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.
Kickstarter was one of the catalysts of the crowdfunding revolution, enabling artists, inventors, and entrepreneurs to access the resources — and supporters — they need to make their ideas real. We'll tour Kickstarter's incredible Brooklyn offices, and then sit down in their auditorium to hear how the process of creating and delivering new products is changing, and what large companies can learn from the dynamics of the Kickstarter community.
Ring the Bell at NASDAQ! We’ll visit the iconic NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square, where we’ll have the unique opportunity to visit the stock market’s closing bell. An active broadcast studio with dramatic, panoramic views, the NASDAQ location serves as an electronic video display, and features videowall processors and data feeds that provide the major media with real-time market data. In addition to seeing the market bell site, we'll sit down with NASDAQ executives, and host a day-end cocktail party.
Session LeadersLearn from these innovation leaders and others:
Check-in and Breakfast at Gensler Headquarters
1700 Broadway [ Map ]
Breakout Whiteboard Sessions
- ESPN: How ESPN Harnesses Data
- Disney: Innovation Process & Culture Shift
- NYLife: How NYLife Invests, Builds, and Tests New Ideas
- XPLANE: Best Practices on Turning Concepts Into Products — Input Session for the Next Installment in Our 'Innovation Illustrated' Series
- Dunkin Brand: Getting Internal Buy-in for Breakthrough Innovation
Arrive at Dow Jones Headquarters
1211 6th Ave [ Map ]
Breakout Whiteboard Sessions
- Ralph Lauren: Idea Platforms: Creating a Culture of Collaboration
- Pfizer: Behind Pfizer’s ‘Dare to Try’ Program (case study)
- NBCUniversal: Cross-industry Ideas and Company Culture for Better Innovation
- PepsiCo: Awesomely Inspired Ideas
Arrive at NASDAQ Marketsite
4 Times Square [ Map ]
Arrive at Soho Grand (bring luggage to store on bus, walk to Cadillac House)
310 W Broadway[ Map ]
(bring luggage to store on bus, walk to Cadillac House)
Arrive at Cadillac House
330 Hudson Street [ Map ]
Arrival and Breakfast at Johnson & Johnson JLABS
NY Genome Center, 101 6th Ave [ Map ]
Driving Successful Global Engagement, with Imaginatik Chief Revenue Officer Daniel Friedman and ExxonMobil People & Culture Manager Kim Bullock
Concrete Tactics & Timelines for Changing Culture, with Strategos CEO Gary Getz and Partner Michel Van Hove
Arrive at Kickstarter
58 Kent Street, Brooklyn [ Map ]
Bus 2 departs for Airport
Register to Participate
Register to Participate
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.