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Sponsors & Exhibitors

For more information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, contact Liz Hinkis at 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.

    • Brädo Creative Insight

      Brädo Creative Insight is a Strategic Marketing Research Agency comprised of Creative Strategists – people with advertising agency Creative, Planning and Research backgrounds as well as those with Brand Management experience. We exist to Inspire…inspire our clients, inspire consumers and inspire each other. We’re not classically trained researchers, we’re creatively trained problem solvers. We specialize in discovering and articulating CREATIVE INSIGHT in the form of positioning and messaging research, innovation and ideation, advertising evaluation and optimization, digital/user experience research and shopper marketing insights. We believe it is our job to inspire clients to research boldly so that they can execute bravely.

    • BrandJuice

      BrandJuice is a strategy and design house that helps brands, from start-ups to Fortune 100s, mean more. We excel at translating insights into marketing strategy, creative deliverables and innovation activity for brands across industries. Because we know that great brands are powerful assets built on a foundation of artful strategy—inspired brand positioning and remarkable creativity. 


    • 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.

    • Chadwick Martin Bailey

      CMB is an AMA Gold Top 50 market research and consulting firm partnering with a select group of the world’s leading brands to deliver critical insights for confident, strategic decision-making. CMB collaborates on game-changing initiatives, including brand health & positioning, customer journey & loyalty, market strategy, and growth & innovation.

    • CogniStreamer

      CogniStreamer® is an open innovation and collaboration platform where internal colleagues and external partner companies or knowledge centers join forces to create, enrich and assess innovative ideas within strategically selected areas. It is an ideal collaborative platform that invites users to actively build a strong innovation portfolio. It also provides a powerful resource for internal and external knowledge sharing.

    • Communispace (CSpace)

      C Space, formerly Communispace, is a leading global agency that helps companies rethink the role of customers in their business. In a time when consumers have more choice and power than ever before, connecting global brands with the people they serve is the most important investment a business can make. Through private online communities, immersive storytelling, activation events, and innovation projects, C Space fosters new connections between businesses and their customers, allowing them to design better products and experiences, improve business performance, and achieve Customer Inspired Growth.
      Headquartered in Boston, London, and Shanghai, C Space has offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Mexico City. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter @CSpaceGlobal. C Space is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC)


    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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,, 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 


    • 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.

    • Maddock Douglas

      Maddock Douglas is an innovation consultancy that helps clients successfully anticipate, navigate and overcome the challenges they face in the ever-changing and challenging world of innovation. We understand that successful innovation is not just about endless possibilities and unbound creativity; it’s also about justifying, prioritizing and activating key initiatives — as quickly as possible.

      Maddock Douglas has expertise and methodologies to help companies reframe their challenges, understand their “superpower,” identify target segments with the highest potential return on innovation efforts, uncover unmet needs of those target segments, and generate ideas that meet those needs. We also help set up and manage innovation portfolios, assist in bringing ideas to market, and ensure your ability to justify the investment in innovation along the way.

      Maddock Douglas has worked with 25 percent of the top 100 global brands and ten of the Fortune 50.

    • ORC International

      ORC International is a leader in the art of business intelligence. With a focus on improving business performance and growth, we combine quality data, smart synthesis and a best in class digital platform to deliver transformative business insights across strategy, marketing, innovation, customers, and employees.  ORC’s innovation approach includes developing an understanding of the market opportunity, ideation, idea development, and commercialization.  We have helped clients launch incremental and disruptive innovations for more than thirty years.

    • PDMA

      The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals. Its mission is to improve the effectiveness of individuals and organizations involved in the integrated activities related to all areas of product development and management.
      PDMA is the only organization that focuses on addressing this challenge by bringing together academics, professionals and solution providers in a community driven to accelerate the contribution innovation makes to the economic and professional growth of people, businesses and societies around the world.

    • 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. From small teams to large enterprises, companies in every industry use Planview’s products.


      The Planview Product Innovation Lifecycle Solution gives organizations visibility into pipeline and resources to make decisions with confidence. It integrates innovation strategy with projects to meet revenue targets and apply resources to the most valuable opportunities. This enables product organizations access to critical information so they can manage the strategic roadmap, perform what-if analyses, kill low value ideas earlier, and ultimately accelerate time to market.

      Headquartered in Austin, Texas, our 600 employees worldwide serve more than 1,000 enterprise customers and one million users.

    • 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.

    • PreScouter

      PreScouter provides corporate innovation and business development leaders with the data and insights on which to base product development, business development and R&D planning decisions.  The PreScouter process leverages its exclusive network of Scholars (PhD candidates and post-doctoral fellows) at leading global institutions, to connect 200+ corporate clients to the information, solutions and competitive intelligence needed to grow their business.  Throughout the process, PreScouter partners with their clients to curate and tailor the insights and information presented, allowing them to quickly make strategic decisions on the most relevant data.



    • QualQuant Signals

      QualQuant Signals is a game changing innovation, brand strategy and consumer insights company that scientifically uncovers & amplifies (evaluates and prioritizes) predictive ideas & insights that WORK through our patented hybrid QualQuant survey.

      Our team, who brings innovation to innovation, strives to think differently, delivering well beyond the status quo. Sitting at the intersection of consumers’ expectations and client objectives, we increase innovation effectiveness, carve out new market opportunities, identify unmet needs, help develop, test and improve concepts, and help revive brands by facilitating innovative collaboration with customers from the outside in or the inside out.

      The prowess of collective human intelligence combined with our patented qual/quant algorithm sets our clients on a decision making path.  A path with: concrete direction, solidified priorities, minimized risk and a path that builds market success. And that is what we define as predictive insights that WORK!

    • 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

    • 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.

    • SmartOrg Inc.

      SmartOrg Portfolio NavigatorTM value optimization software helps companies achieve superior economic value from projects and products by focusing decision-making on critical value drivers and the uncertainties that impact future value. The web-based software brings management and teams together in a collaborative environment to select the right projects and optimize and track project/portfolio value throughout development. Users typically report productivity improvements of 50% and more during the first year following implementation of Portfolio NavigatorTM.  A full range of professional services and training supports our processes and software.

    • Spigit

      Spigit is a recognized market leader of innovation management. It has transformed innovation for large industries including financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, energy, and more. Spigit's cloud- and mobile-based crowdsourcing solution empowers organizations to engage with their internal and external crowds of employees, users, or partners through real-time feedback and gamification features. Spigit's 4.5 million users from 150+ countries have generated over $1 billion in increased revenue from their enterprise innovation programs.