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The Innovation Resource is a global consulting and executive development firm devoted exclusively to assisting organizations and leaders in driving organic growth through innovation. With clients in 48 countries, we assist multinational organizations as well as small and mid-sized firms in a wide variety of industries. We also work with economic development agencies and ministries worldwide to increase the ability of companies to innovate and capitalize on future trends for growth, profits, and competitive advantage.

Robert B. Tucker is a renowned global futurist and innovation keynote speaker with a client list that includes over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies. President and founder of The Innovation Resource, Tucker is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of innovation, Tucker’s highly interactive presentations lead audiences on a guided tour inside the world’s most creative companies. Through stories and examples, Tucker shows leaders how to tap the mindset, skillset and toolset of innovation to embrace change, discover opportunity and avoid obsolescence. Known for his in-depth customization, Tucker provides today’s leaders with practical strategies, cutting edge insights, and inspiration to take action once back at the office.

During the course of his 28 year career, Tucker has worked with groups ranging from the economic development ministries of Singapore, Dubai, and Taiwan, to multi-national companies like IBM, American Express, and Nestle, as well as numerous trade and customer-user groups in a wide variety of industries. A former adjunct professor at UCLA, Tucker’s pioneering research in identifying the critical attributes of innovators became the acclaimed book, Winning the Innovation Game.

His international bestseller, Managing the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Change, was described by Intel Chairman Andrew Grove as a “lucid, practical guide to total quality in business,” and was translated into over 17 languages. In Driving Growth Through Innovation, Tucker identified the emergent best practices of global Innovation Vanguard companies who were pioneering radically more effective approaches to the practice of innovation. In his latest book, Innovation Is Everybody’s Business: Making Yourself Indispensable in Today’s Hypercompetitive World, Tucker takes up the issue of leadership development, and reveals the “Innovation Skills” essential to success in today’s hyper-change era.

Considered one of the top thought leaders in the burgeoning Innovation Movement, Tucker is a frequent contributor to publications such as The Futurist, Strategy & Leadership, BusinessWeek, Los Angeles Times and many others. Tucker has appeared on Bloomberg, Channel News Asia, Network 18 India, the PBS series Taking the Lead, CBS News, and was a featured guest on the CNBC series The Business of Innovation. A multi-year winner of the Top Five Speaker hall of fame, Tucker was recently awarded the prestigious Brand Personality Award, by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation for outstanding contributions to the field of innovation.

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Tyson Crandall is the Vice President of Marketing at The Innovation Resource. He’s a creative and driven digital marketing professional and metrics enthusiast who’s been leveraging the power of online marketing to create profitable results. His background includes diverse experiences within a variety of industries and niches as a consultant and he’s been involved with co-founding three different tech startups. He’s always eager to learn more and is excited for the next challenge.

 


 


Ruth Ann Hattori is a senior consultant in the TIR network whose expertise is in product and strategy innovation. After building apparel maker Rocky Mountain Clothing Company into a $50 million business, Hattori co-founded Innovation Network, a global association of innovation practitioners. Ruth Ann has worked with dozens of organizations worldwide including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Otto Bock Healthcare, and Intrawest to produce breakthrough products and strategies. Hattori is co-author of the recent book, Innovation Training.

 


 

Gerald Berstell is a senior consultant and researcher in the TIR Network. Berstell is the originator of Customer Case Research, a groundbreaking method for listening to customers and prospective customers for breakthrough innovations. An alternative to surveys or focus groups, CCR uncovers previously unknown, unarticulated and unmet customer needs and purchase drivers by helping organizations find what they didn’t even know they should look for. A former McKinsey consultant, Berstell holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and B.S. and Master’s degrees in Architecture from M.I.T. His 25 years consulting experience include projects for Abbott Laboratories, Blue Cross, BP Amoco, IBM, McGraw-Hill, Michelin, NBC, and Pfizer.

 


 


Dana Wolcott is a senior consultant in the TIR network, with over 30 years experience working at the intersections of new technology, ideas, trends and unmet customer needs. Dana has done consulting work with BASF, DoseCue, LLC, and SC Johnson through Innovation Focus, and holds 19 US Patents.