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Sponsors & Exhibitors

For more information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, contact Liz Hinkis at ehinkis@iirusa.com or 646.616.7627. 

    • Acturus

      Actûrus is a leading custom research based consultancy specializing in qualitative, quantitative and multi-sponsored studies. We are unique in our ability to provide an unprecedented 360 by 360 perspective on the powerful connection between buyers and their influence(r)s helping to optimize business and brand performance. We speak the language of Consumer. Shopper. Diner. Purchaser. Bartender. Salesperson. Sommelier. Mechanic. Actûrus provides a radical change in approach to identifying, clarifying, and influencing The Buy.
      http://www.acturus.com/

    • Brandtrust

      What is the Power of Human Truth?

      Brandtrust reveals deeper human truths to solve some of the toughest business and brand challenges. We accomplish this with mind-of-customer, empathy-building methods that effectively inform vision and strategy around brand development, innovation and customer experience.
       
      Deeper human truth can change everything but it doesn’t just leap out at you. It’s hidden in the human mind. Finding truth requires thoughtful social science disciplines to reveal what people can’t or won’t tell you.
       
      Discover how human truth will change the way you think about your customers and business.
      http://www.brandtrust.com

    • Communispace (CSpace)

      C Space, formerly Communispace, is the leading customer collaboration agency that connects the world’s best-known brands with the people they serve to create Customer Inspired Growth. In a time when consumers have more choice and power than ever before, building ongoing relationships with customers is the most important investment a company can make. Our range of services builds customer-centric cultures and enables our clients to act with confidence and agility because they have designed the customer into their entire organization. Through private online communities, immersive storytelling, activation events, and innovation projects, C Space fosters new connections between companies and their customers, allowing them to design better products and experiences, improve business performance, and achieve measurable growth.

      Headquartered in Boston, London, and Shanghai, C Space has offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Amsterdam, and Mexico City. To learn more, visit www.cspace.com or follow us on Twitter @CSpaceGlobal. C Space is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC)
      http://www.cspace.com

    • Fjord

      Fjord, part of Accenture Interactive, is a design and innovation consultancy that re-imagines people’s relationships with the digital and physical world around them. We use the power of design to create useful, effective, and desirable digital experiences that people love – across mobile, tablet, and desktop. By combining a human-centered approach with robust methodology, we work with some of the world’s leading businesses to make complex systems simple and elegant with the power of design. Founded in 2001, Fjord employs a diverse group of more than 600 design experts in eighteen global studios including Atlanta, Austin, Berlin, Chicago, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, New York, Paris, San Francisco, São Paulo, Stockholm, Sydney, and Toronto.
      https://www.fjordnet.com/

    • The Garage Group

      At The Garage Group, we hang out with startups, but we work with established brands and big companies on strategy, ideation and insights. More than anything, we love to bring corporate teams back to the heart of that entrepreneurial hunger, drive and agility that builds great initiatives, brands and companies. Our clients include Fortune 1,000 companies like Procter & Gamble, Mars Petcare, Abbott Nutrition, Heinz, Staples and Reebok, and brands like Pringles, Nutro, PediaSure and Yankee Candle.

      http://www.thegaragegroup.com/

    • GfK

      GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience. This allows GfK to deliver vital global insights matched with local market intelligence from more than 100 countries. By using innovative technologies and data sciences, GfK turns big data into smart data, enabling its clients to improve their competitive edge and enrich consumers’ experiences and choices.
       
      http://www.gfk.com

    • ideaPoint

      ideaPoint provides the leading software solution for global enterprises to support innovation through partnering and collaboration in a variety of industries. In addition to accelerating the innovation of our clients, ideaPoint helps them repeatedly spot and seize the opportunities that create growth through new products, technologies, services and business models. Use cases across organizations can involve both internal and external participants such as partners, customers and suppliers, among others. ideaPoint has delivered the software to transform and solidify innovation and strategic growth programs across worldwide enterprises and is trusted by 50% of the Top Global Life Science companies and by leaders in Apparel, CPG and other industries.
      http://idea-point.com

    • InnoCentive

      InnoCentive is the open innovation and crowdsourcing pioneer that enables organizations to solve their key problems by connecting them to diverse sources of innovation including employees, customers, partners, and the world's largest problem solving marketplace. InnoCentive's proven Challenge Driven Innovation methodology, community of millions of problem Solvers, and cloud-based technology platform combine to fundamentally transform the economics of innovation and R&D through rapid solution delivery and the development of sustainable open innovation programs. Leading commercial, government, and nonprofit organizations such as Eli Lilly, Life Technologies, NASA, nature.com, Popular Science, Procter & Gamble, Roche, Rockefeller Foundation, and The Economist partner with InnoCentive to solve problems and innovate faster and more cost effectively than ever before. For more information, visit 

       

      http://www.innocentive.com

    • InnovationOne

      InnovationOne provides the most comprehensive diagnostic assessment available to measure and benchmark the innovative capability of an organization. The InnovationOne consulting approach is based on the knowledge that innovation can be scientifically measured and systematically managed. Our InnovationOne Health Index is a scientifically-based, proprietary diagnostic assessment model and tool that has been used as a benchmark by 2,000 organizations across a variety of industries. It measures innovative capability across twelve drivers, and four organizational dimensions of innovation; identifying areas of innovative strengths and weakness.

