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INNOVA-CON 2020

INNOVATION IN MILITARY AVIATION

A 2.5 DAY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING EVENT

APRIL 28-30, 2020

HOLIDAY INN SOLOMONS ISLAND, MD

EVENT SCHEDULE

ABOUT IIMA
2020

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

LOCATION INFORMATION

SPEAKERS AND TRAINERS

AGENDA BY
DAY

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NOW

EVENT SCHEDULE

ABOUT IIMA
2020

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

LOCATION INFORMATION

SPEAKERS AND TRAINERS

AGENDA BY
DAY

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE 

REGISTER NOW

INNOVA-CON 2020

INNOVATION IN MILITARY AVIATION

OBJECTIVES

FORMAT

OUTPUT & RESULTS

KEY THEMES

OBJECTIVES

FORMAT

OUTPUT and RESULTS

KEY THEMES

About IIMA 2020

-Innova-Con 2020: Innovation in Military Aviation is the premier, interactive training workshop for senior leaders in military aviation – including contractors and suppliers – in the countries of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand. This interactive 2.5 day workshop event will bring premier innovators in various areas of aviation to provide attendees with immersive learning, insights, and meaningful solutions in an accelerated format. Register today!

OBJECTIVES

– Thoroughly examine the key themes of military innovation for the 21st Century
– Develop and deliver an environment for collaboration, continuous innovation and creativity of the workforce

– Collaborate with invested stakeholders to accelerate innovation-oriented systems engineering transformation – iSET

– Utilize the developing ISO 56000 principles of innovation management to immediately improve iSET, collaboration and effectiveness

– Create a future context by examining COWTS (Climate, Organization, Workforce, Technology, and Society) changes to predict how these trends will effect aviation.

FORMAT

– This workshop will facilitate interaction between military leaders and partners from all types of organizations in order to accelerate conception, design, testing and acquisition of aviation innovation through innovation-oriented systems transformation. Set in a non-traditional format, meaning that unlike customary classroom learning, workshop attendees will be an active part of a creative and quantifiable learning experience.

– This approach achieves a level of immersive learning and discovery probably unlike any workforce development activity that you have experienced before. The complete workshop outputs, including interactive sessions, will be documented and delivered to all attendees for future reference and application.

OUTPUTS AND RESULTS

– Experience immersive learning

– Gained insights through interaction with all partners in the value chain

– Meaningful solutions in an accelerated format

– Creation and distribution of workshop training book with all captured results/learnings for all attendees

– Confluence of innovation and systems engineering transformation for continued value creation and capture

KEY THEMES

– Role of continuous innovation and creativity in agile, sustainable operations

– Multi-generational considerations: working effectively across multi-general workforces in military aviation

– COWTS, accelerating change, and their importance in transformation

– Barriers to innovation and how to overcome them

– ISO 56000, technology and acceleration of change

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Aviation leadership personnel, who are citizens of the following countries –
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand –
are warmly invited to participate in this exceptional learning
opportunity about innovation in military aviation.

SENIOR LEADERS

INNOVATION LEADS

CSS

PRIME CONTRACTORS

TIER 1 AND 2 SUPPLIERS

TECH TRANSFER EXECUTIVES

SBIR

ACADEMICS

HUMAN RESOURCES LEADERS

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

TALENT MANAGEMENT

INNOVA-CON 2020

INNOVATION IN MILITARY AVIATION

EVENT SCHEDULE – APRIL 28-30, 2020

WORKSHOP AGENDA BY DAY

DAY 1 – APRIL 28, 2020 

A Day of Insight and Impact – Fast-Moving and Dense:

Mastering a World of Exponential Change

Welcome and Introduction

  • IAOIP opening welcome remarks. Who we are and why we’re sponsoring and leading this workshop
  • DoD leadership remarks
  • Workshop chair welcome and context
    • These are the key organizing themes for the training workshop:

    • Innovation in Military Aviation: Context for the training workshop
    • – Definition of innovation

      – Why innovation matters so much: a competitive world that is changing very fast

      – The critical link between strategy and innovation

      – How innovation happens (innovation process)

      – Who innovates (innovation culture)

  • Workforce Development and Culture Change in the 21st Century Context
  • The ISO 56000 Innovation Management Framework

Opening Technical Expert Discussions: Thought Provoking, Stimulating, Motivating, Insightful

  1. iSET – Accelerate iSET Presentation
  2. Advanced Technology Preview – What’s Coming and why it matters: the technology tsunami of AI, Machine Learning, Robotics, Quantum, IoT, Blockchain, and the compound effects of them on all aspects of society.
  3. High Performance Agile Creative Collaboration – How it Works and Why it Works
  4. Open Innovation – Example / Case Study of Open Innovation Aviation
  5. NASA Innovation – Openness and Cooperation in Innovation at NASA

Collaborative Workshop Activity 1: Engaging, Surprising, Revealing

  • Introduction to first netted learning, teaming activity
  • – Groups formed by affinity through pre-registration identification of interests

