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Innovation at large, established companies is hard. So we made a podcast to help you overcome obstacles and create change at your organization. Welcome to Innovation Answered, the podcast for corporate innovators. Join your host, Kaitlin Milliken from Innovation Leader, for a new episode every Tuesday at 6 a.m. ET.

For more information visit innovationleader.com/podcast/.

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Innovation at large, established companies is hard. So we made a podcast to help you overcome obstacles and create change at your organization. Welcome to Innovation Answered, the podcast for corporate innovators. Join your host, Kaitlin Milliken from Innovation Leader, for a new episode every Tuesday at 6 a.m. ET.

For more information visit innovationleader.com/podcast/.

    How Diversity Drives Innovation

    How Diversity Drives Innovation

    2020 has been a year of racial reckoning — with discussions about police brutality and systematic racism stretching from the streets to the virtual conference room. To take a deeper dive, we gathered a panel to discuss how to make DEI initiatives at big companies more effective. Panelists include: Irina Kozlovskaya of Fitbit; Alfred Jones of Lyft Level Five; Jessica Hansen of the Alliance for Smiles; and Simone Hadley Wilson, a marketing strategist, formerly of Lyft.

    • 34 min
    Essential Data for Finishing 2020 Strong

    Essential Data for Finishing 2020 Strong

    In so many ways, 2020 has been defined by sudden, dramatic change. To find out how big companies have been responding to it all, Innovation Leader’s Editorial Team released four research reports this fall.

    This episode of Innovation Answered explores the most important data points from that research that can help teams finish the year strong. Scott Kirsner, CEO and Co-founder of Innovation Leader, and Alex Slawsby, a Senior Researcher at IL, join for the conversation.

    • 33 min
    Digital & Business Model Transformation at Rosetta Stone

    Digital & Business Model Transformation at Rosetta Stone

    Yellow boxes with CD-ROMs made Rosetta Stone an iconic brand in the 2000s. Since then, the company has transformed itself into an educational technology powerhouse. Matthew Hulett, President of Language at the company, discusses how Rosetta Stone pivoted from a physical product to a subscription service. He also discusses the company’s approach to digital innovation and how his team is working through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    • 25 min
    Podcast: The Biggest Barriers to Innovation

    Podcast: The Biggest Barriers to Innovation

    While demand for shipping to office spaces is down, the team at UPS has seen an increased in customers shipping purchases to their homes. In this installment of Innovation Answered: Essentials, David Lee shares how his team has adapted to these new needs. He also discusses how his team has changed their approach to storage and gives best practices for innovators in 2020. After the conversation, Lee reads “The Biggest Barriers to Innovation”, an article he contributed to Innovation Leader’s magazine, a

    • 15 min
    How Innovation Shaped the Fall Semester at Universities

    How Innovation Shaped the Fall Semester at Universities

    After planning for hybrid classes all summer, this month the team at Barnard College pivoted suddenly to another semester of online learning. What goes into making these decisions? And how will today’s pivots affect the future of higher education?  We gathered an online panel of higher education experts to share. This episode features Barnard President Sian Beliock, Len Schlesinger of Harvard Business School, and the co-CEO of edX, Adam Medros. 

    • 28 min
    Pivoting During a Pandemic

    Pivoting During a Pandemic

    Innovation teams have been tasked with facing new challenges that can help save lives and keep people safe. Colleen Hau of Carhartt discussed how her team worked quickly to make PPE for frontline workers. Firdaus Bhathena of CVS talks about how the company’s COVID-19 testing efforts and acceleration in digital health care. Rhett Alden, Chief Technology Officer of Health and Commercial Markets at Elsevier, shares how his team created a COVID-19 Resource Center in four weeks. 

    • 24 min

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