Live Call Replay: Kate O’Keefe on Building an Innovation Bootcamp with Impact

Idea challenges are exciting when they happen. But the aftermath can be underwhelming: a slough of ideas that ultimately fizzle out. Many innovation teams are still in search of an innovation event, or series, that can deliver a lasting impact.

Kate O’Keeffe, Founder of Cisco’s Hyper Innovation Living Lab, has designed one solution: a 48-hour innovation bootcamp that has led to two startups, seven patent applications, and over 20 internal growth initiatives so far. The program, known internally as CHILL, often involves a mix of Cisco employees and outside partners.

“CHILL is really about focusing on areas of innovation that require industry-wide involvement,” she said.

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