Innovation-Related Decision-Making to Support a Thriving Portfolio​

Location: Lenox Hotel, 61 Exeter St, Boston, MA 02116

Date: Monday, May 6th, 2024

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:30 pm EST


Lunch will be provided.

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About the Event

It’s been 50 years since the introduction of BCG’s Growth Share Matrix, and 20 years since Chesbrough wrote about Open Innovation and Clay Christensen articulated his outcome-driven innovation framework.  Numerous growth and innovation frameworks have since proliferated. Still, CTOs continue to report immense uncertainties in operationalizing their frameworks to yield high-quality decisions that drive success for an existing/new portfolio.

Some long-standing leadership issues like these require confidential, peer-group learning. So, each year, Lux gathers C-level leaders within our clients for a complimentary Executive Roundtable discussion. We select attendees based on the topic of discussion, industries of relevance, and desired cognitive diversity.

This invitation-only opportunity offers:

  • Exclusive gathering to tackle big challenges in innovation-related decision making — complimentary for Lux clients.
  • Invitation-only event for C-level leaders within large, global companies in adjacent industries.
  • Peer-group learning, contributing, and networking around critical leadership issues.
  • Confidential, safe space for CTOs, CSOs, and CEOs to engage in open, intellectual dialogue — guided by Lux and molded by the leaders in the Roundtable.
  • Actionable takeaways, including frameworks and follow-on conversations.

This Executive Roundtable will coalesce attendees’ experiences in employing innovation frameworks and contemplate how these frameworks can be adapted to address prospects and hurdles for the next few decades. Each attendee will leave the Executive Roundtable with the right elements for innovation decision-making for their company/industry based on joint work during this event.

Event Details

  • Location: Lenox Hotel, 61 Exeter St, Boston, MA 02116
  • Date: Monday, May 6th, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 4:30 pm EST

Lunch will be provided.

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Time (EST) Description
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Networking Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Leadership Challenge: Building the Decision-Making Muscle

As we enter a post-COVID normal, the hypotheses, factors, and inputs that went into prevailing innovation frameworks are being contested. The time is ripe for a closer look at frameworks for innovation decision-making to (i) gauge their continued relevance and usefulness and (ii) adapt them for specific industry segments. The ideal framework helps place the right bets, allocate the right resources, and generate the right outcomes.

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Cogitation: Exploring & Adapting

  • What long-standing hurdles in innovation decision-making are you experiencing? What frameworks and assessments do you use to make successful decisions in the midst of these hurdles?​
  • Lux will share the results of our survey of leaders at 100 companies around frameworks and criteria they use in decision-making — and the associated challenges.)
  • In an increasingly fragmented world where customer loyalties, supply chains, and regulatory interventions are all evolving rapidly, are your innovation frameworks able to keep up? ​
  • What dimensions, criteria, and data would you use — along with tools like machine learning — to begin developing the right framework for effective decision-making?
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Networking Coffee Break
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Implementation: Embedding & Performing

  • Lux will facilitate an exercise among the attendees to collaboratively crystallize the right elements for building frameworks for three industries that best represent the attendees’ companies.​
  • Once you’ve built the right framework for innovation decision-making, how do you foresee coalescing buy-in from your peers and direct reports within your company? What hurdles do you foresee in making your framework sticky?​
  • How would you use AI — in conjunction with institutional know-how and external partners — to test and accelerate decisions from this innovation framework?​
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Action: Three Questions

  • What is your biggest learning from today’s discussion, and how will you operationalize this key learning within your own organization?
  • What questions remain in your mind about the ideas, challenges, and solutions we discussed today?
  • What would you suggest as a topic/agenda for our next executive roundtable?
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM


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About the Lux Forums

The Lux Forums are a premier opportunity for innovation decision-makers to learn more about the commercially viable science and technology needed to enable sustainable innovation roadmaps. This event series brings together Lux Research’s global analysts with executives and industry thought leaders to learn from each other and tackle the most critical issues facing their industry today. 

At the Lux Forum, subject matter experts will provide meaningful insights relevant to oil and gas, utilities, industrials, chemicals, and consumer products innovation leaders. In this exclusive setting, attendees will make connections with executive-level industry counterparts through networking sessions and will take in cutting-edge research from the leading provider of sustainable innovation research and advisory services, Lux Research. These forums will deliver the thinking you need to accelerate the pace of innovation at your company.

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