During nearly two decades as an engineering officer in the U. S. Air Force, with tours of duty at military research laboratories, the Air Force Institute of Technology, an intelligence agency, the Pentagon and Afghanistan, Dan Ward observed patterns revealing that the most successful project leaders in both the public and private sectors delivered top-shelf products with a skeleton crew, a shoestring budget, and a cannonball schedule. Excessive investment of time, money, or complexity actually reduced innovation. He concluded the secret to innovation is to be fast, inexpensive, simple, and small. Learn more at http://www.summary.com/
Dan is a military technologist specializing in rapid, low-cost innovation, primarily in IT and cybersecurity systems. He has three engineering degrees and nearly two decades of experience in developing, designing, testing and fielding military systems. In 2012, he received the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Afghanistan.
Attendees will learn:
• An entertaining and practical framework for pursuing rapid, frugal innovation.
• Strategic concepts leaders can use as they cast a vision.
• Actionable principles for managers as they make business decisions.
• Practical tools for workers as they design, build, assess and test new products.
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