The 2017 Teach-In

Corporate Innovation Executives Sharing Best Practices

October 10 - 12, on the campus of MIT
Cambridge, Massachusetts


MIT Industrial Liaison ProgramThe world’s leading corporate innovators share best practices at our annual Teach-In, a two-day learning event for corporate innovators from Global 1000 companies. This year’s event will feature content tracks for people in the first or second year of an innovation effort — the 101 track — as well as a 301 track for people who’ve had a program in place for three or more years. Past Teach-In events have featured speakers from GE, Lowe’s, ESPN, Home Depot, Clorox, Fidelity, Wrigley, the NFL, and Panera Bread.

This year, we’re partnering with MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program to host the Teach-In on the campus of MIT, including tours of several of their labs and meetings with MIT-related startups.

Specifically geared for innovation, R&D, design, strategy, corporate venturing, and new product development executives from the Global 1000, the Teach-In provides value to executives just launching innovation initiatives, as well as those who have been in the role for several years.


Among the executives sharing their best practices (with many others to be announced soon):

Marsh & McLennan
Global Head of Innovation
Christina Mott
Steve Kaufer
SVP and Director
Sean Belka
Bayer Healthcare
VP, Head of Innovation Center
Chandra Ramanathan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
VP Innovation
Robin Glasco
SVP Digital Product, Design & Audience Development
Ryan Spoon
Royal Caribbean
Head of Innovation & Transformation
Joey Hasty
Optum Labs
Paul Bleicher

Check back here and stay tuned in our email newsletter for new additions to the roster.

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PLEASE NOTE: The Teach-In is for corporate executives only. Consultants, advisors, software vendors, and others who market products or services to corporate executives may not attend the Teach-In and registration fees will be refunded. In addition, some Teach-In venue hosts reserve the right to approve those visiting their innovation labs. All registrants to be approved by Innovation Leader; full refunds will be made in the event of conflict. Questions? Contact us »

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