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Every company wants to be innovative, and every person wants to be a game-changer. But 2020 was a year that separated the truly forward-looking companies that invest heavily in innovation from the rest. We’ve spent the past year covering all of the groundbreaking new products coming out across industries, and the people responsible for making them happen. Now, with 2020 in the rearview, we are happy to present our first ever Top 25 Most Influential Innovators list. 

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The Top 25 Most Influential Innovators
April 6, 2021 | By Lilly Milman
2020 was a brutal year that separated a few forward-looking companies that continued to invest in innovation from the rest of the pack. From mRNA vaccines to streaming services to commercial spaceflight, here’s our list of the Top 25 Most Influential Innovators working inside big organizations.
Video: Advice on Adopting and Implementing New Technologies

We spoke with a variety of corporate leaders about their best advice for implementing new technologies once they’ve been identified. They had a variety of different strategies to us. This video is part of our Fourth Industrial Revolution series. 

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Video: How Do You Filter Out the Hype Around Emerging Technologies?

It can be dangerous to get caught up in the hype cycle. As part of our Fourth Industrial Revolution series, we spoke with leaders to determine how they dodge hype and noise to get down to what really matters. 

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Video: What New Technologies are Important in 2022?

Leaders from LPL Financial, GS1 US, and other large organizations discuss up-and-coming technologies, like the metaverse, AI, autnomous vehicles, and more. This video is part of our Fourth Industrial Revolution series. 

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Video: How Do You Scout New Tech and Identify Good Use Cases?

As part of our Fourth Industrial Revolution series, we did a deep dive into how organizations should scout new technology — and how to evaluate the potential use cases for those technologies. The leaders we spoke with also discussed team structures for tech scouting in their organizations. 

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Video: Who Should Lead the Charge on Web3 and the Metaverse?

We spoke with Cliff Justice, U.S. Leader of Enterprise Innovation at KPMG LLP, about who should be leading and defining vision on Web3 and metaverse technology.

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Video: What is Web3?

We spoke with Cliff Justice, U.S. Leader of Enterprise Innovation at KPMG LLP, about what Web3 is, and why it matters.

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Video: What are Some Examples of Fourth Industrial Revolution Deployments?

We spoke with Chris Docherty, Senior Innovation Advisor at Planbox, as part of our Fourth Industrial Revolution series. Docherty shared some interesting use cases for 4IR technology, including companies like Ecco and Novartis.

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Video: Advice on Adopting and Implementing New Technologies
Video: How Do You Filter Out the Hype Around Emerging Technologies?
Video: What New Technologies are Important in 2022?
Video: How Do You Scout New Tech and Identify Good Use Cases?
Video: Who Should Lead the Charge on Web3 and the Metaverse?
Video: What is Web3?
Video: What are Some Examples of Fourth Industrial Revolution Deployments?