Andrea Ippolito is the Executive Director of the Engineering Management Program at Cornell University. She recently completed her role as the Director of the Innovators Network at the Department of Veterans Affairs and she previously served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the VA Center for Innovation based out of the White House Office of Science Technology Policy and General Services Administration. She previously was a Ph.D. student in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT, co-founder of Smart Scheduling, Innovation Specialist at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital Innovation Hub, and Co-Director of MIT’s Hacking Medicine. She also served as a Product Innovation Manager at athenahealth and completed her M.S. in Engineering and Management at MIT. Prior to MIT, Ippolito worked as a Research Scientist within the Corporate Technology Development group at Boston Scientific. She obtained both her B.S. in Biological Engineering in 2006 and Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering in 2007 from Cornell University.
So far you have created an innovation strategy and established a vision, SMART goals, and outcome measures. You’ve identified competencies such as lean startup, makerspace, and design thinking, and selected tools to build an innovation culture. Now you will learn how to implement your strategy. After you map key internal stakeholders, you will devise a campaign plan for your strategy and build a dedicated team. You will understand the different motivations of your innovation shop and “the performance engine” and learn to work effectively with performance engine team members. You will further build out your innovation placemat with your implementation plan, identifying policies that can enhance innovation at your organization.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
- Identify stakeholders and develop organizational structures for your innovation strategy
- Establish processes and pathways to enable innovation within your organization
- Identify and, if possible, develop policies that could either help or hinder your innovation strategy
- Develop and leverage infrastructure and resources to support and fund your innovation strategy
How It Works
3-5 hours per week
100% online, instructor-led
Who Should Enroll
- Entry-level to executive leaders
- Product Managers
- MBA students
- Data scientists and analysts
- Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs