The Innovation Imperative

Live Virtual Event
Tuesday, June 2nd
4-5pm ET (3-4 pm CT)

Data as Currency, Engaging Innovation Ecosystems, and Unleashing Internal Talent

Acting on the Innovation Imperative

“The people best positioned to rethink your current business are the employees closest to the process and experiences that most need improvement.”

Scott Snyder & Todd Hewlin, Goliath's Revenge

The world's largest companies are well-positioned to innovate, yet often struggle to do so. With a global pandemic and a shifting economy, the innovation imperative is more real now than ever.

Join a panel of leaders who have helped drive innovation inside some of the largest enterprises in the world.  Gain insight into how the winners in the marketplace leverage data, unleash internal talent, and expand their innovation ecosystem.


Event Details


  • Data as Currency
  • Engaging Innovation Ecosystems
  • Unleashing Internal Talent

Meet the Panelists:

  • Scott Snyder: Acclaimed Co-Author of Goliath's Revenge
  • Elliott Parker: CEO of High Alpha Innovation
  • Scott Burns: Co-Founder & CEO of Structural

When: Tuesday, June 2nd
4-5pm ET (3-4 pm CT)

Meet the Panelists

Scott Snyder, PhD
Partner, Heidrick Consulting
Senior Fellow, The Wharton School
Co-Author, Goliath's Revenge

Scott is a recognized thought leader in technology and innovation. He has over 25 years of diverse experience in business and technology leadership at large organizations like GE, Lockheed Martin, and Mobiquity as well as several startup ventures. He currently leads Digital and Innovation for Heidrick & Struggles.

Scott is also the co-author of Goliath’s Revenge: How Established Companies Turn the Tables on Digital Disruptors and the author of The New World of Wireless: How to Compete in the 4G Revolution, along with numerous other articles on emerging technologies and innovation. He holds three patents for analytics solutions and has been quoted as a thought leader in numerous publications including the CIO Magazine, WIRED, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

He is a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School and an Adjunct Faculty Member in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Systems Engineering.


Elliott Parker
CEO - High Alpha Innovation

High Alpha Innovation partners with leading organizations to drive tangible innovation through systematic startup creation. Already, the firm has managed to sign on clients like the financial services firm Silicon Valley Bank, the industrial manufacturer Cummins and the security hardware and services company Allegion. (Source: TechCrunch)

Elliott previously led the business design and corporate innovation practice at Indianapolis-based venture studio, High Alpha. Prior to joining High Alpha, Elliott worked in strategy consulting, corporate venturing, and as an entrepreneur to bring new ideas to market.


Scott Burns
Co-Founder & CEO, Structural

Structural is transforming how data is organized inside the enterprise by humanizing data in an all-in-one people directory. Tens of thousands of people across growing companies and the largest companies in the world have data-rich profiles inside Structural and use intelligent search and real-time insight to make the right connections at the right time.

Before Structural, Scott co-founded GovDelivery which helped over 1,000 public sector organizations communicate with over 300M citizens. 

He started his career at McKinsey serving large enterprises and is the host of the Resilience podcast.