WITH GUEST SPEAKER Michelle Cohen
Director of Innovation at CME Group
The CME Group’s innovation team follows best practices that should be familiar to many corporate innovators: driving structured, collaborative, and creative thinking that creates value for their customers and the business.
Along the way, they’ve also accomplished something unusual – they have found that good teams are created by solving hard and complex problems together.
Typically, innovation has a narrow definition in many companies only focusing on new and far out ideas that often compete with current business lines. But by defining innovation as broadly as “something different, with value” Michelle Cohen, Director of Innovation at CME Group, has leveraged innovation’s problem-solving methods for a multitude of uses to drive cascading benefits elsewhere in the company, from marketing strategies to M&A integrations.
We invite you to join us on Wednesday, June 24th at 1 pm CT for a webinar with Michelle Cohen. She will share her experience in a) formalizing CME Group’s innovation methods, and then b) extending those methods to business applications across the enterprise. We’ll cover topics including:
- The importance of a disciplined scoping process for new innovation projects
- Why both rigor and humility are necessary ingredients for problem-solving sessions
- How innovation units can help other functions without compromising the core mission
- How problem-solving engagements help you become an internal connector and enabler