In addition to the technology and industry programs in the conference, the conference will offer some optional workshops or tutorials that attendees may choose to attend. These are generally scheduled on the last day of the conference.  Some are complementary but most require a fee to attend. 

This fee can be paid during registration.

For TEMS-ISIE 2019 the following workshops are being offered:

1. Developing innovative culture in an organization


In today’s highly competitive and globalized world, an effective innovative culture is critically important for an organization to not only survive but also thrive.  In this workshop, the facilitator, a long-time researcher on innovation, will interact with participants to identify the barriers and difficulties in developing an innovative culture, analyze the sources of such barriers and difficulties, and present practical concepts, approaches, and successful case studies for overcoming these barriers and difficulties. The participants will then break out into small groups to discuss potential applications of the concepts and approaches to their own organizations, and share their insights with each other during the final summary and closure. 

00:00 – 00:15       Introduction of Workshop and the Importance of Innovative Culture

00:15 – 00:45  Discussion of Innovative Cultural Experiences by Participants

00:45 – 01:15  Innovation: Definition, Process, and Key Participants

01:15 – 01:30  The Investment Perspective and a New Human Value Model

01:30 – 02:00  Two Successful Case Studies: Phillips and SRI International

02:00 – 02:30  Breakout Discussions on Potential Applications

02:30 – 03:00  Summary and Closure

Speaker Biography:

Facilitator: Oliver Yu, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, The STARS Group

Executive in Residence, College of Business, San Jose State University.

Dr. Oliver Yu, the Workshop Facilitator, is Founder & CEO of the STARS Group, a premier technology and resource strategy consulting firm spun off from SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute) in year 2000.  He is internationally recognized for his work on technology strategy and innovation management.  A Consulting Associate Professor of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford, he is also an Executive in Residence at the College of Business of San Jose State University, where he has organized over 15 international executive short courses on innovation management, in addition to teaching Technology Portfolio Planning & Management for the MBA-MSE dual-degree Program. In 2017, he co-founded with Dr. Curtis Carlson (former CEO of SRI, 1998-2014), and serves as the Board Chairman of Global Alliance for Innovators and Entrepreneurs (, which is currently working on the design and operation of innovation centers for two cities in China.  Dr. Yu holds a BSEE from Taiwan University, an MSEE from Georgia Tech, and an MS in statistics and a PhD in Operations Research from Stanford. He is an AdCom member of IEEE TEMS, a Fellow of Portland International Center of Management of Engineering & Technology (PICMET), and a Co-Founder of the International Society of Innovation Methods (I-SIM).  He has published over 80 technical papers and authored and co-authored 7 books on technology and innovation management, including Technology Portfolio Planning and Management by Springer, and Technology Management & Forecasting by Tsinghua University Press in China.  He is currently writing a book on Innovation Management for the 21st Century

Workshop fee: $100 

(in additional to conference registration fee if you are also to participate in the conference programs)

2. Systematic Innovation: Some Breakthrough Concepts and Tools


Everybody knows the importance of innovation. However, more than 95% of innovation comes rely on either a flash of genius or brainstorming to generate innovative ideas. Both methods belong to random innovation. Despite the usefulness of random innovation, it effectiveness is unreliable and may not get the best ideas available.

The subject of this workshop is about Systematic Innovation, particularly about a major branch of Systematic Innovation, TRIZ, the Russian acronym of Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. Systematic Innovation is a field which concerns about developing or using systematic methods/processes to generate innovative ideas for Technical, Strategic, or Business problem solving and/or opportunity identification. Its working concepts are from studies of prior humans’ innovative ideas/wisdom or natural phenomena. The working principles of TRIZ were extracted from the studies on principles behind millions of prior patents and then re-use the principles to generate innovative ideas. TRIZ can systematically help us break out of psychological inertia to identify innovative ideas. Many Fortune 500 companies such as Samsung, P&G, Intel, Siemens, GE, just to name a few, all use TRIZ as primary tools for innovation.

This workshop will illustrate some powerful concepts of TRIZ++, a greatly enhanced version of TRIZ, with examples. Some hands-on exercises will be provided to illustrate some basic TRIZ tools. Pointers to further studies and research/application opportunities will be provided. Participants will be able to use some basic TRIZ tools for their applications after the workshop.

Content to cover:

 Random vs Systematic Innovations

 Overview of TRIZ Systematic Innovation and 7 pillars of TRIZ++:

 Some breakthrough principles of TRIZ with Examples

 TRIZ positioning in the systematic process of Systematic Innovation

 Research/application opportunities in Systematic Innovation

 Further Learning Resources

 Cause-effect Contradiction Chain

 Solving Technical Contradictions

 Summary and conclusions

Speaker Biography:

D. Daniel Sheu, Ph.D., MBA

President, International Society of Innovation Methods

Honorary President, Society of Systematic Innovation

Editor-in-chief, International Journal of Systematic Innovation

Area Editor, Computers and Industrial Engineering

Professor Emeritus, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Dr. Daniel Sheu is a Professor at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan since 1996. Before then, he has 9 years of industrial experience in the electronic industries with Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, and Matsushita. Daniel has expert knowledge in TRIZ and systematic Innovation. He taught more than 100 sessions of industry training/consulting courses in more than 70 companies with more than 5,000 delegates. He successfully facilitated industrial teams to solve more than 80 real-world industrial problems which otherwise persisted for multiple years. Daniel Conducted 24 national/cross-strait conferences and 9 international conferences in the areas related to manufacturing/systematic

innovation/Industrial Engineering. He has been invited to deliver keynote/plenary speeches 12 times in international conferences and 15 times in national conferences.

Professor Sheu published 44 peer reviewed journal papers, 174 conference papers, authored 11 books, and translated 4 books. Thirteen of the books are in the areas of systematic innovation. Daniel holds 10 patents from Taiwan, China, and USA. The authored book on “Mastering TRIZ Systematic Innovation (vol. I & II)” have been used as the major TRIZ textbook in Taiwan for TRIZ courses in various universities.

Daniel received his Ph.D. degree in engineering from UCLA and MBA degree from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He also holds a B.S.M.E. degree from National Taiwan University and an M.S.M.E. degree from State University of New York at Buffalo. He is currently the President of the International Society of Innovation Methods, Honorary President of Society of Systematic Innovation, Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Systematic Innovation, and Area Editor of Computers and Industrial Engineering Journal.

Workshop fee: $100

(in additional to conference registration fee if you are also to participate in the conference programs)

3. Risk Management Intelligence

Complimentary tutorial workshop.  No workshop fee.

(More information to come..)