Impact 2018 is the only conference designed exclusively for corporate innovation, new ventures, and R&D leaders in large organizations. It happens October 16-18 in Boston. Limited space remains.

Discuss best practices — and what really creates impact — with peers from Amazon Business, GoogleX, Facebook, Lyft, Walmart, the Orlando Magic, the Boston Celtics, Embraer X, Lucasfilm, the Department of Homeland Security, and Kellogg Co., plus professors from Harvard Business School, Babson College, and MIT’s Sloan School.

Impact is for corporates only; no vendors allowed, so it's a safe and high-value environment for comparing and contrasting your approach with others.

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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Impact 2018
Driving Meaningful Impact in Corporate Innovation
Impact 2018 is Innovation Leader’s annual conference, which brings together 300+ corporate innovation professionals to help them create meaningful change within their organizations. You’ll learn from peers at companies like Hyatt, Walmart, Pfizer, Neiman Marcus, Boeing, Anthem, BNP Paribas, Porsche, Dell EMC, and more. Plus, dive into a case study at Harvard Business School, learn to row on the Charles River, or visit MIT’s new startup incubator, The Engine.
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.

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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!

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Master Class: Integrating Strategic Planning with Portfolio Management
As the art of portfolio management evolves, innovators face a common challenge: aligning the pipeline of their investments with the product strategy. Michael Tulaney and Craig Bangham of Sopheon, the enterprise innovation management firm, will discuss how strategic planning can help you manage your portfolio. This Master Class will explore different approaches to structuring portfolios, constructing portfolio data models, and creating a workable governance model to ensure alignment.

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Master Class: Partnering with Startups to Drive Innovation
Large companies are finding startups to be a rich source of technology possibilities and a testbed for emerging needs. The question is how to be intentional about these relationships. Brian Christian from our strategic partner, The Inovo Group, will discuss the reasons for working with startups and how to integrate these relationships into your innovation system. We’ll also take your questions.

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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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Pointers: Expert Advice on Innovation Strategy
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Latest Thought Leadership: White papers, research reports, and articles from Innovation Leader’s Strategic Partners.

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