Thinking outside the box, or creating a whole new one, was on the minds of speakers at the THINK 13 conference, presented Tuesday to Thursday at the Swissotel in Chicago.
The theme for CO-OP Financial Services conference this year was zeroing in on how to "Disrupt Business as Usual" – to creatively disrupt an organization from within, before it gets disrupted from without.
Also from THINK 13:
- Virtual Teller Idea Wins THINK Prize 13
- The Great Change Debate
- THINK 13 on Wednesday: Slide Show
- Starring on Google+
- Mayor Booker Keynotes on Change
- Innovation That Maintains Identity
- Innovation Needs Controls
- Self-Assessment First Step in Innovation
- Leaders Should Talk Last
- CO-OP Rebrands ATM, Branching Networks
- Chicago Confab Kicks Off
Here are some photos of Tuesday’s action at the conference.
Below is John Costello, chief global marketing officer at Dunkin’ Donuts and an architect of the iconic brand’s “America Runs on Dunkin’” campaign.
Bill Cheney, president/CEO, CUNA, speaking on “Seizing Our Opportunity” during the Tuesday morning session of THINK 13. He emphasized credit union system collaboration during his remarks.
Valerie Coleman Morris, financial journalist and author and Master of Ceremonies at THINK 13.
Many taking notes, here is the THINK 13 audience shot during a Tuesday general session.
Start-up guru Scott Belsky told his audience that leaders should be the one talking last if they want creativity to flourish.
This THINK It Out roundtable discussion was held Tuesday morning with, from left, Bill Cheney, John Costello, Stan Hollen, Scott Belsky and Valerie Coleman Morris.
Nicole Clemens is the series development executive at the FX network and a veteran Hollywood talent agent. She spoke on the risks involved in taking a television show from concept to production, and about managing risk and change.
The Wharton School’s David Robertson, author of “Brick by Brick”, discussed the corporate turnaround of the iconic maker of Lego toys.
Tuesday afternoon's THINK It Out roundtable discussion featured, from left, Shazia Manus, CEO, The Members Group; David Robertson, Nicole Clemens, Rita Ramirez, vice president, Emerging Payments, MasterCard; and Valerie Coleman Morris.