Gina O’Connor

Professor O’Connor joined Babson in January 2019. She spent 29 years at the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she was a Professor of Marketing and Innovation Management and held numerous administrative roles. She earned her Ph.D. in Marketing and Corporate Strategy at NYU, and worked as a contract administrator for McDonnell Douglas Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri.
Gina has published many scholarly papers, five of which have received best paper of the year awards in their respective journals. She has co-authored three books on breakthrough innovation. One of those was named one of the top three business books of the year by Strategy + Business Magazine and the most recent one was named 2nd on the list of recommended books on innovation by InnovationLeader in 2019. In 2018 she was named a Crawford Fellow by the Product Development and Management Association, one of only six recipients of that award.
Gina’s professional objective is to help large established companies learn how to renew themselves through organic growth via breakthrough, strategic innovation. She is an active speaker and consultant for a number of US and European companies, and is passionate about developing the next cadre of innovation leaders.

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ID Event Name Duration Start Date
UE-2158 Innovation Roundtables Virtual Summit 2022 1 Days February 23, 2022