Growth Innovation Leadership Council

A Monthly Update from the Growth Innovation Leadership Council

Dear Council Member,

Join us for a tour of National Instruments’ Innovation Center at its Austin, Texas headquarters on September 20, 2017. Explore their new Industrial IoT Lab, a working showcase of IIoT technologies, solutions and systems architectures with a focus on intelligent systems that connect operational technology and information technology. View the current projects that are driving significant advances in the development of next-generation wireless systems and furthering research in 5G in NI's Wireless Innovation Lab.
Contact to learn more and to register.

Adrian AlbusDuring the tour, you’ll see live demos featuring design and validation systems for autonomous vehicles, microgrid communication and control, flexible manufacturing with Time Sensitive Networking, and industrial asset monitoring. See how NI and its ecosystem of partners collaborate and innovate on work that’s addressing real-world challenges and driving our futures.
©2017 National Instruments Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

New Member Spotlight

Adrian Albus
Darrin Hill

Marketing and Research Manager - Innovation and R&D
Magna International

Favorite Quote:

“The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me” - Ayn Rand

Adam Bernard
John Greco

Director, Strategy & Corporate Development
Analog Devices

Favorite Quote:

“There are no easy answers...just intelligent choices.”

Visionary Research

Have you accessed the Visionary Innovation (Mega Trends) research available on the GIL Council Portal yet? Here is one excerpt from a wide array of current research available to GIL Council members only:

The Global Future of Workplace Technology, Forecast to 2025 - Connectivity, Convergence, Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cybersecurity to be Cornerstones of Workplace Evolution. Topics in this study include connectivity and convergence trends, augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence (AI), and automation trends, cognitive computing, the rise of professional service robots, and global cybersecurity trends such as threat-sharing initiatives and the potential shortage of cybersecurity professionals. To read more, click here, and login in with your credentials. For assistance, please contact Matthew McSweegan,

On The Radar

Jonathan D. Becher, Chief Digital Officer, SAP, presented a compelling keynote, The Disruptive Customer: The Reinvention of Business and Industry Being Wrought by Digital Revolutionaries at Growth, Innovation and Leadership 2016. As Becher explained, today there is destruction, collapse and transformation occurring across all industries. Other key insights he shared:

  • 94% of CEOs today say that growth is their top objective
    • Competitive intensity will increase
    • It will be difficult for retailers to thrive in the future
  • 55% of the Fortune 500 companies have shrank in recent years
    • Shareholders reward growth because it is one of the most difficult things to accomplish now
  • 84% of CEOs claim that the innovation that they have does not meet their prime needs
  • 75% of all truly innovative human connections are based on serendipity

To learn more and watch a video of his presentation, click here.

Get ready for our first
Virtual Event!

Virtual Executive Assembly
June 14, 2017
at 2:00pm EST

Topic: Strategic Alliances
for Innovation

Paul Campbell
Vice President, Innovation Head of Silicon Valley Research & Innovation Center Schneider Electric

Please contact
if you have not received your invitation yet.

New Features and Content
on the Portal

Learn about your fellow
GIL Council members and explore their areas of expertise. Visit the
Member Connection
section of the
GIL Council Portal

Growth, Innovation
& Leadership (GIL)
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Marketing Revolution

Upcoming In Person Events
- North America

Strategic Marketing Priorities:
A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange

The Revolution of Marketing and Leadership’s Role
July 17-19, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee

18th Annual Digital Marketing:
A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange:

Mastering Digital Capabilities To Deliver Meaningful and Measurable Outcomes
July 17-19, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee

1st Annual Growth Innovation Leadership Council Meeting
September 17, 2017
Hyatt Regency
Lost Pines Resort & Spa
Austin, Texas

Growth, Innovation and
Leadership: North America

Digital Disruption:
Realizing Growth Potential

September 17-20, 2017
Austin, Texas

Growth Innovation Leadership Council Innovation Tour and Executive Roundtable
National Instruments Headquarters
September 20, 2017
Austin, Texas

Upcoming In Person
Events - Global

Growth, Innovation and Leadership: Japan
Digital Transformation - A New Strategic Imperative
June 8, 2017
Tokyo, Japan

Growth, Innovation and Leadership: Africa
Digital Transformation: Business and Social Impact
August 17, 2017
Cape Town, South Africa

On the Lighter Side
Email in Real Life (Or, how to tell when you've been working too much...)