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The Ex-Files
It can be hard to tell the truth about the real challenges, communication breakdowns, and political conflicts that often surround innovation. We reached out to 16 people who’ve recently worked in corporate innovation, strategy, technology, and new ventures roles at major brands—Target, Nike, Disney, Whirlpool, and GE among them. We asked them about some of the biggest lessons they learned during their tenure.

Upcoming IL events and conferences

Atlanta Field Study 2018
Cultivating Talent & Competitive Advantage
How are companies like Google, Dover Industries, the Atlanta Braves, and others building the future in Atlanta? Join us for Innovation Leader’s Atlanta Field Study on December 5-6, 2018. Atlanta’s innovation ecosystem is one of the most dynamic recruiting and developmental environments in the U.S. Come see how large companies are plugging into it — and how they’re benefitting. Check back often as we’ll be updating the page with more info regarding speakers, sites, and more.
San Francisco 2019
Immersive Learning in San Francisco and the Valley
Innovation Leader Field Studies help senior innovation professionals engage with a global community of their peers inside innovative labs and workplaces around the globe. At San Francisco Field Studies in 2014 and 2017, Innovation Leader took corporate attendees on tours of Visa, Verizon, Yelp, Twitter and Intuit, just to name a few.Join us in February 2019 for a Field Study in San Francisco. More details on topics, speakers and site visits to follow, but the best deals on tickets are first-come, first-serve, so don’t wait to register.

IL Research & In-Depth Reports

Our Latest Report: Blueprints for Corporate Innovators

One of the big projects we’ve been working on at IL over the past year has been building tools, templates, and other resources to help people working on innovation in large organizations. Our latest report brings those resources together into a comprehensive collection for innovation teams at all stages of maturity. Download the report »

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Live Call: Membership Information Session
Join IL membership guru, Adam Perri, for an overview of our membership benefits, the companies we help, and a breakdown of our audience. Listeners will also get a sneak peak of our upcoming events and quarterly research reports. After the walk-through, you can ask any and all questions about joining. Tune in to learn why a membership can benefit you and your company!

Thursday, October 25 from 2-2:30 p.m. ET — Get details & register »
Master Class: How to Build a Winning Business Case for Innovation Management
Join Ludwig Melik, CEO of Planbox, and Tim Mataja, Sr Innovation Advisor at Novatek International, as they discuss how you should articulate your program focus areas, potential financial impact, and investments. By the end, you’ll be able to develop a 10-minute winning pitch book that includes the strategic, operational, and financial dashboard for your CEO.

Tuesday, October 30 from 2-3:00 p.m. ET — Get details & register »

IL Video

Lab Visits, Advice from Corporate Innovators, Webcasts & More

Looking to see how other companies have set up innovation labs — or to better understand how your CEO thinks about innovation? Our video series brings you front lines insights on how large companies approach innovation. Plus, replays of our past webcasts.

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From Our Strategic Partners

Pointers: Expert Advice on Innovation Strategy
The most useful and compelling pieces of expert advice from our Strategic Partners. Have a look »

Latest Thought Leadership: White papers, research reports, and articles from Innovation Leader’s Strategic Partners.

Directory of Innovation Firms