Author Archives: Lou Killeffer

Go Big or Go Home: A Report from #CINONY2015

Two weeks ago I joined several hundred others at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel for this year’s edition of the Chief Innovation Officer Summit, New York. The agenda showcased a host of diverse and compelling speakers including, among many other notables, GE’s Chief Scientist, NASA’s Chief Knowledge Officer, WalmartLabs Innovation Lead, Gap’s Dean of Innovation, and Samsung’s Chief Innovation Officer. As you’d expect, several powerful threads and themes emerged across the two days...

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What if your Innovation Program Really is Rocket Science?

Lou Killiefer, Innovation Excellence Editor at large had this recent “Innovation Conversation” with Ken Savin, Ph.D., Advisor, Innovation and Development, Eli Lilly and Company, and Cynthia Bouthot, Director of Commercial Innovation, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space.

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Scaling the Anti-Summit 2015

Created by the tireless Craig Hatkoff (of the Tribeca Film Festival and Tribeca Disruptor Foundation) and his equally gifted partners at RELEVENTS, the first ever Anti-Summit debuted last week across two days and a variety of venues and vantage points in Tribeca and Brooklyn, New York.

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2014 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards!

Lou Killeffer takes us inside NYU’s Skirball Center for Performing Arts for the Disruptor Foundation’s 5th Annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (TDIA). The Foundation promotes and applauds disruptive innovation beyond the borders of industry into meaningful social arenas. And their awards showcase those “whose ideas have broken the mold to create significant impact”.

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Maximizing Millennials

Acknowledging Millennials’ emerging impact on society, with attitudes disrupting both the market and the workplace, more and more companies are looking for answers. Fahrenheit 212 asks: What will these future leaders of the business community look like? How will their digital expertise and collaborative sensibility shape corporate and consumer culture? And how should we address their energy, optimism and unique work style in mentoring them to leadership roles?

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