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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. 

    • Appirio

      Appirio is a global cloud consultancy that helps customers achieve results in weeks, not years by harnessing the power of the world’s top talent. Appirio’s 600,000 member topcoder community and crowdsourcing platform, combined with the company’s business and technical expertise, have helped 700+ enterprises confidently use technology to increase innovation and transform business. Founded in 2006, Appirio is a trusted partner to companies such as Apria, Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Japan Post Network, L’Oreal, NetApp, The Four Seasons and Virgin America.
      http://www.appirio.com/

    • Batterii

      Batterii is a Cincinnati-based enterprise SaaS platform that empowers businesses and teams to accelerate collaboration and build inspired solutions. Batterii leverages the creative process to engage employees, partners and customers in a facilitated process that yields better products, ideas and breakthrough innovations. With Inspiration, Insights and Ideas at its core, the Batterii platform allows businesses to access the full creative potential in a small team or a global workforce.
      http://www.batterii.com

    • bb7

      bb7 is an elite team of super-developers saving businesses one product development cycle at a time. Unparalleled brainpower is our secret weapon in the fight to execute profitable product strategies. With a dizzying array of diverse capabilities under one roof, our cross-functional teams join forces to attack product development projects with creative and technical strengths available nowhere else. We’re a trusted product development partner who can tackle any problem, launch your products and guide you to victory.
      http://www.bb7.com

    • Boston Engineering Corporation

      Boston Engineering Corporation, an engineering consultancy, designs and engineers new and next-generation product solutions for commercial and government entities. We guide clients from proof-of-concept through the product life-cycle within an accelerated time to market. Ultimately, our solutions influence business processes, healthcare delivery, and national security. From robotics to complex electromechanical systems and supply-chain development, we solve the challenges clients face every day. Boston Engineering serves industries that include medical, industrial, defense and homeland security.
      http://www.boston-engineering.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

    • Castle

      Castle is an international design and development consultancy that partners with visionary businesses in the creation of products engineered for market leadership. Since 2009, our Strategic Product Teams have launched over 30 comprehensive digital platforms, products and services for clients across a range of industries. We dive deep into their ideas and deliver game-changing solutions by leveraging capabilities in agile product development, creative engineering and business design. Through a collaborative, systematic approach, we take care of the technical challenge so completely that clients can focus on growing their businesses, until the time is right to transfer the operation over to in-house management.
      http://castle.co

    • Chadwick Martin Bailey

      Chadwick Martin Bailey provides custom marketing research that helps leading companies solve their most challenging business problems and attack their best opportunities. Specializing in segmentation, brand, sponsorship/event ROI, customer experience, product development, and employee research, we focus on identifying the specific actions our clients can take to get, keep, and grow customers.
      http://www.cmbinfo.com

    • Chaordix

      Chaordix® is the global standard in crowdsourced Brand Participation and Product Innovation. Chaordix uses the power of crowdsourcing to help the world’s leading companies and organizations gain sustained community engagement and predictive intelligence. Chaordix’s solutions are helping a global clientele including LEGO, P&G, IBM, HTC, KPMG, American Airlines, Virgin and VIA University College leverage its unique crowdsourcing technology and methodology to drive brand development initiatives and product innovation communities.

      Visit www.chaordix.com to find out why Participation is the new Brand™.
      http://www.chaordix.com

    • Decision Lens

      Decision Lens is a cloud-based, collaborative, resource prioritization software platform that empowers many organizations to optimize complex investment selection and resource allocation decisions transparently, even when working in a complex, constrained, "portfolio of portfolios" environment. Decision Lens’ sophisticated analytics mitigate the risk in your high-stake, high-risk innovation investment portfolios. Out-of-the-box, advanced visualizations make it quick and easy to identify organizational priorities and demonstrate the optimized portfolio to stakeholders. The outcome is the identification of R&D and Innovation investments that will deliver the highest value to the organization. Customers include Johnson & Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs, AstraZeneca, Boeing, Amtrak and Immunogen, among others.
      http://innovation.decisionlens.com

    • Dolcera

      Located in Silicon Valley and Hyderabad, India, Dolcera was founded in 2004 as a professional services organization with a strong technology bent. Our focus is on providing clients with the technical, intellectual property and business information they need to develop new products and ideas, and to understand the competitive landscape and market environment. A particular focus of the organization is to apply tools such as wikis, data visualization, and information analysis to the challenge of finding and using relevant information in the age of data overload.
      http://www.dolcera.com/

    • Egg Strategy

      THE EGG IS THE START OF SOMETHING NEW.   Over the past decade, we have built a constant connection to the pulse of everyday life and a passion for understanding how people connect with brands today. On that foundation, our team of strategists and innovators collaborate with forward-thinking clients to transform human insights into powerful brand momentum.
      http://www.eggstrategy.com

