Sharing some of our favorite pics from last week’s sold-out Field Study gathering in San Francisco… Thanks to Innosight, Imaginatik, and RocketSpace for their support of the event, and also to Indiegogo, Twitter, Autodesk, and Intuit for hosting our group.
Stay tuned for the dates for our next Field Study, coming in the spring…
The Field Study began with whole-group conversations and break-out whiteboard sessions at RocketSpace in downtown San Francisco.
Michele McConomy, VP of RocketSpace’s RocketX division.
Everyone in the group introduced themselves and shared a little-known fact or accomplishment — like playing guitar with Bruce Springsteen. (That’d be Vincent Tripodi of the Associated Press, center.)
Andy Waldeck of Innosight, Rachel Antalek of Starbucks, Michael Perman of The Gap, and Phil Swisher of Brown Brothers Harriman leading a discussion about how innovation leaders can move the needle in their organizations.
Hemant Taneja of General Catalyst, Leslie Bottorff of GE Ventures, Innovation Leader editor Scott Kirsner, and Gary Swart of Polaris Partners, talking about disruptive startups and corporate venture capital.
Frankie James of General Motors leading a whiteboard session on how to scout for emerging technologies and integrate them into the product development process.
Christina Mott, Global Head of Innovation at Marsh & McLennan, leads a whiteboard session on “fast tracking innovation.”
Adrienne White of Hearst, Scott Mark of Medtronic, and Luis Solis of Imaginatik.
Walking between site visits on Day One of the Field Study.
Bret Harris and Danae Ringelmann of Indiegogo at the crowdfunding site’s headquarters, with Scott Kirsner of Innovation Leader.
Cal Hamilton of NRG Energy, at Indiegogo’s offices.
Meeting with Twitter executive Rob Pietsch in one of the company’s boardrooms.
Rob Pietsch of Twitter and Scott Kirsner of Innovation Leader.
Evan Schwartz of Innosight and Libby Young of Marsh & McLennan.
Breakfast, Day Two: Erin Spring of Goodyear and Brian Bechard of Medtronic.
Boarding the bus for Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop.
Cal Hamilton of NRG Energy and Charles Barrett of Vivint.
Viewing projects at Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop.
Scott Mark of Medtronic inspects a 3D-printed object at Autodesk.
The kitchen at Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop.
Autodesk Group CTO Brian Mathews discussing the future of design and manufacturing.
Autodesk’s Rama Dunayevich, Christopher Taylor of Disney, and Scott Kirsner of Innovation Leader.
Charles Barrett of Vivint with Susanna Kass of NextEra Energy, at Intuit.
Luis Solis of Imaginatik, far right, interviews Hugh Molotsi, VP of the Intuit Labs Incubator.
Touring Intuit’s Campus Center: Cal Hamilton of NRG Energy, Nicole Roccaforte and Nick Davis of RocketSpace, and Melissa Fifield of The Gap.
The Field Study wrapped up with “design for delight” exercises, led by Intuit employees. Jeff Honious of Reed Elsevier and Sven Visscher of Axel Springer.
Diana Stepner, VP of Innovation Partnership at Pearson with Vincent Tripodi of the Associated Press at Intuit.
Jackie Amemiya of Clorox and Christopher Bailey of ExxonMobil, doing design exercises at Intuit.
(Photos by Breanna Baker.)