I love doing corporate dinner award ‘shows’ – I think it is a critical way of encouraging and supporting innovation – so much so, that I’ve written a blog post about the importance of award shows. Over my 25 year career, I’ve probably done at least 10 of these events, and love the opportunity to participate in an event where ‘innovation heroes’ are recognized. This particular dinner event was for major customers of this global chemicals company who had developed new and innovative products. My keynote focused on the accelerating scientific and other trends that would continue to drive product innovation into the future, with a key message that change is now happening faster than ever before. The photo below gives you a sense of the wonderful stage and room setup for this particular event!