Impact 2023 Sponsors

At every Impact event, our sponsors share case studies, guidance, data, and insights with our participants. Learn more about who they are — and how to get in touch — here.

About KPMG, Impact’s Presenting Sponsor

KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations. KPMG is widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career.

Our people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, inclusion and diversity, and eradicating childhood illiteracy. KPMG LLP is the U.S. firm of the KPMG global organization of independent professional services firms.

With 75+ offices and more than 40,000 employees and partners throughout the US, we’re leading the industry in new and exciting ways. Our size and strength make us much more agile and responsive to changing trends.

Click here for more information about how KPMG Ignition helps leaders and teams successfully transform their organizations in an increasingly complex world.


Cliff Justice, National Leader of Enterprise Innovation

About Babson College Executive Education

Babson College Executive Education helps organizations around the world, big and small, drive growth and innovation. We develop entrepreneurial leaders who pair practical knowledge with creative, innovative thinking. Our experienced faculty use their practical experience as entrepreneurs, business leaders, and educators to bring you the tools and strategies to make a lasting impact. The result: leaders who are immediately prepared to address the challenges with an entrepreneurial mindset that drives future growth.


Evelyn Lager, Senior Director

About BCG BrightHouse

Over 25 years ago, BCG BrightHouse created the frameworks for discovering and embedding purpose. Since then, we’ve helped clients around the world transform their culture, accelerate their growth, and infuse true meaning into their brands.


Scott Wolfson, Thinker + Senior Strategy Director

About Captains of Innovation

CIC Captains of Innovation explores the full spectrum of innovation — from new idea generation to commercialization and beyond — through targeted consulting, white-glove engagements, and scouting for startups, new technologies and new business ideas.

We are innovation builders. We offer a wide range of services across three primary streams: corporate innovation, innovation district optimization, and venture studio creation. Building on CIC’s two decades of innovation experience, we offer clients unique access to game-changing ideas and future-focused strategies.


Maggie Cornelius, Marketing Manager

About CustomGPT

CustomGPT empowers businesses and individuals to use the power of AI and ChatGPT for their own unique content and needs with an easy-to-use no-code / low-code platform.


Alden Do Rosario, CEO

About Dell Technologies Capital Ventures

As a founder-driven company, Dell Technologies embraces innovation and entrepreneurship. We have a unique and fundamental understanding of what promising young companies need to be successful. Dell Technologies Capital is our Venture Investing and Corporate Development practice and is an important element of our internal and external innovation strategy.

Our ventures team invests in early-stage companies, providing deep domain expertise, crucial business guidance and access to the power of the Dell Technologies brand and channel.

Our corporate development team partners with the Dell Technologies management team to evaluate and execute strategic business initiatives and merger and acquisition efforts from ideation to transaction execution and integration.


Victoria Kinnealey, Portfolio Development, Ventures

About Forest Software

Forest is a tool that helps you rally your team around important topics and themes, crowdsource and develop new ideas, communicate key strategies, and streamline decision making. Whether you work in one office or remotely, Forest removes the friction from these processes and helps you drive strategic change across the organization.


Aaron Hoekstra, Head of Sales & Client Success

About GIANT Innovation

GIANT Innovation helps large organizations — from Fortune 500 companies to government agencies — to think and act differently to become world class innovators for the 21st century. Our mission is to create outcomes for our clients that are sustainable and lasting, with every project individualized to their needs. Our experience comes from delivering hundreds of innovation workshops, toolkits, and projects with leading organizations from every sector. Our methodology distills the best of lean startup, design thinking, creativity tools, strategic communications, and innovation research in a way that is both practical and powerful. Our team members combine the results-driven approach of seasoned practitioners and entrepreneurs, with the fundamental research and insights of academic thinkers.


David Dabscheck, CEO

About High Alpha Innovation

At High Alpha Innovation, we believe that scaled organizations face challenges that startups are uniquely positioned to solve, and that those scaled organizations have resources, technology, networks, and insights that startups are uniquely positioned to leverage. As a result, we employ a proven venture studio playbook to co-create advantaged startups and solve compelling problems with the world’s leading corporations, universities, and entrepreneurs.


Elliott Parker, CEO

About Innosight

Innosight looks at the world differently. We’re in the future business. As the leading expert on disruptive innovation and strategic transformation, we bring a unique set of lenses to growth strategy.

We help business leaders develop deep insights into the needs of tomorrow’s customers, align around a shared vision of the future, and then create the organizational momentum to get there.

Our approach to innovation consulting is collaborative, and our clients tell us we change the way they think about and see the world, enabling them to do things they could never do before. We build capability, not dependence.


Cathy Olofson, Global Marketing and Communications

About LaunchPath

Are you looking for a better way to manage and drive innovation within your organization? Look no further than LaunchPath!

Our next-generation innovation management tool is great for teams and enterprises alike, and is trusted across sectors.

