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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Continuous Improvement of NASA's Innovation Ecosystem: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25505.
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Meeting Agendas

MEETING OF EXPERTS: JANUARY 30, 2018

National Academy of Sciences
Washington, DC

Setting the Stage

8:30 a.m. Welcome Dan Dumbacher (Meeting Chair), Executive Director, AIAA
Michael Moloney, Director for Space and Aeronautics, The National Academies
8:35 Opening Remarks & Setting the Stage Douglas Terrier
Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA

Session 1: Defining Innovation at NASA

9:00 Session Context and Issues Douglas Terrier
Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA
9:20 Moderated Roundtable Discussion Moderator (D. Dumbacher) & Experts
  • What does innovation mean to different people in different industries and fields?
  • How has the definition of innovation been changing in government agencies and companies in light of the pace of global, technological, socio-political, and demographic change?
10:05 Session Conclusions and Future Considerations Moderator
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Continuous Improvement of NASA's Innovation Ecosystem: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25505.
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Session 2: Benefits of Innovation

10:50 Session Context and Issues Douglas Terrier
Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA
11:10 Moderated Roundtable Discussion Moderator (D. Ward) & Experts
  • How do organizations quantify the benefits of innovation?
  • How do organizations measure innovation?
11:55 Session Conclusions and Future Considerations Moderator
12:10 p.m. Lunch

Session 3: Innovation Infrastructure

1:10 Session Context and Issues Douglas Terrier
Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA
1:30 Moderated Roundtable Discussion Moderator (D. Ward) & Experts
  • What are the responsibilities of different parts/levels of an innovating organization?
  • Are there important questions about innovation infrastructure that should be explored?
2:15 Session Conclusions and Future Considerations Moderator

Session 4: Innovation Risks, Barriers, and Existing Strengths at NASA

3:00 Session Context and Issues Douglas Terrier
Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA
3:20 Moderated Roundtable Discussion Moderator (D. Dumbacher) & Experts
  • What are barriers to innovation in its dimensions (creativity, technology, psychology, culture, etc.) that are relevant to NASA and faced by other government and non-government organizations, and how are they addressed?
  • What special infrastructures or processes exist within NASA, and can these be expanded into the innovative process?
4:05 Session Conclusions and Future Considerations Moderator

Final Discussion

4:20 General Discussion and Wrap-up Meeting Chair
  • Insights and issues from today’s discussion
  • Implications for workshop scope and organization
  • General plan for what topics and information will be needed for second experts meeting
  • Preliminary ideas for topics, speakers, and approaches that would useful at workshop
5:45 Meeting Adjourns
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Continuous Improvement of NASA's Innovation Ecosystem: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25505.
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MEETING OF EXPERTS: MARCH 19, 2018

National Academy of Sciences
Washington, DC

Setting the Stage

8:30 a.m. Welcome Douglas Terrier
Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA
8:35 Opening Remarks & Setting the Stage Douglas Terrier
Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA
  • Summary of Lessons and Big Ideas captured from mee
  • Desired Outcomes/Deliverables of Meeting ting #1
  • Planned Approach to Sessions

Session 1: Innovation Infrastructure (continued)

9:35 NASA Background Details Relevant to Session Questions Douglas Terrier
Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA
9:50 Moderated Discussion T. Kline & Experts
  • How does your organization provide an atmosphere that supports and fosters innovation?
  • What are the tools you use in your organization to incentivize innovation?
  • What are the characteristics that you look for in your workforce and how do you manage the recruitment/hiring/retention of an innovative workforce?
10:50 Session Conclusions and Future Considerations T. Kline

Session 2: Benefits of Innovation (continued)

11:15 NASA Background Details Relevant to Session Questions Douglas Terrier
Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA
11:30 Moderated Discussion T. Kline & Experts
  • How do you show the benefits to innovation when you talk to your stakeholders about new investments in innovation?
12:30 p.m. Session Conclusions and Future Considerations T. Kline
12:45 Lunch

Session 3: Risks, Barriers, and Strengths for Innovation

1:45 NASA Background Details Relevant to Session Questions Douglas Terrier
Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Continuous Improvement of NASA's Innovation Ecosystem: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25505.
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2:00 Moderated Discussion T. Kline & Experts
  • What are the risks and barriers you have experienced in your organizations?
  • What strengths do you foster in your organization that support innovation?
3:00 Session Conclusions and Future Considerations T. Kline

Final Discussion

3:30 Conclusions and Directions Douglas Terrier
Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA
  • Insights and issues from today’s discussion
  • 2X2 matrix exercise
  • What are two NASA strengths?
  • In what two ways is NASA uniquely capable?
  • Next steps
4:30 Meeting Adjourns
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Continuous Improvement of NASA's Innovation Ecosystem: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25505.
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WORKSHOP PLANNING MEETING: AUGUST 17, 2018