    • e-Zassi

      e-Zassi is a provider of highly-differentiated open innovation software solutions designed to meet the needs of industries sensitive to intellectual property protections such as patents, copyrights, trademarks and proprietary knowledge. The customizable InnoVisionTM platform includes controlled idea capture, automated assessment, data analytics and tailored workflows and processes. Collectively, these features provide unparalleled risk mitigation against IP misappropriation, quality acquisition of new product ideas and technologies, increased operational efficiencies, reduced costs and improved time to market. e-Zassi solutions are now providing exceptional value to leading companies in healthcare, CPG, academic and other market segments that are vulnerable to intellectual property confidentiality concerns.
      http://www.e-zassi.com/connect/index.html

    • 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

    • GLG

      GLG’s mission is to transform the way top professionals share expertise and learn. We curate custom learning experiences with professionals and thought leaders around the world. GLG organizes conversations, small group meetings, mentorships, surveys, and other interactions with a membership of more than 375,000 experts and thought leaders. Technology-driven and nimble, our 900 employees work in 21 offices around the globe. GLG is the world’s largest membership for professional learning.
      http://glg.it

    • HYPE

      HYPE Innovation is a global leader in end-to-end Innovation Management software. HYPE’s powerful platform allows organizations to engage thousands of employees in idea generation and collaborative problem solving. We help you focus on measurable business outcomes that can be tracked through to execution. Companies work with HYPE for our flexible products, our deep expertise in innovation management, and our long history of success with some of the largest organizations in the world, including companies such as GE, P&G, Bombardier, DHL, Roche, Nokia-Siemens, Daimler, Airbus, General Mills, Saudi Aramco, Bechtel, Clorox, Deutsche Telekom. Visit

      http://www.hypeinnovation.com

    • Imaginatik

      Imaginatik® is the world’s first full-service innovation firm. We have 18 years of experience building innovation into a sustainable competence at the world’s largest and most respected companies. Through a mix of consulting and advisory, hands-on innovation projects and program management, and our award-winning enterprise software platform, we help clients develop innovation capability into a permanent competitive advantage. Imaginatik is the trusted partner of leading organizations including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cargill, Chubb, Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, Goodyear, HCA, Mayo Clinic, TD Bank, Windsor Foods, and The World Bank.
       
      http://www.imaginatik.com

    • Innocentive

      Founded in 2001, InnoCentive has helped corporate, government, and non-profit organizations to better innovate through a methodology and process we call Challenge-Driven Innovation. This approach empowers companies (Seekers) to utilize the diverse knowledge located inside and outsite of their organization, including the InnoCentive Solver network of over 200,000 thoughtful, highly-educated thinkers from over 200 countries. Our Challenge-Driven approach to problem solving has resulted in proven ROI of 74% to 182% for our clients, with payback periods of three months or less. InnoCentive is committed to unleashing diverse thinking, and continues to introduce products and services exemplifying a new corporate model where return to investors and individual passion go hand in hand with solving mankind's most pressing problems.

       

      http://www.innocentive.com

    • InnovationCast

      InnovationCast® is a leader innovation management software solution.

      In 2010, in Boston, we launched an industry first - an end-to-end solution to help you capture, evolve and take ideas from concept to completion. In 2015, once again in Boston, we’re launching another game-changing product. Your return on investment in Open Innovation will no longer be in question. Meet us at the FEI 2015 or talk to us today.
      http://www.innovationcast.com

    • The Inovo Group

      The Inovo Group helps the world’s leading companies succeed at strategic innovation. During the past thirteen years, we have developed a unique, proven framework that enables corporate innovators to discover and pursue strategic growth opportunities at the intersection of emerging technologies and emerging market needs. Our client base consists of industry-leading organizations such as UnitedHealth Group, ExxonMobil, AARP, Dow Chemical, Honeywell, and Nestle Purina, among others. Contact us to learn how Inovo can help you navigate the uncertainty, ambiguity, and risk that accompany strategic innovation, so that your company can truly Own the Unknown™. www.TheInovoGroup.com
      http://www.theinovogroup.com

    • Mindjet

      Mindjet is committed to enterprise innovation excellence. We provide the premier software platform that gives enterprise companies the ability to drive repeatable business innovation at scale. Millions of people, including 83% of the Fortune 100, use Mindjet's enterprise-ready innovation management suite, featuring the SpigitEngage innovation platform and our flagship mind mapping program, MindManager. We enable the world's leading brands to build and manage sustainable innovation programs with social dynamics, purposeful collaboration, crowd science, and analytics, so they can surface and develop the best ideas to bring to market. Additionally, our mind mapping software provides tools for brainstorming and creative problem solving, boosts individual and team productivity and gives users the ability to plan and complete projects more efficiently and effectively. When paired, these unique software offerings provide an unmatched toolset for crowdsourced and individual innovation, successful project management, and positive business returns. Mindjet is headquartered in San Francisco with offices throughout the US, UK, France, Germany, Japan, and Australia.
      http://www.mindjet.com

