Innovation is hot.

CIOs are all over innovation and CMOs have skin in the innovation game, too.

As a matter of fact, every executive knows their business needs to innovate to survive, let alone thrive. But the truth is, we all struggle to some extent with what innovation means – for our industry, for our company, and frankly, for our own future.

But did you know there’s a whole profession dedicated to fostering, developing, introducing, and managing disruptive change? These design thinkers and innovation leaders help unleash the power and promise of new ideas, and have a direct hand in creating our future.

With this in mind, we collaborated with Altitude, a Boston-based innovation and design consulting firm, to identify and analyze professional design thinkers and innovators for our new social insights report:

40 Design Thinkers + Innovators to Connect with on Social Media

This report reveals what design thinking and innovation leaders are talking about on social media, where those conversations are happening, and the people and publications influencing these big-thinking professionals.

The resulting social insights make it possible for the rest of us get a peek into the innovator’s mindset, and tap into a set of people and resources that may well lead to our next breakthrough product or partnership.

The report also brings things down to a personal level, showcasing 40 individual design thinkers + innovators working in key verticals like consumer goods, financial services, government/public sector, healthcare, and technology. If you’re not following them on social media, you should be.

So what does the report show? Take a look at the infographic below (click the image for a full-size version), or download the full report here.


Design Thinking + Innovation Leaders Infographic