Washington, DC

Open Session

9:00 a.m. Setting the Stage Douglas Terrier, Chief Technologist
NASA HQ
  • Background
  • Current Situation
  • Goals
10:00 Break
10:15 NASA’s Innovation Framework Ken Wright, Lead, Innovation (via Zoom)
NASA HQ
  • Status
  • Key Questions to Be Addressed by Workshop Participants
10:45 Preliminary Discussion of Workshop Agenda Organizing Committee & Guests
  • Workshop Goals
  • Workshop Deliverables
  • Agenda Elements to Facilitate Goal Accomplishment and Deliverable Production
12:30 p.m. Working Lunch in Room; Discussion Continues
1:30 Introduction of Strawman Workshop Agenda Teresa Kline
NASA Office of the Chief Technologist
1:45 Iterative Workshop Agenda Design Organizing Committee & Guests
  • Identify Keynote Topic and Speaker
  • Identify Moderators, Facilitators, and Alternates
  • Discuss Workshop Session Focus Questions
3:45 Break
4:00 Identify Invitation List Organizing Committee
  • Experts and Alternates
5:15 Next Steps Dan Dumbacher, Chair
5:30 Meeting Adjourns
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Continuous Improvement of NASA's Innovation Ecosystem: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25505.
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WORKSHOP: NOVEMBER 29-30, 2018

National Academy of Sciences
Washington, D.C.

November 29, 2018

7:30 a.m. Working Breakfast

Opening Session

8:20 Welcome Daniel Dumbacher, Executive Director, AIAA
8:30 Introductory Remarks Melanie Saunders, Deputy Associate Administrator, NASA
8:40 Setting the Stage Douglas Terrier, Chief Technologist, NASA
9:15 Workshop Approach Daniel Dumbacher, Executive Director, AIAA

Focus Sessions

9:45 Focus Session: Rotation #1
Pre-Mortems and Failure Conditions
Dan Ward, MITRE, and Julie Williams-Byrd, NASA
With: Patti Fletcher, Kathleen McInnis, and Lorna Tedder
Imagining Success 2030
Emily Truelove, MIT Sloan School of Management and Jill Marlowe, NASA
With: Dan Goods, Michael Ku, and Ryan McManus
Leadership Diagnostics
Mona Vernon, Thomson Reuters Labs and Harry Partridge, NASA
With: Kevin Antcliff, Kenny Cheung, Georgia DeNolfo, Annie Meier, Elizabeth Robertson, and Brent Sherwood
11:30 Focus Session: Rotation #2
1:15 p.m. Fireside Chat with Tom Cremins, Associate Administrator for Strategy and Plans, NASA
Facilitated by Christina Wallace, Vice President of Growth, Bionic
2:30 Focus Session: Rotation #3
4:15 Group Learning Discussion and Retrospective
Moderated by Janice Fraser, Chief Product Officer, Bionic
5:15 Reception
6:30 Adjourn for the Day
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Continuous Improvement of NASA's Innovation Ecosystem: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25505.
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November 30, 2018

7:30 a.m. Working Breakfast

Opening Session

8:30 Keynote Address Geoffrey Parker, Dartmouth College
9:00 Session Moderator Recaps of Key Items
Moderated by Wanda Sigur, Vice President, Civil Space, Lockheed Martin (retired)
  • Pre-Mortems and Failure Conditions (10 min)
  • Imagining Success 2030 (10 min)
  • Leadership Diagnostic (10 min)
9:40 Panel Discussion: Day 1 Lessons Learned Moderated by Wanda Sigur
10:45 Working Sections

Working Sections

Career and Talent Management
Janice Fraser, Bionic, and Robert (Bob) Gibbs, NASA
With: Atherton Carty, Erika Long, and Col. Rhet Turnbull
Portfolio Management
Martin Curran, Corning, and Robert (Bob) Pearce, NASA
With: Barbara Dalton, David C. Longren, Mark McClusky, and Matt Szugye
Program Leadership and Management
Dan Dumbacher, AIAA, and James (Jim) Reuter, NASA
With: Michael Gazarik, Julie Setser, and Wanda Sigur
Classical Enablers and Impediments to Innovation
Fred Kennedy, DARPA, and Craig Kundrot, NASA
With: David Hamilton, Tom Ingersoll, and Christopher Shank
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 Working Sections Continued
3:00 Report Out from Working Sections
Moderated by Daniel Dumbacher, Executive Director, AIAA
  • Career and Talent Management (20 min)
  • Portfolio Management (20 min)
  • Program Leadership and Management (20 min)
  • Classical Enablers and Impediments to Innovation (20 min)
  • Declaration of Intent to Take Action by Guests (10 min)
4:30 Closing Statement from NASA Douglas Terrier, Chief Technologist, NASA
4:55 Closing Statement Daniel Dumbacher, Executive Director, AIAA
5:00 Workshop Adjourns
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Continuous Improvement of NASA's Innovation Ecosystem: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25505.
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On November 29-30, 2018, in Washington, D.C., the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held the Workshop on the Continuous Improvement of NASA’s Innovation Ecosystem. The workshop was requested by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of the Chief Technologist with the goal of identifying actionable and implementable initiatives that could build on NASA’s current innovation culture to reach a future state that will ensure the agency’s continued success in the evolving aerospace environment. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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