Leading Innovation in Times of Constant Change
Engineering managers are increasingly expected to lead innovation initiatives across their organization’s value chain. Realizing benefits in constantly changing environments, whether through the adoption of new or improved technologies, business models, or processes, must be led proactively. We invite contributions from engineering managers and leaders, researchers, educators, innovators, entrepreneurs, and students to help advance understanding and the state of practice related to successful engineering management. Contributions may be research or practiced focused. Research papers may be conceptual, empirical, or theoretical, but they must discuss how the results could be applied in practice. Practice focused papers may consist of case studies, description of best practices, or application experiences but they should also shed light on new challenges and unresolved issues which could be further addressed by the research community. We thus provide a venue where different points of view interact to yield new understandings and ideasabout leading innovation as well as the future of technology and engineering management.
Selected papers will be featured in a Special Issue of theEngineering Management Review or invited to submit to theIEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
Topic areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Innovating in rapidly changing markets and sectors, e.g., health systems, manufacturing
• Leading and managing innovation and transformation
• Adopting new technologies: challenges and risk mitigation
• Understanding trends and applicability of new technologies
• Leveraging enterprise data, e.g., successful use of AI, analytics, blockchain, IoT
• Leading societal change, e.g., smart cities, public policy
• Enhancing industry, university, and/or government collaboration
• Developing personal skills for leading innovation initiatives
In addition, we invite proposals for half day workshops, including special sessions from other technical societies, related to the conference theme. These events will be held on the afternoon of 14 June 2019 with summaries provided in plenary sessions during the conference proper.
Industry perspectives will be featured throughout the meeting via panels and plenary talks.
Attendees will experience great southern cuisine (lunch time offerings as well as recommended nearby restaurants) and have the opportunity to visit incubated companies at Georgia Tech and other large company innovation centers in Midtown Atlanta, explore the cultural uniqueness of Atlanta – the home of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and tour the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology (the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics).</em