LaunchPath makes it easy to guide innovators through developing and evaluating ideas, and helps them take the next steps toward successful implementation. Visit us at to learn more and start driving innovation within your organization today!


Edwin Goutier, CEO

About Pilot44

Founded in 2014, Pilot44 has grown to become one of today’s most advanced Corporate Innovation & Venture Building Studios. Our global team of builders, technologists and entrepreneurs are trusted by today’s largest companies to help discover new frontiers and deliver innovation that reaches billions of consumers.  

At Pilot44, we don’t  just help you react to change, we push you to seek it out, embrace it, and to create it yourself, on your own terms. Instead of just evaluating the threats posed by new competitors, shifting business models, and emerging technologies, we harness them to accelerate innovation, build advanced digital capabilities, and drive new growth ventures.


Andrew Backs, Founder / Chief Innovation Strategist

About Qmarkets

At Qmarkets, we provide organizations all over the world with an end-to-end innovation management solution. This includes a cutting-edge ecosystem of SaaS products, dedicated customer success support and guidance, and an extended portfolio of supporting partner services.

No matter what innovation challenge you’re facing, we can help you overcome it and start delivering impact across your business. Our customers see a wide range of benefits, from new products and services, to improved processes, engaged employees, satisfied customers, and much, much more.


Elliott Wilkins, Marketing Manager

About Signal and Cipher

Signal & Cipher is an innovation strategy and design firm decoding the future for leading brands.

Our name reflects our mission: Signal – to detect early signs of change in the world Cipher – to extract meaning, gain insights, and guide strategy

Through our signature foresight and design thinking approach, we help clients make sense of emerging trends, understand new customer needs, and bring ideas to reality. We turn confusion into clarity, uncertainty into opportunity.

Our team of strategists, researchers, designers, and technologists work closely with clients to envision future worlds, enabling them to prototype and create bold new solutions.

The future: decoded, designed, and delivered.


Ian Beacraft, CEO and Chief Futurist

About SmartOrg

SmartOrg aligns innovation and finance to drive profitable growth, with software and services for innovation and portfolio management. Make uncertainty your friend! SmartOrg’s methods for evaluating opportunities allows you to align on where and how much to invest and how to drive the upside. Whether your growth challenge is to innovate in an exciting new area, or to balance your portfolio across competing interests, we can help you get better results and build your capability.


Doug Williams, Associate Director, Innovation

About SwitchPitch

SwitchPitch enables Fortune 500 companies to manage all innovation and startup relationships through our centralized Startup Relationship Management (SRM) platform.

Enterprise companies are able to easily identify, vet and manage innovative startups interested in corporate partnerships to get deals done.

SwitchPitch provides the most comprehensive startup innovation source available – enabling innovation teams to take action!


Michael Goldstein, Founder

About Territory Global

Territory elevates organizational teams with innovative strategies, visionary planners, transformational design thinkers, and expert visual storytellers.

Our work focuses on the big challenges: Strategy & Growth, Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Organizational Transformation & Change, New Ways of Working

We operate globally from our hubs in North America, Europe, and the Middle East.


Parker Lee, Global Managing Partner

About U+

U+ is Digital Innovation with Startup DNA. To date, we have brought 80+ successful businesses to market, creating over $1 billion in new value. 

Leading companies know that digital innovations protect and grow market share. However, many businesses attempt to innovate without the right mindset, skill set, and execution. Due to this innovation gap, 95% of innovations fail. 

To bridge the innovation gap, we apply the U+ Method to ensure our customers have the tools they need to ensure their innovations succeed. Those tools are a growth mindset, a comprehensive skill set for each stage of idea development, and a framework that focuses on experience- and data-driven execution


Sean Sheppard, Managing Partner

About Wazoku

Wazoku is an innovation SaaS business that helps some of the world’s biggest organizations to innovate at scale. Whether it’s making the most of your employee’s ideas, identifying new partners to collaborate with, or exploring the boundless potential of open innovation – or all three! – Wazoku makes innovation happen. 

We combine the tools, frameworks, and capability building that enables your organization to land and scale your innovation program. We enable the identification of and partnership with new technologies and partners with our Tech Scouting product. With AI-powered software, market-leading analytics, skills training, proven Challenge Driven Innovation® methodology, and the world’s first accredited open talent crowd, Wazoku is the global home for innovation. 

We believe innovation requires diversity to be successful and that everyone should have a voice and role in the innovation process. We are changing the world, one idea at a time. 


Jon Fredrickson, Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer

About WEVO

WEVO is a UX research platform that enables leading companies to uncover reliable, statistically significant user insights about their digital experiences in a fraction of the time of typical user research tools. WEVO delivers scores, benchmarks and synthesized insights, enabling research, product and marketing teams to de-risk the decisions they need to make.


Nitzan Shaer, Co-Founder and CEO

Want to learn more about becoming a sponsor for Impact?

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities at Impact, or other InnoLead events, contact Alex Slawsby.