Innovation News

Dear all,


One thing that we love about polemical articles is that it makes us think and reflect deeper on our beliefs.  Following last week’s articles about “14 surprising reasons why you should stop brainstorming”, we received an insightful reply from Alisdair Wiseman on why we should not retire brainstorming. Please read it here



We continue to share insightful books for a great holiday reading. Nick Obolensky is part of our community and his book Complex Adaptive Leadership is now in its second edition. In the book Nick argues that leadership should not be something only exercised by nominated leaders. It is a complex dynamic process involving all those engaged in a particular enterprise. To find out more click here - and by the way, our community gets a 20% discount!


First, we would like to tell you that the First ARTEM Organisational Creativity International Conference has postponed their call for papers deadline. The new submission date is 30th of November 2014. For more information click here.


7 Steps to Success (and 3 to Failure): How To Build Innovation Into Your Organization
Date: 12th November 2014 – 5pm (UK Time)
Location: Online

You might like to join a free webminar hosted by the Design Management Institute in which DMI's Pamela DeCesare talks to Angela Yeh, Founder of Yeh Ideology–  about connecting talent and design culture, sharingher top 10 insights for creating a design-driven organisation. To register click here



Foresights and Trends

Date: 11th-13th November 2014

Location: Los Angeles

The 19th edition of the Foresight & Trends (FT'14) is fast approaching. The event will be focusing on wellbeing and skill building. To  find out more about this event click here. The ILF wider community can enjoy 15% off the event price with the code FT14FORUM. As usual, we ask for the members of ILF to contact us to claim their 20% discount code.


Chief Technology Officer Summit

Date: 12th-13th November 2014

Location: Miami

Another event that will take place next week is the CTO summit in Miami. This event will be a good chance to discuss and debate the technology trends and innovations shaping the future of business. The ILF community has 15% discount with the code ILF15. As for the members, we got a special 20% off discount. Please get in touch with us to get your special code. For more information about the summit, click here.



4th Global Innovation Forum

Date: 19th-20th November 2014

Location: London

We would like to remind you all about the fourth edition of the Global Innovation Forum. Discussions will be around trends in the field of innovation, creativity, design, R&D and new product development. 

Our wider community can enjoy 100euros discount on the ticket price with the code gif14media. We kindly ask for members of the ILF to contact us to claim their special discount. For more information about the forum click here.


Innovation Excellence

Date: 20th-21st November 2014

Location: Barcelona

This workshop will share best practices on how to transform trends into business concepts and solutions. Talks will be around open innovation, customer-centric approach and co-creation. The ILF community has 10% discount with the code SPI 039 ILF. Members of the ILF should contact us to claim their special 15% discount. For more information please contact Veronique via e-mail or click here



Crowd Dialog Conference

Date: 20th November 2014

Location: Munich, Germany

An announcement for our community’s German speakers: this conference held in Munich will discuss the power of the Crowd in the current innovation movements of funding and sourcing. To get 10% discount on the ticket price use the code TZB_14tz. The members of the ILF Networking Group should contact us for a special 40% discount code. To get more information about the conference click here.



3rd Edition R&D Process Excellence

Date: 26th-28th November 2014

Location: Park Hotel Amsterdam, The Netherlands

In the end of the month, Amsterdam will receive this Marcus Evans conference. There it will be discussed the used strategies to achieve commercial success through R&D. The ILF community is eligible for a discount (corporations only). For more information, please refer to code ILFnews and contact Daniel via e-mail. For more information click here



Gosh, this is a busy autumn!  We hope you can enjoy some of the events and activities.


All best wishes from your ILF Team (Bettina & Lis).


Dr Bettina von Stamm, FRSA
Innovation Leadership Forum
+44(0)7767 428 457
Twitter: BvonStamm

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