Posting some photos from our June 2016 New York Field Study — thanks to everyone who participated. Thanks also to our friends at Moves the Needle and Imaginatik for their support, and to GrandCentralTech, Work-Bench, IBM Design Studio, MasterCard Labs, and Barclay’s Rise for hosting us.
Next up is the Teach In, October 26th and 27th in Boston. We hope to see you there for more learning, networking, and fun!
Day One: Group introductions at GrandCentralTech, a startup accelerator overlooking New York’s Grand Central Station.
Christopher Bailey or ExxonMobil and April Bertram of GOJO
Mathilde Durvy, Cisco Innovation Program Lead, and Onika Simon of “CHILL” (Cisco Hyper Innovation Living Labs)
Carlos Saavedra, Senior Director of Culture Marketing & Innovation at PepsiCo North America
Michelle Proctor, Director of Innovation at FedEx, talks about how the company pursues “game-changing” innovations.
GrandCentralTech co-founder Matt Harrigan explains how the accelerator works with corporate partners.
Julio Corredor, Innovation Director at Pfizer, runs a whiteboard session on entrepreneurial engagement models.
Scarlett Sieber explains how BBVA runs its global startup competition.
Tracie Gildehaus of Martiz gets a demo inside Grand Central Tech.
Heading to lunch at Lafayette’s private dining room.
IBM Designer-in-Residence Joni Saylor talks about how IBM brings design into its culture, with Innovation Leader co-founder Scott Cohen.
Working on a quick design exercise at IBM’s Design Studio.
Walking to Work-Bench.
Dennis McGrath, VP of Operational Innovation at Starbucks, explains how they scale from pilot tests to global rollouts
Innovation Leader editor Scott Kirsner talks with Michael Yamnitsky of Work-Bench.
The innovation team from Liberty Mutual led an informal conversation on innovation labs at Work-Bench.
Former GE innovation leader Simeon Sessley, of Moves the Needle, contributes to the conversation.
While at the Work-Bench accelerator, participants heard three-minute pitches from innovative startups.
Drinks and hors d’ouevres with members of the Work-Bench community.
Jerry Needel of Indiegogo and Moises Noreña of Allstate.
The innovation team from Corporacion Multi Inversiones, one of the largest private companies in Central America, enjoys the MasterCard Innovation Lab.
MasterCard Labs Chief Commercialization Officer Betty DeVita talks about moving projects into the market.
Victor Lopez, innovation channel leader at Philip Morris International.
Payment demos at MasterCard Labs.
Display at MasterCard Labs.
Kai Bond, head of the Samsung Accelerator, discussed his company’s approach to startups, venture investments, M&A, and more.
GOJO Innovation Director April Bertram, Northrop Grumman Innovation Director Kevin Parson, and Imaginatik Chief Marketing Officer Chris Townsend.
Taking in the startup panel at the Barclays Accelerator “Rise.”
Gagan Kanjlia of CapitalOne Garage with Scott Cohen of Innovation Leader.
Kevin Parsons of Northrop Grumman led a session on designing the ideal innovation program from a blank sheet of paper.
Melissa Kivett of Prudential leads a whiteboard session on getting employees aligned with innovation strategy.
Participants playing a board game during Kivett’s session.
Chris Townsend of Imaginatik.
Touring Barclay’s Rise New York accelerator at the close of Day Two.
Photos by Breanna Baker.