Experts in Innovation 7 experts

Debra Kaye

Debra Kaye

New York, NY | Innovator | Culture Strategist | Author of Red Thread Thinking | Columnist Entrepreneur.com | "Idea Threading" Inc.com byline

Debra Kaye is an international innovation and brand strategy consultant who has helped create some of the world’s most famous products and services for companies such as L’Oreal, Colgate-Palmolive, Dove Chocolate, American Express, McDonald’s and Johnson & Johnson. Her book, Red Thread Thinking: Weaving Together Connections for Brilliant Ideas and Profitable Innovations was a featured Leadership Book of the Week by The Washington Post and Amazon ebook Best-seller in its category. She was selected Female Entrepreneur of the Year by Spain’s Tribuna Economica and named Italy’s Top Marketer... Read more

Adam Hartung

Adam Hartung

Lake Zurich, IL | Top Keynote Speaker on Innovation and Growth, Sitting CEO and Board member of publicand private companies

I currently serve as the CEO of Soparfilm Energy, Content Laboratory and Spark Partners a Chicago-based, growth strategy consulting firm. I have held Board of Directors’ seats with five corporations, and currently Chair the Audit Committee for SixDimensions Global on the NASDAQ. I have traveled globally as the keynote speaker to over 400 leadership and business organizations on innovation and managing Status Quo Risk. I present, and lead workshops, on why corporations are not growing as fast as desired, and how to reverse that situation to exceed expectations. I am the top... Read more

Steven Dennis

Steven Dennis

Dallas, TX | Retail thought leader | Keynote speaker | Writer | Strategy & innovation consultant | Social entrepreneur

Steve Dennis is a strategic advisor and thought-leader on retail innovation, marketing and strategy development. He has served as the chief strategy officer and led the development of omni/multichannel integration efforts as a member of the executive committee of two Fortune 500 retailers. He was recently named one of retail's top 20 influencers and is a retail contributor for Forbes. As President of SageBerry Consulting he helps retail industry clients accelerate their growth and improve their customer focus. Prior to founding SageBerry, Steve was Senior Vice President, Strategy &... Read more

Natalie Jenkins

Natalie Jenkins

Urbandale, IA | Director, Organizational Development | Innovation Guide

Natalie Jenkins has over 15 years of experience in the innovation and creative thinking field. Her focus has been in helping develop the skills needed to expand and sharpen thinking. Natalie closely collaborates with her clients, helping them develop an innovation plan that is in alignment with their strategic goals. Natalie has nurtured the development of many new products and services in the area of creative thinking and Innovation. Specialties: Setting up sustainable innovation initiatives that produce positive results, matching clients with the best talent available for their... Read more

John Franklin

John Franklin

Minneapolis, MN | Builder and Redeemer of Great Brands|Marketing Strategy and Innovation Consultant|Startup Advisor

Innovation and Brand Strategy consultant with strong skills in consumer research and segmentation to guide value proposition development and market positioning for successful new product launch. Known for resourcefully building and leading cross-functional teams to plan and flawlessly execute new product launch to grow category revenue and share. Food and Beverage category experience includes: salty snacks, confectionery, coffee & tea, dairy, bakery, frozen, breakfast cereal, food service. Recreation/Sporting Goods category experience includes: skis, bikes, running/outdoor apparel,... Read more

Mike Wittenstein

Mike Wittenstein

Marietta, GA | Retail Customer Experience Strategist and Designer at Storyminers

Mike has been helping companies solve problems for over 20 years starting with the customers' experience. His work in customer experience and customer experience design has taken him to more than 25 countries and impacted over 400 companies. Working with companies like IBM, founding his own company and consulting with organizations of all sizes around the world, he has nearly perfected the art of great customer experience design. Where most companies take a "balance sheet" approach to problem resolution, it is the human element that ultimately moves the needle. And move the needle he... Read more

Paul Reali

Paul Reali

Charlotte, NC | Owner, OmniSkills, LLC

Paul Reali helps individuals, teams, and companies discover and mine their creative potential. This process of discovery and application is achieved through one or more of these services: training, process facilitation, consulting, and coaching. Paul has worked with clients across the country, from second-state entrepreneurial ventures to the Fortune 100. He is the co-author of “Creativity Rising: Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving in the 21st Century,” published in 2012 by ICSC Press. He is a regular presenter at the Creative Problem Solving Institute, Creativity... Read more