Conferences and Summits

Past Events, 2012


 IRI Members Summit

When: October 15-18 Where: Indianapolis, Indiana

The annual IRI Member Summit is a networking event for R&D executives. An active member of IRI, GEN3's President & COO, Dr. Sam Kogan attended this year's summit and led a group discussion and workshop on R&D future capabilities assessment.


 TRIZfest-2012 Annual Conference of the International TRIZ Association

When: August 2-4 Where: Lappeenranta, Finland

TRIZfest 2012 will cover topics on the development, application and integration of TRIZ, as well as TRIZ education and dissemination. GEN3's Dr. Simon Litvin will present on Adaptation Approach – Methodological Basis of TRIZ Solutions Substantiation and Dr. Sergei Ikovenko  will give a presentation on Directions for Future TRIZ Development and Applications. Seven additional GEN3 colleagues will attend the conference to network and share insights with industry and academic peers.


TRIZ Developers' Summit

When: July 31-August 1 Where: St. Petersburg, Russia

Founded in part by GEN3's Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Simon Litvin, the annual TRIZ Developers Summit is sponsored by MATRIZ and other partner organizations. The summit is conducted in the tradition of the scientific TRIZ seminars led by Genrich Altshuller, the founder of TRIZ, in the 1980's. The following GEN3 innovation practitioners' will deliver presentations at the 2012 meeting:


The XXIII ISPIM Conference

When: June 17-20 Where: Barcelona, Spain

GEN3 was a sponsor at this year's ISPIM Conference – Action for Innovation: Innovating from Experience. The three-day conference featured keynote speeches by industry-leading practitioners and other innovation luminaries, as well as "Hot Topic" roundtable discussions and facilitated themed sessions. Over 450 innovation experts from 55 countries attended, where 230+ academic and practitioner presentations were delivered. GEN3's President & COO, Dr. Sam Kogan,  moderated a session entitled, "Harnessing Innovation for Growth" and shared GEN3's approach to driving growth through innovation. Dr. Kogan also presented a GEN3 white paper on Innovating for Sustainability at one of the academic research development sessions.GEN3's CEO, Garrett Dietz also attended the conference. Learn More


SPI 2012

When: May 21-22
Where: West Palm Beach, FLA

GEN3's President & COO Dr. Sam Kogan and Senior Principal Dr. Ilya Ilyin attended the 2012 SPI forum, Science, Partnering, and Investment Forum, Gateway for the Global Life Sciences. SPI 2012 was a series of panel discussions and presentations by thought leaders in the Biotech Industry. The plenary program featured 80+ speakers. Dr. Sam Kogan presented on GEN3's experience in developing medical and diagnostic devices as part of the conference's MedTech and Device Panel. Learn More


2012 IRI Annual Meeting

When: May 7-10
Where: Indian Wells, CA

As longstanding members of the Industrial Research Institute (IRI), GEN3 attended the 2012 annual meeting -"Driving Growth. Here, There and Everywhere". Some of the key conference topics included:

  • Front End Innovation in a Global Ecosystem
  • Innovation Execution: The Back End
  • Serial Innovators

GEN3 was also a participant at the IRI Tech Fair Exhibit, where GEN3's President & COO Dr. Sam Kogan and CEO, Garrett Dietz shared innovation insights, knowledge and experiences with industry peers and thought leaders. Learn more


Marcus Evans 6th Annual Open Innovation Conference

When: April 15-17
Where: Philadelphia, PA

GEN3 served as a silver sponsor for the second year in a row at the Marcus Evans 6th Annual Open Innovation Conference, where attendees heard from leading executives about critical issues central to establishing and growing Open Innovation within an organization. GEN3's CEO Garrett Dietz presented on leveraging global knowledge and expertise using a "functional" language, advanced innovation agendas, and developing a disciplined innovation process that enables lower risk innovation and increased speed to market. GEN3's Howard Soriano and Douglas Hoon joined Garrett Dietz at the conference. Learn More


Breakthrough Innovation, 2012

When: March 12-15
Where: Barcelona, Spain

The Breakthrough Innovation conference brought together experts from world leading organizations to share knowledge and experience. During the event, GEN3's Dr. Sam Kogan led a facilitated discussion around some of the most challenging issues raised at the conference. Learn More


2012 Research-on-Research Working Meeting (IRI)

When: February 27-29
Where: Coral Gables, FL

ROR is a program that focuses on determining Best Practices for processes that relate to effective R&D management. This year, GEN3's President & COO Dr. Sam Kogan joined other attendees for an in-depth discussion on the role of global R&D organizations, and the challenges that IRI members face as they develop and implement breakthrough innovations. Learn More


CoDev Open Innovation 2012 Conference

When: February 13-15
Where: La Jolla, CA

Over the past decade, CoDev conferences have been a driving force behind a cross-industry exchange on the evolution of Open Innovation practices. CoDev2012 addressed current trends, emerging issues as well as the core fundamentals needed to launch, sustain and profit through Open Innovation. GEN3's Douglas Hoon attended the conference to network and share insights. Learn More