Best Practices

A look inside DuPont’s new innovation centers

We talk to Karin Weining, Global Innovation Excellence Leader at DuPont, about the company's network of a dozen innovation centers around the world. Weining says they're both technology showcases and places for DuPont to get closer to its customers, and they're bringing in tens of millions of dollars in incremental revenue to the company.

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Sept. 17 live call with Humana’s director of consumer innovation

Next Call: Our next edition of "Innovation Leader Live," our regular call-in show with innovation executives, will take place Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. EST, featuring Nate Bellinger, Director of Consumer Innovation at $40 billion health insurer Humana. Click here to register.
Last Call: If you missed our call with Xerox CTO Sophie Vandebroek, here's the complete audio.


Participate: Benchmarking Study

Our 2015 innovation benchmarking study is finally ready! Innovation executives can take the survey online, or contact us with questions. Recent reports:

Working With Startups: This 25-page special report explores how Coca-Cola, Time Warner, and others engage startups.
Compensation: Our 2014 survey looks at how innovation executives are incentivized, bonused, and more.


7 chronic problems
for CINOs to address

Next Webcast: Join us as Kalypso partner Bill Poston provides guidance on addressing seven chronic problems that prevent organizations from reaching their innovation potential. Register.
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“Should we quantify innovation impact?”

New Question: A new innovation leader in the utility industry asks for your help: "Should our team aim to quantify the impact we have on revenues, or reducing costs, at our company?" Reply here.

Last Question: A member recently sought data on how idea-flow might change when moving from a "traditional" office to an innovation lab. Weigh in.


Innovation Blueprint from Marriott

At 62 pages, this might be the biggest item in our Resource Center, which has dozens of internal documents from members. Covers innovation at the hotel company, with examples and success stories. Download a copy in our new Resource Center.


About the new Innovation Leader

Over the last year, we’ve had some great conversations and meetings with our readers, and we’ve learned some fascinating things. First, you consider yourselves “members” of Innovation Leader, not readers. Wow … who knew? That's yielded some important changes. Read more.