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CEO Forum – Innovation Series

the curriculum

Session outline

Session 1: the innocation imperative and the role of the ceo:

What is Innovation… Why Now? How does it link to business strategy? How does your company create and capture value? How does the CEO steward value creation?

Session 2: Business Models – a deep dive:

Understanding business models and business model patterns to help the CEO analyze how innovation impacts the business model and market positioning.

Session 3: organizing for and driving change:

Creating an organization that can and will execute on innovation.

Session 4: How to Resource your Innovation Program:

Managing to invest in innovation from a people, process, and technology perspective.

Session 5: The Innovation Horizon and the Role of the CEO:

A discussion of how to embed innovation into organizational culture.


Sessions 2-5 to be held about every three weeks. Recommended reading materials will be provided each session, with follow-up actions suggested.


Program Thought Leaders/Facilitators

Sonali Shetty is a Digital Transformation Consultant and Educator at VCU’s DaVinci Center for Innovation.  Her impactful career at the intersection of technology and business includes being a founder of an AI/ML company, a Product Innovation agency and serving as Chief Technology Officer at a global non-profit.


Susan Rucker is a seasoned executive with over thirty years of progressively responsible positions managing high performance teams and growing businesses. She has served as a CFO, COO, and consultant in both public and private businesses and at a Big 4 accounting firm. Susan has served on multiple boards and has developed and taught leadership classes for private business and university executive education programs, and also facilitates multiple executive roundtables.