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    Member Spotlight: Djuana Stoakley, Entergy


    Djuana Stoakley is the Lead Strategic Designer at KeyString Labs. KeyString Labs is the innovation branch of Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company which delivers electricity to three million customers in the southern United States. We spoke with Stoakley as part of our IL Member Spotlight Series.

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    Member Spotlight: Michael McCathren, Chick-fil-A


    Michael McCathren is the Senior Principal of Enterprise Innovation at Chick-fil-A. As part of our IL Member Spotlight series, we spoke with McCathren about the various roles his team plays, growing a culture of innovation, and more.

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    Member Spotlight: Jeff George, Hain Celestial Group


    Jeff George is the Senior Vice President of Research and Development for Hain Celestial Group, a natural food and personal care company consisting of over fifty brands with worldwide distribution. In his role, George oversees R&D, quality, food safety, and regulation. We spoke with him as part of our IL Member Spotlight Series. 

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    Member Spotlight: Mark Karbownik, Barnes & Thornburg LLP


    Mark Karbownik is the Practice Systems Information Specialist at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, a business law firm and lobbying group headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, with twenty offices across the country. In his role, Karbownik focuses on scouting innovative practices outside of the legal industry in order to bring better practices in his own organization. We spoke with him as part of our Member Spotlight series. 

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    Member Spotlight: Cait Brumme, MassChallenge


    Cait Brumme is the CEO of MassChallenge, a Boston-based network that supports early-stage startups. We spoke with her about her role as CEO and the importance of prioritizing innovation at companies as part of our IL Member Spotlight series.

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    Member Spotlight: George Dunning, Canada Post


    George Dunning is Director of Innovation at Canada Post, a federally-owned Crown corporation and the primary postal service in Canada. We spoke with him about his open innovation framework, and the challenges of innovating inside a large corporation and as part of our IL Member Spotlight series.

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    Member Spotlight: Joshua Kreger, Pinnacol Assurance


    Joshua Kreger is Director of Safety Innovation and Strategy at Colorado-based Pinnacol Assurance, which provides worker’s compensation insurance. We spoke with him about the software he uses, and the need for radical candor, as part of our IL Member Spotlight series.

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    Member Spotlight: Claire Johnsen, Hallmark Care Homes & Savista Developments


    Claire Johnsen is Head of Innovation of Hallmark Care Homes and Savista Developments, a family-run company that operates 19 eldercare facilities in the UK. We spoke with Johnsen as part of our IL Member Spotlight series, which profiles our members.

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    Member Spotlight: Pascale Wautelet, Avery Dennison


    Pascale Wautelet is Vice President of Global R&D for Label and Graphic Materials at Avery Dennison Corporation. We spoke with Pascale as part of our IL Member Spotlight series.

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    Member Spotlight: Swapnil Deshpande, Thoughtworks


    IL member Swapnil Desphande, Chief Digital Officer at the tech consultancy Thoughtworks, talks about the importance of selling ideas — and not taking failure personally.

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    Member Spotlight: Uma Meyyappan, LPL Financial


    Uma Meyyappan is the Senior Vice President of Digital Innovation and New Venture Platform at LPL Financial. We spoke with Meyyappan as part of our member spotlight series.

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    Member Spotlight: Elaine Chen, Tufts University


    Elaine Chen is the Cummings Family Professor of Practice and the Director of the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts University. We spoke with Chen as part of our IL Member Spotlight series, which profiles our members.

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    Member Spotlight: Rick Robinson, AARP


    Rick Robinson, the Vice President of Startup Engagement at AARP Innovation Labs, sat down with Innovation Leader as a part of our member spotlight series…

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    Member Spotlight: Joshua Ness, Verizon


    Joshua Ness is a Senior Manager at Verizon 5G Labs, where he predicts how 5G will work with other technologies. We spoke with Joshua as part of our IL Member Spotlight series.

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    Member Spotlight: Michael Gudas, Liberty Mutual


    Michael Gudas is the Director of Innovation Strategy & Operations for Liberty Mutual’s Global Risk Solutions Division. We spoke with Michael as part of our IL Member Spotlight series.

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    Member Spotlight: Melanie Nuce, GS1 US


    Melanie Nuce is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at GS1 US. We sat down with Melanie as part of our IL Member Spotlight series. 

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    Member Spotlight: Tom Wagner, AstraZeneca


    Tom Wagner is the Director of Digital Research, Knowledge Management & Market Intelligence at AstraZeneca. We spoke with Wagner as part of our IL Member Spotlight series, which profiles our members. 

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    Member Spotlight: Jeremy Tole, Azbil Corporation


    Jeremy Tole discusses his team’s biggest accomplishment and best practices for working at an outpost across the ocean from headquarters. 

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    Member Spotlight: Lisa Rothstein, Drawing Out Your Genius


    Lisa Rothstein of Drawing Out Your Genius, discusses visual thinking, the importance of communicating ideas, and how anyone can learn to draw. 

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    Member Spotlight: Tony Parham, Fidelity Investments


    Tony Parham is the Vice President of Innovation & Strategy for the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT) at Fidelity Investments. We spoke with Tony as part of our IL Member Spotlight series.