This year we’re taking a slightly different approach to the keynotes. We want to create more shared experiences, more opportunities to have conversations in the hall about that controversial topic or that great speaker. So we’re having a keynote speaker every day of the main conference (that’s 3 total!). And we’re very excited to announce the first of these three awesome speakers.
Bestselling author and growth strategist Navi Radjou will share his unique perspective on innovation with his keynote address, Frugal Innovation: Collaborating to Innovate Faster, Better, Cheaper, at 9a.m. Thursday morning on July 11th. As the leading voice on “frugal innovation”, Navi will share strategies for collaborating with third-parties in order to innovate and grow when resources are slim. His experience working with resource-strapped firms in emerging markets like India, China, and Africa has moved him to conceptualize the “frugal innovation” paradigm and help firms all over the world leverage it for continued growth, even in a struggling economic climate.
With a Masters degree in information systems from Ecole Centrale Paris and graduate study at Yale School of Management, Navi brings his expertise in business innovation to Judge Business School at University of Cambridge as a fellow, and to many Fortune 500 firms, like Microsoft, IBM, and SAP through his independent consultancy. A prolific writer, Navi is the coauthor of Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth and also publishes his thoughts on design innovation weekly in the Harvard Business Review blog.
Navi’s keynote will help business leaders, entrepreneurs, and UX professionals alike will learn how to identify and seize opportunities for innovation and growth through collaboration. Don’t miss this exciting session!
Written by Emily Bowman, UXPA 2013 Marketing Committee
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