Building an Ecosystem of Strategic Partners – Stephanie Miller of Mondelez

Mondelez - On this week’s episode Global Technology and Innovation Lead at Mondelez, Stephanie Miller, explains how she has helped Mondelez “move to a test & learn culture,” how she manages innovation at scale, and why the most successful CPG companies will aim to reignite their current brands through experience.

#UnlockingInnovation is a podcast by EX3 Labs, produced in partnership with 1871 Chicago.

Tech-Driven Innovation and The Future of Construction with Burcin Kaplanoglu of Oracle

Oracle - Dr. Burcin Kaplanoglu is the founder of Oracle’s Engineering and Construction Innovation Lab. On this week’s #UnlockingInnovation, he talks with us about engaging with the tomorrow’s workforce and clears up some misconceptions about the role of robots in the construction site of the future.

The Power of Client Collaboration – Shaelyn Otikor of Northern Trust

Northern Trust - On this week’s #UnlockingInnovation Northern Trust SVP, Shaelyn Otikor, shares insights from her 22 years at the global financial services firm including the power of client collaboration and how technology is helping make wealth and asset management more accessible, intuitive, and client-centric.

#UnlockingInnovation is a podcast from EX3 Labs and 1871 Chicago.

Over 760 Students Introduced to a New Way of Learning through the Latest Immersive Learning Lab Donation

Chicago experience design firm EX3 Labs, in partnership with FCB Chicago and 1871, announced Friday that it will present an Immersive Learning Lab to Daniel Boone Elementary School. The dedication is the third EX3 Labs has made since 2017 as part of the company's Immersive Learning Lab Mission. Previous recipients of Immersive Learning Labs include Walter H. Dyett School for the Arts and George M. Pullman Elementary School.

"When I first met the students and faculty from Daniel Boone, I instantly knew they'd be a great recipient of the Immersive Learning Lab. The students were excited about the technology and the teachers were eager to explore new ways to provide multi-sensory learning to their students. With over 900 learning expeditions, teachers can now easily tie in VR content to their curricula in areas such as science, social studies, math, and journalism. Our world is changing so rapidly, we need to equip our schools with the tools to help students learn and absorb knowledge to keep pace. Our mission is to ensure that all students, regardless or age or background can benefit from immersive learning and experience the emerging technologies shaping the world."

Adam Wisniewski, EX3 Labs CEO

These donations are made possible by EX3 Labs' partnership with 1871 and their corporate innovation Program. The Corporate Innovation Program enables companies to explore new technologies impacting their industry and learn to apply them to their business.

"We're proud to support EX3 Labs and work alongside FCB Chicago to provide the students of Daniel Boone Elementary School with cutting-edge virtual reality technologies. In the United States alone, nearly 23 million Americans are already suing virtual reality and that number will only go up. It's clear that VR will drive the future of business and technology, but it can also drive one of our most important sectors-- education. That's why we're delighted to partner once again with EX3 Labs and help them bring immersive learning experiences to our city's schools and youth."

Betsy Ziegler, 1871 CEO

FCB Chicago, a leader in marketing and advertising is also partnering with EX3 Labs on the Immersive Learning Lab donation in an effort to support their mission of working to transform brands, businesses, and communities.

"We believe that it is our business and ethical responsibility to give back to the city of Chicago. We specifically aim to work with organizations that focus on bettering the lives of youth in Chicago-- and we're beyond excited to partner with EX3 Labs and 1871 to provide this impactful learning experience to the students of Daniel Boone Elementary School."

Michel Fassnacht, FCB Chicago CEO & President

Daniel Boone Elementary School is located in the neighborhood of Rogers Park on Chicago's north side. The school's mission is to "foster a diverse community united by academic excellence, creative expression, intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, and world citizenship."

"These devices will help bring the world to the students. Having students immerse themselves in an environment, rather than seeing 2D images in a book or on a computer, will provide much richer learning experiences. Virtual reality will help students view new and exciting places from across the globe that they can really explore on a whole new level. This donation is a great step towards increasing opportunity and access for all our students."

Jaclyn Delaney, Daniel Boone Principal

The Immersive Learning Lab will consist of:

  • 30 Google Expedition devices and VR viewers
  • A teacher's tablet
  • Over 900 learning expeditions for students to experience in the sciences, art, history, and more
  • Mixed reality learning content

The donation will take place at Daniel Boone Elementary School on May 13th at 10:30 am. Reporters and videographers wishing to attend the event should RSVP by emailing