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Fahrenheit 212 is an independent consulting firm that specializes in creating growth through innovation. The firm helps clients grow their businesses by identifying, developing, designing and implementing profitable new products and services. They partner with clients of all sizes, all industries and all geographies to solve growth challenges ranging from incremental innovation within existing business, to big bets on breakthrough innovation. The firm’s multi-disciplinary team of 45 innovation experts is organized into discrete departments focused on Strategy, Ideas and Design.

Whether they’re uncovering new markets for emerging technologies or extending existing brands into high-growth adjacencies, they always set out to solve both sides of the innovation equation: delivering to the needs of the consumer as well as the requirements of the business. Their approach to solving the two-sided innovation equation, which the firm calls “Money & Magic,” involves bringing two discrete capabilities together into one process–addressing the consumer and commercial proposition simultaneously, rather than consecutively.

Fahrenheit 212’s obsession is with outcomes, whether they’re engaged on an individual project for a portfolio company or a structured multi-year partnership with a Fortune 100 organization. In fact, they are so committed to outcomes that they put a significant portion of our potential revenue at risk, contingent upon the solutions they deliver hitting pre-defined success milestones. Putting skin in the game ensures total alignment of their clients’ interests with their own; they are partners in the risk that innovation carries, with mutual vested interest in overcoming them and delivering transformational outcomes.


AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin;; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

At the heart of Wall Street, Kranjac Tripodi & Partners LLP represents financial, commercial and business clients, both domestic and international, in the global marketplace and is firmly dedicated to providing exceptional client service and innovative, pragmatic solutions.  Our clients work exclusively with senior, experienced attorneys at cost effective and sensitive pricing, which is often vital to the success of their business plans.  KTP handles a wide variety of general corporate, tax, commercial and real estate matters.  Our attorneys focus on structuring, negotiating and properly documenting client transactions, which may include mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings, purchase and sale transactions, investment management fund start-ups, joint ventures and commercial transactions.  Given the breadth of experience of KTP attorneys in all aspects of corporate and securities representation, our firm is adept at serving our clients’ needs in a wide range of legal areas impacting their respective businesses.

MasterCard (NYSE: MA) is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.

  As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 263,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit


FT Live Financial Times Live, the global conferences and events arm of the Financial Times, gathers pre-eminent public and private sector decision-makers, visionaries and strategists from the world’s most important economies and industries for a wide range of interactive, agenda-setting programmes that combine the power of on-site discussion and networking with the flexibility of live-streamed and on-demand broadcasting.

Chaired by senior journalists from the Financial Times and its group publications, the summits, conferences, awards and strategic forums organised by FT Live provide audiences with the opportunity to listen to and interact with speakers of the highest calibre in lively and stimulating debates that cover the key issues of our time.

The Financial Times provides essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community. It has a combined print and online average daily readership of 2.1 million people worldwide and a combined paid print and digital circulation of almost 629,000 (Deloitte assured, Q3 2013). FT education products now serve 34 of the world’s top 50 business schools.


ExecSense, a service from the Financial Times, is an exclusive knowledge network for career-driven thought leaders. As the leading publisher of professional on-demand resources for senior executives, we strive to eliminate career roadblocks, sharpen principal skills, and continue to educate top leaders on hot topics impacting their profession. ExecSense publications are authored by influential thought leaders selected because of their expertise and extensive knowledge of targeted subject matter in growth strategy, risk, emerging trends and more.

At The New York Institute of Finance (NYIF), a Financial Times Company, we deliver formal and practical training to leading Financial Institutions and Government Agencies worldwide. We offer specialist training in  Regulation and Compliance, Derivatives, Fixed Income, Structured Products, Risk Management, Credit Risk, Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, and Portfolio Management. We have trained Wall Street’s leaders for over 90 years. is the trusted global marketplace of scientific and technological innovation

Innoget offers you access to unique on-line services related to Open Innovation to facilitate technology transfer and Innovation through 

We support you to connect with new external technology partners via our on-line open innovation marketplace so you will be able to communicate your innovation needs (anonymous and non-anonymous needs). is your on-line marketplace constituted by technological demands and offers worldwide. 

