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Clay Christensen is one of the most influential thinkers in the corporate innovation arena. In the latest episode of Innovation Answered, we ask, “How do Clay Christensen’s ideas apply in 2019?” Podcast Host Kaitlin Milliken sits down with Innovation Leader Editor Scott Kirsner to discuss his conversations over the years with the acclaimed business school professor.
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Upcoming IL events and conferences

Deep Dive New York
Getting Started and Expanding Innovation
Innovation Leader’s one-day Deep Dive conference in NYC will feature two tracks for participants at two different stages of the innovation journey. The “Year 1” track will focus on the foundations you absolutely need to get right in the first year of an initiative. The “Year 3 and Beyond” track will focus on the upgrades and refinements that happen after an innovation initiative has been in place for three or more years.

London Field Study 2019
Join us for Two Immersive Days in London
Innovation Leader Field Studies help senior innovation professionals engage with a global community of their peers inside innovative labs and workplaces around the globe. Join us June 27th & 28th for a Field Study in London. More details on the pre-event activity, speakers and site visits to follow, but the best deals on tickets are first-come, first serve, so don’t wait to register.
Impact 2019
Innovation Leader’s Annual Conference is Back
Innovation Leader’s annual Impact conference is back – and better than ever, hosted this time in San Francisco on October 23-24, 2019. Two days. 65+ sessions. 100+ companies. 350+ attendees. All of it dedicated to helping you create impact in your company. And as always, Impact is the only conference designed just for corporate innovators – no consultants, no software vendors, no sales pitches.

IL Research & In-Depth Reports

Our Latest Report: Co-Creation and Ecosystems

In this report, we highlight data from 275 innovation professionals on co-creation and ecosystem development, specifically with a focus on the value, internal players, and role models associated with these approaches. The report includes perspectives from innovation leaders at Boeing, Marriott, Southern Company, Johnson & Johnson, Ericsson, and IBM, as well as case studies from Cisco, Xerox, Bayer, and more.

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Live Call: Forging Meaningful Partnerships at Bayer
Join us on April 3rd from 12 p.m.-12:45 p.m. ET for a live call with Dr. Chris Haskell, the head of the pharmaceutical company’s West Coast Innovation Center in San Francisco. During the call, Haskell will discuss how their team innovates in a highly regulated industry. Other topics of discussion include finding the right partnerships and engaging the Silicon Valley ecosystem. Haskell will also answer your questions.

Wednesday, April 3 from 12-12:45 p.m. ET — Learn more and register »
Master Class: Building the Right Foundation for Innovation
Join us on May 2 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET for our Master Class with Nancy Tennant, a professor at the University of Notre Dame and the former Chief Innovation Officer at Whirlpool. In her latest book, Tennant explores the idea of the Innovation Universe — a unique framework that helps leaders absorb the wide array of offerings in the innovation marketplace and customize them for their company’s needs. During the call, Tennant will cover the four foundations of Innovation Universe.

Thursday, May 2 from 1–2:00 p.m. ET — Learn more and register »
Master Class: Co-Creation & Ecosystem Development
Join us on May 16 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. ET for a webcast with Andy Michuda, the President and CEO of the consulting firm Sopheon. Michuda will discuss how your company can build new kinds of partnerships, collaborations, and ecosystems. Other topics include tapping new sources of ideas and creating new go-to-market capabilities. Innovation Leader editor-in-chief Scott Kirsner will also participate to share some data from our research report, “Co-Creation and Ecosystem Development.”

Thursday, May 16 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET — Learn more and 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
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