Topics Include:

  • Getting started with innovation without being intimidated

  • How to stay focused and choose the "right" ideas

  • Guiding a great idea from conception to implementation

  • Demonstrating an innovation mindset to boost your personal brand


Mentor Jon Pershke

Jon began his career at IBM as a business-minded engineer and evolved into an executive leader focused on cutting-edge new solutions to make lives better, move industries forward, and expand opportunities presented by the digital revolution.

After leaving IBM, Jon spent several years as a global supply chain executive at the powerhouse technology manufacturing companies, Solectron and Celestica. He eventually held similar roles at Lenovo before evolving into a leader of strategy and business transformation organizations and projects. Most recently before retirement, Jon served as the VP of Strategy and Emerging Business Development.

Jon graduated from the MIT Sloan School of Management with a Masters in Technology Management and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.