Thanks to everyone who joined us Feb. 28th for our sold-out Deep Dive gathering focused on scouting emerging trends and technologies. We dropped in on LinkedIn, Autodesk, and Target’s Open House store, and heard about how companies like J&J, BMW, and Boeing approach the challenges of scouting. Thanks to our friends at Imaginatik for helping us pull it together!
Our next Deep Dive event focuses on one specific industry — healthcare — and how large organizations source the best ideas from inside and outside their organization; pilot test them and analyze the data; and then scale them. We hope you can join us in Boston on May 17th, or at another of our upcoming gatherings.
Driving the Formula One simulator at the Autodesk Gallery on Market Street.
Innovation Leader editor Scott Kirsner kicks off the event at LinkedIn’s San Francisco office.
LinkedIn executive Bala Balasubramaniam offers an overview of LinkedIn’s culture.
Jeff Schnurr of Canadian Tire Corp.
Sheila Lucas of General Dynamics Mission Systems.
Brian Bechard of Medtronic.
Participants used a graphical map to discuss some of the challenges of creating effective scouting operations.
Kevin Bouey of Wells Fargo, Frankie James of General Motors, and Scott Kirsner of Innovation Leader.
Trisha Harry of Stanley Ventures.
Douglass Humphreys of Imaginatik.
Drake Berglung of Boeing’s HorizonX.
Amanda Manna, formerly of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, leads a session on science fiction futures and creating a narrative.
Beth Devin of Citi Ventures leads a session.
Lori Heino-Royer of Daimler Trucks.
Leslie Shannon of Nokia and Ulrich Quay discuss the “how” of conducting scouting activity and investing in startups.
Diana Stepner of Pearson leads a session on working with startups.
Olga Patel discusses her work at Nestlé, P&G, and Disney.
Autodesk’s Joe Speicher explains how the software company sets its strategy — and where sustainability fits in.
Nishi Agrawal of LinkedIn.
The Deep Dive concluded with a visit to Target’s Open House store, which focuses on “smart home” products, and an overview of its evolution.