Gary Lynn

  • Pioneer in Metrics-Based Innovation 

Gary Lynn is a tenured professor at the Stevens Institute and Chairman of Lynnovate.com an international innovation consulting company.  Dr. Lynn started, built and sold three companies and was formerly Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Managing Director of Spencer Trask, a New York based venture capital company that placed $1.2 billion in over 100 technology businesses during the past decade. He was formerly represented by the Leigh Speakers Bureau and was selected by Business 2.0 Magazine as one of the nine leading management gurus in the country; prior guru selections include Peter Drucker and W. E. Deming. He was also named twice (2003 and 2008), as one of the seven most prolific thought leaders in the field of Technology-Innovation Management by the International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT). Dr. Lynn has written four books on innovation and earned a Bachelor of Mechanical engineering degree from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Management from the Kellogg School at Northwestern, and a Ph. D. in marketing and new product development from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Lynn was invited by the King of Malaysia to give a keynote on the innovation process that he created to help Malaysians improve their ability to innovate. 

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Creativity & Innovation, Innovation, Leadership, Peak Performance, Teambuilding

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    New Jersey

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    $10,000 - $15,000

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Keynote on Lean Innovation to Emerging Leaders at Pfizer

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Gary Lynn is a tenured professor at the Stevens Institute and Chairman of Lynnovate.com an international innovation consulting company.  Dr. Lynn started, built and sold three companies and was formerly Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Managing Director of Spencer Trask, a New York based venture capital company that placed $1.2 billion in over 100 technology businesses during the past decade. He was formerly represented by the Leigh Speakers Bureau and was selected by Business 2.0 Magazine as one of the nine leading management gurus in the country; prior guru selections include Peter Drucker and W. E. Deming. He was also named twice (2003 and 2008), as one of the seven most prolific thought leaders in the field of Technology-Innovation Management by the International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT). Dr. Lynn has written four books on innovation and earned a Bachelor of Mechanical engineering degree from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Management from the Kellogg School at Northwestern, and a Ph. D. in marketing and new product development from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Lynn was invited by the King of Malaysia to give a keynote on the innovation process that he created to help Malaysians improve their ability to innovate. 

To book Gary Lynn call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

OUT INNOVATE! Lead Instead of Compete

State-of-the-Art Content Mixed with Sporadic Humor

Innovation best-practice metrics and benchmarks. Five critical elements proven to increase innovation success.

Interactive program funded by the U.S. Department of Defense to increase competitiveness of U.S.-based technology companies in hi-tech industries. More than 500 companies participated including GE, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, and many others.

Learn how . . .

  1. Companies in your industry innovate
  2. Innovation in your industry compares to other industries
  3. Critical benchmarks and metrics can dramatically improve innovation

Ideal for Senior Management, Board Members, R&D/Scientists and Engineers

Gary Lynn, Ph.D. wrote the best-selling book on innovation. Selected by Business 2.0 Magazine as one of the nine leading management gurus in the world. The King of Malaysia invited Dr. Lynn to help their country implement Lean Innovation®—his process to dramatically cut innovation risk, time, and cost.

 

Life After EHR . . .Hear What’s Next in Healthcare Innovation

The results of a year-long research study on hospital IT innovation. Learn from hospitals who have done “it” well-who represent bestpractice in Advanced EHR, RFID, CRM, TeleHealth, Mhealth, Big Data and Data Mining. See beyond the gimmicks and hype. Hear what top hospitals are implementing. Learn . . .

  • Which emerging IT innovations can increase patient satisfaction and reduce re-admission rates.
  • How new IT innovations can impact revenue and costs.
  • What is the “lowest hanging fruit” for IT innovations.
  • What you can reasonably expect (ROI, Workflow, etc.) from new IT hospital tools.
  • What are the REAL challenges and pitfalls with the latest IT healthcare innovations.
  • What are the IT tools that best-in-class hospitals are implementing today.

 

Your Salesforce: The New Frontline for Innovation
Target: Corporate Sales Meetings

This presentation is based on my executive course at Stevens over the past nine years where we discuss a new paradigm in innovation. In this new approach to innovation, salespeople form the foundation in formulating innovative and profitable new products and services. This speech will take your audience through five stages of the new sales-driven innovation process to revitalize and invigorate a company’s product line. The audience will be introduced to a proven process that shows how sales people can find, vet and present new/profitable ideas to senior leadership.

Attendees learn . . . 

  • How to convert customer ideas into profitable pipeline concepts.
  • How to reliably capture customer input for new products and services.

 

Innovation is Everyone’s Job
Target: Corporate Customer Meetings; New Product Launch Events

This presentation is based on five years of working with the Department of Defense where customers partner with companies to create new products and services. The King of Malaysia invited me to give a keynote on this topic in Malaysia – which is forming the bases of the new National Innovation Curriculum in Malaysia. This speech shows customers how they can get involved in the innovation process and provides them with a systematic process for providing accurate and reliable ideas for new products and services.

Attendees learn . . . 

  • How customers can partner for innovation.
  • How to obtain accurate and actionable customer input to create new and profitable new products and services.

