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What If We Looked at Things Another Way? Melissa Donaldson of Wintrust

“Are we maximizing our decision making opportunities by ensuring we have different perspectives around the table?” asks Melissa Donaldson, Chief […]

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Powering the Home of the Future: Clean Energy, Equity, and Sustainability with Phil Nevels of Exelon

“I can’t think of an industry that has a greater impact on the future of our society,” says Phil Nevels, […]

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Openness and Trust: Keys to Leading Remote Teams with Shannon Gilmore of KPMG

“There’s disruption happening around us all the time… it’s about understanding how quickly that’s going to happen and how fast […]

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The Taste Evolution: Igniting Change in the Beverage Industry with Sofia Colucci of Molson Coors Beverage Company

Molson Coors Beverage Company – “I don’t take it for granted that things will work out… you have to be […]

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The Quest for a Carbon-Free Future with Paramita Das of Rio Tinto

RioTinto – “After 132 years of research and development, we have finally cracked the code,” says Paramita Das of Rio […]

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Fueling the Future of Food with an Independent Innovation Hub with Mandy Tahvonen of Relish Works

“If there wasn’t top-down recognition that change needed to happen, I wouldn’t be here today,” says Mandy Tahvonen. In 2017, […]

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Forging Social Impact through Advertising with Rana Komar of Weber Shandwick

Rana’s beginnings in non-profit work have informed over 20 years of her work in advertising. In this episode, she shares […]

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“Yes, and…”: The Power of Improv within Corporations with Kelly Leonard of The Second City

Kelly Leonard has been at The Second City, where he now serves as Executive Director of its B2B branch, since […]

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Open Collaboration – Checking Your Ego at the Door with Kristi Ross of Tastytrade

Tastytrade – “We went in with the mission to make finance fun and actionable,” says tastytrade co-CEO, Kristi Ross, on […]

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Listening Tours and the Importance of Closing the Feedback Loop with Kim Jenson of Raymond James

Raymond James – Raymond James’ COO, Kim Jenson, makes a point of taking “listening tours” and being where the action is. Her […]

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Seamless Interconnection and the Impact of Developing Strong Internal Partnerships – Nigel Hughes of Kellogg’s

Kellogg’s – SVP of Global R&D and self-described Willy Wonka of Kellogg’s, Nigel Hughes is on a journey to understand […]

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Live – A Conversation with Chicago’s Top Thought Leaders

To celebrate a year full of fascinating interviews with leading innovators, we’ve put together a panel of some of the […]

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