    • Optimal Strategix Group

      OSG is a customer insights-driven marketing consultancy whose goal is help our clients become more customer-centered organizations. To support our mission, OSG is dedicated to understand better than anyone why people make decisions, which helps our clients become more customer-centric in every aspect of their businesses. We use best-in-class methodologies and superior execution to deliver insights that allow our clients to take action based on the true desires that drive customer decision making. We apply our expertise to business challenges in product development, brand architecture, digital user experiences, and communications programs.  OSG takes our clients on a journey to the heart of why their customers make choices.  From there, they can shape confidently the future of their businesses.
      http://www.optimalstrategix.com

    • QMarket

      Qmarkets is the leading provider of Idea & Innovation Management software for enterprises from a wide range of business sectors and geographies. Inspired by the philosophy of “The wisdom of the crowds”, we generate value for organizations by allowing them to receive idea submissions from their employees, partners, or customers. This can be used to tackle a huge variety of different business challenges, from innovation, to process improvement, to NPD.

      Many organizations now try to gain a competitive advantage by spending millions of dollars on acquisitions and mergers, not realizing the incredible value of a resource that is already at their disposal – their employees. We help companies to save time, money, and resources, by allowing them to unleash their inner corporate collective intelligence and transform innovative ideas into measurable results.

      Our unmatched configuration capabilities allow us to design each system to fulfil the exact visual and technical requirements of each of our customers. This along with our full suite of evaluation tools, and a global network of partners, enables us to maximize the success of every project we work on. In addition to our idea management software we offer a start-up scout product, live innovation workshops, a prediction markets module, and much more.
      http://www.qmarkets.net

    • Quester

      Quester® is a full-service market research firm, recognized in 2012 as EXPLOR Award finalist. We have developed a unique methodology and proprietary technology that allow us to conduct qualitative research on a quantitative scale, with multi-lingual capabilities.  We use our online software-based moderator and analytical software to probe deep into a respondent’s thought process, analyze answers and peel back the layers. Our deliverables tell a story and 98% of our clients stay tuned!  Contact us to find out about our newly developed Do-It-Yourselves platforms, designed for global research suppliers and executives across the board. Or discover our new products for brand managers.  Visit:
      http://www.quester.com

    • R5

      R5 is a consumer insight and innovation lab that elevates opportunities for brands and businesses. Located in Chicago’s historic Fulton Market District, we combine the right people, with the right tools, in the right environment to translate real insights into big ideas through our design-thinking inspired approach.
      http://www.r5chicago.com

    • Research Now

      Research Now Group, Inc., headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights. It enables data-driven decision making for clients who listen to and interact with the world’s consumers and business professionals through Research Now’s online panels, as well as mobile, digital and social media technologies. The company operates in 38 countries, from 24 offices across the globe, and is recognized as the market research industry’s leader in quality, scale and customer satisfaction.
      http://www.researchnow.com

    • Signals

      Signals (www.SignalsGroup.com), a technology company that specializes in new product development innovation, brings the best practices of military intelligence and powerful data analytics to businesses around the globe. Key customers include Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, PepsiCo, Nestlé and Pfizer.

      By constantly collecting, analyzing and connecting disparate external data sources, Signals provides critical, actionable intelligence to decision makers quickly, identifying (among other things): Unmet needs, competitor activity, innovative technology and materials, and more. In a corporate world still heavily reliant on slow, outdated methods to inform product innovation, this actionable intelligence offers a significant advantage to enhance a product’s success in the market.
      http://SignalsGroup.com

    • TNS

      TNS advises clients on specific growth strategies around new market entry, innovation, brand switching and and customer and employee relationships, based on long-established expertise and market-leading solutions. With a presence in over 80 countries, TNS has more conversations with the world’s consumers than anyone else and understands individual human behaviors and attitudes across every cultural, economic and political region of the world.

      TNS is part of Kantar, the data investment management division of WPP and one of the world’s largest insight, information and consultancy groups.

      http://www.tnsglobal.com

    • Totem

      Totem is a crowd-powered innovation consultancy. We develop and leverage breakthrough innovation methods and tools that drive growth for Furtune 500 consumer brands. Our work drives the full innovation lifecycle, from insights to go-to-market and spans the complete innovation spectrum, from incremental to disruptive.

      Our capabilities include harnessing the power of a smarter crowd, through an external community of proven innovators, tapping your company’s internal crowd, discovering and harnessing the innovation talent your employees already possess, and leveraging our consulting practice to expand your innovation capacity by delivering market ready innovations.

      http://www.totembrand.com
    • Official Education Partner


      UC Berkeley Center

      UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education designs and delivers a portfolio of programs developed by the most forward-thinking minds in academia and industry in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Leveraging the vast resources of UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay business environment, executive education programs at Berkeley invigorate careers and equip businesses with the leading-edge tools and frameworks to solve their greatest challenges. Here, executives have abundant resources at their fingertips, from award-winning faculty, to national laboratory research, to the vibrant ecosystem of the Silicon Valley. These tools, engaged in one of the most dynamic learning environments in the world, combine to create a powerful experience for business executives seeking a competitive edge.
      http://executive.berkeley.edu

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