 

Lean Innovation
Target: Senior Leadership Meetings within Corporations

This presentation is based working with senior leaders from around the world -- and in a matter of days, having them formulate, “test”, and validate new product and service ideas. It is kind of like a brainstorming session on steroids. Attendees have achieved phenomenal success using the Lean Innovation approach. Just last semester, in a course I co-directed, student teams formulated a new idea for a product or service and in only five weeks 31 student teams had their ideas accepted on Kickstarter (the largest crowd-funding site). Lean Innovation is based on the Probe-and-Learn theory I developed (published in the California Management Review) and represents a new paradigm to slash development time and cost 90% while improving the overall success rate. The fundamental principle behind Lean Innovation is creating a “Protocept” (i.e., a “Minimum Viable Concept”) and taking these designs out to the marketplace early and often. The Minimum Viable Concept differs from what others call a minimum viable product. This keynote explains Lean Innovation and how do to it.  

Attendees learn . . . 

  • How to supercharge a new product or service initiative.
  • How to cut innovation time and cost by 90%.

 

“1-HOUR INNOVATION” a.k.a. Lean Innovation -- Idea Formulation and Testing in 1 Hour
Target: Senior Leadership Meetings within Corporations 

This presentation is based working with senior leaders from around the world -- and in one hour having them formulate, “test”, and validate new product and service ideas. It is like brainstorming on steroids. Attendees have achieved surprising success using this approach, called Lean Innovation. And, it is not about throwing more resources at innovation. In one course I co-directed at Stevens, teams formulated a new idea for a product or service and in only six weeks, 31 student teams had their ideas accepted on Kickstarter (the largest crowd-funding site) – investing $0 in resources. 1-Hour Innovation is based on the Probe-and-Learn theory that I developed (my article was published in the California Management Review, Harvard Business Review and is used as a Harvard Business School Case) and represents a new paradigm to slash new product, service and process development time and cost by 100x while improving the overall success rate. The fundamental principle behind 1-Hour Innovation is creating a “Protocept” (i.e., a “Minimum Viable Concept”) and showing these to the “Ideal Customer.” The Minimum Viable Concept differs from what others call a minimum viable product. This keynote explains 1-Hour Innovation and how do to it. Attendees learn . . .

1) How to formulate a viable new product, service or process for your company, build a low-fidelity protocept and test it . . . in one hour.

 

For Corporate Clients: Developing an Innovation Attitude
Target: CEO’s and senior leaders

This presentation shows how companies can create an attitude and mindset for creating new products, processes and services quickly and easily. Today, companies are either fast or dead (or dying).  During this talk, I will discuss a new approach to innovation and will share two very specific tools that attendees can implement immediately in their companies at little to no investment that enables employees to innovate at a lower cost, effort and risk. Organizations have achieved phenomenal results using our approach and last year, the King of Malaysia asked me to give a keynote on this topic to their senior leaders. 

 

Partnering for Success
For Sponsored Events 

This presentation discusses how clients can partner with the sponsoring company to enable both to grow and prosper together. This presentation was initially targeted to healthcare and financial service companies. During the keynote I discuss how the sponsoring firm can partner with audience attendees to formulate new products and services.  Partnering for Success can help sponsoring firms not only to keep their current customer but also strengthen their reputation as an innovator in their industry.

 

Creating an Innovative Culture 

According to a recent Gallup survey, 70% of all employees are emotionally disengaged from their job and can actually be working against their employers' interests: they are less productive, more likely to steal from their companies, miss workdays and drive customers away. The cost of these disengaged employees is estimated to be $500 billion per year.  A new keynote, by Gary S. Lynn, Ph.D. shows how companies can create an innovative culture, promote creative thinking in their employees, and nurture and harvest more of their employees’ ideas to produce a turbocharged, engaged and committed workforce.  

Take Aways: You will learn . . . 

  1. How to be more innovative.
  2. How to create a climate so employees want to bring their ideas to management.
  3. How employees can package their idea to increase the chances of being accepted.
  4. How to help your company become more innovative and successful -- one idea at a time.

At the end of the presentation, your company will receive one idea from 80% of your employees – right then and there.

Book Gary Today and Innovate Tomorrow!

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Sr. Project Manager, Armstrong World Industries

“The best internal workshop I have attended on innovation project management.”

NY Private Equity Forums

“Your Keynote was clearly the high-point.”

Senior Research Manager, SC Johnson

“A must-hear speaker."

Project Manager of Technical Operations, Par Pharmaceutical Companies.

“A career altering event for me.”

Senior Research Manager, SC Johnson

“Dr. Gary Lynn has the uncommon ability to take an important, though often dry topic, and bring it alive. He is an energetic speaker who engages his audience. He makes sure they ‘get’ the material with excellent examples and quick wit. Gary Lynn is a ‘must-hear’ speaker."

President, NY Private Equity Forums

“Your Keynote was clearly a high-point of the forum. The feedback from our guests could not have been better. There is no question everyone received valuable insight on what it takes to build a successful company in today’s competitive markets.”

President, Venture Association of New Jersey

"A critically important and insightful message from the guru who wrote the book on creating and commercializing blockbuster products and services."

Knowledge Business Director, Medellin Chamber of Commerce, Medellin, Colombia, S. America

"Dr. Lynn is a must-hear management guru for helping companies improve their ability to develop and launch new products better and faster. He is truly an outstanding speaker.”
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