Changing Company Culture & Cultivating an External Ecosystem
How do you build networks of innovation champions, put in place powerful incentives for innovation, train people on high-impact methodologies, and bring in the new talent your company needs? On the external side, how does your company engage constructively with startups, academia, and suppliers? How do you co-create with customers? How can your company become the "partner of choice" in its industry?
If those issues are relevant to you, you won't want to miss our New York Field Study this spring.
Site VisitsThe innovation labs and spaces we'll visit in New York include:
Join us at Cadillac House, the innovative public meeting space developed by the $15 billion division of General Motors. Located in the heart of New York's SOHO neighborhood, the space has become a magnate for the arts, culture, fashion and culinary worlds, featuring galleries, pop-up retail showcases, a cafe, and more. Featuring technology demos and live events (including an after-hours club), the space has marked a new era for an iconic automaker founded in 1902.
Come visit The Dow Jones Innovation Lab, part of the $8.2 billion News Corp. empire that also includes The Wall Street Journal and 20th Century Fox. We’ll bring you on a tour of five floors of the Dow Jones global headquarters, and will chat with Chief Innovation Officer Edward Roussel and Innovation Team Strategist Mark Riley about the future of journalism, media, broadcast, and technology.
Join us as we visit JLABS, the brand new 30,000-square foot facility created by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, New York State, and the New York Genome Center. The center will host biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer health companies at the New York Genome Center (NYGC) in SoHo. The JLABS site is part of J&J's global network of innovation centers designed to cultivate new relationships and invest in the startup ecosystem.
Founded only last September in the beautifully renovated Brooklyn Navy Yard, New Lab creates a home for entrepreneurs working in advanced technology—in disciplines including robotics, AI, connected devices, nanotechnology, urban tech, and more. We'll tour the 84,000-square-foot manufacturing site and chat with CEO and Co-Founder David Belt about what new dynamics he is seeing in the startup realm, and how big companies can better plug into it.
Session LeadersLearn from these innovation leaders and others:
More session leaders to be announced soon.
Arrive at Dow Jones Headquarters
1211 6th Ave [ Map ]
Arrive at NASDAQ Marketsite
4 Times Square [ Map ]
Arrival and Breakfast at Johnson & Johnson JLABS
NY Genome Center, 101 6th Ave [ Map ]
Arrive at Cadillac House
330 Hudson Street [ Map ]
Arrive at Kickstarter
58 Kent Street, Brooklyn [ Map ]
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Why Attend an Innovation Leader Event
TestimonialsDon't take our word for it. Listen to your peers from other large organizations who have attended Innovation Leader events in 2017.
Working in corporate innovation can feel like you are on an island alone at times. It is refreshing and inspiring to be with others who are in similar circumstances.
SVP and Head of Customer Experience Insights, Wells Fargo
A rare opportunity to learn ... with a broad range of innovation professionals. Natural collaboration built right into the structure of the event.
Innovation Director at $183B telecommunications company
At the end of two full days, I find myself wishing this was a three day event!! That has never happened to me before.
Director, Breakthrough Innovation at Stanley Black & Decker
I left very energized and inspired by all the creativity showcased, best practices shared and relationships made.
VP, Brand & Culinary Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands
Perfect [event] to facilitate candid dialogue across industries around the opportunities, realities and challenges of real innovation.
VP Innovation at Nationwide
It was amazing! Being able to see and learn from how other great companies innovate is a singularly unique opportunity.
Innovation lead at large insurance company
A wonderfully intimate and meaningful networking and knowledge sharing opportunity. I learned a lot that I will immediately bring back to my group.
GM Innovation at Goodyear
The Innovation Leader Field Studies treat leaders and peers to open up an amazing creative and learning environment.
UX Designer, Arthrex, Inc.
This is my third IL event, and each time, I learn something new, and meet incredibly smart and genuine people it a fantastic opportunity to learn, network and have fun!
Senior Director at Walmart
Hotel & Travel Information
Arrival — If you are flying in to the Field Study, we recommend arriving on Wednesday, April 18, as the program will begin early on Thursday, April 19.
Hotels — As most corporations have loyalty and reward programs for specific hotel chains, we have not reserved a room block for the Field Study. Our recommended hotels are listed below:
The James New York – SoHo
27 Grand St, New York, NY 10013
Soho Grand Hotel
310 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Sheraton Tribeca New York Hotel
370 Canal St, New York, NY 10013
Hilton Garden Inn New York/Tribeca
39 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013
Departure — The program will end in the late afternoon on Friday, April 20.
Questions — If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ellen Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (855) 585-0800.