Forging Effective Internal Partnerships to Fuel Innovation
Our first Field Study in Ohio will cover a range of topics important to corporate innovation, strategy, and R&D leaders — with a special focus on how you create the right partnerships with business units and other functions to make innovation an everyday occurrence, not an isolated initiative.
How do you work with colleagues around the business to set objectives for an innovation program? How should they be involved in incremental, adjacent, and transformational innovation activities? How do you ensure that they become advocates — rather than adversaries? Our session leaders will include representatives from business units as well as functions like legal, HR, finance, and tech.
If those issues are relevant to you, you won't want to miss our Cleveland Field Study this June. As with all our Field Studies, this one is limited to registrants currently in a corporate role.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Receiving 10+ million visitors from across the world, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates and archives the achievements of the most influential rock-and-roll musicians, producers, and engineers in history.
Join us as we tour six levels of rock-and-roll history and learn from President and CEO Greg Harris about how The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has created an external network to fuel their innovations.
Many people think of American Greetings as a purveyor of greeting cards and party goods, but as VP of Innovation Carol Miller describes it, the privately-held company is in the “meaningful connections” business, helping people make connections with family and friends. We'll tour their newly-built headquarters, participate in a workshop session led by Carol, and meet with other leaders of the business, including CMO Alex Ho.
Cleveland Clinic Innovations
Join us as we tour this world-renowned facility, and meet with the Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations (CCI), Peter O'Neill, who runs a team that transforms ideas to improve patient care into patents and licenses. Cleveland Clinic Innovations has been granted more than 850 patents, and the Clinic has been a source of breakthroughs since it was founded in 1920, including pioneering work in organ transplants, neuroscience, and cardiac surgery. CCI uses a unique approach to assess, protect, build, test, and market the most promising ideas of their 51,000+ caregivers.
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Why Attend an Innovation Leader Event
TestimonialsDon't take our word for it. Listen to your peers from other large organizations who have attended Innovation Leader events in 2017.
Working in corporate innovation can feel like you are on an island alone at times. It is refreshing and inspiring to be with others who are in similar circumstances.
SVP and Head of Customer Experience Insights, Wells Fargo
A rare opportunity to learn ... with a broad range of innovation professionals. Natural collaboration built right into the structure of the event.
Innovation Director at $183B telecommunications company
At the end of two full days, I find myself wishing this was a three day event!! That has never happened to me before.
Director, Breakthrough Innovation at Stanley Black & Decker
I left very energized and inspired by all the creativity showcased, best practices shared and relationships made.
VP, Brand & Culinary Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands
Perfect [event] to facilitate candid dialogue across industries around the opportunities, realities and challenges of real innovation.
VP Innovation at Nationwide
It was amazing! Being able to see and learn from how other great companies innovate is a singularly unique opportunity.
Innovation lead at large insurance company
A wonderfully intimate and meaningful networking and knowledge sharing opportunity. I learned a lot that I will immediately bring back to my group.
GM Innovation at Goodyear
The Innovation Leader Field Studies treat leaders and peers to open up an amazing creative and learning environment.
UX Designer, Arthrex, Inc.
This is my third IL event, and each time, I learn something new, and meet incredibly smart and genuine people it a fantastic opportunity to learn, network and have fun!
Senior Director at Walmart
Hotel & Travel Information
Arrival — If you are flying in to the Field Study, we recommend arriving on Tuesday, June 19, as the program will begin early on Wednesday, June 20.
Hotels — As most corporations have loyalty and reward programs for specific hotel chains, we have not reserved a room block for the Field Study. Our recommended hotels are listed below:
Departure — The program will end in the early evening on Thursday, June 21.
Questions — If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ellen Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (855) 585-0800.