Are you ready to rev up your innovation chops for FY22? To innovate effectively innovators need tools and approaches to engage their teams, tease out problems, prioritize the essential elements, and build solutions to critical problems.
Join us in this episode of Think Differently to hear from the Innovation team at MITRE to learn about the Innovation Toolkit so you and your team can think creatively, frame problems, build consensus, and ask the right questions.
Dr. Marina Theodotou, UXD, DAU
Casey Creech, Innovator, MITRE
When a team forms and starts working with executive leadership, the gap between "what could we do?" and "what's actually possible?" breaks progress. Casey Creech fills the gap between the ideas and the execution by building teams designed around positivity, creativity, and fun.
Casey is a Navy nuclear trained submarine officer, accredited facilitator, graphic designer, and executive leadership coach. He often serves as a guide for teams to reveal invisible opportunities and challenges, not just the obvious ones.
Karim Thompson, Senior Geospatial Computing Engineer, MITRE
Karim Thompson is a Senior Geospatial Computing Engineer at the MITRE corporation. This day job involves the analysis of location to uncover hidden patterns, improve predictive modeling, and create a competitive advantage across multiple domains. However, given Karim's interests outside geospatial science such as relationship building and strategic planning, he sought out an additional opportunity. Therefore, he became a trained innovation facilitator who helps teams work together more effectively and deliver novel solutions to difficult problems.
Dan Ward, Innovation Catalyst, MITRE
Dan Ward is an innovation catalyst at the MITRE Corporation. He previously served for more than 20 years as an officer in the US Air Force, where he specialized in leading small, high-speed, low-cost technology development programs. Dan is the author of three books: LIFT (2019), The Simplicity Cycle (2015) and F.I.R.E. (2014).
Josh LeFevre, Strategic Futures Designer, MITRE
Josh is a strategic futures designer at the MITRE Corporation. He helps bridge data-driven and human-driven innovation efforts. Josh empowers the development of future omni-channel human centered products and services.
Tracey Amos, Enterprise Engineer Principal, MITRE
Tracey Amos is an Enterprise Engineer Principal at the MITRE Corporation. She has led strategic and business transformation projects across multiple federal agencies and has extensive experience in translating broad strategic vision into practical/executable steps. Tracey holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania
Gabby Raymond, Cyber Deception and Adversary Engagement MITRE
Gabby Raymond is a two-time graduate from Tufts University. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science and a M.S. in Computer Science. Her research has spanned topics in intrusion detection, cyber-physical systems, and machine learning applications for security. Gabby recently co-authored a Choose Your Own Adventure style book called "The Toolbox of Innovation" with members of MITRE's Innovation Toolkit team. Outside of work, Gabby enjoys knitting and judging science fairs. Gabby is the Co-Capability Area Lead for Cyber Deception and Adversary Engagement at The MITRE Corporation.
Who Should Attend:
Innovators, Change Agents, DoD Thinkers and Doers
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