Sarah Miller Caldicott/The Power Patterns of InnovationÂ
A great grandniece of Thomas Edison, Sarah Miller Caldicott is an innovation process expert. She works with organizations that want to bring innovation to the center of their business practices, accelerating growth and relevance.
Inspired by a family lineage of inventors dating back five generations, she has been engaged in creativity and innovation throughout her life. Â Sarah spent the first 15 years of her 25-year career as a Marketing executive with Global 500 firms including Quaker Oats and the Helene Curtis subsidiary of Unilever.
Concerned that America was losing its innovation leadership as the new millennium dawned, Sarah spent three years researching Edisonâ€™s innovation methods with experts at Rutgers University. Â She co-authored the first book ever written on Edisonâ€™s world-changing innovation process, updating his approach for the 21st century. Entitled “Innovate Like Edison: The Five-Step System for Breakthrough Business Success,” Sarahâ€™s book has been translated into 5 languages and is used as an innovation textbook in graduate and undergraduate programs across the US.
Dedicated to revitalizing Americaâ€™s ingenuity and innovation leadership, Sarah travels all over the world inspiring organizations on how they can employ Edisonâ€™s timeless Five Competencies of Innovationâ„¢. An award-winning speaker, she was selected for the popular TEDx series.
Sarahâ€™s newest book is “MidnightÂ Lunch: The 4 Phases of Team Collaboration Success, from Thomas Edisonâ€™s Lab” (Wiley Publishing).Â MidnightÂ Lunch brings Edisonâ€™s collaboration approach into the digital era, offering executives at every level new tools for driving innovation through collaboration.Â MidnightÂ Lunch has been featured in Fast Company magazine and several other leading publications. Sarahâ€™s work has also appeared in The New York Times, Fortune Small Business, and USA Today. Â She has also appeared as an innovation expert on PBS television, CNBC, the Fox Business Network, and NPR.
Sarah is President of her own Chicago-based consultancy, The Power Patterns of Innovation, offering expert training and guidance on how to build innovation and collaboration capabilities in organizations of all sizes. Her clients include Intel, John Deere, Motorola, the Mayo Clinic, and Microsoft among many others. She lives in Chicago.
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Sander is aÂ salesman and social media evangelist for AT&T. He has worked in a variety of sales and sales management roles both in the US and abroad over the past 15 years. These days he lives in Atlanta and on any given day can be found coaching teams on how to accelerate sales using social media, writing blogs on corporate innovation or just interacting with his network learning about new trends and ideas. Sander holds a patent in social media and is a charter member of the steering committed at AT&T evaluating social media initiatives for B2B sales. Sander is married and has two kids. He enjoys field geology and astronomy and has recently written a feature length screenplay based on the life of the poet Percy Shelley.
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