‘NWI by 2024 – The Imperative for Innovation Over the Next 10 Years’

2014-03-30T21:39:00Z ‘NWI by 2024 – The Imperative for Innovation Over the Next 10 Years’ nwitimes.com
March 30, 2014 9:39 pm

In an economy with amazing high tech companies and global enterprises that emphasize innovation, Northwest Indiana is challenged to encourage our enterprising leaders to embrace more innovation.

The Gerald I. Lamkin Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center with The Society of Innovators of Ivy Tech Northwest will focus our annual Northwest Indiana Leader Luncheon on building an innovative culture in our 7-county region over the next 10 years. This visionary two-hour program will be held on April 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. hosted by The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), Purdue University Calumet, and sponsored by NIPSCO.

Featured will be eight leaders addressing the imperative to build a culture of innovation over the next 10 years by 2024. This will be followed by questions from the audience.

Panelists for “NWI by 2024 – The Imperative for Innovation over the Next 10 years”

Technology Sector…………………Chenn Q. Zhou, Ph.D., CIVS, Purdue University Calumet

Private Sector……………………………………..Stewart McMillan, Task Force Tips

Public Sector……………………………………….Mayor Joseph Stahura, City of Whiting

Non Profit Sector…………………………………Maggi Spartz, Unity Foundation of LaPorte County

Workforce Development Sector………….Linda Woloshansky, Center of Workforce Innovations

Higher Education Sector………………………Dr. Peggy Gerard, Purdue University Calumet

Economic Development Sector……………Donald Babcock, NIPSCO

Next Generation Representative………...Brandon Griffin, SMDG, LLC

The purpose of this conversation is to help shape the agenda for Northwest Indiana over the next decade so that innovation has a high priority in our growth and economic development strategy. Our thanks to NIPSCO for sponsoring this event, and to CIVS for hosting this important conversation. Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP by emailing O’Merrial Butchee, Director, Gerald I. Lamkin I & E Center, or call John Davies, Managing Director, The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana, at (219) 981-1111, Ext. 2292.

Sponsors:

Ivy Tech Center

NIPSCO

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