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CT: Five (Effective) Ways to Build a Culture of Innovation

  • January 20, 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Comradity (Incubator Space) • 845 Canal Street • Stamford, CT • (203) 883-9255

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Drawing on the insights gleaned from leading over 200 successful innovation assignments in the past 16 years, innovation agency co-founder and best-selling author Bryan Mattimore will share what’s worked in helping his clients create successful “cultures of innovation.” (Hint: It’s not lightbulb posters in the elevator, comfortable sofas, and ping pong tables, or CEO e-mail blasts exhorting everyone to “take more risks!”)   

Among the actionable suggestions will be: how to conduct low-cost, focused “idea jams,” train an internal team of “facilitating leaders,” and promote effective “pockets of passion” innovation teams.   

If you are a CEO or C-level executive and would like to see if you qualify to attend this event, register online here or contact Cathy Curley with your interest.


7:00 to 7:30 - Mingling Reception Over Beer, Wine & Hors D'Oeuvres
7:30 to 8:30 - Presentation


Bryan W. Mattimore is Chief Idea Guy of Growth Engine, an innovation agency he cofounded in 1999 with Brandweek’s Marketer of the Year, Gary Fraser. Growth Engine assignments have generated over $3 billion in new sales for a wide variety of Fortune 500 clients including Unilever, Kraft, Ford, AT&T, BNY Mellon, LVMH, Merck, and Pepsi. Growth Engine also conducts creative problem solving training, war gaming, disruptive thinking, and strategic leadership innovation workshops. 

Bryan is one of America's top experts in applied creativity, ideation facilitation, and innovation management. In his innovation consulting career, he has facilitated over 1,000 marketing, sales, and business strategy ideation sessions, moderated more than 500 creative focus groups, and managed over 200 successful innovation projects leading to over $1 billion in new sales annually. He is a sought after keynote speaker and "action-learning" trainer of Growth Engine's unique approaches to applied creative thinking, problem solving, and successful innovation methodologies. 

Bryan is the author of  "Idea Stormers, How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthroughs" (Wiley Jossey-Bass, 2012), which includes a wide variety of newly-invented and empirically-validated ideation and innovation processes derived from fifteen years of successful innovation consulting assignments. 

He is also the author of the bestselling book, "99% Inspiration, A Real World Guide to Business Creativity" selected in 1993 as the American Management Association's membership offering/book of the year; and the inventor of the creativity training game, Bright Ideas.  Bryan’s newest book is "21 Days to a Big Idea" published by Diversion Book (2015).

Bryan is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, with a major in psychology.

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