Innovation is a problem of FLOW, not lack of ideas

Shilpi’s talk will explore how innovation failure is not a result of a lack of ideas or effort, but a lack of understanding of how ideas flow through an organization by innovation leaders. Broad insights and potential solutions will be shared for what to consider if you are an innovation leader like mapping flow through the organizational structure before the ideation process and understanding the needs and aspirations of stakeholders.

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Shilpi Kumar

Founder & Innovation Catalyst, Khoj Lab LLC
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Shilpi is the founder and leader of Khoj Lab where the mission is to help organizations and innovation leaders discover and optimize operational flows to tackle implementation bottlenecks. She has extensive experience as a Design Strategist, User Experience Researcher, Industrial Designer, and Design Educator. Before founding Khoj Lab, Shilpi was part of the innovation kitchen (Research, Design & Development) at Herman Miller where she led global research initiatives to inform and establish a point of view on the future of the business and the future of work itself. Prior to that, she helped GE Transportation Digital operation and strategy teams define an integrated business process for new product development and align innovation ideas to company strategy. Her expertise is in engaging design-led methods and frameworks to further enhance the innovation process and customer experience.

Shilpi has a professional BArch from BIT Mesra, Ranchi, India, Masters of Design from the Industrial Design Center at IIT Bombay, India, and a Masters of Design Methods from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology.