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Innovation Council

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The Council brings together innovation leaders from many different industries. These are the leaders responsible for business development, innovation, research and technology, and strategic marketing. They include executives who oversee technical innovation outside the research function. We meet to optimize ways in which innovation can be harnessed to meet stakeholder goals from across the enterprise

Recent transformational changes in technology and business practices make it increasingly important to share experience with colleagues facing similar challenges in other industries. Council membership provides a regular opportunity for this vital exchange with an international network of peers. Activities include formal presentations, site visits, workshops, and informal, confidential discussion.


Companies & Members - Innovation Council

  • Accenture EMEA
  • Anglo American plc
  • Avery Dennison
  • Brambles
  • Cisco Systems Ltd.
  • Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A.
  • Covestro Deutschland AG
  • Dow Benelux B.V.
  • DuPont de Nemours International Sarl
  • ENEL X
  • Ecolab
  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
  • JT International S.A.
  • Legrand
  • Merck KGaA
  • Philip Morris International Management S
  • Procter & Gamble
  • SAP SE
  • Sanofi
  • Shell International Limited
  • Solvay S.A.
  • Willmott Dixon

Enduring relationships with trusted peers is the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the council value. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective topic selection and problem solving that puts your issues on the agenda
  • Informal, real-time benchmarking of current approaches by member companies to the most challenging issues faced by product development
  • Multi-industry insights and best practices from non-competitive peers via in-depth discussions
  • Networking, reputation building and access within your peer community
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums, webcasts, webinars, and other resources

  • How do I leverage the scale of large with the agility
    of small?

  • How I strategically play into Ecosystems?

  • How to organize New-Business and Venture
    Innovation efforts – toward more business
    accountability

  • How do I turn Digital Transformation into tangible
    Business Model Innovation?

  • How to incorporate Sustainability and Circular into
    my Innovation program?

  • How do I apply the proper metrics on (the front end
    of) innovation?

  • How do I create a true Culture of Innovation going
    beyond processes as Design Thinking?

  • How do I lead in an ambidextrous way – delivering
    on short term business needs AND setting the
    company up for the future?

  • Emerging from the covid-19 crisis - How do we
    reinvent our innovation?

  • How better connect Asia to the rest of the world in
    global eco-systems?

  • How to demonstrate, and leverage, the value of our
    innovation, and our organizations to the company
    and the investor community.

Senior leaders with strategic Innovation responsibilities C-Suite (CTO, CIO); Business Unit Innovation Leaders Senior Functional Experts in R&D or Business/Strategy Development Members based in EMEA and who represent companies from different industries and geographies with revenues of min &euro + 1bn

John Metselaar

John Metselaar

Co-Leader Innovation & Digital Transformation Institute
The Conference Board
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