Yvette Standberry, Director of Transformation and Health Solutions at Mathematica, presents her group’s ideas on barriers to innovation at a skill-building workshop led by Bea Schofield, Director of Customer Success at Wazoku (not pictured).
Suzan Briganti, CEO and Founder of Swarm Vision, gives attendees a visual representation of how different innovation and leadership styles can interact to help move a holistic vision forward.
Heather Hunt walks attendees through the steps of learning new visual thinking strategies to better suit teams. Hunt serves as the Executive Director And Global Head Of Learning And Development for IDEO.
Attendees gather to listen to Dave Drach, Founder and CEO of Range Development, lead a breakout session on selecting the best strategies for pursuing entrepreneur-driven innovation projects.
Impact attendees enjoy lunch discussions on the sixth floor of the venue, overlooking the NYC skyline.
Curtis Michelson, Certified Partner of Swarm Vision, and Kellie Benning, Senior Innovation Manager at Hormel Foods, collaborate on a drawing at a breakout session. The session, led by Lisa Rothstein, Chief Creative Officer at Drawing Out Your Genius (not pictured), focused on strategies for visual notes and communication.
Olivia Keller, Product Manager at SmartOrg, and Lynn Shourds, Senior Vice President of Sales at InnovationCast, enjoy a networking break with coffee and conversation.
Nicole Corbin-Hanson, Product Manager — Innovation at Moen, interacts with Impact speaker Jess Anselmi (not pictured), who led a breakout session about innovating the customer experience. Anselmi serves as the Vice President of Marketing for The Sill.
The InnoLead team members, who staffed and oversaw Impact NYC, pose for a quick photo. From left: Kristen Krasinskas, Kristof Torok, Scott Kirsner, Meghan Hall, Kate Priddy, Gina Imperato, Parys Zambas, Alex Slawsby.
Stephanie Kim, Senior Director of Enterprise Innovation at KPMG US, kicks off the Impact NYC Day 1 keynote address with a large crowd of attendees.
From left: Erica Amatori, Murat Aktihanoglu, Kai Ren, and Michael Goldstein, head up a skill-building session on building successful and powerful startup ecosystems. Amatori serves as the Head of Platform at Leftlane Capital; Aktihanoglu is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Remarkable Ventures; Ren is the Head of NY Innovation at BNY Mellon; Goldstein is the Founder of Switchpitch.
Cal Austin, Innovative Customer Experience Lead – Emerging Markets at Pfizer, leads a breakout session on the importance of engaging the broad organization in innovation.
Jon Leland, Jennifer Gootman, and Rebecca Cameron lead a Fireside Chat on what it takes to move the needle on innovation and strategy on day two of Impact NYC. Leland serves as the Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Sustainability at Kickstarter; Gootman is the Director of Social Consciousness and Innovation at Williams-Sonoma; Cameron formerly served as Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Nasdaq.
Scott Kirsner, CEO & Founder of InnoLead, and Parys Zambas, Senior Event Producer at InnoLead, welcome attendees back for day two of Impact NYC.
Several attendees interact with a station set up in a skill-building workshop about pushing long-standing organizations to adopt better transformational innovation strategies. Gina O’Connor, a Professor of Innovation at Babson College in Boston (not pictured), led the session.
Impact attendees Ralph Hartmeier, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer at rready, and Carlie Barrett, a Senior Consultant at PA Consultants, discuss why being drivers can both benefit and detract from their leadership styles in a breakout session led by sponsor Swarm Vision.
Tracy Rossettini, Senior Director of Research & Devlopment at Hain Celestial Group, leads a breakout session focused on food trends in 2022, where attendees brainstormed and participated in culinary taste tests.
From left: Jason Berns, Head of Product & Manufacturing Innovation at Ralph Lauren Corporation, Katelyn Johnson, Managing Director at American Family Ventures, and Scott Kirsner, CEO & Founder of InnoLead, kick off day one of Impact with an opening Fireside Chat.