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After two weeks of torrid voting and much passionate support, along with a lot of gut-wrenching consideration
and jostling during the judging round, I am proud to announce your Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2014:
1. Mike Shipulski
Mike Shipulski brings together people, culture, and tools to change engineering behavior. He
writes daily on Twitter as @MikeShipulski and weekly on his blog Shipulski On Design.
2. Saga Briggs
Saga has built her writing and editing career at Tin House Books, Night Owls Press, and Dancing
Moon Press. Along the way, writing education and education reform have become two of her
primary interests. She earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from Oberlin College and lives in Portland,
3. Greg Satell
Greg Satell is an internationally recognized authority on Digital Strategy and Innovation. He is a
speaker and consultant for digital innovation, innovation management, digital marketing and
publishing, as well as offshore web and app development. Follow Greg @digitaltonto.
4. Nicolas Bry
Nicolas Bry is a Senior VP at Orange. He’s developed strong expertise in innovation management,
creating digital business units with international challenges. He completed a professional thesis on
rapid innovation at HEC Business School.
5. Braden Kelley
Braden Kelley is an experienced innovation speaker, content marketing strategist,
innovation trainer, inbound marketer, and social business architect. He is the author of
Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire and has been advising companies on how to increase
their revenue and cut their costs since 1996. Braden writes frequently on the topic of
continuous innovation and works with clients to create innovative strategies, effective
customer marketing, organizational change, and improved organizational performance.
He has maximized profits for companies while living and working in England, Germany,
and the United States. Braden earned his MBA from top-rated London Business School.
He is @innovate on Twitter.
6. Gijs van Wulfen
Gijs van Wulfen helps organizations to structure the chaotic start of innovation as author, speaker
and facilitator. He is the founder of the FORTH innovation method and author of the innovation
bestseller The Innovation Expedition. He was chosen by LinkedIn as one of their first 150
7. Nicholas Skillicorn
Nick Skillicorn is an Innovation consultant and Creativity coach in London. Find out what
Improvides can do for your organisation, and get your free copy of his new book The
Secrets of ongoing Innovation Success.
8. Robert B Tucker
Robert B. Tucker is the President of The Innovation Resource Consulting Group. He is a speaker,
seminar leader and an expert in the management of innovation and assisting companies in
accelerating ideas to market.
9. Paul Hobcraft
Paul Hobcraft runs Agility Innovation, an advisory business that stimulates sound innovation
practice, researches topics that relate to innovation for the future, as well as aligning innovation to
organizations core capabilities.
10. Kim Chandler-McDonald
Kim Chandler McDonald is author of Innovation: How Innovators Think, Act and Change Our
World (available in print as an industry-first, SmartMark enabled Online Ecosystem). She is Co-
Founder of Flat World Navigator at KimmiC, a company specializing in leading edge innovations
such as FlatWorld™ – digital technology that empowers end users to easily capture, collaborate
and capitalize on ideas, information and knowledge assets.
11. Kevin McFarthing
Kevin McFarthing runs the Innovation Fixer consultancy, helping companies to improve the output
and efficiency of their innovation, and to implement Open Innovation. He spent 17 years with
Reckitt Benckiser in innovation leadership positions, and also has experience in life sciences.
12. Paul Sloane
Paul Sloane writes, speaks and leads workshops on creativity, innovation and leadership. He is the
author of The Innovative Leader and editor of A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing,
both published by Kogan-Page.
13. Tim Kastelle
Tim Kastelle is a Lecturer in Innovation Management in the University of Queensland Business
School. He blogs about innovation at the Innovation Leadership Network.
14. Janet Sernack
Janet Sernack gained her consulting, education, facilitation, training and executive coaching skills,
from 30 years experience in manufacturing, retailing and learning and development businesses to
Australia’s and Israel’s’ top 100 companies. She resides in Israel where she founded a start-up,
ImagineNation™ that teaches innovative leadership and start-up entrepreneurship via The Start-
15. Mitch Ditkoff
Mitch Ditkoff is the Co-Founder and President of Idea Champions and the author of “Awake at the
Wheel”, as well as the very popular Heart of Innovation blog.
