Our first-ever Los Angeles Field Study took participants inside Northrop Grumman’s “FabLab,” the headquarters of commercial real estate giant CBRE, the award-winning LA Cleantech Incubator, the digital media startup JibJab, and Platform, an innovative retail and dining environment in Culver city. Thanks to our friends at Imaginatik and Innosight for helping us pull it together!
And we hope to see you in San Francisco this February for our first Technology Scouting “Deep Dive” event, which will bring you inside LinkedIn and Autodesk to discuss how the top companies scout emerging trends and technologies and then take action on them.
We kicked off the event at the downtown L.A. headquarters of CBRE.
Daniel Friedman of Imaginatik with Dana Chieco of AECOM.
Alex Sirkovich of Capital Group with Evan Schwartz of Innosight.
Lewis Horne of CBRE explains how the real estate firm relied on office usage data to redesign its headquarters.
Discussing innovation and cities: Amanda Daflos of the City of Los Angeles with Colin Maclay of USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab.
JibJab’s office is decorated with images of innovators and quotes that represent the company’s principles and culture.
Innovation Leader co-founder Scott Cohen spins the wheel at JibJab.
Ellen Dolan and Scott Kirsner make use of JibJab’s indoor hyperloop (a/k/a slides). Feet unidentified.
JibJab CEO Gregg Spiridellis talks about how the company marries innovation and creativity with Scott Kirsner.
Field Study participants got a chance to direct a movie inside a VR environment. At center is Chris Ferriter, CEO of Halon Entertainment.
Rick Paster of Walmart leads a session on the relationship between startups and big companies, and managing acquisitions.
Christopher Chapman of Picrow, formerly at Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group, leads a workshop on the power of play.
Mariel Devesa, head of innovation at Farmers Insurance.
Tad Funahashi and Kris Dagger of Kaiser Permanente’s innovation team.
Brandy Lamb and Walt Pebley of OFD Foods dine by the foosball table at JibJab
Scott Kirsner discusses trends and changes in the entertainment industry — and CRISPR — with Albhy Galuten, VP of Media Technology Strategy at Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Noah Heller of the new venture capital firm 3Rodeo. Heller was previously VP of Partnerships and Emerging Technology at Hulu.
David Fishbein and Joey Miller offer an overview of Platform, a new retail concept located at what was once a used car dealership.
Dinner at Hayden, one of the restaurants at Platform.
Sergej Mahnovski, Director of Strategic Planning at Edison International, talks about the challenges of getting an innovation program started with Alasdair Trotter of Innosight.
Participants wait for a tour of the LA Cleantech Incubator.
Paul Bernstein of Kaiser Permanente and Dwayne King of Salesforce.
Participants tour the labs at the LA Cleantech Incubator.
Participants check out the “Liquid Galaxy Wall” at CBRE, which uses Google Earth to explore neighborhoods, urban infrastructure, and potential office locations.