The Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) is a platform for on-going collaboration between Kellogg faculty, corporate innovation leaders, nonprofits and government. Founded in 2003, the KIN facilitates strategy and management dialogue to promote innovation led growth and build long-term value.
The Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) is reframing the mission and role of a premier business school—as an independent convening platform for accelerating innovation dialogue and action. KIN Global 2009 was a defining moment for Kellogg, bringing together delegates  from academia, government, non profits and a wide range of industries: healthcare, technology, defense, utilities and communications to workshop on ideas related to building global prosperity.
We devoted most program time to executives and thought leaders who presented their insights, innovation challenges and open questions. Kellogg faculty members acted as facilitators and synthesizers. Moreover, delegates did not just attend, they participated in the creation of new knowledge.
Prior to, during and after the summit, opportunities were created for delegates to generate meaningful perspectives, research projects and avenues for collaboration. Through events like KIN Global, we are building a network of thought leaders who have the collective ability to advance the global prosperity agenda.
Robert C. Wolcott
Welcome to the Kellogg Innovation Network, and welcome to KIN Global. At the KIN, we encourage everyone to continually consider what it means to go 'from success to significance.' KIN Global is part of this larger vision. We offer the vitality, intellectual depth and passion of the Kellogg School to help people share their vision and, ultimately, change our world.

My colleague, Mohan Sawhney, and I founded the KIN in 2003 to provide innovation leaders with an ongoing platform to share challenges and solutions. KIN Global expands our community beyond business to leaders in government, non-profits, academia and the arts. Rather than prescribe solutions, KIN Global provides a platform for others to connect, collaborate, discover and act; for people to leverage the intellectual resources of a community committed to positive change.

As a global business school, the world of business remains our core. Nonetheless, many challenges facing humanity require cross sector solutions and an innovative capacity beyond the reach of individual organizations. Few of these challenges, from climate change and security to healthcare and demographic transformation, will be solved without sustained, collaborative innovation. At the Kellogg School, we endeavor to provide an environment in which collaboration can occur to explore solutions and manifest action.

We envision prosperity in three forms: economy, environment and community. Can a high gross domestic product characterize a prosperous society if we cannot drink the water or provide for our children’s education, health and emotional well-being? While large, established actors such as governments, global NGOs and multinational corporations remain critical, sustained prosperity in its more basic sense must be achieved through vital entrepreneurial communities, the foundation of any prosperous society.

Innovation and entrepreneurship have together allowed us all to co-exist with over six billion fellow souls, and offers our only real hope as our population reaches nearly ten billion in the present century. Please join us. If you seek a place to apply critical thinking and intellectual depth to the world’s most important challenges, we welcome you to Kellogg and to KIN Global.

Many thanks to our founders, members, students, faculty, staff and the Kellogg Community in general. Your dedication, creativity and leadership ensure that we pose the right questions-- from which inspired answers will emerge.

To the Future,
Robert C. Wolcott
Founder & Executive Director
Kellogg Innovation Network
The KIN Global Summit is a flashpoint for innovation and action that fosters global prosperity. We unite top leaders from myriad professions, countries and industries to define what it means to build and sustain a prosperous global society.
As a leading business school, we have the unique ability to convene thought leaders and practitioners and provide an independent, neutral platform for collaboration. Fundamental to our approach is to leverage the vision, experience and thought-ware of the Summit’s participants to realize a holistic view of prosperity.
Moreover, the foundation of that holistic view is rooted in the belief that the goals of disparate interest groups, such as government and commerce, are deeply intertwined. An example of this way of thinking is the United Nations’ Triple Bottom Line, otherwise known as “People, Planet, Profit” (a term coined by the group, SustainAbility). There is considerable overlap between the missions of profit, ethics, and sustainability—each is a cornerstone of building a prosperous world.
Partner Kellogg Organizations
KIN Global is part of a proud community of organizations at Kellogg who are educating leaders to address meaningful global issues. Here is a list of a few of our partners:

Experiential Learning at Kellogg
Under the guidance of faculty advisers, our outstanding MBA candidates address critical business issues. Currently, Kellogg offers more than 40 experiential courses and labs based on careers in each academic department.

Karen Larson, Associate Director, Experiential Learning
karen-larson@kellogg.northwestern.edu
+ Visit the website.

Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship
The Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship investigates the role of business and its interaction with the social and political environment.

Alison Niederkorn, Associate Director
a-niederkorn@kellogg.northwestern.edu
+ Visit the website.

Kellogg Global Health Initiative (GHI)
The Kellogg Global Health Initiative is a partnership between private industry, non-profit donors and academia to develop products that address health issues facing underserved communities around the world.

Kara Palamountain, Executive Director
k-palamountain@kellogg.northwestern.edu
+ Visit the website.

Social Enterprise at Kellogg (SEEK)
The Social Enterprise at Kellogg program provides students with the frameworks necessary to succeed at the intersection of business and society and helps leaders convert inspiration into action.

Jamie N. Jones, Associate Director of Social Enterprise
jamie-jones@kellogg.northwestern.edu
+ Visit the website.

