2014-04-15 Building a Personal Foundation for Making Innovation Intentional

Join us for Building a Personal Foundation for Making Innovation Intentional, presented by George Watt at the Fox & Feather Pub and Grill!

Date: Tuesday April 15th, 2014
Time: doors open at 6:00 pm; talk begins promptly at 6:30 pm
Place: The upstairs room at the Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

Abstract:

To create an environment and culture that fosters innovation we must be deliberate in our actions. We must ensure innovation is captured when it occurs, and that the potential benefits of innovative ideas are fully realized. Success in innovation requires intent, and it begins with you. There are a wealth of great tools and techniques that can help you to innovate, but if you cannot recognize innovation when it occurs, and if you don’t know what to do once you find it, they will never they deliver to their full potential. They may not deliver at all.

In this session George Watt, co-author of “The Innovative CIO“, will disclose some techniques to help you build a personal foundation for making innovation intentional, and share some of the lessons he learned as a successful innovator. Join our discussion April 15th and share some of the lessons you learned, and some of the challenges you face.

Bio:

George Watt — A transformative leader with more than 25 years of experience, George has spearheaded initiatives that have enabled organizations to simplify and automate their complex IT infrastructures, deliver new business benefits, and drive millions of dollars in savings and productivity gains. George has delivered several innovations including one of the earliest private clouds, a lightweight event management agent, and a knowledge base for a neural network-based predictive performance management solution. Many of George’s innovations are now available to CA Technologies customers as product components or features. George is co-author of “The Innovative CIO” and tweets as @GeorgeDWatt.

When and Where:

This event will take place on Tuesday, April 15th, 6:00 pm in the upstairs room at the Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

Note: There is no cost for attending this event and prior registration is not required.

CapCHI (www.capchi.org) is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

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