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BEI 16: Opening Talk by Julie Anixter, Executive Director of AIGA

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Opening Talk by Julie Anixter, Executive Director of AIGA
End of Innovation Conference
Julie Anixter began the conference with a slide
on the innovation journey. The first step on the journey is Ignored'and goes all the way to Continuous
(Here are the stages: ignored, initiated, systematized, embedded, continuous).
The questions set forth are where are you? Why did you come to BEI?
Some crowd answers: learning, networking, tips
and tricks, success stories, transitions into digital, because this is the hard
part (the back end of innovation), because I volunteered.
Anixter encouraged the community to get to know
one another and benefit from exchanging experiences: 'You have entered into a
tribe of very serious people and you can really benefit by getting to know each
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