Innovation Leadership Forum

The Innovation Leadership Forum (ILF) is a visionary and original Think & Do Tank
which works with senior management teams to instil the confidence to lead and innovate,
confidentially and responsibly, in the turbulent context of the 21st century. The three
foundations on which the work builds are: a focus on people, a deep understanding of
specific context, and a system-based approach. The ILF was set up by innovation
philosopher, story teller and catalyst Dr Bettina von Stamm in 2004 who has also created
the Innovation Wave®, a tool for the facilitated assessment of innovation capabilities, and
is author of four books : ‘The Innovation Wave’ which is an introduction to a holistic
approach to innovation (Wiley, 2002), her textbook ‘Managing Innovation Design &
Creativity’ (2nd edition 2008), ‘The Future of Innovation’, an inspirational compendium of
over 220 views from 57 countries, knitted together through commentaries by Bettina and
her friend and colleague Dr Anna Trifilova (Gower 2009), and ‘Innovation – Embracing The
Path of Change to Create Value’, an overview of the evolution of leading practice in the
field of innovation and its management from 2000 to 2013 (Lulu, 2013).