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INNOV8ME™ Innovation Management and Strategy Master Class - July Course #2

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Kirribilli Centre

16-18 Fitzroy St

Kirribilli, NSW 2061


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To support requests this 2nd Class is now scheduled for July 20 and 21, 2017


Innovation Management Master Class

Innovation Management Master Class 360 Video (please pan around)


Innovation Management, Business Planning and Commercialisation Skills are critical partners for business and individuals to succeed in a competitive environment where disruption gets you noticed and helps you create and win market share.


Throughout this programme, participants will utilise practical case studies, class exercises, real life experiences through global standards to learn from and be guided by our master facilitators. Individuals will learn to foster an entrepreneurial mindset and utilise Innovation Management, Business Planning and Commercialisation Skills to develop and nurture their ideas within a business framework. Participants will create and manage effective plans to grow and maintain a successful business.


People new to Innovation Management or seeking to leverage its power to realise benefits for themselves and their business. Internal and External organisational Disruptors. Individuals with a “brainwave”, those preparing for Investment, Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs, Startups.


Programme participants will gain a practical understanding of how to use an Innovation Management Framework to capture ideas, refine them and enable them to be monetised. By the end of the programme, it is expected that the participants will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a practical understanding of how Innovation Management, Business Planning and Commercialisation Skills are valuable to a business and help that business be more successful.

2. Developed a holistic, end to end high level plan for their business, focused on a specific product and or service.

3. Practise presenting in front of a ‘Dragon’s Den’ , walking stakeholders through their developed plans and receiving targeted feedback.


Session One

» Innovation Management
» Global Standards, IMBOK
» Innovation Management Framework/ Lifecycle
» Useful Tools and Techniques

Activity 1 - Idea Capture

» Core Elements of a Pitch
» Vision » Elevator Pitch
» The Market and Marketing Plan
» Solution/Product/Services

Activity 2 – Begin the Pitch Deck

» Competition
» Marketing & Sales Plan
» Team

Activity 3 – Continue building Pitch Deck

» Milestones
» Financial Projections/Needs
» Conclusion

Activity 4– Finish the Power Pitch Deck

Activity 5– Pitch to the Dragons

Session Two

» Surviving The Dragons’ Den
» Dealing with Tough Love – Role of Dragons
» Lessons Learned

Activity 6 – Dragon R & Rs and feedback

» An Entrepreneurial Grade Business Plan
» What does it look like?
» Consider 3 areas to enhance your Pitch
» Marketing Plan
» Operations Plan
» Financial Plan
» The Value of Project Management and Business Analysis in making your plans realistic
» Position yourselves to integrate into project and portfolio lifecycles within organisations.
» Know Timelines and Costs
Strengthening your position

Activity 7 - Enhance your Pitch Deck

Activity 8 - Pitch to the Dragons and award best Pitch

End Sessions

Nominal Days :

This is a 2 day course

Bonus Material :

Hardcopy Participant workbooks - full slides and activities

Networking opportunities and strategy sharing

Guidance and mentoring from our experienced facilitators, war stories and pitfall avoidance

Registration and exploration of Idea Spies hubspot

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea


John Katsiris [ ]

John Katsiris

John has worked in the areas of Innovation, Business Analysis and Project and Portfolio Management within Professional Services, Finance, IT, Computer/ Electronics and Manufacturing Industries for over 20 years. John is the owner of a company called MYbrainwave, helping people make their ideas real by combining skills in Innovation, Business Analysis and Project Management.

In 2008 John joined the PM-Partners group as a Management Consultant helping to grow the business, and specifically guide the company and clients to leverage best practices. Prior to this, John was developing and guiding New Business Ideas, Project Management and Operations for the PKBA Group.

As a trusted advisor, John has passionately assisted organisations to focus on increasing their maturity through capability development and delivering to strategic objectives. He is a seasoned executive, public speaker, management consultant, trainer and coach.

John was the founder, Past Chairman, President and Chief Innovator for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) Australia and has served 5 years as a Director for the Project Management Institute’s Sydney Australia division committed to Communications and Certification. He is proud of his contribution to the not for profit sector.

John kick-started Education Services for EQuest Consulting, leading delivery and growth of the division. Much of John’s early career was spent with IBM in Manufacturing & New Product Development and then as part of the Asia Pacific Head Quarters leadership team guiding the Asia Pacific region. John has successfully negotiated key strategic projects for IBM and driven Business Transformation and Innovation initiatives.

On a balanced note, John is a husband and father of two boys, is a 4th DAN Black Belt Taekwondo Master, has flown solo in a fixed winged aircraft, has represented his state in inline hockey and presents at domestic and international conferences.

Phillip Latka [ ]

Phillip Latka

Phillip is an energetic leader who excels in defining and delivering complex business and technology programs and portfolios; and Managing the Change involved with these solutions. Phillip has over 25 years of proving Global Business solutions into start-ups and established companies such as NewsCorp, Novartis, en world Japan, The Australian Taxation Office, The Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Coca Cola, Hewlett-Packard, Avon, British Telecom, The Central Bank of Sudan and UNICEF. His multinational accomplishments reflect a unique blend of technical vision, practical business acumen and expertise in applying structured methodologies.

Phillip has led teams specifying, developing and delivering complex business application and infrastructure developments into the Banking, Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications, Health Care and Manufacturing sectors.

Phillip teaches structured Methodologies for the Project Management Institute (PMI); is one of the first Certified Business Analysis Professionals (CBAP) in Australia; and has served on the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Business Analysis - Australia (IIBA).

Idea Spies

Check out the Idea Spies public website for inspiring ideas before you attend the Master Class, see what great ideas are out there. The Idea Spies Platform can be white labelled to help you capture ideas
in your organisation to make them real !

Vision: A global network of Idea Spies who make a positive contribution to the world by sharing inspiring and clever ideas they see.

Mission: A simple and easy way for people to see and share inspiring and clever ideas

Purpose: To encourage innovation by celebrating the many inspiring ideas around us.

Terms and Conditions - MYbrainwave

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