The Innovator's Playground

Posted by Lauren Cohen on Thu, Oct 27, 2016

By John Marshall, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Lippincott, a creative consultancy.


Today, now, at this very moment, is the slowest pace of change you will experience in the rest of your life.
Reading the headlines, it’s clear an unsettlingly different world is emerging. Amazon is working on a version of its Alexa assistant that can understand emotions. A machine is predicted to join a corporate board of directors within 10 years. Children born today will very probably not learn to drive, nor visit a physician for a checkup when they are 20.

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Topics: marketing, design, Innovation, data, technology

Culture of Innovation

Posted by Lauren Cohen on Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Innovation is having a moment. Brands, products and individuals are all striving to be and say that they are innovative. But unpacking this word has lead me to some bigger questions… what does it really mean to be truly innovative? How can you foster a culture of innovation within a company? How do you find and attract innovative people?  I had the opportunity to get more insight into my questions when attending a panel hosted by MITX called “Disruptive Innovators Series: The Anatomy of an Innovator.

The panel featured three speakers including Anne Marie Dumais, Open Innovation Program Impact Leader at GE, Ace Moghimi, AVP & Head of Innovation at Lab Of Forward Thinking and Dan O’Malley, Chief Digital Officer at Eastern Bank.  All of these individuals have helped to create a seat at the table for innovation within large companies in order to make disruptive change.

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Topics: marketing, digital marketing, Boston, Innovation, technology

How to Take Advantage of Networking Events

Posted by Justine Andrews on Tue, Mar 1, 2016

A couple weeks ago was our Talent and Career Development Summit. The event brought together professionals from across industries and fields to talk about leadership, culture, and the workplace. Monica Faberman, an attendee, shares her experience.  

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Topics: career, Lessons, community, talent, Leadership, Innovation, networking, communication

Meet Desiree Stolar, CMO & Co-Founder, Unshrinkit

Posted by Justine Andrews on Tue, Dec 15, 2015

At one of our MITX Up events earlier this year, Desiree brought her startup, Unshrinkit, to the table for advice and next steps. Over the next couple months, she took that advice and went all the way to Shark Tank! We contacted her and asked her a few post-Shark-Tank questions. 

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Topics: MITX Up, WomenLeaders, Innovation, start-up

Innovation Identity: Making Design Thinking Work in the Organization You Have Today

Posted by Justine Andrews on Thu, Nov 19, 2015

Join us on December first for our MITX Design Summit: Design, Technology, and the Consumer Experience. To spark conversation, Daniel Ostrower, member of the Design Summit advisory board, wrote a blog on innovation and design thinking. Register for the Design Summit here

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Topics: design, MITX, Innovation