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A focus on innovation and an innovative mindset can be hard to establish at large companies with established processes, a workforce that may not be aware of startup methodology, and with less appetite for risk taking.  But corporate innovation is critical for the long-lasting success of any organization.

Come learn how companies like Symetra, Premera, and Nordstrom focus on innovation internally, set up programs to support innovation, and engage with the startup community

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Patti Brooke

Director, Innovation, Premera
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Irv Latta

Director of Digital Enablement, Symetra
Irv Latta has more than 20 years of experience in IT and management consulting, mostly in the financial services industry.  Irv combines his technical, managerial, and entrepreneurial backgrounds to help drive Symetra’s corporate innovation program, working directly with all layers... Read More →
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Micheal Leavitt

Senior Engineering Leader, Nordstrom
Micheal Leavitt is a Senior Engineering Leader and cofounder of Your Look—an internal startup at Nordstrom.  He has scaled an innovation team from 2 to 35 engineers in just over a year while supportIng an ambitious growth goal that has influenced nearly $50M in net sales in 2018... Read More →

Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am PDT
SURF Incubator 999 3rd Ave Suite 700, Seattle, WA 98104