INNOVATION IN MILITARY AVIATION TRAINING WORKSHOP IS NOW VIRTUAL

The health and safety of our communities remains our top priority. Thus, in consultation with our sponsors, partners and registrants, IAOIP has made the decision to move the Innovation in Military Aviation training workshop online, with a new date of August 31- September 3, 2020. We look forward to welcoming you to this dynamic, exciting event. Great care and planning has been taken in choosing the right platform and technology partners to ensure a phenomenal learning and networking experience. We look forward to “seeing” you. If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to us via email:  commdirector@iaoip.org

ABOUT THE IIMA VRTL TRAINING WORKSHOP

Hear and learn from esteemed experts who have not only fostered, grown and delivered on innovation, but have leveraged their expertise and practices into measurable results for their organizations - corporate and government - around the globe. Train on novel and proven methodologies, concepts, and techniques; be inspired; get engaged – this interactive training workshop promises to launch you into the “soaring twenties and beyond” in Innovation in Military Aviation!

Objectives
  • Thoroughly examine the key themes for military innovation for the 21st century, including changes to climate, organization, workforce, technology, and society, and anticipate how these trends will affect aviation.
  • Align with IIMA 2020 to foster, ideas and data to support NAWCADs agile innovation mission and its strategic objectives.
  • Take advantage of the unique perspectives and talent participating in the workshop to identify and begin solving critical Military Aviation challenges together.
  • Build the skills of attendees to develop high potential solutions and present them in a compelling manner.
  • Define, develop, and establish an environment for effective collaboration to enable systems engineering transformation as related to innovation throughout aviation operations.
  • Utilize the emerging ISO 56000 principles of innovation management to improve collaboration and effectiveness across the military value chain. 
  • Share the learnings and action items from this event with broader military leadership to create an understanding of the dynamics of innovation and culture change essential to enabling agility, innovation, and resurgence within the workforce.
Format
  • This online training 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. Unlike traditional classroom learning, workshop participants will be an active part of a creative and quantifiable learning experience. 
  • This approach achieves a level of immersive learning and discovery unlike any workforce development activity experienced before. The complete workshop outputs, including interactive sessions, will be documented and delivered to all attendees for future reference and application.
Outputs & 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 and learnings for all participants 
  • 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
  • Climate, organization, workforce, technology, and society (COWTS), accelerating change, and their importance in transformation
  • Barriers to innovation and how to overcome them 
  • ISO 56000, technology and acceleration of change

Workshop Agenda - EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME

FEATURING KEYNOTE & PANEL TALKS TO GET YOU READY TO WORK IN YOUR COLLABORATION ZONES

VRTL TRAINING WORKSHOP AGENDA IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND WILL BE LIVE BY JULY 1, 2020

MONDAY AUGUST 31, 2020

1:00 PM

WELCOME TO INNOVA-CON – INNOVATION IN MILITARY AVIATION VRTL

Laszlo Gyorffy

Chief Facilitator
President,
Enterprise Development Group

Dr. Brett Trusko

President,
IAOIP

NAWCAD
Leadership

THEME: TRAINING WORKSHOP KICK-OFF - INSPIRATION FOR GREATER INNOVATION

SPECIAL KEYNOTE GUEST SPEAKER – JACKIE FENN

Nature Versus Nurture — Transitioning to an Innovation Mindset

Jackie Fenn

Distinguished VP Analyst Creator, Gartner Hype Cycle Model

“We want to innovate but everyone is too busy with their day job." If this sounds familiar to you, join this session to discover practical ways to encourage innovation and experimentation within your teams and organizations. Discussion will target the day-to-day behaviors that make creativity and innovation a habit rather than an exception, as well as the targeted approaches that drive repeatable innovation success.

2:00 PM

BREAK

Take a break with us and enjoy a round of trivia or grab a cup of coffee, check your email, stretch – but be back at 2:15 ready to immerse yourself in how the training activities will work in your Collaboration Zones.

2:15 PM

YOUR TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Navigating your Collaboration Zones

Laszlo Gyorffy

Chief Facilitator
President,
Enterprise Development Group

Lead facilitator Laszlo will provide a brief overview of how to navigate into the training workshop Collaboration Zones – which are your virtual whiteboard ”rooms” - and your tasks. There you will work with your moderator and team mates in each of your training sessions.

2:35 PM

YOUR TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Collaboration Zone 1: Team Meet and Greet – Working Group Objectives

Meet your teammates and utilize mind-mapping methodology to identify the most significant trends impacting military aviation.

3:20 PM

Making the Most of the West’s Cultural Edge in Innovation

Benjamin Sutherland

The Economist

The West’s military advantage stems from more than the kit it makes. Soldiers from liberal democracies have a cultural edge, too. Unlike combatants who grew up under an authoritarian regime, Westerners enjoy a background of greater empowerment. This helps Western soldiers innovate in combat, creatively modifying tactics to capitalize on fleeting opportunities that combatants from undemocratic societies may not have the reflexes or permission to exploit. To make the most of this cultural forte, Western powers should develop better systems to deliver, during battle, exquisite tactical intelligence to even lower-ranking soldiers. Pushing greater decision-making authority down chains of command will also help.

Beyond this, Western industry will need to step up innovation to hang onto a clear superiority in combat systems. For one thing, adversaries will erode the West’s edge in weaponry by cleverly repurposing componentry in increasingly advanced consumer and industrial products. But a different threat may prove more insidious. Three decades ago, many in the West, misguidedly believing that the end of the Cold War was to be the end of history, seemed to take for granted the defense of the free world. In the resulting strategic void, parts of the West appear to have slouched into a culture of bureaucratic and legislative tinkering. Might this bode ill for the West’s spirit of entrepreneurial spunk and innovation?

3:50 PM

YOUR TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Collaboration Zone 2: Trend Assessment (Impacting Military Aviation)

Key Initiatives : Together with your teammates, participants will continue to work in teams to assess the trends from CZ 1 – their strengths, weaknesses, and potential in military aviation. Output : Discuss and record a summary of the final analysis.

4:35 PM

NETWORKING HOUR
Mix and mingle with your colleagues, partners, clients and supporters of Innovation in Military Aviation

5:30 PM – END OF DAY 1
SEE YOU ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1 AT 9:00 AM

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

9:00 AM

REVIEW OF DAY 1

Laszlo Gyorffy

Chief Facilitator
President,
Enterprise Development Group

Dr. Brett Trusko

President,
IAOIP

9:15 AM

Discovering the Hidden Potential of the Age Gap Challenge

Jeff Butler

The Generation Challenge

In 2020, the age differences in the workplace continue to expand making it increasingly difficult to lead effectively. However, a once thought common challenge 'age difference', has a hidden potential that few leaders are aware of. In all organizations, senior leaders know what to do with great ideas, but they might not have access to all the ideas. On the other hand, less seasoned employees have many ideas but know what to execute them. This gap is where the opportunity lies. In this program, Jeff dives deep into how to open up communication channels in organizations. By opening these communication channels leaders can foster the innate intellectual power of their entire workforce to keep their company competitive in exponential changing times. Participants will learn how to build trust with their teams to harness internal ideation to setting up less practice mentorship approaches like reverse mentorship.

Learning Points:

  • Various methods on how to harness organizational intellectual power. 
  • Discover the truth behind why trust is imperative to creating a great team.
  • Reverse Mentorship and why you are missing out if you are not doing it.
9:45 AM

YOUR TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Collaboration Zone 3: Generational Demands (Naval Aviation)

Key Initiatives : Discuss the biggest takeaways from generational demands on naval aviation. Share ideas of how-to better recruit, develop, and retain top innovation talent. Output : Record a summary of the final analysis.

10:15 AM

Don’t Fear Disruption. Identify and Develop Your Own Innovators

Suzan Briganti

Swarm Vision

How to identify, develop and organize the innovation talent hiding inside your workforce. Learn how this award-winning Silicon Valley company is working with the US Navy to drive a pipeline of disruptive innovation inside NAVAIR, by tapping the hidden talent inside their workforce

10:35 AM

BREAK

Take a break with us and enjoy a round of trivia or grab a cup of coffee, check your email, stretch – but be back at 2:15 ready to immerse yourself in how the training activities will work in your Collaboration Zones.

