New York City Roundtable on Organizational Agility and Emerging Tech

In late March, we brought together 15 innovation and R&D leaders from large organizations in New York City to discuss organizational agility and emerging tech. The gathering was hosted by Samsung NEXT, the innovation group within Samsung Electronics dedicated to identifying new growth opportunities.

San Francisco Field Study Photos: Inside Target, W.L. Gore, Levi’s Stadium, and more

Our 2019 San Francisco Field Study brought more than 60 executives together to discuss strategies for scouting emerging trends and technologies. We toured Gore Innovation Center, Target Open House, the Bolt makerspace and venture firm, AppDynamics, the 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium, RocketSpace, and Andreessen Horowitz. See the photos…

Photo Gallery: Inside American Greetings, Where ‘Meaningful Connections’ Are Made

Many people think of American Greetings as a purveyor of greeting cards, gift packaging, party goods and e-cards, but as VP of Innovation Carol Miller describes it, the privately-held company is in the “meaningful connections” business, making the world a more thoughtful and caring place. Take a look inside the company’s headquarters.

Photos: Setting the 2019 Agenda Breakfast in Boston

To start off the new year, we brought together some members of the Innovation Leader community for coffee and breakfast, to discuss their innovation agendas and goals for 2019. Photos inside…

Photo Gallery: Atlanta Roundtable Discussing Idea Generation and Execution

The latest roundtable in our on-going Underground series dove into the challenges of sourcing ideas internally and externally, and moving those ideas through prototyping, pilots, and eventual release into the world. Joining the off-the-record discussion were leaders of innovation, R&D, and strategy from Coca-Cola, AT&T, Chick-fil-A, Rheem, Porsche, Georgia-Pacific, and more. See photos inside…

Atlanta Field Study Photos: Inside NCR, Mercedes-Benz USA, Honeywell, Chick-fil-A, and More

Our 2018 Atlanta Field Study brought over 50 executives together to discuss strategies for cultivating talent and building competitive advantage. We toured the offices of NCR, Honeywell, Comcast NBCUniversal’s The Farm accelerator, Mercedes-Benz USA, and Chick-Fil-A’s “Hatch” Innovation Center. Photos inside…

Photo Gallery: Seattle Roundtable Exploring the Process of Getting Ideas to Market

The latest roundtable in our on-going Underground series dove into the challenges of sourcing ideas internally and externally, and how to move those ideas through prototyping, pilots, and eventual release into the world. The discussion was led by Virginia Williams, Vice President of Spigit, and Kelsey Alpaio of Innovation Leader. See who was there…

Photos: Innovation Leader’s Impact 2018 Conference in Boston

Innovation Leader brought together 350 strategy, innovation, and R&D executives from around the world this month in Boston for Impact 2018. We learned to row on the Charles River; met with startups at the Harvard Innovation Lab; visited MIT’s Engine incubator for startups focused on “tough tech”; and participated in a case study discussion at Harvard Business School. Photos from the two-and-a-half day event inside…

Photos: London Executive Forum at Royal Bank of Scotland

Our 2018 London Executive Forum brought 25 executives together at Royal Bank of Scotland to discuss how to create a culture of risk-taking and experimentation — especially in regulated industries and long-established organizations. See photos from the event inside…

Photo Gallery: ‘Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2018’ Roundtable in Chicago

To coincide with the release of our Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2018 report, sponsored by KPMG, we brought together a group of innovation professionals in Chicago to discuss some of the report’s findings. The event was hosted by the accelerator 1871 and Whirlpool. Photos inside…

Photo Gallery: New York City Roundtable Exploring Challenges of Business Model Innovation

At our July innovation roundtable in New York City, co-hosted with Innosight, we gathered 10 innovation professionals to discuss the intricacies and challenges of business model innovation. The conversation was led by Innosight Co-Founder Mark Johnson and Scott Cohen of Innovation Leader.

Photo Gallery: ‘Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2018’ Roundtable in San Francisco

To coincide with the release of our Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2018 report, sponsored by KPMG, we brought together 16 innovation professionals to discuss some of the report’s findings. LinkedIn hosted us at the company’s San Francisco campus. Photos inside…

Cleveland Field Study Photos: Inside American Greetings, KeyBank, Cleveland Clinic, and more

Our 2018 Cleveland Field Study brought over 50 executives together to discuss strategies for forging effective internal partnerships that foster innovation. We toured the offices of Cleveland Clinic Innovations, American Greetings, KeyBank, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Progressive Field. Photos inside…

Photo Gallery: ‘Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2018’ Launch Event in New York

To coincide with the release of our Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2018 report, sponsored by KPMG, we brought together sixteen innovation professionals to discuss some of the report’s findings. Photos from the event are inside…

Photo Gallery: ‘Underground’ Roundtable on Digital Transformation at the CME Group

At our recent invitation-only “Underground” roundtable in Chicago, we tackled several topics around digital transformation: how do you define it, who should be involved, how do you overcome cultural barriers, and how do you get things moving with a sense of urgency? Photos inside…

Photo Gallery: Healthcare Deep Dive

At our recent, day-long Healthcare Deep Dive event, co-hosted by PA Consulting Group, executives gathered in Boston to discuss topics related to testing and scaling new ideas in the healthcare industry.

Photos: Deep Dive on Scouting in San Francisco

For our Deep Dive in February, we dropped in on LinkedIn, Autodesk, and Target’s Open House store, and heard about how companies from J&J to BMW to Boeing approach the challenges of scouting.

Photos: Our ‘Underground’ Executive Roundtable in New York

In early November, we brought together 16 innovation and R&D leaders at MasterCard Labs in New York City for a roundtable co-hosted with our partner, Deloitte. Here are some photos…

Photos: ‘Setting the 2017 Agenda’ gathering in Cambridge

To start off the new year, we brought together some members of the Innovation Leader community for coffee and breakfast, to discuss their innovation agendas and goals for 2017. Photos inside…

New York Field Study 2016: Photos from MasterCard, Barclay’s Rise, IBM Design Studio and more

Our sold-out New York Field Study brought a group of 50 innovation executives to GrandCentralTech, Work-Bench, IBM Design Studio, MasterCard Labs, and Barclay’s Rise New York accelerator. At left, a photo from a whiteboard session on recruiting and training innovation champions. More photos inside…

Photos from our Seattle Field Study: Starbucks, Microsoft and more

At our March 2015 Field Study, we visited Starbucks HQ and their new Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room; Cambia Health’s Cambia Grove healthcare collaboration space; the WeWork startup workspace in South Lake Union; Staples’ Seattle Development Lab, and Microsoft Research.

Photos: Our San Francisco Field Study event

Our October Field Study in San Francisco brought participants to the headquarters of Twitter, to Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop, and to Intuit’s campus in Mountain View to participate in “design for delight” exercises. The photographic evidence is inside…

Photos: June Field Study

Our Field Study gathering took place at Google Cambridge, Johnson & Johnson’s Boston Innovation Center, Fidelity Investments, and Blade Network, a new startup incubator. Plus, impromptu after-conference beers at the offices of Techstars Boston. Here’s who was there…