BAMA LUNCH AND LEARN
March 9, 2021
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
INNOVATION: TOTAL PORTFOLIO APPROACH
DRAMATICALLY INCREASE THE RATE AT WHICH YOU INNOVATE AND IMPROVE
A human-centered, three tier approach to innovation
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.
Speaker: 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.