Applied Innovation Council
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About the Council

As mid- to senior-level managers in innovation, product/service development, and commercialization, we integrate and use market trends, user needs, technology, internal systems, and investments & innovation methods—from idea stage through feasibility, development, and launch. We bump up against realities of aligning work to corporate strategies, managing parallel paths to solve an issue, and collaborating with diverse functions from throughout the organization. Improving our leadership skills and operational know-how are the primary goals of this Council. 


  • Innovation portfolio/project management
  • Innovation culture and communication
  • Innovation metrics and incentives
  • Innovation frameworks, processes, and tools

Who Should Join?

Mid- to senior-level managers on the forefront of innovation, commercialization, and product and service development.

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Beth Ladd

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Beth Ladd

Program Director, Applied Innovation Council, The Conference Board

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