Brian Aiken SVP Product Development
Skyrocket Toys
As SVP of Product Development, Brian leads Skyrocket’s efforts to extend brands, product categories and systems to further diversify the company's portfolio of innovative and tech-driven consumer products, including; drones, robots, vehicles, augmented reality & virtual reality gaming experiences, food activities, games and more. Headquartered in Los Angeles' Silicon Beach, Skyrocket has been named a Fortune 500 top privately held company, with a #1 market leader position in flying R/C (drones) and mass market distribution for all products. Brian joined Skyrocket in early 2016. Prior to his current role, he was Vice President, Product Development for Little Tikes where he led Design and Engineering. For over 20 years prior to that, he held various leadership roles at Fisher-Price. Brian is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He has earned more than 20 patents and received numerous Design awards over the years. He’s passionate about process innovation, through collaboration and chemistry to uniquely leverage trends, problems, wants and needs, of the entire product lifecycle, leading to simple and protectable solutions.

Day 2: Main Conference

16:00 PM Reinventing the "Incremental" Mindset for a Long-Term Disruptive Innovation Pipeline

Design thinking provides a game changing model for product development, focusing on out-of-the-box, disruptive changes over incremental capability improvements.  How do innovation leaders leverage design thinking to re-invent ideation?