MCAI Speaker Series - James Benham "Building Mad Scientists: Disrupt your Company with Technological Innovation"

Mar 3, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Virtual (Webinar Format)

About the Speaker: James Benham is CEO of JBKnowledge and host of The ConTech Crew podcast.  JBKnowledge is a premier provider of technology solutions for the construction and insurance industries and partners with MCAA and others to produce the Annual ConTech Report.

Building Mad Scientists: Disrupt your Company with Technological Innovation

Topic Description:

What does it mean to be a “Mad Scientist”? While the term may conjure images of white lab coats and unkempt hair, James Benham argues a “Mad Scientist” is someone willing to disrupt the status quo and experiment in hopes of breaking down inefficiencies. In this presentation, James challenges the common thinking around where innovation comes from and asks organizations to cultivate Mad Scientists within their teams to lead technology research and development efforts. Learn five steps to create a culture of innovation at your company by discovering the mad scientists that are already there and giving your team the tools and space to creatively solve problems with technology. A more profitable company can be created inside the laboratory of your own organization.

Learning Objectives:

• Review the historical context of thought-leaders throughout the ages who were deemed “Mad Scientists of Technology”
• Identify the modern tools and processes today’s innovators use to evaluate and test technology on projects
• Explore how practical application of technology, curiosity, experimentation, and
‘tinkering’ can be used to awaken today’s generation of mad scientists

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