to their own arrangements of The Beatles, Katy Perry, Kanye West and Justin Timberlake, they have performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Jazz clubs, European festivals, NFL games and the Indy 500. Their hit YouTube anti-bullying video Stronger, featured on CNN and the Huffington Post, has inspired students around the globe. Their packed 2012/13 season will include the release of their second album, a return to Carnegie Hall, their first tour of Asia, and the world premiere of a new concerto by William Bolcom, in addition to their continuing residency with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
What started as a trio of musicians who played together for fun while students at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute for Music evolved into Time for Three, or Tf3 for short — a charismatic ensemble with a reputation for limitless enthusiasm and no musical boundaries. Violinists Zachary De Pue and Nicolas Kendall first discovered their mutual love of fiddling in the country western and bluegrass styles. Then bassist Ranaan Meyer introduced them to his deep roots in jazz and improvisation. After considerable experimentation, the three officially formed Tf3 and for the first few years enjoyed a close affiliation with, and were presented in performances by Astral Artists.
To date, the group has performed over a thousand engagements as diverse as its music: from featured guest soloists on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s subscription series to Club Yoshi’s in San Francisco; from residencies at the Kennedy Center to Christoph Eschenbach’s birthday concert at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany; from NFL games to the Indy 500, and countless private and corporate events including a concert on the aircraft carrier Intrepid in New York in 2012.
Time for Three’s talk: If Bach had a Garage Band
Classical music is known for its beauty and complexity, but many of us know it by its strict tradition. However, the same tradition that defines the classical genre also constrains it. Time for Three saw the opportunity to bridge the gap between classical and contemporary music genres, creating the world’s first “classically-trained garage band.” By breaking one of the defining rules of an industry, an entire world of possibility was opened. After all, can you imagine the music that would be created if Bono and Beethoven collaborated?
Cummins Inc., Director of Technology Strategy and Innovation
Joan is an engineer, inventor, innovator and is passionate about enabling teams to succeed. She received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton, Ohio and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University. She has worked as an electronics engineer for Cummins since 1998 and holds 18 US patents for work on feedback controls and diagnostics for diesel and natural gas engine systems. On a global basis, she works with business and technical leaders (plus external partners) to envision future technology options, then initiate and assess projects. Joan currently resides in Columbus, Indiana with her husband and five children ages 13, 10, 10, 8 and 3.
Joan’s talk: Innovation at Cummins: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Cummins has a long history in Indiana as a leader in diesel technology innovations. Learn how Cummins’ history of innovation has matured to sustainable, ongoing innovation processes that respond to customer needs, market demands, and government regulations. Also, hear how Cummins drives innovation initiatives through case studies and practical advice.
All events at Hilbert Circle Theatre, September 12, 2013
registration and continental breakfast
Predicting, Planning and Innovating for an Unpredictable Future
|Time for Three
If Bach had a Garage Band
|Indiana Innovation Awards|
Keynote Address: Innovation or Commoditization – You Decide! Or a faucet is a faucet is a faucet…or is it?
Innovation at Cummins: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
|Innovation Awards Winner Panel|
Innovative Strategies for Building a Company and Giving Back… My Journey of Strategic Advocacy for Women!
Building and Sustaining an Innovative Culture
|Time for Three
The Day of Innovation is the only Indiana innovation event that brings together leaders and practitioners from all sectors and backgrounds. The convergence of minds from business, non-profits, academia and start-ups creates for an unprecedented mix of energy and creativity. If you are interested in how to help yourself, your organization, and your state prosper, this is the event for you. Because at the Day of Innovation, from sun-up to sun-down, it’s all about innovation.
The Indiana Innovation Awards are the centerpiece of the Day of Innovation. The Indiana Innovation Awards recognize those individuals and organizations who are successfully leading the innovation charge in our state. These are the only broad-based innovation awards in the state, recognizing winners from all sectors and of any size. Past winners have ranged from tech start-ups, such as Tinderbox, to large corporations like Delta Faucet, to socially-focused non-profits, such as People for Urban Progress. See the full list of past winners at the Awards website.
The Day of Innovation and the Indiana Innovation Awards are programs of Centric, Indy’s Innovation Network. Centric actively recognizes stories of successful innovation, increases members’ access to knowledge, skill sets, and resources, and strives to improve the success rate of innovation in Indianapolis. Centric is building a thriving, local innovation community because working together is key to making Indianapolis a global innovation center. Stay up-to-date with Centric’s monthly events at centricindy.org, or by signing-up for the Centric newsletter.
Hilbert Circle Theatre
The Circle Theatre opened in 1916 as one of the nation’s first grand movie palaces. Through the efforts of the Indiana Symphony Society, it reopened on October 12, 1984 as the home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. It was generously endowed by Stephen and Tomisue Hilbert in December 1996 and renamed the Hilbert Circle Theatre.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1930 by German conductor Ferdinand Schaefer. Its inaugural performance was noted by Time Magazine. Through the years, the group of volunteer musicians who split the original ticket sales grew into a professional orchestra that performs more than 200 concerts each year at the historic Hilbert Circle Theatre and at Conner Prairie Living History Museum, as well as sites around the state.
Innovation Game Changer
The 2013 Day of Innovation is presented by SmithAmundsen. SmithAmundsen is a 150 lawyer firm headquartered in Chicago, and has recently-opened an office in Indianapolis. Legal matters are business problems to be solved and they have developed a comprehensive understanding of the enterprises their clients operate. SmithAmundsen pride themselves on using this knowledge to resolve matters creatively, expediently, and pragmatically.
SmithAmundsen attorneys combine their litigation experience with a practical business approach to offer client-centered services efficiently and effectively. The foundation for their success is the integrity, quality, and experience of their attorneys and staff; an understanding of the relationship between litigation risks and business objectives; and the desire to explore new and innovative ways to solve their clients’ problems.
SmithAmundsen’s goal is to become our clients primary source for legal services and business advice, the lawyers you turn to when you need to “get it done and done right.” In addition to litigation, they also use non-traditional means of resolving cases. SmithAmundsen understands the importance of a “bottom line” analysis. This attention to the financial ramifications of litigation and its effect on enterprise outcomes helps them to provide clients with the advice needed to make appropriate decisions.
In Kind Sponsors
Day of Innovation Official Beer
Sponsorship opportunities are available at many levels, as shown below. Centric works hard to customize your sponsorship package to fit your unique needs. Use the contact form below and find out how you can help support Indy’s Innovation Network.
Innovation Game Changer $15,000
Presenting Sponsor at Day of Innovation and Indiana Innovation Awards
Benefits: prominent banner with logo hanging in venue at Day of Innovation; introduction of a speaker; full page ad in program; logo on the Centric, Indiana Innovation Awards, and Day of Innovation emails and website.
Innovation Champion $5,000
Lead Sponsor at Day of Innovation and Indiana Innovation Awards
Benefits: logo displayed in venue at Day of Innovation; introduction of a speaker; logo on the Centric, Indiana Innovation Awards, and Day of Innovation emails and website; half page ad in program.
Innovation Supporters $2-3,000
Supporting Sponsor at Day of Innovation and Indiana Innovation Awards
Benefits: logo on the Centric, Indiana Innovation Awards, and Day of Innovation emails and website; quarter page ad in program.
Innovation Starter I $1,000
Luncheon Sponsor (lunch and/or venue)
Benefits: recognition on two emails leading up to luncheon event; recognition at the luncheon event from the podium.
Innovation Starter II $1,000
Group Sponsor at Day of Innovation and Indiana Innovation Awards
Benefits: 10 event passes to Day of Innovation; thank you in program
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