Author Archives: Julie Anixter


One of the fastest ways to convert your CEO, your team, your CEO, your skeptics is to get them out of their four walls to a conference. Conferences represent communities of interest. In this piece Innovation Excellence Co-Founder Julie Anixter shares her insights about the ways that conferences cause us to innovate. Continue reading

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Robert Rodriguez & SINET

Executive Editor Julie Anixter interviews Robert Rodriguez founder of Security Innovation Network on global collaborations between public and private sectors to defeat cyber security threats, and other topics including SINET’s multifaceted platform that connects builders, buyers, researchers and investors in the cyber security domain. Continue reading

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Maria Thompson 2f1d420

We’re getting the a ball rolling with Back End of Innovation speaker Maria Thompson, Innovation Instigator, Intellectual Asset Management, Motorola Solutions, and self proclaimed innovation mentor, who will be talking about Predictive Innovation: Directive Inventing to Ensure Generation of High Value Ideas. Continue reading

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U.S. Commerce Secretary to Women - Get STEM Going!

Innovation Excellence shares findings about the competitiveness and innovative capacity of the entire U.S. economy — presented by the U.S. Commerce Dept. Acting Secretary, Rebecca Blank, in her presentation to the GlobalWIN audience this summer. Continue reading

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This October, I have the pleasure of representing Innovation Excellence — our audience in particular – and chairing the Back End of Innovation, Oct 9-11 in Boston, IIR’s new bookend to FEI (the Front End of Innovation) and response to the perennial ‘what do you Monday morning with all this appetite for and talk about innovation?” Continue reading

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Designers Tell All at Fuse 2012

What did Nike, Starbucks, 3M, GE, Kraft, Puma, Pepsi, and Coke have in common last week? Along with too many world-class competitor brands to name, their top brand, design and marketing leaders were divulging intimate stories… Continue reading

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Backstage Innovation at the Celebrity Apprentice

If Only We Could Have Seen The Walgreens-Entertainment Deal Go Down! How would you feel if your good friend was going on the Celebrity Apprentice? Shock, fear, surprise, joy, mild anxiety coupled with great anticipation? (Many of the same emotions it’s worth noting that often appear in the work of birthing new ideas.) Continue reading

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