When Failure Fuels Innovation
Risk, Resilience, Reward
Wednesday, September 27
Hotel Arista | Naperville, Illinois

 
How failure is viewed and handled can be a key determining factor in driving innovation and breakthrough thinking or stopping a project dead in its tracks. Reframing and rethinking what it means to fail can pave a path to fuel innovation. Join us for an evening of inspiring and stimulating discussion centered around ways to leverage risk taking and how it can inform our perspectives on failure.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER CONNIE L. LINDSEY, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion, Northern Trust,Chicago

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

CONNIE L. LINDSEY
Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion
Northern Trust, Chicago

Connie L. Lindsey is responsible for the design and implementation of the global Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity and Inclusion strategy for Northern Trust. Ms. Lindsey has held leadership roles during her tenure with the firm in Wealth Management, Corporate and Institutional Services and Enterprise Enablement. Ms. Lindsey is the immediate past National Board President of Girl Scouts of the USA, the highest-ranking volunteer of this 2.7 million-member organization…Read More


Learning with trial and error at DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville, IL in DuPage County

 
 
EVENT TIMELINE

5:45 p.m.
Registration & Light Refreshments

6:15 p.m.
Keynote Speaker & Panel Discussion

7:45 p.m.
Network Reception


WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?
Cutting-edge leaders are creating workplace environments where failure is an expected stepping stone on the way to innovative achievements. The notion of perfection limits possibilities and stifles creativity. Progress with the power to mold the future, both inside and outside office walls, only occurs when everyone in a team, an office, or a company learns to embrace failure as a tool to create impactful innovation.

WHY IS DCM INVOLVED?
The fear of failure is a learned response that can be instilled into a child early in life. DuPage Children’s Museum is intentional in creating an environment where there is no one way to do things, trial and error is encouraged, and “failure” is not punitive. Every day DCM plays an integral part in building the nation’s future innovative workforce by engaging and inspiring children through S.T.E.A.M. experiences built around problem-solving and persistence at an early age.

PANELISTS

RYAN KUNKEL, CO-CEO Red Frog Events
 

RYAN KUNKEL
CO-CEO
Red Frog Events

Ryan Kunkel is the Co-CEO of Red Frog Events, an event production company known for its success pioneering the experiential entertainment industry and its award-winning company culture…Read More


MARK MAGNESEN, CPG Strategy Consultant; Formerly President,Kraft Heinz Company
Meat Division (retired)
 

MARK MAGNESEN
CEO
Matt’s Cookies

In his 25 years with Kraft Foods, Mark held a wide variety of general management and financial assignments. Over that time, Mark lived through, and learned from, a number of major ownership and organizational transformations…Read More


JODI BONDI NORGAARD Speaker, Consultant, Founder Go! Go! Sports Girls JB Norgaard Enterprises, Inc.
 

JODI BONDI NORGAARD
Speaker, Consultant, Founder Go! Go! Sports Girls
JB Norgaard Enterprises, Inc

Jodi Bondi Norgaard is the founder of Dream Big Toy Company and the creator of the award-winning Go! Go! Sports Girls line of dolls, books, and apps for girls encouraging healthy and active play over fashion and body image…Read More


ADAM RUSSO, LCSW, Chairman & CEO, Edgewood Clinical Services
 

ADAM RUSSO, LCSW
Chairman & CEO
Edgewood Clinical Services

Adam Russo, LCSW, is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Edgewood Clinical Services, a private mental health agency with three local offices and serving over 4000 clients…Read More


SANJAY SHAH, CEO Vistex
 

SANJAY SHAH
CEO
Vistex, Inc.

Sanjay Shah is the Founder of Vistex and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Architect. Prior to Vistex, Sanjay was employed with SAP and other large corporations in a multitude of roles. Sanjay brings a high level of passion, energy, and skills to address complex business processes for global organizations…Read More


Sponsors

Chicago Innovation Awards
Dover Foundation
DuPage Children

Edgewood Clinical Services
Exelon
Gycor

Hotel Arista
Northern Trust
Red Frog Events

YWCA