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Innovation Leader is the world’s largest community of corporate innovation, R&D, strategy, and new ventures executives. We provide case studies, articles, research, surveys, conference calls, and live events to help companies design, execute, and enhance their innovation strategy.

Our coverage has included best practices from companies such as Coca-Cola, Disney, GE, Walmart, Google, Starbucks, Marriott, Ford, 7-Eleven, Hershey’s, Fidelity Investments, Lowe’s, and many others.

Most of our information is available to paying subscribers only (see subscription options here). To give you a sense of the types of content we produce for our subscribers, the following articles are available without a subscription:

General Electric exec shares learnings, slides on open innovation program

Few companies are amassing more experience in leveraging the wisdom of the crowd for novel solutions to manufacturing problems than General Electric. We talk to Dyan Finkhousen, who runs the Open Innovation Center of Excellence. Article & slides

How retail giant Walmart remade its global network of e-commerce labs

The Arkansas-based retailer, the world’s biggest company by revenue, restructured its tech development team in Silicon Valley in 2011. We talk to @WalmartLabs chief Jeremy King about some big ideas and the vision that guides his group. Read the interview

Disney’s innovation SVP on how its accelerator program led to partnerships

Senior Vice President of Innovation Michael Abrams discusses the upside of launching an accelerator program for media and entertainment startups, including some of the partnerships that it has sparked so far. Get the article

Join our live conference calls with innovation leaders

On “Innovation Leader Live,” our regular call-in show with innovation executives, we’ve brought you discussions with leaders from Coca-Cola, General Mills, Hershey’s, Allstate, Fidelity, Marriott, lean startup guru Steve Blank, and many others.
See our Innovation Leader Live archives and upcoming schedule

The power of definition: Moving beyond innovation as a buzzword

Disruptive innovation, transformational innovation, and breakthrough innovation are not the same thing, says Erik Falck of The Hershey Company. And our business results likely depend on how we define the innovation we’re trying to pursue. Includes a chart outlining differences and challenges

Special Report on Innovation Metrics

Since we started Innovation Leader, the subject of measuring innovation progress has come up in virtually every interview, off-the-record conversation, and Field Study gathering we’ve had. This report, including new survey data, captures what we’ve learned so far. Download the full report

Also: See what’s inside our 2015 Innovation Benchmarking Report

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