Digital Innovation

  • Spotify’s VP of Personalization on ‘Making a Bet’ on New Ideas

  • CSAA Insurance & Fidelity: Building Innovation Muscles for the Long Haul

  • Buying Coffee in the Metaverse: How Fiserv Thinks About the Future of Payments

  • TripAdvisor CEO: The Role That Leaders Play in Fostering Innovation

  • How Augmented Reality Will Change Our Lives — at Home and at Work

Our coverage of digital innovation doesn’t attempt to track each new technology trend or buzzword, but rather we explore the way large companies are organizing differently to identify trends and build digital products and services that meet real market needs. The big challenge that many organizations will face when doing digital innovation outside of the IT organization is engaging that organization’s help when it is time to scale up and support roll-outs.

One good resource to start with in this section is our research report, “Digitizing the Innovation Team,” which features quantitative data and interviews with corporate leaders on the digitial tools they use to support innovation activity.

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Digitizing the Innovation Team

Get insights and recommendations for innovation leaders seeking to get the most out of digital tools, and also for tool developers seeking to build productive relationships with those leaders.

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Getting Connected Products Right

We surveyed companies active in, interested in, or developing connected products. Here’s the downloadable PDF report summarizing what we found.

Audio & Video Resources


Innovation Showcase Replay — September 2021

At our recent Innovation Showcase Series webcast, in September of 2021, a dozen of Innovation Leader’s strategic partners shared software, services offerings, and other solutions that can help corporate innovators achieve more. Here’s a replay of the event.


David’s Bridal CEO on Styling the COVID Wedding

David’s Bridal CEO Jim Marcum discusses how he’s navigating the future of the wedding business. That includes building an omnichannel experience to help brides shop from anywhere. 


Lundbeck’s CEO on Developing Breakthrough Medications

How do CEOs determine focus areas and allocate budget to R&D initiatives? Deborah Dunsire, CEO of Lundbeck — a phamaceutical company specializing in neurology and psychology — explains.


Takeda's CTO on Building Technology Roadmaps

How do Chief Technology Officers build roadmaps to implement new technologies? And, how do they leverage data to innovate? Leo Barella, Chief Technology Officer at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, explains.

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Innovation Software Showcase 2021

At our recent Software Showcase, in March of 2021, eight of Innovation Leader’s strategic partners shared digital innovation tools that can help address common issues.


Empowering an AI-First Organization with Anthem’s Chief Digital Officer

How can AI and machine learning provide patients with personal, preemptive healthcare? Rajeev Ronanki, Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President of Anthem, explains. 

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Building, Scaling & “Unbossing” Innovation at Novartis’ Genesis Labs

Ian Hunt and Aimee Reynolds of Novartis’ Genesis Labs share insights on developing an effective innovation ecosystem that ensures that the best ideas bubble up to the top.

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Preparing for Vaccine Distribution, Navigating Pivots at HCA

Chip Blaufuss of HCA Healthcare discusses his team’s COVID-19 preparations at the start of 2020 and getting ready for vaccine distribution in 2021.


Should Your Organization Be Working on More Moonshots?

Peter Williams discussed his experience as the CEO of Alpha, a long-term innovation group created by the Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica.

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The New Paths to Competitive Advantage

As part of our recent Impact conference, Karim Lakhani and Navi Radjou discussed their latest ideas about the future of innovation and how they can be applied in large organizations.

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Essential Data for Finishing 2020 Strong

What does the data show about how corporate innovation is changing? Innovation Leader’s editorial team shares data from four recent reports.


How Travel is Changing at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport

What does it mean to innovate travel, and create new kinds of safety in 2020? Jodie Brinkerhoff, VP of Innovation at DFW Airport, discusses how her team is adapting…

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5 Emerging Megatrends & What To Do About Them

In this Master Class, Ashish Basuray of PreScouter discusses five megatrends, including digital twins, third-wave AI, smart materials, and more.