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.
There are many exciting tools you can use to implement innovation at your organization. These tools are the “hammer and nails” of innovation. In this course, you will learn about 14 innovation tools. You will also see how other organizations have used them to successfully increase cultural and financial ROI, please customers, and improve operational efficiencies. These tools range from simpler activities such as conducting employee training, hosting hackathons, and implementing design sprints to more complex methods such as establishing an external incubator, founding a center of excellence, and acquiring another company. You will then further iterate your innovation placemat.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
- Choose tools for deploying an innovation strategy
- Map internal and external tools tied to your innovation strategy
- Assess the fit of various tools and apply it to your project
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