Kellogg Innovation Network:

Robert C. Wolcott  + bio
Founder & Executive Director
Kellogg Innovation Network

Peter J. Bryant  + bio
Senior Fellow
Kellogg Innovation Network

Ari L. Garber  + bio
Operations Director
Kellogg Innovation Network

Jennifer Andrade
Events Coordinator
KIN Global

Veronica Beckman
Events Coordinator
KIN Global

Kristen DaRosa  + bio
Public Relations Manager
Center for Research in Technology & Innovation

Jeffrey Ernstoff  + bio
Creative Director
KIN Global

Michael J. Lippitz  + bio
KIN Senior Research Associate
Kellogg Innovation Network

Stephanie Wolcott  + bio
Associate Director
Former CSR Director, Alcoa Foundation


Founding Kellogg Faculty:

Mohanbir Sawhney  + bio
McCormick Tribune Professor of Technology

Robert C. Wolcott  + bio
Founder & Executive Director
Kellogg Innovation Network


KIN Advisory Board:

Jørn Bang Andersen
Senior Advisor, Executive Director, Global Programs
Nordic Innovation Centre Oslo, Norway

Carlos Arruda
Programs Fundação Dom Cabral Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Peter Bryant
Partner
Clareo Partners, LLC

Anna Catalano
Board Member
Mead Johnson & Willis Group

Mark Cutifani
CEO
AngloGold Ashanti South Africa

Betsy Holden
Senior Advisor
McKinsey & Company

Marc Holtzman
Vice Chairman
Barclays Capital

Matt McCall
Managing Partner
New World Ventures

Blythe McGarvie
Board Member
Accenture, Travelers, Viacom & Wawa

Toby Redshaw
Global CIO
American Express

Mohan Sawhney
Co-Founder and Professor
Kellogg School of Management

Wally Scott
Professor
Kellogg School of Management

Lee Shapiro
President
Allscripts

Steve Wilson
CEO
CF Industries

Robert Wolcott
Founder and Executive Director
KIN Global

Affiliated Faculty:

Michelle L. Buck
Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations
Director of Leadership Initiatives

James Conley
Clinical Professor of Technology Management

Daniel Diermeier
IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice
Director of the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship

Holger Ernst
Director of the Center for Technology & Innovation Management
WHU Beisheim School of Management
Vallendar, Germany

Tim Feddersen
Wendell Hobbs Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision
Sciences; Director of Social Enterprise at Kellogg

Philip Kotler
SC Johnson Distinguished Professor of Marketing

Harry Kraemer
Clinical Professor of Management & Strategy

Barry Merkin
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship

Mohanbir Sawhney
McCormick Tribune Professor of Technology
Director
Center for Research in Technology & Innovation

Walter Scott
Clinical Professor of Management & Strategy
Senior Austin Fellow

William White
Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Science

Carol Bernick
1 OF 5
Phiroz “Daru” Darukhanavala
2 OF 5
James Farrell
3 OF 5
William H. Perry
4 OF 5
Miles White
5 OF 5
NEXT
In February of 2003, 15 business leaders and Kellogg faculty members, Mohan Sawhney and Robert C. Wolcott, came together to form the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN). A range of companies, including 5 who remain active today: DuPont, Motorola, Chamberlain, Linde and Herman Miller, provided seed capital to build the organization. The mission was to create a new prototype for substantial, enduring relationships between academia and business.
The best solutions are developed when theory and research is married with real world situations and experience. Our member managers help ensure we ask valuable questions and actively collaborate in the creation of relevant, valuable management knowledge.
The KIN hosts two dialogue events per year, limited to no more than 50 people per event, and one larger summit, KIN Global, limited to 200 participants. KIN events facilitate dialogue between executive partners, allowing for the flow of information and best practices to pollinate across a wide range of industries and contexts.
The first summit entitled, “Catching the Next Wave: Driving Innovation for Sustainable Growth” was held on December of 2003 and keynoted by management theorist, Gary Hamel from the London Business School.

Distinguished speakers at subsequent KIN events have included:

Carol Bernick
Executive Chairman
Alberto-Culver Company

Anna Catalano
Global Chief Marketing Officer (former)
BP, Plc.

Henry Chesbrough
Director
Center for Open Innovation
Haas School of Management
University of California, Berkeley

Phiroz “Daru” Darukhanavala
Chief Technology Officer
BP, Plc.

James Farrell
Former Chairman and CEO
Illinois Tool Works

Gary Hamel
Professor
London Business School
Founder, Strategos Leading Management Thinker

Betsy Holden
Senior Advisor
McKinsey & Company
Former co-CEO Kraft Foods, Inc.

Guido Jouret
CTO
Emerging Technologies Group
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Philip Kotler
SC Johnson Distinguished Professor International Marketing
Kellogg School of Management

Ellen Kullman
CEO (beginning January, 2009)
DuPont Corporation

Blythe McGarvie
Former CFO
Bic Corporation (France)
Board member, Accenture, Pepsi Bottling Group, Travelers, Viacom, Wawa

William H. Perry
Professor
Stanford University
Former US Secretary of Defense

Miles White
CEO
Abbott Laboratories

A special thanks to the following founding members for exceptional support for KIN from the beginning…

Mark Karasek
EVP and CTO
Chamberlain Group
KIN Founder

Blythe McGarvie
Board Member
Accenture, Pepsi Bottling Group, Travellers, Viacom, Wawa
KIN Founder

Toby Redshaw
CIO
Aviva, PLC
KIN Founding Chairman, 2003 - 2007


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