11:00 AM

Swarm Vision Participant Interviews – NAVAIR/NAWCAD – The Swarm Vision Power For Your Organization

Suzan Briganti

Swarm Vision

Tony Brescia

NAWCAD

11:35 AM

YOUR TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Collaboration Zone 4: Learning Reflections

Key Initiatives : Reflect on learnings and what is known. Identify barriers to success in the application of learnings and reassess it as an innovation challenge statement. Outputs : Record the challenge statement.

12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

THEME: INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

Innovating at Scale – with IdeaScale

Tim Sussman

IdeaScale

IdeaScale is transforming government by helping to shape the modern workforce through crowdsourcing and innovation. Tim Sussman will share the impact crowdsourcing with IdeaScale has had in the public sector through real-world examples. He’ll showcase the IdeaScale platform as attendees prepare to use it for the next challenge in their Collaboration Zone.

Dynamic Innovation Portfolio Management

Tom Brazil

ICS

Dynamic Innovation Portfolio Management takes into account the following premises:

  1. The pace of technological and societal change is exponential and impossible to keep ahead of
  2. Competitors (or for governments, adversaries) are innovating at a faster pace, as each innovation is typically itself an innovation-enabling capability (compounding the pace of change)
  3. Organizational leadership has historically interfered with innovation activities (via undue influence, pet projects, sunken costs fallacies, etc.) which we must eliminate to have objective alignment between organizational strategy and innovation outcomes 

In light of all of this, Dynamic Innovation Portfolio Management provides a means for organizational leadership to set their “weighted” strategic objectives relating to organizational guidance and direction, without having any direct influence on the innovation pipeline. In other words, as long as leadership aligns their strategic objectives and weightings based on the current business conditions, the innovation portfolio should automatically stay in alignment – regardless of the frequency that the strategic objectives or their weightings can change.

This is what we did; we created an algorithm that dynamically aligns the innovation portfolio priorities based on changes to those strategic objectives and weightings. It forces leadership to be involved from a strategy perspective, while keeping them out of the innovation portfolio decisions. If they do their job right, the portfolio will be focused on the ideas and projects that are most closely aligned to leadership strategic intent.

ISO 56000: The Future of Innovation Management

Dr. Brett Trusko,

Secretariat, ISO 56000

Frank Voehl,

Chair, ISO 56000

Rick Fernandez,

Vice Chair for ISO US TAG

Governments and large companies around the world are adopting the ISO 279 (56000 series) for “Innovation Management Systems” These guidance documents are expected to eventually become an auditable standard -- the exciting new standard being developed by a global group of innovators in an effort to standardize what is best about innovation. IAOIP is the United States representative in the development of this set of standards, and your presenters are the Secretariat, Chair and Vice Chair. This presentation will outline the latest guidance documents and what to expect from the Technical Advisory Group over the next few years as well as the progress being made in standard adoption by large companies and governments throughout the world.

2:15 PM

BREAK

Take a break, you deserve it. Visit the exhibit hall, setup an appointment with a colleague, network, take that 7th inning stretch. You’ve earned it – we’re in the home stretch.

2:45 PM

YOUR TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Collaboration Zone 5: ISO 56000 Assessment/Application

Key Initiatives : Discuss together the biggest takeaways of the ISO 56000 presentation. Assess potential solutions to innovation challenges uploaded to IdeaScale from the crowdsourcing exercise. Additional challenges added with moderator direction and input.

3:30 PM

NETWORKING HOUR
Mix and mingle with your colleagues, partners, clients and supporters of Innovation in Military Aviation

5:00 PM – END OF DAY 2
SEE YOU ON WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2 AT 9:00 AM

WEDNESDAY SEPTMBER 2, 2020

9:00 AM

REVIEW OF DAY 2

Laszlo Gyorffy

Chief Facilitator
President,
Enterprise Development Group

Dr. Brett Trusko

President,
IAOIP

THEME: OPEN INNOVATION

How can DoD work with non-profit organizations and industry partners to facilitate collaboration in existing and new tech ecosystems?

Rick Tarr

NAWCAD Technology Transfer Office,
SOMD Tech Bridge

CDR Sam “Chubs” Gray

NavalX,
Deputy Director

Vibrant regional technology ecosystems can drive economic development and accelerate innovations transitioning into the Department of Defense. How can DoD partner with non-profit organizations and industry partners to facilitate collaboration in existing and new tech ecosystems? What are key factors that contribute to successful engagement by DoD?

Innovation WERX: The Power of Outsized Collaboration

Steve Werner

MGMWERX

The Innovation Hubs emerging around the country are each created to serve a particular customer, and each works to create innovative solutions to its customers’ problems. What if the various hubs more actively work together with a strong collaborative spirit? ... The results can be phenomenal. There is truly great power in the Network.

10:00 AM

YOUR TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Collaboration Zone 6: Innovation Ecosystems (TECHBRIDGE)

Key Initiatives : Teams discuss biggest takeaways from the innovation ecosystems presented, applying an open innovation approach. Outputs : Teams will record the best of these ideas. Everyone is encouraged to add at least one more idea to the innovation challenge.

10:35 AM

BREAK - Take 25

11:00 AM

THEME: INNOVATION SYSTEMS

MBSE Econometrics

Ben Levitt

Technology Strategy Partners,
an MIT-Based Advisory Firm

Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is a recently developed new approach to Systems Engineering (SE) where the engineering tools, methods, and metadata are migrated to a unified model. Even though some argue that this a minor change, the consequences of MBSE indeed extensively affect overall product development practices, especially considering the second-order effects of this migration.

Barriers to Innovation and Practical Lessons Learned—The F-35 JSF Program

Chris Bogdan

Booz Allen Hamilton

Military aviation innovation in the modern era is difficult for a host of reasons. Lt Gen Chris Bogdan, USAF (R) and former PEO of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program from 2012 to 2017 will use the F-35 Program to illuminate some of the barriers to innovation to include technical stove piping, budgeting and programming, politics, the media, and risk-aversion. He will also offer some practical lessons learned on how to overcome these barriers and discuss what he believes DoD does right and does wrong when it comes to developing innovative military aircraft.

11:40 AM

Lunch

12:40 PM

THEME: THE KEYS TO VALUE-DRIVEN INNOVATION

Building a Culture of Excellence and Engagement

Cheryl Perkins

Innovationedge, LLC

Economic trends have a significant influence on the workforce. Under current economic conditions, America’s youth have more options at their disposal. Participants will walk away informed and motivated to leverage their leadership skills to foster a cculture of excellence and engagement. This discussion will help you identify critical factors affecting your own organization.

Economic trends have a significant influence on the workforce. Under current economic conditions, America’s youth have more options at their disposal. Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge, will share the make-or-break factors that you must deliver on to get the attention of America’s youth and the challenges of recruiting and building a climate and culture of excellence and engagement. These include but are not limited to the following:

  • Define what climate and culture means to them and what role they want to play to advance the organization and their own career
  • Focus on creating value for them and the organization
  • Understand if they are change ready…….are they ready to accept change and believe that this change is possible, and “own” it personally
  • Identify behaviors needed to drive the desired change

Participants will walk away informed and motivated to leverage their leadership skills to foster a culture of excellence and engagement.

1:00 PM

Creating Value with CO-STAR

Laszlo Gyorffy

Participants will learn CO-STAR, the innovation technique perfected in Silicon Valley for turning potentially brilliant ideas into powerful value propositions. CO-STAR enables you to create a winning pitch to communicate effectively with your sponsors, your collaborators, and your customers. Its value-driven approach is a must for anyone looking to champion bold new ideas.

1:30 PM

YOUR TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Collaboration Zone 7: Innovation Challenge Review

Teams review the innovation challenges and select one they want to explore further. They review current ideas, generate new ones as inspired, then begin applying newly learned CO-STAR methodology to develop and test the value of their chosen idea.

2:40 PM

On Your Game: Succeed In a World Designed to Knock You Off Your Game

Marcy Axelrod

On Your Game is a wake-up call to all of us trying to achieve our goals. You will learn about the Off Game systems we are living in that conspire every moment to block our innovations and aspirations, and what to do about them. Marcy details what living and working On Our Game is really about, and provides elegant solutions and easy tools to propel us toward greater success.

3:00 PM

BREAK

3:15 PM

NETWORKING HOUR
Mix and mingle with your colleagues, partners, clients and supporters of Innovation in Military Aviation

4:15 PM

4:00 PM – END OF DAY 3
SEE YOU ON THRUSDAY SEPTEMBER 3 AT 9:00 AM

THURSDAY SEPTMBER 3, 2020

9:00 AM

REVIEW OF DAY 1-3

Laszlo Gyorffy

Chief Facilitator
President,
Enterprise Development Group

Dr. Brett Trusko

President,
IAOIP

9:15 AM

YOUR TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Collaboration Zone 8: 6-Critical Aspects of an Innovation Idea

Cultivate the six critical aspects of an innovative idea and transform their potential challenge solution into sound value proposition.

10:15 AM

Intentional Evolution: How People & Organizations Navigate The Future & Thrive

Tom Triumph

Consultant & Author
Evolve or Die: Lessons for World-Class Innovation & Creativity

An informative and engaging session focused on how the world’s best organizations advance towards a better future in an ever-changing world. With a grounding in real-world experience, along with the best thinking from tech and business luminaries, incl: Josh Bayliss (CEO Virgin), Tom Kelly (Founder IDEO), John Sculley (Business), and many others, we’ll discuss how to prepare as individuals and organizations to meet the military aviation challenges of the future. Success not arbitrary nor is it reached with a haphazard approach. Rather there are proven strategies and methodologies that can be applied to not just survive - but thrive in the future.

10:35 AM

BREAK

11:00 AM

YOUR TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Collaboration Zone 9 : Value Proposition – (5 min pitch creation)

Convert team-generated value propositions into a compelling 5 minute pitch. Rehearse, refine and record the final pitch.

11:30 AM

Pitch Review

12:15 PM

Final Wrap-up

Laszlo Gyorffy

Dr. Brett Trusko

12:45 PM

IIMA VRTL Training Workshop Concludes

SPEAKERS, TRAINERS & FACILITATORS

TO ENSURE VIDEO QUALITY, SOME SPEAKERS WILL BE TAPING THEIR DISCUSSIONS AND WILL BE ONLINE, LIVE DURING THEIR TALK.
LASZLO GYORFFY

CHIEF WORKSHOP CURATOR & FACILITATOR – PRESIDENT, ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT GROUP

BRETT TRUSKO

WORKSHOP HOST AND LEAD FACILITATOR,
PRESIDENT, IAOIP

JACKIE FENN

DISTINGUISHED VP ANALYST CREATOR, GARTNER HYPE CYCLE MODEL

BENJAMIN SUTHERLAND

JOURNALIST, THE ECONOMIST

JEFF BUTLER

GEN X-Y-Z EXPERT, HELPING ORGANIZATIONS THRIVE IN MULTI-GENERATIONAL WORKPLACES

BEN LEVITT

TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY PARTNERS, MIT BASED ADVISORY FIRM

TOM TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH CONSULTING – AUTHOR, EVOLVE OR DIE

Rick Tarr

NAWCAD Technology Transfer Office,
SOMD Tech Bridge

CDR Sam “Chubs” Gray

NavalX,
Deputy Director

SUZAN BRIGANTI

SWARM VISION

Tony Brescia

NAWCAD

Tim Sussman

IDEASCALE

TOM BRAZIL

ICS / IAOIP

FRANK VOEHL

IAOIP / ISO

Marcy Axelrod

CEO, On Your Game

CHERYL PERKINS

INNOVATIONEDGE, LLC

STEVE WERNER

MGMWERX

CHRIS BOGDON

BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON

Rick Fernandez

Vice Chair for ISO US TAG

SPEAKERS, TRAINERS & FACILITATORS

TO ENSURE VIDEO QUALITY, SOME SPEAKERS WILL BE TAPING THEIR DISCUSSIONS AND WILL BE ONLINE, LIVE DURING THEIR TALK.

why sponsor IIMA?

We welcome inquiries to sponsor unique training opportunity. Be on the forefront of the newest, most innovative, safe and responsible, training collaboration event in military aviation for 2020 – INNOVA-CON 2020 – INNOVATION IN MILITARY AVIATION VRTL!

Contact Jessica - Jessica@iaoip.org or Kirsten - Kirsten@iaoip.org for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support of this training workshop event and for supporting those who work every day for NAWCAD.

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.

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