Startup Week Louisville 2021 Startup Week Louisville 2021

Corporate innovation & intrapreneurship

Monday, September 20, 2021

- EDT
CVG Airport - "Pilot" Programming
Naashom Marx
Naashom Marx
CVG - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Senior Manager, Strategic Innovation
Stephen Saunders
Stephen Saunders
CVG - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Director of Innovation & Information Technology
- EDT
A Practical Guide for Breakthrough Innovation
Rami Goldratt
Rami Goldratt
Goldratt Group, CEO

Innovation is much more than coming up with a big idea. In this presentation, Rami Goldratt will describe the TOC (Theory Of Constraints) process for business innovation. Learn practical tools to focus on innovation that really matters, to learn how to structure a solution that provides exceptional value, to design effective business model, and to manage the execution phase.


Innovation is not the goal. The goal is to increase the value to our stakeholders. Innovation is a tool to improve our business viability. 

"Value is created by removing a significant limitation for the customer in a way that was not possible before and to the extent that no significant competitor can deliver" - Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt

We tend to confuse improvement with innovation. Most improvements even when they present new tools and processes, are not necessarily removing a significant limitation for our customers. 


Friday, September 24, 2021

- EDT
Corporate Intrepreneurship: Driving Innovation through Partnerships with Industry Startups
Dan Robbins
Dan Robbins
Provi, Senior Director, Commercial Analytics & Data Strategy
Eric Bickel
Eric Bickel
Papa John's International, Director of Data Science

During this session, Dan Robbins and Eric Bickel will discuss their experiences in developing and honing an organization’s analytics capabilities through investing in an industry’s startup community. Specifically, they will speak to the role of educating and influencing leaders within an organization to embrace and develop trust in new ideas, new sources of information, and new technologies within the industry, with a particular focus on startups with disruptive potential.