Doug McColgin

Networking is not working
Carmel, IN
@dougmccolgin

Big Idea:
We feel pressured to network with those in the same background, company, or sector, but great discovery exists in connections with those outside of our work-world.  We can leverage our local community to drive breakthrough innovations, but we have to find those who think differently than ourselves.

Bio:
Doug is actively working to build Indianapolis into an innovation center through his role as Board President at the non-profit Centric and his work at the Carmel-based consultancy, Insight2.  Doug is also one of the founders of Indy’s Day of Innovation Conference and Indiana Innovation Awards. Is it possible for a mid-market, Midwestern city to inspire, create, and support real innovation from its residents? YES, by creating a liquid environment where ideas are shared among the four pillars of an innovation economy: business, non-profit, academia, and government.