12:00 p.m. CST
Innovation for Future Needs
  • Sam Landers
  • Senior Fellow R&D, retired
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Called by former Goodyear colleague and author Norbert Majerus “a true ‘serial innovator’”, Sam is the “best in the field of innovation…and how to make lean and innovation coexist” (Lean Driven Innovation, 2016, xviii). Sam will discuss his extensive experience working with design teams and customers to bring new products to market with speed and success. His Lean journey focuses on value creation and maximizing process flow rather than waste reduction. Sam’s insights will generate energy, motivate engineers and encourage new thinking and tools.