If your organization’s goal is to move beyond “innovation theater,” or to reinvigorate a long-standing R&D group, this event is designed to help move you forward quickly with input from peers in a wide range of industries. We’ll explore what actually drives concrete results. How to set up metrics and governance that support (rather than stifle) innovation. We’ll also share best practices on creating networks of champions internally, and external partnerships with startups, inventors, and academia. Join us in Atlanta for an event that will enable you to learn from seasoned companies, and help you create the systems and relationships you need to win at innovation over the short, medium, and long term.
This event will run all day on April 24th (8 AM to 4 PM), with optional pre-event activities on April 23rd (3-6 PM).
Innovation Leader's Deep Dive events bring together 50+ innovation professionals for one day to focus in on a single theme. These events are designed just for corporate innovators – no consultants, no software vendors, no sales pitches. Be prepared for lots of interactive sessions, peer-driven learning, and tactics you can bring home and put to use immediately.
Infused with peer-driven learning, skill-building, and interactive activities, our off-the-record sessions are for attendees' ears only. No slides, no panels, no fluff...just real conversations with your peers from the world's most successful companies.
The Deep Dive will take place at Porsche, with pre-event activities at Lab1886 or Airbus Aerial.
Fly in on April 23rd by 2 PM to join exclusive pre-event activities at Airbus or Lab1886. Join us at Airbus Aerial, and hear from Jesse Kallman, President of Airbus Aerial & Airbus Defence & Space Intelligence, North America. Or join us at Lab1886, the startup incubator that came out of Daimler/Mercedes-Benz. During this optional pre-event, you'll hear from Paul Lafata, CEO, and experience a hands-on demo of what they're currently working on.
Porsche will be hosting us on April 24 for the Deep Dive. Check back for more details on the site visit.
Hotel: As most corporations have loyalty and reward programs for specific hotel chains, we have not reserved a room block for this event. Our recommended hotels are listed below:
Arrival & Departure: If you are flying in for the Atlanta Deep Dive, we recommend arriving early afternoon on April 23rd, as we have optional pre-event visits for you to either Lab1886 or Airbus. The program will begin early on Friday, April 24th. The program will end in the early evening on Friday, April 24th.
Questions: If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Elana Wilner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is limited to corporate innovation, strategy and R&D professionals. That’s everyone from Chief Innovation Officers and VPs of Innovation, to Directors of Innovation and R&D Managers. If you’re responsible for new products or services inside your company, you’re probably the right fit.
No. This is a pitch-free zone. Aside from our Innovation Leader partners, we do not admit consultants, advisors, software firms, or others who might try to pitch you something. This is a safe environment.
No. This is a presentation-free zone. No PowerPoints or presentations of any kind.
You will be responsible for your own travel to and from the event.
Yes! Never hesitate to reach out to event team with your dietary requirements, email@example.com. The sooner the better though ... the deadline is two weeks before the event so we can arrange with our caterer(s).
Check back for our recommended hotels..
Business casual, with the emphasis on casual.
No. All our sessions are confidential and off-the-record.
Maybe. Depending on the site. However, this site does not require it.
Event ticket purchases are final. However, you may substitute or transfer your registration to a colleague no later than 10 days before the start of an event. After this deadline, you will not be able to transfer your registration or receive a refund. Please request your transfer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you’re working to make change happen inside a large organization, Innovation Leader was created especially for you.
We create downloadable templates and tools; report on what the world’s best companies are doing; and convene your peers to share best practices, in conference calls, webcasts, and at live events. Everything we do is geared to helping you deliver impact in your organization, whether you work in strategy, R&D, new ventures, design, technology, or innovation.