      Many leaders espouse innovation as a critical component of business strategy. However, there is often a huge gap between strategy and execution. InnovationOne helps organizations close their gaps and hurdle their barriers to innovation; accelerate their operational and financial performance; and create a sustainable competitive advantage in their industry.

      Ignite your innovation engine and get started on the road to full innovation capability and effectiveness! Contact us today to get your organization’s InnovationOne Health Index scores and build your Innovation Blueprint Map for competitive success.

      http://innovationone.us/

    • PlanView

      For 20 years, Planview has been advancing the discipline of portfolio management, helping our customers change the way they manage people and money to make better business decisions. With a singular focus on portfolio management, Planview is the only company that combines customer-driven software, unmatched domain expertise, and proven best practices to solve each customer’s unique business problems.

      Planview Enterprise®, a market-leading portfolio management application suite, with Planview PRISMS®, the knowledge base for accelerating organizational change, and Planview Process Builder™, for process modeling and management, delivers measurable business results for IT management, product development organizations and throughout the enterprise. As an independent, trusted partner, Planview is committed to interoperability with key management systems through the Planview OpenSuite™ integration product line. Industry leaders such as Allianz, BP, Deutsche Bank, Best Buy Europe, Royal Bank of Scotland, Vodafone and many others, rely on Planview to drive revenue, mitigate risk, cut costs, create efficiencies, and ultimately give their businesses a competitive advantage.

      Privately held and consistently profitable, Planview is headquartered in Austin, Texas. With offices across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, the company supports customers in virtually every industry around the world. For more information, visit www.Planview.com.

      http://www.planview.com

    • Product Development Consulting, Inc. (PDC)

      Product Development Consulting, Inc. (PDC) is internationally recognized for helping companies build market-winning products and portfolios using customer-centric innovation. Our insights incorporate years of practical experience with real technical and business challenges. The development solutions we help generate bring products to market faster, increase customer acceptance, and keep businesses competitive and efficient.
       
      PDC helps organizations initiate cultural change, dive deeply into the customer experience, and incorporate lasting process changes. Our practice areas span the product life cycle from strategy, portfolio management, innovation, and voice-of-the-customer to pipeline management and metrics. Working collaboratively, we leave your organization with a richer set of capabilities when our engagement ends.
       
      PDC's principals have years of hands-on experience in a variety of industries. They regularly speak and lead workshops and have authored two respected books on aspects of product development: Customer-Centric Product Definition and Value Innovation Portfolio Management.
       
      http://www.pdcinc.com

    • Rapid Learning Cycles

      Rapid Learning Cycles help your innovation teams get their best ideas to market faster.

      The Rapid Learning Cycles Framework is an approach to early product development that pulls learning forward and pushes decisions later so that you can produce products that deliver maximum value for your customers.  The framework helps teams build deeper customer and technical knowledge before they need it to make good decisions quickly, build products that teams can readily expand and extend into product families, and recognize and overcome obstacles before they become show-stoppers.  The Rapid Learning Cycles Institute trains Program Managers and Facilitators to lead teams using this proven method for delivering innovation to the market.  Over the past five years, we have honed the framework by working with mission-critical innovation teams in the Medical Device, Pharma, Consumer Products, Electronics, Green Energy and Automotive industries, among others.  

      You can learn more about Rapid Learning Cycles with Katherine Radeka’s book, The Shortest Distance Between You and Your New Products: How Innovators Use Rapid Learning Cycles to Get Their Best Ideas to Market Faster available at FEI or through all major eBook distributors, or at http://rapidlearningcycles.com.
      http://rapidlearningcycles.com

    • SciFutures

      SciFutures is an innovation house that uses science fiction prototyping to help our clients create their preferred futures.
       
      We take the imaginative principles of sci-fi storytelling and put these to work for brands. The result is deeper stakeholder engagement resulting in the rapid development of innovative prototypes and immersive experiences — enabling our clients to powerfully disrupt their own product development cycles vs. reacting to the market.
      http://www.scifutures.com/