Innovation Management Certification launched in Kuwait
November 6th to 8th marked an interesting partnership between ShiftIN and Vigor Events as they hosted the 1st edition of the Innovation Management Certification Program in Kuwait with support from the International Advertising Association (IAA) Kuwait Chapter. The program is designed as an interactive workshop aiming at developing the necessary capabilities in both, public and private sector organizations and is certified by the prestigious Global Innovation Management Institute, the Boston-based non-for-profit professional organization driving standards for innovation management worldwide.
Business innovation is a pervasive force in today’s fast changing environment. In fact, CEOs around the world recognize that business innovation is not only a core driver for creating and capturing new business value, but it’s also the key to long-term business survival and success. “Over the last decade, we have seen many impressive innovation breakthroughs in a range of industries. Despite such successes, innovation does not come easily. It is not enough to merely declare, we want to be more innovative.” said Roberto Wyszkowski a Partner of ShiftIN Partner with large experience in Kuwait where he has been leading engagement with Zain and the National Technology Enterprises Company NTEC.
The program that has been adopted by major MBA Programs and Corporations all over the world including many Fortune 500 companies, is still relatively in the region. However, these standards are becoming very popular among leading organisations such as Zain Telecom, DEWA, the UAE Prime Minister’s Office and Etisalat has started to adopt its frameworks and tools to boost innovation management capabilities. In its Kuwaiti edition, the course was attended by senior executives from the prestigious organisations sucha as Equate, Hadi Clinic, Kout Food Group and Habchi and Chalhoub. “This workshop is designed to build awareness, excitement and recognition for the importance of business innovation” said Carlos Guevara, Partner of ShiftIN Partners and Lead Trainer of this course.
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