Military Review English Edition July-August 2014 - Page 49

CULTURE OF INNOVATION on Columbus Day weekend, 2013, at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Over one hundred men and women of varying ranks and ages, and from all four services, gathered to discuss innovation and to propose creative solutions to challenges facing the DOD. The three-day conference included a series of keynote speeches by successful innovators from the DOD and the private sector. Inspiring stories from small business CEOs and Internet startups were followed by proposals for creative solutions to complex institutional