Our March lunch featured a panel discussion with some high-profile executives who are spearheading intrapreneurship efforts within large, local companies. Panelists included Brian Holzer, M.D., Founder and CEO of Lacuna Health, a subsidiary of Kindred Healthcare, W. Colton Payne, Global Brand Manager for Woodford Reserve and Old Forester at Brown-Forman Corp. and Emily Geiger, VP BigCo Innovation at Cintrifuse & Managing Director of Spry Labs. The discussion was moderated by Tonya McKinney, Managing Partner and Innovation Champion for Tata Consultancy Services.
Intrapreneurs are known for approaching leadership and operational challenges like entrepreneurs. The panelists shared how the are working within the boundaries of their organization to build creative and innovative products and programs. They discussed everything from choosing the right innovation organizational model to entrepreneur-enterprise engagement strategies to the role of an intrapreneur in the execution of ideas.