Breakthrough Innovations: E&I Section Virtual Town Hall

November 14, 2017


Presented by

Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section


11:00 a.m.–Noon CT


This webcast takes place via the Internet.

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Who Should Participate

Members of the Actuary of the Future, Education and Research, Entrepreneurial & Innovation, Health, International, Investment, Joint Risk Management, Leadership & Development, Marketing and Distribution, Pension, Predictive Analytics and Futurism, Product Development, and Technology Section.


Professor Michael Schrage, MIT Sloan School of Management, will discuss why firms are at risk of ruin if they continue innovating at an incremental pace. In his advice to firms that want to succeed in the next decade, “don't just explore and propose innovation; take the initiative and run lots of simple, frugal, and fast experiments that test business hypotheses.

Join Schrage in this virtual town hall and learn how to become a breakthrough innovations leader by:

  •       Differentiating between invention and innovation;
  •       Innovating with experimentation designed for scale;
  •       Enabling fast digital experimentation;
  •       Exploiting, not exploring, digital media; and
  •       Creating virtuous cycles.

Actuaries in all practice areas need to be more familiar with these rapid and trending innovation methods driving the disruptive paradigm shift in corporate strategy.

How the live virtual town hall meeting works:

You do not need any special equipment. On Nov. 13, 2017, before 2:00 p.m. ET you will be sent detailed instructions via email including the phone number and Web address to access the virtual town hall meeting. You will be able to ask questions and/or contribute to the discussion via the phone.