The Innovative Pivot: Lessons in reactive innovation, interactive networking and innovationIOWA magazine unveiling

May 21 | 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Free Virtual Event
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The world is changing fast. In the face of COVID-19, the ability of an organization to pivot and innovate has never been more important.

For this year’s innovationIOWA magazine, we too are fittingly pivoting from our normal in-person unveiling party to a virtual interactive event aimed to help you and your organization learn from others who have been reactively innovating in the face of new challenges and needs.

Join our virtual gathering, where you’ll hear stories from speakers who have pivoted their approach and strategies to find innovative solutions amid the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, you’ll hear from two award winners who will share their innovation tips.

The event will be interactive and give you an opportunity to make new connections with the top leaders in Iowa’s innovation scene in small breakout groups throughout the program.

We’ll end the program with the unveiling of the 2020 innvoationIOWA magazine and an opportunity for you to help lift up and showcase the stories of Iowa’s innovative spirit during the COVID crisis.

Stories of innovation:

Corteva’s rapid pivot to COVID testing:
Tim Glenn – Executive vice president, chief commercial officer at Corteva

Virtual reality and digital solutions:
James Gruening – Co-founder and senior vice president of Mechdyne Corp.

Innovating from within … the insurance business:
Jason Gross – Vice president of innovation, EMC Insurance Cos.
* Corteva Agriscience innovationLEADER

Taking a water quality idea nationwide
Lisa Schulte Moore – Iowa State University professor, associate director of the Bioeconomy Institute and director of the C-Change Center
*Ivy College of Business innovationENTREPRENEUR Award

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