Innovation - A Global Imperative

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 7:30am - 1:30pm
McNamara Alumni Center, University of MN
200 Oak Street, SE
Minneapolis 55455
United States
Through June 6th
General Registration:   $95
Member Registration:   $70
U of M & UST Registration:   $80
Special Student Pricing at the Registration Site.

We invite you to "Innovation - A Global Imperative" 
TiE Minnesota and hosting partners:  the Carlson School of Management, the University of St. Thomas, School of Engineering, and the Technological Leadership Institute, thank the program sponsors:  Chamilia USA, UST, School of Engineering and Finance & Commerce for their support in bringing this inaugural innovation symposium to the Minnesota business community.  The program is rich with voices of experience and will address several critical components of innovating in the business environment we face today and will face going forward.

Who Should Attend
Corporate and academic teams and leaders, innovators and policy makers focused on Minnesota’s tomorrows.

7:30 AM Registration/Breakfast  --  1:30 PM Close
8:05   Breakfast Keynote-Dennis Stauffer  "The Innovation Mindset"
8:50   Transition
9:00   Jeffrey Stamp, Ph.D.- "Can A Corporation Be Too Creative? Harnessing the Corporate Entrepreneur"
10:00 Break 
10:15 Jane Casto "Innovating with the Corporation to enable Innovating within the Corporation” 
10:30  Carla Pavone, Ph.D.  "Managers as Innovation Facilitators"
10:45  Michael Balay  "5 Missing Ingredients"   
11:00  Bonnie Holub - Moderator   Presenter Panel and Discussion 
11:30  Audience Q & A
11:50  Break
12:15  Lunch
12:45  Luncheon Keynote - PK Agarwal
1:30    Conclude

Speaker Biographical Sketches

Dennis Stauffer

Dennis Stauffer is an internationally recognized thought leader and on the behaviors that drive innovation and personal effectiveness. He’s the founder of Innovator MindsetTM, a speaking, training and consulting firm that works with companies of all sizes to help individuals, teams and organizations boost their capacity to innovate.

Dennis’ work includes independent research into the measurable skills and behaviors that promote innovation, creativity and adaptability. He is an Emmy winning journalist and former Business Editor. His most recent book, Thinking Clockwise, A Field Guide for the Innovative Leader received a Fresh Voices award. Thinking Clockwise is in its third U.S. printing and is currently available in five languages.

Dennis is the co-developer of the Innovator MindsetTM,, technology, which was recently included in a successful National Science Foundation grant application from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Based in Minneapolis, Dennis delivers keynotes, workshops and other interventions for clients throughout the U.S. and abroad

Jeffrey Stamp, PhD
Jeffrey Stamp, PhD has over 25 years of worldwide experience in bringing out the creative best in business professionals and university students. Dr. Stamp is recognized worldwide as a master creative practitioner and has developed numerous methods that are designed to accelerate ‘Discovery Thinking’. You will recognize Dr. Stamp by the products he has created while in corporate life. He was the product formulator and first section manager of “Baked Lays”, for PepsiCo’s snack division Frito-Lay, which achieved $230 million in first year sales and was named by Ernst and Young as the top brand introduction in the 90’s for the food sector. After his corporate life, Dr. Stamp has been involved in 9 start-up ventures, and is the former endowed chair of Entrepreneurship at the University of North Dakota and in 2008 Dr. Stamp was awarded the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Award from the Acton Foundation. Dr. Stamp received both his B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Jane Casto
Vice President, Vehicle Care, Research, Development & Engineering, Ecolab Inc.
Jane Casto is a vice president at Ecolab, a Fortune 500 cleaning products and services company headquartered in St. Paul, MN.  Part of Ecolab’s Research, Development and Engineering organization, Jane has responsibility for the development of chemistry, equipment and systems for the Vehicle Care Division.

Ms. Casto has over twenty years of experience in product development for a wide variety of industries, including Health Care, Automotive, Consumer, and Consumer Electronics.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the University of Kansas, and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from The College of St. Catherine. Jane lives with her husband and two children in Stillwater, Minnesota.

Carla Pavone, PhD
Carla Pavone, Ph.D. is a senior instructor of strategic management and organization at the Carlson School of Management.   Her first career was in magazine and book publishing as well as data conversion, primarily in start-up companies.  Her second career was in financial services, where she led internal start-ups and turnarounds for an American Express subsidiary.  In her third career as an academic, she has taught and conducted research at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.  At the Carlson School of Management, she has taught MBA-level courses in strategic leadership, entrepreneurship, managing growth, corporate venturing, and managing innovation.  As an Instructor within the College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, she teaches an undergraduate introductory entrepreneurship course.  Dr. Pavone holds a BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA in general management from Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Minnesota.

Michael Balay
Vice President, Strategy & Business Development Department, Cargill, Incorporated, Minneapolis, MN

Mike Balay is head of Global Strategy at Cargill, where he focuses on long range corporate strategy, commodity trading, financial trading, risk management, and organizational design.  He has responsibility for strategy doctrine and planning processes.  His particular interests are in the structure and behavior of complex adaptive systems, strategic choice under conditions of uncertainty, and the role of time in strategy. 
Mr. Balay began his career with McKinsey & Company, where he was a fellow of the McKinsey Global Institute.  His consulting experience covered a wide variety of industries and activities ranging from M&A advisory to scenario planning in industries undergoing rapid change.

Mr. Balay is a graduate of Yale University.  He received his M.B.A. in 1989 from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, where he continues to serve on the Dean’s Corporate Advisory Board.

Bonnie Holub, PhD
Bonnie K. Holub, Ph.D. holds the Honeywell Chair in Global Technology Management in the Graduate Programs in Software (GPS) at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, MN.  She is a founding member of the Center of Excellence for Big Data (@CoE4BD).  She was a tenured faculty member in GPS from 1987-2004, when founded and directed the Artificial Intelligence/High Performance and Parallel Computing Lab.

She is also the CEO of ArcLight, Inc., focusing on strategic Business Intelligence.
Dr. Holub is a founder and former CEO of Adventium Labs/Adventium Enterprises, a non-profit research and development lab. 
Dr. Holub holds a PhD in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence from the University of Minnesota.  In 2009 she was named the Distinguished Alumnus of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.  She has nearly 60 publications and presentations in various conferences and journals.

PK Agarwal
CEO, TiE Global

P.K. Agarwal serves as the CEO of TiE Global, a Silicon Valley based non-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, spanning 57 cities in 14 countries.  Prior to this, P.K was appointed in 2005 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Chief Technology Officer for the State of California.  During his tenure, he successfully consolidated multiple independent IT organizations thus saving taxpayers over $60 million dollars and helped create an enterprise IT operation with a budget of over $200 million.  He has over 25 years of experience in government technology, spanning both public and private sector.  Previously, he held positions of VP at ACS Inc, CIO and EVP for NIC Inc., and the CIO for the California Franchise Tax Board.   He started his professional career as a Management Consultant for EDS.

He helped pioneer the use of Internet in government and shaped the national and state policy in this area, dating back to Al Gore’s National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council in 1995.  He had the unique distinction of having a U.S. national annual award named as the “P.K. Agarwal Award for Leadership in Electronic Government”.  He also served as the president of National Association of State CIO’s and the National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council (ec3). He writes and keynotes on the topics of eGovernment, Web 2.0, and IT driven transformation.   He also serves as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a member of the Harvard Policy Group, and an adjunct faculty at USC.

P.K. has a Bachelor’s in Engineering from IIT, New Delhi, and Masters Degrees from California State University, Sacramento and UC, Berkeley.