  • Groups build COWTS Timeline to 2030: Collaborative activity to build a timeline to 2030 of the COWTS elements: Climate, Organization, Workforce, Technology, and Society
  • Breakout team discussions of the key drivers of change and their implications for:
  • – The kind of world we live in

    – The way we work

    – The skills and training of the workforce

    – Creative mindset

  • Online Collaboration for Innovation: Beginning to build a digital database of findings from breakout teams

Innovation Management for Innovation, Agility, and Resurgence

  • Innovation: Overview of the innovation field: what is the leading edge of best practice, and how is “innovation” evolving?
  • Agility: Agile now has two meanings, a general “agility” and responsiveness, and also a highly specific meaning in IT project management. Here we discuss both, compare, and contrast, and identity the key success factors behind them.
  • Resurgence: Learning, Experimentation, and Success, and the Keys to Success in Environments of Uncertainty.

How to Achieve Innovation, Agility, and Resurgence

Collaborative activities to internalize the Innovation, Agility, and Resurgence talks.

Team-based work to identify best practices and target goals for Innovation, Agility, and Resurgence 2025.

Defining goals is critical to success.

The key work of Day 2 will take these to deeper levels of detail, so the purpose here is to set high level goals and aspirations, to internalize the key terms and concepts, and to consider what “implementation” means.

Success Stories

Two case study presentations on Innovation, Agility, and Resurgence

DAY 2 – APRIL 29, 2020

A Day of Practical Experiences and Learning

Deeper Learning and Thoughtful Design:

Achieving Agility, Innovation and Resurgence throughout the Workforce

Day 2 Introduction: Innovation Management Framework

Debrief of Day 1

Setting the context for Day 2.

An innovation framework consisting of: Managerial, Cultural, Technical, and Financial dimensions
(In this workshop we are not dealing with the Financial, so from here forward we refer to 3 dimensions.)

The Three Pillars of Innovation Management: MANAGERIAL

Discussions with collaborative sessions

Innovation and Sustainment of Operations: Why it is important

  • Prime Contractor Innovation Case Study
  • – SWARM NAVAIR’s Pilot Program Overview; Tony Brescia (Invited) and Suzan Briganti

  • How to apply innovation principles to enhance sustainment
  • IMPAX wrt Agility, Innovation and Resurgence
  • Importance and Impact of ISO 56000
  • Metrics for Success: The critical importance of measuring the right things and measuring them the right way

The Three Pillars of Innovation Management: CULTURAL

3 Experts + Collaborative Activities

  • Applying Swarm to Craft Effective Innovation Teams: A Practical Exercise
  • – Presentation by Suzan Briganti followed by group activities.
    – Findings from Swarm assessment done by individual workshop participants (done in advance)
    – Swarm Vision NAWCAD Pilot Program Results

  • Presentation: Workforce Development as a Cultural Process
  • Presentation: Elements of Innovation Culture across Multiple Generations and Digital Nomads

The Three Pillars of Innovation Management: TECHNICAL

Expert Panels with Q&A

  • TRIZ: The world’s leading problem solving tool for engineering
  • Cyber Security Case Study
  • Platform Engineering Case Study
  • Generational Change and Technical Readiness

DAY 3 – APRIL 30, 2020 (HALF-DAY)

HALF – DAY

Wrap-Up to Develop a Future Strategic Workforce Culture

From Concepts to Reality – Applying Learnings

Transforming our Learnings from Days 1 and 2 into Action:

Agility, Innovation and Resurgence

Day 3 Introduction: Shifting to Action

Setting the context for Day 3

Day 3 is focused on Applications, Process and Tools

Compelling Implementation Case Studies / Examples

Two strong technical experts on Implementation Case Studies that transformed the organization

Innovation Strategy + Agility Strategy + Resurgence Strategy

Collaborative work and surfacing insights

Structured debrief and key learnings

  • Return on Innovation: Key Learnings for Immediate Application
  • Discussion, refinement, prioritization
  • Presentation of the Best Tactics and Strategies for Innovation, Agility, and Resurgence
  • Key Learnings, Insights, and Take-Aways

Workshop Wrap-Up

Closing Workshop Remarks: Wrapping it All Up

Final thoughts: The Big Ideas to take back to your organization

Workshop Closes at noon

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Speakers and Trainers

Jackie Fenn

GARTNER

Suzan Briganti

SWARM

James Allen Regenor

Military Contractor, USAF

Cheryl Perkins

Innovation Consultant

Tom Brazil

ICS / IAOIP

Jeff Butler

GEN X-Y-Z Expert

Eric Daniels

College Professor

Frank Voehl

IAOIP / ISO

Benjamin Sutherland

Journalist, The Economist

Steve Werner

MGMWERX

Brett Trusko

IAOIP

Langdon Morris

IAOIP

Anna McGowan

NASA

Marcy Axelrod

Strategy & Innovation Management Consultant

HOLIDAY INN SOLOMONS ISLAND

Aviation leadership personnel, who are citizens of the following countries –
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand
are warmly invited to participate in this exceptional learning
opportunity about innovation in military aviation.

 

This workshop will be conducted in accordance with

Distribution Statement A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited