Wednesday, April 25, 2012

iKC Announces Keynote Speaker, Michael E. Raynor

iKC, Kansas City’s innovation and entrepreneurship conference on June 20, 2012, will feature keynote speaker Dr. Michael E. Raynor, author of the The Innovator’s Solution and director at Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Dr. Raynor is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling and award-winning author of The Innovator’s Solution, The Strategy Paradox, and The Innovator’s Manifesto. He is one of the world’s foremost authorities on innovation and overcoming the challenges of turning new ideas into successful new businesses.

Raynor’s research forms the foundation of his consulting work a Deloitte Consulting LLP, where he is a Director. He consults with senior executives in the world’s leading corporations across a wide range of industries. Dr. Raynor will share his insights into innovation – what to do, what not to do, and how to do it – at iKC, the upcoming innovation and entrepreneurship event in Kansas City. iKC, formerly known as The Chamber’s Innovation Conference and Think Big Partners’ Think Big Kansas City, is a day-long conference that will be hosted by H&R Block. The mission of the conference is to foster innovation and creativity in Kansas City, help build the “City of Entrepreneurs” and provide innovation and startup opportunities for corporations, KC businesses and entrepreneurs.

“We are excited to have a world class speaker like Michael Raynor give the keynote speech at our innovation and entrepreneurship conference, iKC,” said Herb Sih, co-founder of Think Big Partners. “There has never been a more important time in our city’s history to bring innovation and entrepreneurship together and encourage collaboration that will benefit the city for years to come.”

iKC takes place on June 20, 2012 at the H&R Block World Headquarters. Early-bird tickets are on sale now through May 23, 2012. The conference is currently seeking sponsors and speakers. iKC is hosted by Think Big Partners, LLC and The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. To learn more, visit http://www.sparkinginnovation.orgor call             (816) 842-5244      . 

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