16. Jeffrey Phillips
Jeffrey Phillips is a senior leader at OVO Innovation. OVO works with large distributed
organizations to build innovation teams, processes and capabilities. Jeffrey is the author of
Relentless Innovation and the blog Innovate on Purpose.
17. Robert F Brands
Robert Brands is the founder of InnovationCoach.com, and the author of “Robert’s Rules of
Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival,” with Martin Kleinman – published Spring
2010 by Wiley (www.robertsrulesofinnovation.com).
18. Holly G Green
Holly is the CEO of THE HUMAN FACTOR, Inc. (www.TheHumanFactor.biz) and is a highly sought
after and acclaimed speaker, business consultant, and author. Her unique approach to creating
strategic agility, helping others go slow to go fast, will change your thinking.
19. Stefan Lindegaard
Stefan Lindegaard is a speaker, network facilitator and strategic advisor who focus on the topics of
open innovation, intrapreneurship and how to identify and develop the people who drive
20. Jeff Rubingh
Jeff Rubingh is a technology innovation expert, consultant and analyst. Focused on the
intersection between technology and business, Jeff helps clients identify ground-breaking
solutions that maximize ROI across existing and emerging technology disciplines.
21. Soren Kaplan
Soren Kaplan is the author of Leapfrogging and a Managing Principal at InnovationPoint LLC where
he advises start-ups and also consults to Cisco, Colgate, Disney, Medtronic, Visa, and others larger
firms. He led the internal strategy group at HP and is an Adjunct Professor within the Imagineering
Academy at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. To learn about the
book Leapfrogging or contact Soren visit www.leapfrogging.com
22. Drew Boyd
Drew Boyd is Assistant Professor of Marketing and Innovation at the University of Cincinnati and
Executive Director of the MS-Marketing program. Follow him at www.innovationinpractice.com
and at http://twitter.com/drewboyd
23. Julie Anixter
Julie Anixter is Chief Innovation Officer at Maga Design and the managing editor and co-founder
of Innovation Excellence. She worked with Tom Peters for five years on bringing big ideas to big
audiences. Now she works with the US Military and other high test innovation cultures that make a
24. Peter Cook
Peter Cook is Rock’n’Roll Innovation Editor at Innovation Excellence. He leads Human Dynamics
and The Academy of Rock, and provides Keynote speaking, Organisation Development and
Business Coaching. You can follow him on twitter @Academyofrock and contact him for a copy of
his book Punk Rock Business.
25. Pete Foley
A twenty-five year Procter & Gamble veteran, Pete has spent the last 8+ years applying insights
from psychology and behavioral science to innovation, product design, and brand communication.
He spent 17 years as a serial innovator, creating novel products, perfume delivery systems,
cleaning technologies, devices and many other consumer-centric innovations, resulting in well
over 100 granted or published patents. Find him at firstname.lastname@example.org
26. Kate Hammer
Kate Hammer is a joint founder of KILN, working with large-scale companies in the USA and
Australia to transform their internal innovation processes. Kate works as a business storyteller. In
2012, she created StoryFORMs to help others articulate their commercial & organisational stories.
Kate offers workshops & 1:1 coaching.
27. Jorge Barba
Jorge Barba is an Innovation Insurgent and is the Creative Strategist at Blu Maya, a San Diego
based Digital Marketing Firm that helps organizations build their online business with strategy
development for new products and services. He’s also the author of the innovation blog Game
Changer. And lastly, you can follow him on Twitter @jorgebarba.
28. Hutch Carpenter
Hutch Carpenter is a Strategic Consultant with HYPE Innovation, and has worked in innovation
management for over 5 years. He’s also a firm believer in the concept of jobs-to-be-done, which
stresses the importance of understanding customers’ wants and needs. He’s @bhc3 on Twitter.
29. Sarah Miller Caldicott
A great grandniece of Thomas Edison and innovation process expert, Sarah Miller Caldicott is co-
author of the first book ever written on Thomas Edison’s world-changing innovation practices,
Innovate Like Edison: The Five-Step System For Breakthrough Business Success. Her new book,
Midnight Lunch: The 4 Phases of Team Collaboration Success from Thomas Edison’s Lab, was just
released by Wiley. You can access her work at powerpatterns.com and Twitter @SarahCaldicott
30. Rowan Gibson
Rowan Gibson is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on enterprise innovation.
