IL Confidential

Videos for Corporate Innovators

Looking to understand your CEO better, bring customers into the development process, or work more efficiently with legal and compliance groups? Our "IL Confidential" video series brings you insights from innovators on a variety of topics.

Our videos feature insider advice from Harvard Business School professor Len Schlesinger; Nondini Naqui, an intrapreneur and innovation leader who has worked in insurance and banking; Naureen Meraj, a training and digital transformation leader who has worked at NTT Data and; and Mona Vernon, CTO of Thomson Reuters Labs.

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Videos in this Series

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Thou Shalt Bridge Heaven and Earth

2021-07-02T13:02:00+01:00By Moisés Noreña

Noreña explores how innovators can keep their team connected with leaders in the business units. That includes speaking the language of the business. 

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Identificarás y Implementarás las Herramientas para Innovar

2021-07-02T13:00:00+01:00By Moisés Noreña

En su cuarto mandamiento en esta serie, Moisés Noreña recomienda que los equipos usen la Metodología Unificada de Innovación. La metodología tiene cinco partes.

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Thou Shalt Identify and Implement the Tools Needed to Innovate

2021-07-02T13:00:00+01:00By Moisés Noreña

From design thinking to agile to double diamond to lean, there are many innovation methodologies for corporate innovators to gain guidance from. Most often these leaders are left to their own devices to come up with the right amalgamation that will lead to success. In his fourth ...

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Conectarás el Cielo y la Tierra

2021-07-02T12:02:00+01:00By Moisés Noreña

En su cinco mandamiento en esta serie, Moisés Noreña instruye cómo conectar los dos lugares. También, Noreña comparte las cosas que los equipos pueden hacer para realizarlo.

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Thou Shalt Align With and Enrich Your Company’s Strategy

2021-05-25T13:00:00+01:00By Moisés Noreña

In most companies, there is a corporate calendar in which strategies are baked and resources are allocated. So, how do teams find a seat at the table? Moisés Noreña explores how teams can get there.

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Thou Shalt Define Innovation for Your Organization

2021-05-25T13:00:00+01:00By Moisés Noreña

In his second commandment, Moisés Noreña explores the importance of creating an innovation wide definition of innovation.

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Moisés’ 10 Commandments for Innovation and Growth

2021-05-25T00:13:00+01:00By Moisés Noreña

In this series, Moisés Noreña shares his “10 Commandments for Innovation and Growth” at established companies. 

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Suzi Hamill on the Power of Play


 Suzi Hamill, the former Vice President of Design Thinking at Fidelity Investments, shares how play can help teams work more cohesively. Watch the video…

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Steve Blank on Building Innovation Teams


Silicon Valley-based serial entrepreneur, Steve Blank shares how companies can set up a system that fosters innovation and effectively creates change. 

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The Importance of Following-Through with Initiatives


Naureen Meraj, a training and digital transformation leader, discusses why teams should be wary of “one-time-wonders” and the best platforms for gathering ideas.

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Taking Cultural Differences into Account


Naureen Meraj, a training and digital transformation leader, discusses why innovators should think about cultural differences when running training workshops.

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How Gamification and Incentives Can Build Employee Engagement


 Naureen Meraj, a training and digital transformation leader, discusses gamification and incentivizing participation in innovation. Find out more in this IL Confidential video.

Mona Vernon

Best Practices for Scouting Emerging Technologies


How should companies work with startups, tech vendors, and academia to scout emerging tech? Mona Vernon of Thomson Reuters Labs shares best practices. 

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Why Thomson Reuters Rotates Talent Between Labs

2017-10-06T11:00:00+01:00By ,

Mona Vernon, Chief Technology Officer of Thomson Reuters Labs, explains why the company began rotating employees between its innovation labs. Find out more in this video…

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Innovation Lab Advice with Thomson Reuters' Mona Vernon

2017-10-05T17:19:00+01:00By ,

With seven global labs, Thomson Reuters knows the ins and outs of starting an innovation initiative. Mona Vernon, Chief Technology Officer of the company, discusses best practices... 

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HBS Professor Len Schlesinger on How CEOs Spend Their Time

2017-08-26T12:08:00+01:00By ,

Harvard Business School professor Len Schlesinger shares insights on how CEOs spend their time; the best ways to get buyin; and innovation versus administration. 

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Building Consensus with Nondini Naqui


Executive champions are key to building a culture of innovation. Nondini Naqui discusses how innovators can get buy-in from top leaders. Watch here…

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How to Make a Vision Concrete with Nondini Naqui


Building prototypes and crafting interactive presentations can lead to progress on innovation efforts. Nondini Naqui discusses these strategies here…

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Nondini Naqui on Working with Legal and Compliance


How can you engage with legal and compliance groups on innovation efforts — and make them feel part of your success? Nondini Naqui shares best practices in this video.

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Understanding the User Experience with Nondini Naqui


Successful innovation efforts fulfill customers’ needs. In this video, Nondini Naqui discusses the importance of understanding your audience. Watch here…

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Nondini Naqui on Using Metrics to Define Success


Different stages of innovation ventures should focus on different types of metrics. Learn about which metrics you should be using and when from Nondini Naqui.

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Innovation Challenges & Choices with Nondini Naqui

2017-07-25T11:00:00+01:00By ,

Nondini Naqui, an intrapreneur and innovation leader who has worked in insurance and banking, discusses the challenges innovators face and how to overcome obstacles.

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How to Survive a Management or Strategy Change

2017-05-06T13:00:00+01:00By ,

Preparing for shifts in leadership, as well as changes in strategy, helps innovation teams persist. Mona Vernon, Chief Technology Officer of Thomson Reuters, shares her tips.

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Innovation Training with Naureen Meraj


 Naureen Meraj, a training and digital transformation leader, shares the three components of design thinking that are often over looked in the innovation process.