Issue 100 - 05 | How to be an Idea Guru: U.S. Department of Innovation, April 1, 2018

By Bryan W. Mattimore
Published Nov. 14, 2012 12:30 p.m.
“Please Note: The following is a transcript of the introductory workshop for the Department of Innovation’s, How to be an Idea Guru program, held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on April 1, 2018 at the Department of Innovation’s Training Center in Washington, DC. The Presenter is Dannel Malloy, Secretary of the Department of Innovation. The Guest Speaker is Bryan Mattimore, Cofounder and Chief Idea Guy at The Growth Engine Co.

I would like to welcome all of you who are here in person, as well as the other 5,300 of you who are viewing this workshop on-line. This is the Department of Innovation’s kick-off meeting for the How to be an Idea Guru training program. My name is Dannel Malloy, and I am the Secretary of the Department of Innovation. As many of you know, the Department of Innovation was created in early 2017 to deliver the new administration’s promise to restore the greatness of American ingenuity to every institution within our society. Our mission is to “pioneer, popularize, and promote the application of state-of-the-art ideation and innovation processes to generate new ideas for the benefit of our citizens, our institutions, and the U.S. economy.”

About Bryan W. Mattimore | Bryan W. Mattimore is president and co-founder of The Growth Engine Company, LLC, an innovation agency based in Norwalk, Connecticut. In the last 25 years, Bryan has facilitated over 1000 brainstorming sessions, moderated over 500 creative focus groups, and managed over 200 successful innovation projects for a wide variety of Fortune 500 clients. He is the inventor of the creativity training game, Bright Ideas.

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