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  • March 02, 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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February 23, March 2, March 9



A human-centered, three tier approach to innovation

PART 1 -  The First Level. Unlocking the power of bottom-up ideas. Norman Bodek, godfather of lean, called this the most powerful tool he had ever seen! Learn the secret to the top performing manufacturing operations in the world. Get everyone involved, every day. “Do your work, improve your work.” Thousands of ideas implemented. Praise and thank them. “Catch people doing something right!”

PART 2 – Mid Level CI teams. How to build highly productive, collaborative teams to do the projects that require a small team vs an individual. Forming teams, team makeup and self-awareness tools to improve team productivity by 50%. How to get the right resources on the right projects at the right time.

PART 3-  Top level Innovation. This is what we usually think of when we think of Innovation. Because this is all human-centered, we will focus on Design Thinking concepts, framing statements, and the interplay between this level and level 1. Also, the concepts of “time and place” knowledge vs. aggregate knowledge.


Holly O'Driscoll

Former Procter & Gamble Global Design Thinking Leader &
Founder and CEO at Ampersand Innovation, LLC

Holly O’Driscoll is an industry expert in the field of Design Thinking and human centered innovation.  Holly has built a reputation as a master human centered innovation strategist, trainer and facilitator having led programs in more than 20 countries. She is the former Global Design Thinking Leader at Procter & Gamble, where she led more than 250 workshops, often at the request of C-suite executives. She is the founder and CEO of Ampersand Innovation, LLC; a Design Thinking and human centered innovation strategy consultancy.

Holly is an IDEO Experience Point certified Design Thinking facilitator and trainer of other facilitators. She is the faculty chairperson of the Rutgers University Design Thinking Exec Ed program and has guest lectured on the topic of Design Thinking at The Parsons School of Design, Trinity College, Harvard Business School, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Michigan State University, University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business, and more. In January 2018, she was named one of Michael Bloomberg’s Design Thinking Coaches for the Bloomberg Philanthropies USA Mayor’s Challenge project, and one of the cities she coached was awarded a $1 million prize for the progress made during their partnership.

In addition, she has contributed to several books including Tom Wujec’s The Future of Making, David Dunne’s Design Thinking at Work, Thomas Lockwood’s Innovation by Design. She is working on her own book about Design Thinking and leadership. Holly is also a globally sought after conference keynote speaker. Holly has a BA in Chemistry and MBA from Thomas More College. She lives in Cincinnati, OH with her husband and four children.

Bob Kinney

Accelerate Results Group 

Bob Kinney honed his skills in a dynamic business career which included two expatriate assignments (five years in Asia, three years in Mexico), working for three global 500 companies and two smaller private companies.  

Bob has fifteen years in GM roles with full P&L responsibility and has led startups, turnarounds, acquisition integrations and transformations in safety, quality, productivity, and culture. As a business advisor and executive coach, Bob is able to call on the following areas of expertise: Business Acceleration, Business Startup - Lean Canvas & Lean Startup, Innovation, Product Development, Process Improvement – Lean & Quality,  Manufacturing Systems – ERP &MES, Psychometric Assessments: DISC Index, Values Index, Attribute Index; and Asia Sourcing.

Bob is on the Board of Bay Area Manufacturer’s Association (BAMA), heads up the Innovation RoundTable’s and is Co-Chair of the Membership Committee. Bob was the 2020 recipient of the BAMA Distinguished Service Award.

Bob is a Certified Manager (CM), Certified Mentor, Certified Innermetrix Consultant (CIC), has a Lean Management Certificate and is a Six Sigma Quality Coach. He has authored numerous handbook’s and best practices, including: EZ Kaizen™, JIDOKA Quality™, HuddleUp™, Innovation: Total Portfolio Approach and has taught these methodologies to over 2,500 people in Asian, Latin, and Western cultures.

Bob is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and earned his MBA from (Kellogg and Wharton) through a joint academic program of Northwestern University, University of Pennsylvania, and Chulalongkorn University.


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