Brianna Goodlin, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Conduit Innovation.
Day One opened with a fireside chat at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’s Well-B innovation lab, featuring David Crean, VP of Innovation.
Some of the InnoLead team members who helped organize and execute the Field Study (from left): Scott Kirsner, Kristen Krasinskas, Elana Wilner, Caitlin Harper, Andy Donovan, and Donna Rice.
Catherine Colangelo, Project Manager, Innovation at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
Chief Innovation Officer Chris Mayer leads a tour of Suffolk Construction’s headquarters.
Participants get a tour of Well-B, the innovation lab at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
Participants check out demos of virtual reality, augmented reality, IOT, and other emerging technologies at PTC headquarters.
Jennifer Rousseau of Altus Venture talks about what it takes to create a startup inside an established company.
Ally Schneider of E*Trade leads a session on “Building and Leveraging a Partner Ecosystem.”
Jennifer Rousseau of Altus Ventures asks a question of Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah.
Darin Dillard, Sr. Director of R&D at Caliber Public Safety.
Amanda Ramos of Gensler participates in a workshop led by Cantina on “Brainstorming Terrible, Awful, No Good, Very Bad Ideas.”
Jonathan Jewett, VP of Corporate Sales at Wellspring Worldwide.
Participants get a tour of Wayfair’s offices in the Back Bay neighborhood, which included a stop for demos of VR, AR, and tactile simulation technologies.
Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah talks with Scott Kirsner of InnoLead about the company’s origins and growth — as well as how it cultivates new ideas.
Heather Wishart-Smith, Senior Vice President of Technology & Innovation at Jacobs.
Rich Gotham, President of the Boston Celtics, helped us kick off Day One of the Field Study with a conversation about how the team leverages technology and data.
Aimara Quijada, Operations Manager at Conduit Innovation.
Google’s Steve Vinter talks with Scott Kirsner, CEO of InnoLead, about attracting and coaching top talent.
Douglas Lee, Vice President of Professional Services & Customer Engagement at Harris Computer.
Jay Dia, Director of Finance and Operations at LearnLaunch, an edtech accelerator.
Nondini Naqui of John Hancock tackles the question, “How Can Other Parts of the Company Innovate — Beyond the Innovation Group?”
Kaitlin Milliken of InnoLead interviews Chris Mayer, Chief Innovation Office at Suffolk Construction.
Alfred Byun of Gensler, Amanda Ramos of Gensler, and Erin Narloch of Reebok lead a session on “Using Story to Access Knowledge & Innovate for the Future.”
Our 2019 Boston Field Study brought more than 60 executives together to discuss the commitments, investments, and partnerships required to be a true industry leader in a time of change. We toured the offices of Wayfair, Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Well-B innovation center, PTC, Suffolk Construction, and the LearnLaunch edtech innovation hub.
Attendees also participated in talks led by executives from Google, the Boston Celtics, Reebok, E*TRADE, John Hancock, and more. Thanks to our friends at Cantina and Wellspring for their help in executing a phenomenally successful event!
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