Our most recent event convened experts, authors, and software suppliers who work in the corporate innovation realm — plus a handful of corporate innovation executives from the Boston area and our host, Fidelity Investments.
It had all the hallmarks of an Innovation Leader event — lots of interaction and debate, plenty of time to make new connections, and smart people leading small group conversations to dive into challenging issues, from responding to emerging technologies to building a culture that truly supports new ideas.
We’ve also posted some audio clips from the “Corporate Perspectives” panel at the event, which featured executives from Autodesk, Piaggio, Thomson Reuters, Eastern Bank, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Thanks to our hosts at Fidelity Investments, to everyone who participated, and to our friends at Collective Next for capturing the day in compelling visuals!
Bryan Ashley of Fidelity Investments.
Whiteboard artists from Collective Next illustrate the “Corporate Perspectives” panel.
Christopher Meyer of NERVE and LeAnn Mallorie of Leading in Motion.
Greg Garrett of CGS Advisors talks about collaborative, cross-industry innovation.
Lee Moreau of Continuuum.
Matt Weiss of IDEO helps lead the session on cross-industry collaboration.
David Boghossian of Imaginatik participates in a breakout session.
Christopher Meyer discusses the past, present, and future of open innovation strategies and tools.
Clay Phillips of Crow’s Nest leads a breakout on “innovation intelligence.”
Jeff Hovis of Product Genesis.
Participants in a lunchtime session on innovating in risk-averse, regulated businesses.
Scott Kirsner, Innovation Leader editor.
Mark Rogers of Fidelity’s design thinking team leads a session.
Mona Vernon of Thomson Reuters, Jeffrey Schnapp of Piaggio Fast Forward, and Dan O’Malley of Eastern Bank participate in the “Corporate Perspectives” panel.
Rick Rundell, Technology and Innovation Strategist at Autodesk.
Robin Glasco, Chief Innovation Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
Nicola Darke of Wazoku leads a breakout session on “EveryDay Innovation.”
C. Todd Lombardo of Fresh Tilled Soil makes the case that “your product roadmap is broken.”
Karie Starrett of Clearworks.
Elisa O’Donnell of C Space.
Dustin Smith of Inovo Group and Vikki Nowak of Nottingham Spirk.
Toni Newman of The Innovation Advantage leads a breakout session: “Innovate 2 Differentiate.”
Eli Stefanski of Business Innovation Factory leads a breakout session.
C. Todd Lombardo of Fresh Tilled Soil.
Robert Berris of 352 Inc. with Annette Tonti of The Innovation Scout.
Evan Schwartz of Innosight talks about storytelling skills for innovators.
From left: Steve Junion of the Nason Group, Robin Glasco of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Shawn Nason of the Nason Group.
From left: Ellen Juskewitch of Innovation Leader, Robert Berris of 352 Inc., Kacie Lett of 352 Inc.
One of the Collective Next whiteboard sketches, from Scott Kirsner’s session on “Market Trends, Needs, and Challenges.”