Keynote Presentation

    Michael E. Docherty
    Author, Collective Disruption: How Corporations and Startups Can Co-Create Transformative New Business
    Chief Executive Officer, Venture2, Inc.

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    Collective Disruption: Corporates and Startups Co-creating the Future

    The old definition of innovation is dead. What we used to call innovation is now what it takes just to ‘stay in the game.’ Established companies searching for new sources of growth need to learn how to pursue higher risk, transformative innovation beyond today’s core business. But how can they do this within organizations that are focused on sustaining today’s business?

    Corporations and startups need each other today more than ever. Together, they can collaborate earlier and more deeply in creating and scaling transformative innovation and new business opportunities. 

    In this presentation, Michael will provide a playbook and framework for corporate/startup co-creation. You’ll hear stories of companies that are leading the way and successfully defining and launching transformative new businesses. Learn how to embrace disruption through collaboration. 

    About Michael

    Michael Docherty brings a unique perspective on innovation, having been an entrepreneur, senior corporate executive and venture capitalist. It might explain why he’s passionate about the intersection of corporate innovation and entrepreneurship.  In his book Collective Disruption, Docherty reveals how the smartest corporations are learning to partner and co-create with startups for transformative innovation.  The book provides established companies with a playbook for plugging into the startup ecosystem to fuel and incubate new businesses.

    As CEO of Venture2 Inc., Docherty and his organization work with leading companies to transform their innovation capabilities, build innovation ecosystems and accelerate the commercialization of breakthrough new products, services and business models. His clients include Cisco, Unilever, Pfizer, Legrand and other leading companies globally.


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