He is a co-founder of Innovation Excellence and author of the bestseller Innovation to the Core.
Rowan Gibson is a much in-demand public speaker around the globe. On Twitter he is
31. Jeffrey Baumgartner
Jeffrey Baumgartner is the author of the book, The Way of the Innovation Master; the
author/editor of Report 103, a popular newsletter on creativity and innovation in business. He is
currently developing and running workshops around the world on Anticonventional Thinking, a
radical new approach to achieving goals through creativity — and an alternative to brainstorming.
32. Ralph Christian Ohr
Dr. Ralph-Christian Ohr has extensive experience in product/innovation management for
international technology-based companies. His particular interest is targeted at the intersection of
organizational and human innovation capabilities. You can follow him on Twitter @Ralph_Ohr.
33. Michael Graber
Michael Graber is the cofounder and managing partner at Southern Growth Studio, a Memphis,
Tennessee-based firm that specializes in growth strategy and innovation. A published poet and
musician, Graber is the creative force that complements the analytical side of the house. He
speaks and publishes frequently on best practices in design thinking, business strategy, and
innovation and earned an MFA from the University of Memphis.
34. Stephan Vincent
Stephan Vincent is the Indiana Editor for Innovation Excellence, covering innovation in the Hoosier
state and beyond. He is the Innovation & Brand Catalyst at Think Unique, an innovation &
branding consulting agency in Indianapolis, IN. He is also Founder and President of s.p.IN and
Collide Summit Indiana, a first-of-its- kind un-conference unlike anything else. Connect with
Stephan and gain more of his insights on his own blog.
35. Linda Bernardi
Linda Bernardi is a Technology Strategist, Investor, and Founder & CEO at StraTerra Partners, The
Bernardi Leadership Institute and a Strategic Advisor at Cloudant Inc. She is also the Author of
Provoke, Why the Global Culture of Disruption is the Only Hope for Innovation. Learn more here
about Linda’s work on disrupting large enterprise analytics.
36. Gregg Fraley
Gregg Fraley is a creativity and innovation consultant. He currently works with Fortune 500
companies and does keynotes, workshops, training and consulting. The author of Jack’s Notebook,
a business parable about creative problem solving, he is also a certified administrator of the Kirton
Adaptor Innovator inventory which measures creative style.
37. Mike Brown
Mike Brown is an award-winning innovator in strategy, communications, and experience marketing.
He authors the BrainzoomingTM
blog, and serves as the company’s chief Catalyst. He wrote the
ebook “Taking the NO Out of InNOvation” and is a frequent keynote presenter.
38. Doug Williams
Doug Williams, Chief Research Officer and Principal Analyst, leads the development of IX
Research. Doug is the primary author of IX Research‘s syndicated research reports, and is
responsible for the development of the IX Research Panel and IX Custom Research lines of
business. A former analyst at both Forrester Research and JupiterResearch, he launched and led
Forrester’s innovation and co-creation practice for product strategy professionals. He authored 36
highly rated Forrester Research reports on innovation, open innovation, and co-creation, and was the primary
author and developer of Forrester’s Open Innovation playbook. Doug tweets from @DougWilliamsMHD.
39. Geovanny Romero
Geovanny Romero, is NPDP Plant Manager at Renovallanta-ContiLifeCycle. Managing Director at
NPD Strategy in Andean Region. Member of PDMA International. His main interests are focused in
Productivity, New Product Development and Lean Innovation Management. You can connect with
him on Twitter @geovanny_romero.
40. Kamal Hassan
Kamal Hassan is President and CEO of Innovation 360 Institute, an innovation management and
operation advisory group based in Dubai. Mr. Hassan works with public and private organizations
on business model innovation, innovation strategy, innovation project execution and
organizational change. He leads international workshops on Business Model Innovation.
If your favorite didn’t make the list, then next year try to rally more votes for them or convince them to become an
Innovation Excellence contributing author and they’ll earn more points based on the quality of their contributions.
Our lists from the four previous years have been tremendously popular:
Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2010 (download the PDF)
Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2011 (download the PDF)
Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2012 (download the PDF)
Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2013 (download the PDF)
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