2006 Innovation Summit

Harvard's Expert on Innovation and Disruption, Clayton Christensen, to Deliver Keynote

Madison, NJ – March 14, 2006 — Clayton Christensen, world-renowned expert on innovation and disruption, will be the keynote speaker at the 2006 Innovation Summit hosted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies.

Following the keynote address, an interactive lunch panel will feature acclaimed leaders in this field — sharing ideas on achieving profitable growth through innovation.

The Innovation Summit is designed to help executive management teams of medium-sized businesses, large corporations, and nonprofits better understand how to implement innovation at their organizations.

The Summit, on Wednesday, April 5, will be held in Lenfell Hall, The Mansion, on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, Madison, NJ. Breakfast and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by Christensen’s presentation at 8:30 a.m. The event concludes at 2 p.m.

The lunch panel consists of five distinguished leaders in the field of innovation: Leonard Green, President and Founder of The Green Group; Cecil B. Pickett, Senior Vice President of Schering-Plough and President of Schering-Plough Research Institute; Andrew Kaldor, Manager of Lead Generation and Breakthrough Research for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company; Kenneth L. Massey, Vice President, U.S. Clinical Development and Medical Affairs at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and David Attis, Council on Competitiveness, Deputy Director of the National Innovation Initiative.

Christensen is one of the most sought-after business consultants in the innovation area and advises some of America’s most successful companies. At the present time, he is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School.

Christensen is the author of two bestselling books: “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” which received the Global Business Book Award for the best business book published in 1997, and “The Innovator’s Solution” (2003), which appeared on the BusinessWeek bestseller list. His most recent book, “Seeing What’s Next,” was published in 2004. He is interested in management issues as they relate to the development and commercialization of technological and business model innovation.

Specifically, Christensen focuses on developing organizational capabilities and finding new markets for new technologies.

To register, call 973-443-8842. The cost is $345, but a reduced rate of $295 is available for those registering before March 22. The registration fee includes breakfast and lunch.

About the Rothman Institute

The mission of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies of Silberman College of Business is to foster and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic and business communities. Since 1989, the Institute has fulfilled its mission by offering innovative academic and outreach programs on the local, regional and increasingly, global levels.

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