Why Does it Take a Crisis to Unlock Innovation?

If everything is innovative then surely nothing is?

Why is it that people and organizations accept incremental returns in business-normal circumstances but can unlock innovation at speed in a crisis?

What is it about business normal that holds us back from achieving more?

How can you build a sustainable and impactful culture of innovation in your organization?

These are some of the questions that are addressed in this ExecuNet Master Class session led by award-winning technology, innovation and creativity executive, Domhnaill Hernon. He also shares his perspective on the role of risk management, demand creation and cognitive diversity in enabling truly innovative cultures.

Here’s what some people who attended the class live had to say afterward:

  • “This was one of my favorite classes. THANK YOU for yet another awesome presentation/discussion.” 
  • “Very knowledgeable and accomplished speaker. Packed a lot of content into a 45 minute presentation. Having been a part of and leading innovation teams, this presentation provided me a retrospective of both successful and unsuccessful projects.” 
  • “Excellent presentation … broadens knowledge about the importance of innovation in the current dynamic environment.” 
  • “Good content, from a respected brand leader.”

The recording is available only to ExecuNet VIPs.

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Domhnaill Hernon is an award-winning technology, innovation and creativity executive. Domhnaill received an undergrad in Aeronautical Engineering and a PhD in Aerodynamics from the University of Limerick and an executive MBA from Dublin City University, Ireland.

He previously led R&D organizations and developed and executed strategies to overcome the “innovation valley of death”. He is Head of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T) which is a new initiative he founded to fuse art and engineering/science to develop solutions that humanize technology.

Domhnaill’s work has been featured in Wired Magazine, Times Square, SXSW, Nasdaq, MWC, Ars Electronica, TEDx, Inspirefest to name just a few, and he advises innovation and cultural programs globally.



William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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