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Mike Hatrick
Group Director IP Strategy & Portfolio at Volvo Group Trucks Technology


Mike is an engineer who has spent 25 years’ working with aerospace, automated logistics, climate change, trucks and construction equipment.

He transitioned 12 years ago from being an innovator to an innovation manager.

Since put innovation theory into practice in four different organizations, and is a veteran of the Front End of Innovation conferences where he enjoys speaking about pragmatic ways to improve corporate innovation.

He is currently writing “Chasing Innovation” about what it is really like to be an innovation manager, and how theory doesn’t always match-up with reality.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Plenary: Why do so many organizations struggle to innovate?

  • Welcome Address

  • Welcome Address