KANSAS CITY, MO—April 25, 2012—iKC, Kansas City’s innovation and entrepreneurship conference on June 20, 2012, will feature keynote speaker Michael E. Raynor, author of the The Innovator’s Solution and director at Deloitte Consulting LLP.
Michael Raynor has been featured on The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times bestseller lists for his first book, The Innovator’s Solution. His second book, The Strategy Paradox, has been named one of 2007’s 10 Best Business Books by BusinessWeek. In addition, Raynor’s third book, The Innovator’s Manifesto, has been ranked 14th in Inc. Magazine’s September 2011 Top 25 Business Book Bestseller list. All three of Raynor’s books focus on creating and sustaining successful growth in business.
In addition to writing, Raynor is the director of Deloitte Consulting LLP and provides consulting services to senior executives in the world’s leading corporations across a wide range of industries. In client projects and research such as these, Raynor explores the challenges of corporate strategy, innovation and growth.
Michael Raynor will speak on topics of innovation and business strategy at iKC, the upcoming innovation and entrepreneurship event in Kansas City. iKC, formerly known as The Chamber’s Innovation Conference and Think Big Partners’ Think Big Kansas City, is a day-long conference that will be hosted by H&R Block. The mission of the conference is to foster innovation and creativity in Kansas City, help build the “City of Entrepreneurs” and provide innovation and startup opportunities for corporations, KC businesses and entrepreneurs.
“We are excited to have a world class speaker like Michael Raynor give the keynote speech at our innovation and entrepreneurship conference, iKC,” said Herb Sih, co-founder of Think Big Partners. “There has never been a more important time in our city’s history to bring innovation and entrepreneurship together and encourage collaboration that will benefit the city for years to come.”
iKC takes place on June 20, 2012 at the H&R Block World Headquarters. Early-bird tickets are on sale now through May 23, 2012. The conference is currently seeking sponsors and speakers. iKC is hosted by Think Big Partners, LLC and The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. To learn more, visit www.sparkinginnovation.org or call (816) 842-5244.