HP Labs Director Dick Lampman is joining top executives from some
of the world's most successful companies this week at the inaugural
Fortune Innovation Forum, an invitation-only conference exploring
how businesses use innovation to gain a competitive edge.
Lampman, who is senior vice president for research at HP,
will talk about his evolving role as leader of HP's central
research lab, how corporate research has changed and his
views on the future during a panel discussion with research
directors from Intel, Microsoft and IBM.
“Despite changes in our structure and technologies, the beauty of all this
is that innovators still win,” Lampman says. “You develop something
unique for HP, something customers value, and so you build a profitable, growing
business -- ultimately, that’s what it’s about.”
This conference will bring together what organizer Fortune
Magazine calls "some of the most dynamic thinkers and
practitioners in the field." Participants include legendary
investor Warren Buffett, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and
senior executives from AT&T, JetBlue, Procter & Gamble,
General Motors, Cisco and Toyota.
The forum is scheduled for today and tomorrow in New York.
Sessions will be interactive, with a mix of interviews, panels,
debates and case studies followed by discussions with leading
"Innovation today means more than creating and bringing new products to
market," Fortune says. "It can mean gaining competitive advantage in
almost any arena, from managing people to marshalling financing, from streamlining
processes to approaching the global market."
Dick Lampman, HP Senior Vice President