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Thursday, November 4 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Shifting to R&D through Open Innovation – It Works! - Chris Lloyd-Jones, Avanade

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When you think of Research and Development, you might initially imagine a secretive and slow model of IP protection and ideation behind closed doors. At Avanade, a company providing strategy, technology, and experience services to the Global Fortune 1000, our R&D group was established three years ago and we decided to operate in the open. Come hear Chris Llloyd-Jones, head of open technology, speak to our journey, the lessons and bumps we hit along the way, as well as our achievements creating and growing a knowledge network on the topics we research. We’ll talk about our approach to open innovation, and how this unlocked greater collaboration with universities, our clients, and our ecosystem partners; ultimately allowing us to utilize open-source to accelerate the time to value for our R&D projects.

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Chris Lloyd-Jones

Head of Open Technologies / Blueprint Lead, Avanade / OpenUK
I lead the Open Technologies & Open Innovation group at Avanade, housing our open-source projects office (OSPO), developer relations team, and Avanade ventures (startup enablement, academia, and foundations.)I'm passionate about technology, believing in the importance of remaining... Read More →

Thursday November 4, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Silverado West
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