Managing Director, Innovation Catalyst Group
Rich Duncombe is a proven executive with the capability to drive growth and launch new businesses within Fortune 50 technology companies. He is passionate about catalyzing innovation from concept to reality and creating corporate innovation systems that deliver profitable growth, foster a culture of innovation and motivate talented employees. Rich has led over 35 new business, products or technology projects in a wide array of applications. His executive leadership spans from business unit VP to director roles in strategy, product management, technology development, operations and sales.
Rich holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University. He served as president of the Corporate Venturing Consortium in partnership with MIT, curricula adviser and lecturer for the Building Innovative Leaders program with Stanford and board member for the Willamette Angel Conference. Rich is an Innovation Standard Certified Professional under the International Innovation Management Standard.
Great innovation is inherently unpredictable. And yet, as organizations grow, they are required to predictably manage innovation. We intend to explore this tension through the lens of a Hi-Tech environment. Panel Chair: Kelly Herwick