Innovation Excellence is the online home of the global innovation community, building upon a rapidly-growing network with thousands of members from over 175 countries – thought leaders, executives, practitioners, consultants, vendors, and academia representing all sectors and industries.   Our mission is to broadly enhance innovation by providing a forum for connection and conversation across this community – assembling an ever-growing arsenal of resources, best practices and proven answers for achieving innovation excellence.

Our community currently generates over 225,000 unique visits and requests more than 800,000 pages every month.

Our Founders

Our founders are three of the world’s leading innovation experts:

Braden Kelley

  • Innovation Speaker Braden KelleyFounder of Blogging Innovation – the fastest growing innovation portal on the web (59% YOY growth) - and the foundation for Innovation Excellence
  • Sought-after international public speaker and executive trainer
  • Respected thought leader on innovation (author of Stoking your innovation bonfire, and contributing author - A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing)
  • Pull Marketing Strategist
  • Social Business Architect
  • Trusted innovation advisor to major companies on several continents
  • Prolific writer and well-known online media personality



Rowan Gibson

  • Rowan_Gibson_GroupOne of the world’s foremost thought leaders on enterprise innovation
  • Internationally bestselling author of Innovation to the core and Rethinking the future - published in 25 languages
  • Top keynote speaker and executive educator (engagements in 51 countries over the last 4 years)
  • Global innovation and strategy consultant to the Fortune 500
  • Prolific writer –numerous articles, columns and blogs which have been read all around the world
  • Media personality (e.g. Forbes, CNN, BBC, BusinessWeek, HBR)



Julie Anixter

  • Julie_Anixter_GroupRecognized Innovator and speaker
  • Chief Innovation Officer, Maga Design, specializing Visual Information Mapping
  • Consults with leaders in business, the military and not-for-profits
  • Co-Author of 3 Books, The Big Moo, Beyond Branding,
  • and The Art of Leadership Coaching
  • Popular Innovation Blogger and LinkedIn community moderator
  • Called "Official Muse" by Tom Peters



World-Class Contributors 

Author_GroupInnovation Excellence brings together the best of the best. The site features regular contributions from some of the brightest minds in the field of enterprise innovation, including:

Tom Peters, Kevin Roberts, Stephen Shapiro, Henry Chesbrough, Robert Tucker, Rowan Gibson, Braden Kelley, Hutch Carpenter, Mitch Ditkoff, Holly Green, Andrea Meyer, Paul Sloane, Jeffrey Phillips, Drew Boyd, Robert Brands, Mike Myatt, Steve McKee, Matthew E May, Julie Anixter and others



The Innovation Excellence team in New York City.  Our team includes other leading professionals who are indispensable to the leadership and daily operation of the site, including Mari Anixter, Managing Editor, and Dru Sturgess, Social Media Manager.

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Innovation Authors - Braden Kelley, Julie Anixter and Rowan Gibson

Your hosts, Braden Kelley, Julie Anixter and Rowan Gibson, are innovation writers, speakers and strategic advisors to many of the world’s leading companies.

“Our mission is to help you achieve innovation excellence inside your own organization by making innovation resources, answers, and best practices accessible for the greater good.”