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Inside Visa’s new innovation lab

Visa SVP Bill Gajda explains what the $12.6 billion credit and debit card company is aiming to achieve with a new innovation center in San Francisco, just 20 miles from its headquarters. It's about improving the way Visa collaborates with partners, makes venture investments, recruits, and more, he tells Innovation Leader.

Thomson Reuters: How a new video series spreads innovation
Owens Corning: Slides on metrics and a new market intelligence tool
Anonymous: Avoid innovation conflicts with these 12 important questions

2015 innovation benchmarking study

Innovation Leader and Innosight have teamed up to develop the industry's first innovation benchmarking report. Covering critical topics from metrics and project kill times to employee training and costs, the study will be released at a special event in Q2 2015. Take the survey!


Join a live call Dec. 4 with Kelly Services’ innovation chief

Next Call: Our next edition of "Innovation Leader Live," our regular call-in show with innovation executives, will take place Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. EST, featuring Rolf Kleiner, Chief Innovation Officer at the $5.4 billion staffing firm Kelly Services. Kleiner will take your questions on launching a program and creating meaningful revenues. Click here to register.
Last Call: If you missed our call with Lesley Solomon of the Innovation Hub at Brigham & Women's Hospital, here are the notes and complete audio.

Resource Center

New in the Resource Center: Docs from Gap, Nike, others

Check out the new documents in our Resource Center, including a colorful and action-oriented step-by-step look at Gap's innovation "brand" called Mindspark; a fun internal Nike event called "Attack from Left Field"; and a 35-page presentation from Procter & Gamble outlining innovation challenges and solutions, with plenty of examples and lessons. Go to the Resource Center.


Managing crowd-
sourcing campaigns

Innovation Leader partner Hype Innovation is hosting a Webinar on Dec. 2 that will discuss how to efficiently manage crowdsourcing campaigns. Specifically, the Webinar will explore how to evaluate submissions, how to effectively manage thousands of ideas, how to ensure outliers are taken into consideration, and more. Details in our Events section.


Idea-sorting strategies that work

New Question: How do companies like Allstate, Kraft Foods, Constant Contact, and Intuit sort ideas to focus on the winners? Get their advice and add yours here.

Thought Leadership

New collaborative innovation booklet

HYPE: See our Thought Leadership section for HYPE Innovation's new 12-page booklet on topics like handling large volumes of ideas. Download here.

From Mindjet: Recent UnitedHealth Group case study is now available in our Resources section.


A home for corporate innovators

Innovation Leader offers resources, research, tools, networking, and information to assist innovation executives inside large corporations. Learn more from founder Scott Kirsner.