NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- During the day-long Brand Innovation Quest® conference on January 26 in Naperville, IL, attendees will have a rare opportunity to learn from some of the most successful innovators of our time. Throughout a series of fireside chats, panel discussions, and brand and innovation "mindhuddles," corporate managers and entrepreneurs will be able to hear from highly respected industry visionaries as they share their insights about strategic branding and innovation issues that can transform their businesses.
According to Patty Lindstrom, CEO of Creative Logic, Inc., founder of Living the Brand® Institute, and producer of the event, "This event will energize and enlighten our guests, changing the way many of them look at their businesses. It will help top managers differentiate their brands in an era of fierce competition."
The conference will focus on four themes: What makes a strong brand? How is branding at the center of business development and disruptive technologies? How can businesses build or transform a breakthrough organization with big data? And Why are branding and innovation interdependent?
The speakers and panelists have led innovations that have disrupted and transformed numerous business models. Some of these exceptional thought leaders include:
- Harry Gottlieb, founder of Jellyvision and developer of the trivia game called "You Don't Know Jack," one of the most successful interactive franchises of all time.
- Joseph Bradley, president of business ventures at Uptake, one of Chicago's fastest-growing tech companies, and Joe Becker, director of Uptake Rail. Uptake helps companies collect and understand immense amounts of data, transforming that data into action.
- Sean Chou, an early pioneer in cloud technology. Chou was formerly chief technology officer at Fieldglass SAP and is the co-founder and CEO of Catalytic.
- Tim McEnery, founder and CEO of Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurants, whose dream of combining the risky restaurant and wine businesses resulted in a unique business model and a thriving restaurant/winery chain.
Other key speakers and panelists include: Tom Carroll, RR Donnelley; George Vukotich, formerly of 1871; Jason Ebel, Two Brothers Brewery; Todd Farwell, Caterpillar, Inc.; Kevin O'Shea, IceMiller; Pam Buchanan, NASDAQ OMX; and Dr. Troy Hammond and Martha Carney, North Central College.
Patty Lindstrom will serve as moderator and panelist. "We encourage senior executives, marketers, and entrepreneurs to join us at this branding and innovation conference," she said. "The day is designed to educate, inspire, motivate, and drive change. This event will provide insights for success in a rapidly changing world."
Living the Brand® Institute assists leaders and their teams in designing and prototyping new business and brand models. The institute helps companies create strategic solutions to support and enhance their mission and brands while creating messaging that engages, educates, and motivates their customers to action.
Brand Innovation Quest® will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, in Naperville, IL. For more information or to register, please visit www.livingthebrandinstitute.com or call 630-857-3029.
Patty Lindstrom/Tracy Ruprich, Living the Brand® Institute
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