Strategy & Governance

  • Barre3 CEO on the Future of Fitness

  • ‘What Did I Get Myself Into?’: Jumping from the Private to Public Sector

  • Innovating from Within: The 10 x 10 Laws

  • What Are the Do’s and Dont’s When Digitally Twinning Your Innovation Hub?

  • Converse CEO on Building the Brand of the Future

Innovation groups often get created by fiat, before they’ve developed a strategy. And many companies have existing R&D or product development organizations that would benefit from fresh thinking about their mission.

Whether you’re laying out strategy for the first time, or as part of an update process, our coverage allows you to learn from veterans of innovation and R&D roles. A good resource to start with is our Benchmarking Report, published in collaboration with KPMG, which includes data on the structure, focus, budgets, and size of innovation teams at large companies, as well as advice from executives in senior innovation and strategy roles.

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Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2018

Innovating inside large organizations is not easy. So how do you deliver concrete, tangible impact — over the short-term, medium-term, and long-term? Innovation Leader and KPMG have collaborated to create the go-to resource on corporate innovation, based on detailed survey data and interviews with senior executives at Whirlpool, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, Southern Company, General Motors, and more.

Audio & Video Resources

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Fast Track Innovation: 1-3 Year Perspective on the New Reality

KPMG Managing Directors Kes Sampanthar and Ali Geramian provide insights on where successful companies are investing.

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Barre3 CEO on the Future of Fitness

Barre3 CEO Sadie Lincoln explored how the company approaches innovation and how the company pivoted to meet the new demands of 2020. 

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Accelerating Innovation During Times of Disruption

In our “Accelerating Innovation During Times of Disruption” Master Class, Tim Bernstein and Stella Peace share insights on how to capitalize on 2020’s challenges to drive innovation.

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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.

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Converse CEO on Building the Brand of the Future

As part of our recent Impact conference, Scott Uzzell, CEO of Converse, discussed the brand’s relationship with popular culture, its collaborations, and more.

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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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Tips for Planning & Launching A Winning Program

Jill Longman, Innovation Committee Co-Chair at Med-IQ, covers how to plan and manage the successful launch of an enterprise-wide innovation program. 

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​Innovation Solutions Showcase 2020

At our Solutions Showcase in September 2020, five of Innovation Leader’s strategic partners shared how their organizations help address the challenges of 2020. 

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Podcast: The Biggest Barriers to Innovation

David Lee shares how UPS has adapted to new demands in shipping and gives tips for innovators in 2020. He also reads his article “The Biggest Barriers to Innovation.”

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What are the Biggest Barriers to Innovation?

This crisis is revealing aspects of our world that were broken, but hidden in the normal state of things. Now that the apple cart has been turned over, what can we see that is  broken? 

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Kohl’s CTO on Curbside Pickup, Amazon Partnership & More

Paul Gaffney, the Chief Technology Officer of Kohl’s discussed the future of retail, curbside pickup, and working with Amazon.

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Manulife/John Hancock on How COVID Accelerated Digitization

Amit Bhatia, Head of Manulife/John Hancock Innovation Labs, shares details about his team’s digitization, his current projects, and more. 

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Turning a Global Disruption into Opportunity at Fidelity & Citi Ventures

Mona Vernon and Alex Sion discuss challenges in the financial services in 2020 and how their teams have responded.