Innovation Excellence 2014 Innovation Cities Tour

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IBM Innovation Center

1 Rogers Street · Cambridge, MA

How to find us

Look for BNT signs and check in at our table to print your name tag.

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Celebrate Innovation Success Through Stories!

Boston New Technology invites you to the inaugural event for the 2014 Innovation Cities Tour, on Monday, May 12, at the IBM Innovation Center in Cambridge, hosted by Innovation Excellence, the Disruptor Foundation and Hype Innovation!

Join us as we celebrate the Innovation Movement across the US by capturing, sharing, and spreading your stories. Our goal is to highlight innovation and innovators in each city we visit, proving that innovation is now a full-fledged discipline.

We are gathering together disruptive thinkers, doers, technologies, and resources from the Innovation Excellence community in order to inspire one another, share knowledge, discover new resources, and accelerate innovation in your city -- and beyond.

This event is now full. For future dates and cities visit: (

Your Innovation Cities Tour Hosts:

Innovation Excellence ( - The world's largest crowdsourced innovation community and website.

Disruptor Foundation - Founded in 2009 by Clay Christensen, Craig Hatkoff, and Rabbi Irwin Kula, the foundation does advanced research in Disruptive Innovation Theory for the common good.

HYPE Innovation (Founding Sponsor) - A leading provider of idea and innovation management software and services who will aggregate the resources and stories for us pre and post event.

IXL Center and HULT International Business School - Conveners of the Hult Prize with the Clinton Global Initiative.

The Global Innovation Management Institute - Convener of the First Global Innovation Certification.

The Creating WE Institute - Judith E. Glaser, Founder, Chairman and Author, Conversational Intelligence.


25 Great Storytellers Will Be on Hand

Expect Cocktails, Connections and Conversations

wrapped in an Innovation Story Exchange

Our goal is to collect 100 Innovation (Teaching) Stories and to SPREAD them everywhere.

Confirmed Storytellers!

Marshall Barnes - R&D Engineer

BiblioMotion, Erika Heilman, Jill Friedlander

Constant Contact - C. Todd Lombardo

Creating We Institute/Conversational Intelligence – Judith Glaser

Deep Eddy Vodka

DEKA/Dean Kamen – Sue LeCraw

Disruptor Foundation – Craig Hatkoff & Irwin Kula

Duvel Craft Beer

Foley Hoag - Gil Arie

Hult Prize – Ahmad Ashkar

Idea Paint - Jeff Avallon

IBM - tbd

Innovation Excellence Research - Doug Williams

IXL Center at Hult International School of Business

Whitney Johnson, Author, Dream, Dare, Do

KITE – Tarah Feinberg

KITE curated startups

Mass Challenge curated Startups

Mobinett Interactive - Chris Requena


Roche Innovation

Tiffany Shlain/Moxie Lab – (virtually)

Ken Smith, Author

Spreadable Media - curated by author Sam Ford

The Upstart Company - Michael Moriarty

Women Lead - Ilene Fischer


- The IBM Innovation Center is located at 1 Rogers Street Cambridge, MA 02142. The auditorium is on the 1st floor and the rest of the center is on the 2nd floor. The sign on the front of the building states "One Charles Park" (this can sometimes confuse guests).

- Guests can park across the street at the Cambridgeside Galleria Mall and we will validate their parking for a discounted rate (usually $3-11 depending on how long they are parked) at the reception desk on the 2nd floor. Once guests park their cars and take the elevator/escalator to the first floor, they will want to walk towards the end of the mall where the Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen are located (not towards the food court which is on the opposite end).

- We are located in the building directly across the street. Guests will have to walk around to the front side of the building to enter at the main doors.