The Executive Next Practices Institute is a major innovation think tank and solution provider comprised of FORTUNE 5000 C Level and key executive leaders (Board members CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, CIO, HR). Our network meets to review  “first look” innovations in business and leadership strategies and formulate specific “next practice” approaches to meet market challenges. Our unique and highly collaborative sessions are held in a non-solicitation environment to encourage leaders to engage, create and build powerful business relationships. 

Ellevate is a global professional women's network dedicated to the economic engagement of women worldwide. The most expansive and diverse network of its kind, our community is made up of successful, motivated and passionate professional women from various industries and walks of life with one common belief: that investing in themselves and in other women is good business.

Innovation Excellence is the world's most popular innovation web site with monthly visitors from more than 170 countries for more than 7,000 articles from 300+ contributing authors.

The Innovation Leadership Forum (ILF) is a visionary and original Think (and Do) Tank dedicated to helping organisations understand and improve their innovation performance. Created by Dr. Bettina von Stamm in 2004, the Innovation Leadership Forum aims to catalyze the innovative spirit and action in organisations and help their members to understand how to foster an innovation-friendly climate that encourages change and nurtures knowledge. 

It does so through a number of different tools, resources and activities, as well as consultative support that is helpful to senior level executives. Through membership in the ILF Networking Group, senior-level executives have the opportunity to share existing and create new knowledge around innovation; engage deeply with and between member companies; benchmark within and across member companies and keep up to date with latest development in innovation.

The AM&A is the acknowledged leading association and credentialing body for Middle Market M & A   professionals.  Our leadership and people have unrivalled multidisciplinary expertise in the financial services industry. 

Our primary goals are to help members improve their level of knowledge, give them access to the tools to help them better market and deliver their services, and provide them with a network of knowledgeable professionals with whom they can share information and resources. 

AM&AA members represent sellers and buyers of businesses ranging from $5 to $500 million in transaction value. Their services are seller representation, buyer representation, due diligence, accounting financing, business valuation, tax planning legal, strategic, other advisory and transaction services.  

Our Alliance offers members a solid platform for professional collaboration.  Our professional members work to provide the entire spectrum of consulting and corporate financial advisory services to measure, build, finance, and convert business value into personal wealth

ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management is a network of researchers, industrialists, consultants and public bodies who share an interest in innovation management. Founded in 1983 by Professor Knut Holt in Norway, ISPIM is the oldest, largest and most active innovation association in Europe. ISPIM produces scientific and educational material and events to help people understand and share thinking and experiences on how individuals, organisations and society can be better organised to create and distribute new products, services and processes to make the world a better place.

Leading Edge Only is the world’s leading Innovation Marketplace. We provide a platform for organisations seeking new innovations to connect quickly to those providing the latest technology, products or services.

For organisations providing innovation our Innovation Marketplace actively promotes, markets and connects you to clients seeking new innovative solutions globally.

For corporations seeking the latest innovations our connection platform gives you the details of the innovation providers. Our other services access over a quarter of a million innovation providers globally to find the solutions you need.

NYC Media Lab connects technologists in digital media and technology companies with bright minds in New York City's universities in order to drive innovation and talent development. A public-private partnership launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia University and New York University, the Lab hosts events and seeds projects to foster collaboration across a range of disciplines core to the future of media. Member companies include AT&T, Bloomberg LP, ESPN, Hearst Corporation, MLB Advanced Media, NBCUniversal, News Corp, Publicis Groupe, Tenfore Holdings, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon. Learn more at

Outsource delivers unrivalled content direct to 50,000 movers, shakers and decision-makers at the heart of the sourcing space. Their in-depth coverage of important events and trends, interviews with both high-profile industry figures and unsung heroes, and commentary from the Outsource network worldwide gives us an unparalleled perspective on outsourcing across sectors, verticals and geographies.