Meghan Hall

Meghan Hall

Editorial Assistant & Researcher Meghan Hall develops content for InnoLead and assists with editorial operations. She previously served as a Carnegie-Knight News21 fellow and has worked with various media organizations, including PolitiFact and SiriusXM. She graduated from St. Bonaventure University, where she double majored in journalism and marketing.

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    Spotify’s VP of Personalization on ‘Making a Bet’ on New Ideas


    Personalization of products and services has become a major desire for many consumers across a variety of industries. We spoke with Ziad Sultan, VP of Personalization at Spotify, the music streaming platform famous for its customized user interface, to learn more about its personalization practices, get advice on how to integrate personalization into other organizations, and discuss his position on using new ideas in an organization. 

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    Google Innovation Lead and Harvard Researcher on Overcoming the Challenges to Design Thinking


    Prapti Jha, a Design Strategist and Researcher at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Harsh Wardhan, an Innovation Program Lead at Google Cloud Solution Studio, spoke with us about what design thinking actually entails, how it can be valuable for innovation and design in large organizations, and misunderstandings and challenges around implementing design thinking. 

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    PepsiCo’s Chief Design Officer on ‘The Age of Startups’ and Why Incremental Innovation Isn’t Enough


    Mauro Porcini, Chief Design Officer of PepsiCo, is releasing a new book, The Human Side of Innovation: The Power of People in Love with People, in October. We caught up with Porcini to talk about the book, what he calls “unicorns,” and the importance of integrating breakthrough innovation into organizations. 

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    ‘That First Sip of Fall’: Lessons from the Creation of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte


    Angie McKenzie was part of the team that created Starbucks’ iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte, which launched in 2003. She spoke with us to share a few key lessons she learned from the project, and discussed challenges innovators in the food and beverage industries face today. 

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    Venture Studio Profile: Co-Created


    Co-Created is a venture studio headquartered in New York City, which helps corporations to create both spin-ins and spin-outs. As part of our venture studios initiative, we spoke with Ron J. Williams, Partner at Co-Created, to hear about the firm’s collaboration model, the corporations it has worked with, and more. 

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    Venture Studio Profile: Mach49


    Mach49 is a growth accelerator headquarted in Silicon Valley, California, that helps global corporations to build new ventures and expand their corporate venture investing capabilities. As part of our venture studios series, we spoke with Mark Simoncelli, Chief Revenue Officer with the firm, to learn more about its collaboration model, which corporations it has partnered with, and more. 

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    Inside CareQuest’s Accelerator, Which Seeks to Improve Health Equity and Access


    CareQuest Innovation Partners, an organization focused on oral health transformation, teamed up with MATTER, a healthcare incubation and innovation organization to create SMILE Health, a first-of-its-kind oral health accelerator. SMILE Health is focused around increasing access and equity in oral health for more positive public health outcomes. Kirill Zaydenman, VP of Innovation at CareQuest discussed the accelerator, its upcoming Demo Day, and what’s next for the five companies that have participated. 

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    TBWA\Chiat\Day NY’s First-Ever Innovation Chief on Disruption and New Tech in Advertising


    “What I’m trying to figure out here is, how do we fuse innovation into all different areas of the agency?” says Rori DuBoff, who began as ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day NY’s first-ever Chief Innovation Officer in June 2022. “The idea wasn’t to come in and create this isolated little group.” More from DuBoff inside…

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    Data: How Large Organizations Set and Communicate Sustainability Goals


    Our latest survey on sustainability yielded some interesting results on how organizations measure sustainability, who’s involved in setting and achieving goals, and progress made so far. This is part of our sustainability series, underwritten by our partners at Planbox. 

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    I Spent Hours Exploring the Metaverse… Here’s What I Found


    InnoLead’s Meghan Hall spent hours exploring Roblox and Decentraland to compare the two, understand how to use them, and see who’s playing there. 

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    Mastercard’s Chief Innovation Officer on Emerging Tech: Be ‘Insanely Curious’


    We spoke with Ken Moore, Chief Innovation Officer of Mastercard for insight on the evolution of Web3 and the metaverse. He gave advice for scouting and testing new technologies in large organizations and discussed how Mastercard takes a “play with a purpose” approach to new tech. 

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    How Avery Dennison Scouts New Technologies — and Cuts Through the Hype


    We spoke with Collin Moore, Avery Dennison’s Director of Open Innovation Studio and Strategic Innovation, about how his organization scouts important new technologies, as well as how to filter out hype. This is part of our series exploring the “fourth industrial revolution.”

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    Examples: 10 Large Companies Taking the Lead on Web3


    As part of our deep dive into Web3 strategy, we’re looking a cross-section of companies that have begun using technology like NFTs, cryptocurrency wallets, and blockchain. 

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    Examples: How 10 Large Companies are Experimenting in the Metaverse


    Has your organization begun dipping a toe into the metaverse yet? As part of our deep dive into the metaverse and Web3, we’ve compiled capsule case studies of ten companies that have. The companies span a range of industries, with differing motivations behind their metaverse debuts. 

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    Venture Studio Profile: Pioneer Square Labs


    T.A. McCann, Managing Director at Seattle-based Pioneer Square Labs, spoke with us about how PSL’s models work, the ventures it has built, and what corporate leaders need to consider before partnering with a venture studio. 

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    Venture Studio Profile: Enhance Ventures


    As part of our exploration of the world of venture studios, we spoke with Alper Celen, Founding Partner at Enhance Ventures, to better understand the Dubai-based studio’s model; successful collaborations from the recent past; the funding model it uses; and more.

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    Venture Studio Profile: Rainmaking


    As part of our series exploring the landscape of venture studios, we spoke with Jordan Schlipf, Founder and CEO of Rainmaking Venture Studio UK, about the studio’s operations, partners and models. 

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    Venture Studio Profile: U+


    Lisa Rippington, Director of Revenue Operations at U+, a venture builder, shared information about the collaboration model U+ uses, corporate partnerships, and more in an interview for our series exploring the world of venture studios and venture builders.

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    Venture Studio Profile: High Alpha Innovation


    As part of our venture studio series, we spoke with Ben Roess, who oversees marketing at High Alpha Innovation, to learn about High Alpha Innovation’s collaboration model, successful corporate partnerships, and a key question leaders should ask before partnering with a venture studio.

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    Venture Studio Profile: Highline Beta


    As part of our venture studios series, we’ll be profiling a range of the most active venture studio firms. Marcus Daniels, Founding Partner and CEO of Highline Beta, spoke about the studio’s experience working with corporations like Anheuser-Busch InBev, RBC Ventures, and more. 

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