Network of the Future Technology Deepdive Explore the Tech

Innovation Boot Camp Fall 2019

Innovation Boot Camp Fall 2019

Ignite Your Innovation Leadership!

Innovation Boot Camp is a 3 ½ day intensive workshop for anyone wanting to be more creative, influential and impactful with new ideas. This leadership training is based on the FIRE framework and methodology developed by Phil McKinney, Author, Syndicated Radio Show Host and CEO of CableLabs.

WHY ATTEND?
• Hear from experts and work with innovation coaches
• Go on private tours at select Boulder/Denver companies
• Learn new ways to generate and pitch ideas in our small group setting
• Accelerate your “time to innovate” with a customized innovation toolkit
• Join our innovators community to foster relationships and educational opportunities beyond Boot Camp

WHERE:
CableLabs Office, 858 Coal Creek Circle, Louisville, CO 80027

A member-only event.

From Past Events

What Boot Camp Alumni Say

 

“The group that puts this on, ‘walks the walk and talks the talk’.”

 

“[Boot Camp] doesn’t look like your day job…..
but afterward, you can’t wait to make your day job better!”

 

“It was an amazing program that really challenged my thinking on innovation.”

CABLE TOPIC: To Be Announced

Register

Speakers

Phil McKinney

President and CEO, Award-Winning Podcaster and Author, CableLabs

Phil McKinney is President and CEO of CableLabs. In this capacity he heads the research and development organization responsible for charting the cable industry’s technology and innovation roadmap.

Prior to joining CableLabs, he was the vice president and chief technology officer of the $40 billion (FY12) Personal Systems Group at HP. He was responsible for long-range strategic planning, research and development (R&D) and product roadmaps for the company’s PC product lines, including mobile devices, notebooks, desktops and workstations. In addition, Phil was founder and leader of HP’s Innovation Program Office (IPO). The IPO was chartered to identify, incubate and launch adjacent and fundamentally new technologies, products and services that would become the future growth engines for HP.

Recently (February 2012), Phil released his first book on innovation and personal creativity titled Beyond The Obvious, published by Hyperion. The book is available in hardcover, digital and audio formats. The book will soon be available in Russian, Chinese, Portuguese (Brazil), Korean and Japanese.

His influence on innovation and creativity includes:

  • Sharing his expertise in innovation and creativity, free of charge (in an approach he refers to as “paying it forward”) through his award winning podcast Killer Innovations™ (available on iTunes). It has been named by CIO Insight as a “must listen” podcast.
  • Vanity Fair named him the “The Innovation Guru”
  • MSNBC and FOX Business both call him “The Gadget Guy”
  • His uncanny ability to predict what’s coming next caused him to be dubbed as the “chief seer” by The San Jose Mercury News.
  • He was named as one of the “25 Most Influential People in Mobile Tech” by LAPTOP Magazine.
  • He is a contributing columnist for Forbes where he writes the column “The Objective” for Forbes.com

Phil serves on the:

  • Advisory Board for Hacking Autism
  • Board of Directors for The Computer History Museum
  • Executive Board of the Santa Clara County Council for the Boy Scouts of America

Phil McKinney

President and CEO, Award-Winning Podcaster and Author, CableLabs

Phil McKinney is President and CEO of CableLabs. In this capacity he heads the research and development organization responsible for charting the cable industry’s technology and innovation roadmap.

Prior to joining CableLabs, he was the vice president and chief technology officer of the $40 billion (FY12) Personal Systems Group at HP. He was responsible for long-range strategic planning, research and development (R&D) and product roadmaps for the company’s PC product lines, including mobile devices, notebooks, desktops and workstations. In addition, Phil was founder and leader of HP’s Innovation Program Office (IPO). The IPO was chartered to identify, incubate and launch adjacent and fundamentally new technologies, products and services that would become the future growth engines for HP.

Recently (February 2012), Phil released his first book on innovation and personal creativity titled Beyond The Obvious, published by Hyperion. The book is available in hardcover, digital and audio formats. The book will soon be available in Russian, Chinese, Portuguese (Brazil), Korean and Japanese.

His influence on innovation and creativity includes:

  • Sharing his expertise in innovation and creativity, free of charge (in an approach he refers to as “paying it forward”) through his award winning podcast Killer Innovations™ (available on iTunes). It has been named by CIO Insight as a “must listen” podcast.
  • Vanity Fair named him the “The Innovation Guru”
  • MSNBC and FOX Business both call him “The Gadget Guy”
  • His uncanny ability to predict what’s coming next caused him to be dubbed as the “chief seer” by The San Jose Mercury News.
  • He was named as one of the “25 Most Influential People in Mobile Tech” by LAPTOP Magazine.
  • He is a contributing columnist for Forbes where he writes the column “The Objective” for Forbes.com

Phil serves on the:

  • Advisory Board for Hacking Autism
  • Board of Directors for The Computer History Museum
  • Executive Board of the Santa Clara County Council for the Boy Scouts of America

Scott Brown

VP of Ventures & Outreach, UpRamp

Scott Brown has been a long-time technologist and eight-time entrepreneur with a strong history of building companies from inception to profitability. Currently, he is the VP of Ventures & Outreach for the global connectivity industry as part of CableLabs. In addition, Scott is the Executive Director of UpRamp, an industry-wide platform that connects radical entrepreneurs to the most powerful network in the world. UpRamp is all about doing deals, not demo days.

