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Corporate Innovators Sharing Best Practices: Oct.26-27



Presenting Sponsor

Cisco Systems: The Cisco Innovation Centers accelerate opportunities, deepen relationships, and foster innovation. Innovation Centers are placed around the world, and each serves as a hub to showcase what is possible with digital transformation and IoT; build solutions with partners and startups, and engage in rapid prototyping; and invest and partner with startups, accelerators, and universities.

Additional Sponsors

Sopheon: Sopheon’s Accolade® solution provides unique, fully-integrated coverage for the entire innovation management and new product development lifecycle. For the first time, businesses can access a single source of the truth across strategic innovation planning, roadmapping, idea and concept development, process and project management, portfolio management, and resource planning. Sopheon’s solutions have been implemented by over 200 customers with over 60,000 users in over 50 countries.

Nottingham Spirk: For over 44 years, Nottingham Spirk has developed hundreds of patented products that have generated $50 billion in sales for Fortune 500 companies. The firm offers a full-service Vertical InnovationTM process - from market research, user testing, product design and development, mechanical, electrical and software engineering, to prototyping and support for full commercialization. All design and development is conducted at our historic 60,000 square foot Innovation Center, ensuring accelerated speed to market, confidentiality and intellectual property protection. We specialize in finding new revenue streams, critical when growth is flat and trusted brand names are being threatened by competitive pressure.

Imaginatik: "World's first" full-service innovation firm, supporting global organizations seeking to grow and deliver results.

LaunchPad Central: LaunchPad Central is a San Francisco-based technology company founded by technology visionaries Steve Blank and Jim Hornthal. We combine professional consulting services with a technology platform for enterprise innovation. Our methodology began as the system standard for the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program and the National Institute of Health, and has grown into the leading integrated innovation solution for large and small enterprises, governments, and universities around the world.

Moves The Needle: MTN ignites entrepreneurial action within large organizations by educating, enabling and empowering employees to be closer to the customer, move faster and act bolder. They’ve helped Fortune 500 clients discover successful new product opportunities, innovate upon existing products and processes, driving massive business impact.