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Hard Times Produce Great Innovations

Some of the greatest innovations and breakthroughs have emerged during economic downturns. This one will be no exception. So, as the financial crisis continues to squeeze and re-shape the world's economies, just how are the most forward thinking companies implementing and harnessing innovation as a strategy to future-proof their businesses?

The FT's 4th annual innovation conference is tailored to focus on business model innovation, process innovation and product innovation in tough times.

Confirmed speakers include:

Brian Dunn, CEO, Best Buy
Henry Chesbrough, Executive Director, Center for Open Innovation, University of Berkeley
Elio Leoni-Sceti, CEO, EMI Music
Genevieve Berger, Chief R&D Officer, Unilever
Beth Comstock, SVP & CMO, G.E.
Steve Shapiro, Innovation Guru and Author
Graeme Hobbs, Chairman, Motorola Ltd
Willie Harcourt Cooze, Chocolate Entrepreneur
Hilary Cottam, co-Founder, Participle, UK Designer of the Year and a Davos Young Global Leader
Stefan Stern, Management Writer, Financial Times
Scott Thompson, President, PayPal

This is a two-day conference pitched at a senior level to showcase outstanding innovation stories and reveal the 'nuts and bolts' of innovation implementation within a corporate setting.

Innovation is indispensable for companies that want to compete in a time of rapid and unpredictable change. Be here to learn a) how to recession-proof you business and b) out-innovate your competitors!

To reserve your place call our bookings hotline on +44(0)20 7873 4109

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Official Website: http://www.ftconferences.com/innovate2009

Added by Kim Partridge on October 5, 2009