June 2017

#InnovatorsMeetup In Review – Alexa: What are multi-modal experiences? Learn what & create one w/ WillowTree

We explored next generation digital and mobile from award-winning development group WillowTree Inc. Experience their design thinking-based innovation process with an interactive multi-modal design workshop designing the grocery experience of the future. Thanks Nate Wooten, a Principal Product Strategist at WillowTree, for hosting. You were an incredible guide into the great unknown. The team at Willow Tree gave us a peek into their process and innovative experiences with big brands like HBO, Samsung, GE, Johnson & Johnson and Lidl.  We were all [...]

May 2017

April 2017

#InnovatorsMeetup In Review – Virtual Ideation: Activating Customer Insights into Testable Concept Prototypes

The big question lingered as #innovatormeetup members rolled in the meeting space at the West Regional Library in Cary...Can virtual ideation really work? Can it replace in-person brainstorming and ideation sessions? More importantly, can it be effective when working on physical products?  Our featured speaker and innovator was Ty Hagler, who is the Principal at Trig® an award-winning innovation, design, and marketing firm based in Chapel Hill, NC. First, Ty is just a cool dude. He was once an Olympic hopeful [...]

March 2017

Leadovator Showcase and Book Release Shared Experience RECAP

"Best book launch event ever," was the most frequent comment shared from attendees on March 14, 2017, at the SOLD OUT Leadovator Showcase and bestselling book -  The Innovation Revolution - release and signing event in Raleigh, NC. This event was NOT a book-signing as usual. Instead, it was a shared experience to demonstrate the power of unleashing #hiddengenius to change the world.  That's exactly what we did. I could have hogged the stoplight...it was my party after all, but that would have [...]

February 2017

#InnovatorsMeetup In Review – Secrets from Elite Futurists to Discover Your Next Move

Discover Your Next Move from the Secrets of Elite Futurists Recap Innovator Teresa Spangler, CEO of Plazabridge Group facilitated a powerful discussion on how futurists predict trends at our most recent #innovatorsmeetup. First, she explained what futurists do. They look at data to discern trends to predict the future. Data comes in all forms. They try to make connections that others don't see. And, yes, sometimes they get it wrong. Teresa shared projects she and her team were working on, including patent for using [...]

January 2017