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Ivy Eisenberg

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Contact Info
Company/Employer: Our IdeaWorks, LLC
Phone - Office: 1-914-261-7454
Phone - Mobile: 1-914-261-7454
50 Bryant Ave, White Plains, NY, New York, USA 10605
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ivyeisenberg
Twitter: @ourideaworks
Facilitator Qualifications
Clients: 3M Air Products and Chemicals Alcon Barclay’s Bank Bell Atlantic Bet Am Shalom Synagogue Chautauqua Institution Duracell EverThin™ ExchangeLab International Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co Jones Lang LaSalle Legg Mason Mads Clausen Institute at the University of Southern Denmark Pitney Bowes Stamford Innovation Center Stevens Institute of Technology University of Rochester Verizon Washington Heights-Inwood YM-YWHA Watercooler of Tarrytown
Years Facilitating: 16-20
Skills/Expertise (Select all that apply):
  • Subject Matter Expert / Speaker
  • Project Management
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Innovation Facilitation (New products; services)
  • Process Improvement
  • Training Others in Creativity/Facilitation/CPS
Industries Served:
  • Arts/Culture
  • Business / Industrial
  • Computer Hardware / Software
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Financial Services
  • Health / Medical
  • Internet / Social Media
  • New Products & Services
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Telecommunications
Affiliations: IXDA (Interaction Designers Association), UXPA (User Experience Professionals Association), Front End of Innovation, Stamford Innovation Center, Northeast Community Innovation Corporation
CEF/CPSI Leadership:
  • CEF Member
  • CPSI Presenter
Education: MBA in Marketing, concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from NYU Stern School of Business
Awards: One of 27 Women in Innovation to Watch in 2015 from Institute for International Research "What is Design Thinking? Is it Innovation's Panacea?" named a 2014 Innovation Best Read from Front End of Innovation blog
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Ivy has been leading lively Innovation, Creativity, and Storytelling workshops for 20 years, across all industries and in both business and non-profit settings. She specializes in "Lead-User Research," a qualitative method developed by Eric von Hippel at MIT together with 3M, where teams mine the insights of leading edge users in adjacent and analogous industries and use those insights (and people!) to generate breakthrough concepts. Ivy's workshops bring cross-functional teams and external participants together for focused ideation, concept generation, prototyping, and business case building. Her method, which balances right-brain and left-brain thinking, is a mash-up of Lead-User Research, Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Participatory Design, the work of Edward de Bono, Improvisation, Comedy, and Storytelling. She has a unique background in User Experience, Innovation, Qualitative Market Research, Project Management, Comedy, and Storytelling.

She offers workshops and facilitated training sessions in: Innovation Strategy, New Business Model Generation, New Product and Service Innovation, Process Innovation, Innovation and Creativity Skills, Customer-Driven Innovation, Lead-User Research, Storytelling, and Lean Customer Research.

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