As an active angel investor, advisor and bestselling author, Scott has helped hundreds of startups perfect their pitch with a framework he created called (C)lean Messaging.  Available on Amazon, (C)lean Messaging is a system to help innovators and entrepreneurs talk to humans.

A sought-after speaker, Scott has presented around the world for Fortune 500 companies, startup events, TEDx, and many more.  His unique perspectives on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship have inspired thousands.  From Hamlet to hiring, and (C)lean Messaging to the Speculative Startup, Scott is known to speak about the magic that happens when ideas collide.

In 2016, Scott is credited with inventing the world’s first bacon-wrapped tot.

Scott Brown

VP of Ventures & Outreach, UpRamp

Scott Brown has been a long-time technologist and eight-time entrepreneur with a strong history of building companies from inception to profitability. Currently, he is the VP of Ventures & Outreach for the global connectivity industry as part of CableLabs. In addition, Scott is the Executive Director of UpRamp, an industry-wide platform that connects radical entrepreneurs to the most powerful network in the world. UpRamp is all about doing deals, not demo days.

As an active angel investor, advisor and bestselling author, Scott has helped hundreds of startups perfect their pitch with a framework he created called (C)lean Messaging.  Available on Amazon, (C)lean Messaging is a system to help innovators and entrepreneurs talk to humans.

A sought-after speaker, Scott has presented around the world for Fortune 500 companies, startup events, TEDx, and many more.  His unique perspectives on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship have inspired thousands.  From Hamlet to hiring, and (C)lean Messaging to the Speculative Startup, Scott is known to speak about the magic that happens when ideas collide.

In 2016, Scott is credited with inventing the world’s first bacon-wrapped tot.

Expert Speakers

Select industry leaders will share their key insights and critical information to help you understand our topic or their best practices for break-through innovation.

Expert Speakers

Select industry leaders will share their key insights and critical information to help you understand our topic or their best practices for break-through innovation.

Boulder/Denver area private tours

We go on the road and inside select innovative companies so you gain key topic insights and see innovation in action.

Boulder/Denver area private tours

We go on the road and inside select innovative companies so you gain key topic insights and see innovation in action.

Innovation Panel

On the last day of Innovation Boot Camp, you will meet and pitch to a panel of battle tested innovators who will ask critical questions and provide priceless feedback to you and your team.

Innovation Panel

On the last day of Innovation Boot Camp, you will meet and pitch to a panel of battle tested innovators who will ask critical questions and provide priceless feedback to you and your team.

Agenda

  • 10/15/19

    8:00am to 7:15pm


  • Morning


  • BREAKFAST (8:00 - 8:30am)

  • INTRODUCTION TO FIRE FRAMEWORK AND METHODOLOGY (8:30am)
    Keynote Speaker: Phil McKinney

  • TOPIC KICKOFF
    Speakers on the Boot Camp topic

  • MORNING ACTIVITY
    Work in small groups to challenge assumptions and prepare yourself for break-through ideation

  • LUNCH

  • Afternoon


  • AFTERNOON ACTIVITY
    Work in small teams to select your FOCUS

  • Evening


  • IN-FIELD ACTIVITY (until 7:15pm)
    Understand customers better through in-field activity includes dinner.

  • 10/16/19

    8:00am to 5:30pm


  • Morning


  • BREAKFAST (8:00 - 8:30am)

  • GOING “BEYOND THE OBVIOUS” AND DEALING WITH INNOVATION ANTIBODIES (8:30am)
    Keynote Speaker: Phil McKinney

  • TOURS
    Tour locations to be determined. Past locations include Google, Cisco, Adobe, SalesForce, etc.

  • LUNCH

  • Afternoon


  • AFTERNOON ACTIVITY
    Work in small groups to ideate and select topic idea

  • CLOSING (until 5:30pm)

  • 10/17/19

    8:00am to 7:15pm


  • Morning


  • BREAKFAST (8:00 - 8:30am)

  • EXECUTION AND THE 7 LAWS OF INNOVATION (8:30am)
    Keynote Speaker: Phil McKinney

  • PROTOTYPE WORKSHOP
    Learn best practices for prototyping and work in small teams to bring your idea to life

  • LUNCH

  • Afternoon


  • AFTERNOON ACTIVITY
    Work in small groups to build out your idea via Lean Canvas

  • PITCHING ELEPHANTS
    Keynote Speaker: Scott Brown

  • Evening


  • DINNER

  • PREPARE YOUR PITCH (until 7:15pm)
    Work with your small group to prepare your pitch

  • 10/18/19

    8:00am to NOON


  • Morning


  • BREAKFAST (8:00 - 9:00am)

  • THE PITCH PANEL (9:00am)
    Small groups pitch to a panel of Innovation Leaders for priceless feedback

  • ASK PHIL ANYTHING
    Keynote Speaker: Phil McKinney

  • WRAP-UP

  • Noon


  • LUNCH (until 1:00pm)

Need help convincing your boss?

We put together an email template to help you get there! In this letter, we talk about all of the amazing benefits and takeaways that will have your boss approving right away!

See the email

Do you need other dates? Learn about upcoming Boot Camps by email