Celebrate World Product Day with Duke Energy!

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Curious about how Duke Energy is using digital disruption to respond to a changing industry and shifting customer demands? Heard about Duke Energy's Innovation Center at Optimist Hall and want to look inside?

Join us as Duke Energy hosts a Optimistic about Innovation - Duke Energy Digital @ Optimist Hall. Hear internationally recognized speaker and innovation leader José Pires speak on the Excellence & Innovation Acceleration: Unleashing the Power of Great People and Organizations. We will also hold a tour of Optimist Hall for those interested.

More about our speaker
José Pires is an internationally recognized expert in business innovation. He serves as Global Excellence & Innovation (E&I) executive leader and advisor for start-ups, scale-ups and Fortune 500 companies, where he oversees the global identification, prioritization and execution of high value business improvements and innovations for the companies, business partners and customers in multiple markets.

Pires has held Excellence & Innovation (E&I) leadership positions in large, global companies in the electronics (Sony), semiconductor (Cymer-ASML), food (Nestlé), energy / water / telecommunications infrastructure (Black & Veatch) and oil & gas/energy (Andeavor-MPC) industries. Throughout his career, he developed and refined E&I as an award winning program to accelerate innovation, leadership development, strategy execution and value creation, positively impacting more than 100 organizations and 30,000 professionals in 20+ countries.


There is ample parking around Optimist Hall with 6 parking lots around the building, and 4 parking lots available for public use. You can also take the Light Rail to Parkwood station and take a very short walk to the building.