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Success Stories

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What Will You Get Out of It?

Success Stories is a chance to learn from your peers across industries about what works — and how they overcame obstacles on the way to launching new products, introducing new technology platforms, building ecosystems, and changing internal culture and processes.

The sole focus of this event is presenting case studies from large organizations about things that are deployed or in-market and delivering value. We’ll explore:

  • How projects get resourced
  • How you build internal coalitions needed to support new ideas
  • Generating engagement from key stakeholders when many people are working remotely
  • Creating prototypes and getting the right feedback from prospective customers
  • Collaborating with functional and business unit colleagues to get things launched.

Let's Get Honest...

Success Stories will also feature a totally-anonymous, cameras-off session where participants and invited speakers will share on failures and projects that were killed — how they managed through it, and what they learned.

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Who You'll Meet...

This event is designed for current corporate leaders in innovation, design, emerging technology, R&D, and new product development roles. If you need to deliver tangible impact in your organization in 2021, please don’t miss Success Stories.

Reserve Your Spot — or Bring Your Whole Team!

We’ve designed tickets that enable you to join by yourself, invite a group of up to 20 peers, or purchase a video pass that will give you access to the most popular sessions if you can’t attend live.

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What Past Attendees Have Said...

Innovation Leader virtual events are designed to be useful to corporate, non-profit, and government innovators at all stages of their journey — there are sessions geared to those just taking on an innovation role, as well as those who are veterans with years of experience. What do other people like you say about our online gatherings?


Featured Speakers

Tom Waller
Edwin Wong
SVP Insights & Innovation
Vox Media
Mohan Nair
Susie Kandzor
Director of Hacking
The Microsoft Garage
Jason Berns
Colin Angle

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Event FAQs

Who's participating in this event?

Space is limited to corporate innovation, strategy, emerging tech, design, and R&D professionals. That’s everyone from Chief Innovation Officers and VPs of Innovation, to Directors of Emerging Technology and R&D Managers. If you’re responsible for creating new products or services inside your company, you’re probably the right fit.

How will I participate in this event?

We will be using the Swapcard browser-based networking platform for this event, and Zoom videoconferencing software. Zoom's software is free, and easy to install on your work laptop, a personal laptop, or even an iPad or tablet. In advance of the event, download either the Zoom client for your operating system, or the mobile app for a tablet or iPad here. You'll receive all the zoom info ahead of the event. Just click the link when you're ready to join... or enter the nine-digit Meeting ID when you open the Zoom app.

Here's a quick video that shares five tips on participating in one of our virtual meetings on Zoom.

Will vendors be there pitching me?

No. This is a pitch-free zone. Aside from our Innovation Leader partners, we do not admit consultants, advisors, software firms, or others who might try to pitch you something. This is a safe environment.

Will you bore me with PowerPoints?

No. While some sessions may include slides, we've asked our session leaders to tilt the balance towards activities, exercises, and Q&A.

Will the media be there?

No. All our sessions are confidential and off-the-record.

Can I get a refund?

Event ticket purchases are final. However, you may substitute or transfer your registration to a colleague up to the day before the event — just let us know, so we have the new participant's contact info.

What is the code of conduct at your events?

We are dedicated to creating a professional, safe, welcoming, and harassment-free environment for all our attendees — whether online or in-person. Please see our complete code of conduct here.

What is Innovation Leader?

If you’re working to make change happen inside a large organization, Innovation Leader was created especially for you.

We create downloadable templates and tools; report on what the world’s best companies are doing; and convene your peers to share best practices, in conference calls, webcasts, and at live events. Everything we do is geared to helping you deliver impact in your organization, whether you work in strategy, R&D, new ventures, design, technology, or innovation.

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