TAMPA, Fla. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Innovaro, Inc. (OTCQB: INNI), the leading provider of software-driven innovation solutions, will present a free webinar titled, The First Steps of Innovation, on September 26, 2013 at noon CDT. The webinar is the latest in a series hosted by Innovaro’s recently-announced partner, UnleashWD, covering topics of innovation as they apply to wholesale distribution.
Innovaro futurist, Chris Carbone will lead off the presentation explaining how critical foresight analysis is to the innovation process. Carbone heads Innovaro’s Trends & Foresight practice and manages its global lifestyles and technology foresight research projects. Carbone will then examine some of the key trends likely to impact distributors in the coming years.
Julie Hahnke, an innovation strategist at Innovaro will then discuss three proven enablers of innovation success: why businesses struggle with innovation initiatives and how to side-step organizational land mines, how to translate a good idea into a profitable business venture, and why business model innovation is so vital for the wholesale distribution industry.
The webinar will be moderated by Dirk Beveridge, Founder of UnleashWD, who will then lead a conversation with Carbone and Hahnke about innovation best practices of particular importance to distributors.
“The wholesale distribution industry understands the competitive advantage offered by innovation,” Beveridge states. “The partnership UnleashWD enjoys with Innovaro provides us access to practiced innovation facilitators, and we’re excited we can share their knowledge and experience with our industry members.”
To register for this free webinar please visit: http://bit.ly/184QXhE
UnleashWD is the only conference dedicated to bringing innovation to the wholesale distribution industry. UnleashWD features eighteen storytellers from outside the wholesale distribution industry. Modeled after TED’s short-session format, UnleashWD’s speakers share how to add business value through inspiring presentations on topics such as innovation, leadership, business model design, and corporate culture.
For the last twenty-five years, UnleashWD Founder Beveridge has worked with more than 3,000 firms as a leadership consultant, facilitating how wholesale distributors and manufacturers can increase market share through examining and improving their relationship with customers. For more information please visit: www.unleashwd.com.
About Innovaro, Inc.
Innovaro is the leading provider of software-driven innovation solutions. Tested methodologies fueled by an artificial intelligence engine ensure repeatable success along the entire innovation lifecycle. A full suite of software products, consulting services, and foresight research deliver a proper fit for every customer’s innovation needs. For more information please visit: www.innovaro.com.
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