The GIMI Think Tank is a weekly virtual forum composed of GIMI ambassadors, Certified Training Partners, and other experts to share knowledge around innovation and promote collaboration

Participants are Innovation leaders from industry, government, and academia

Representatives come from 5 continents and more than 25 countries

Standard agenda is sufficiently flexible to cover a range of innovation topics

Online program meets weekly on Wednesdays at 9 am EST Time


  • Create a fluid, agile and solid community of innovators around the world who assist in solving big and bold challenges
  • Create awareness around innovation and GIMI framework
  • Share valuable and cutting edge knowledge from distinguished speakers among the community and to the interested audience
  • Promote GIMI partners and recruit potential partners who embrace the GIMI framework and advance innovation in their countries

Topics Covered



State of innovation in Countries



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Paul van Son

Carolina Strobel

Sesha Pratap

Steve Wyatt​

Sean Sheppard

Rachid Yazami

President at Dii Desert Energy

Operating Partner / COO Redpoint eventures

Partner at Brahma and at Maxos Studio

Professor at University of Bath School of Management

Managing Partner at U+

Founding Director & CTO at KVI Holdings

Topic: Renewable energy

Topic: Venture Capital

Topic: Blockchain

Topic: 4th Industrial Revolution ‘4IR’

Topic: Venture funds

Topic: Lithium-ion battery issues

Innovations have made renewable energy the market winner

Fast-growing venture-capital industry in Brazil

Reinvent business models, create new marketplaces, and engage customers

Skills, capabilities, and mindsets required to thrive in the 4th Industrial Revolution ‘4IR’

Silicon Valley exits, invested in 140+ startups across 3 VC funds. What we learned from building 90+ ventures

Addressing major lithium-ion battery issues for electric mobility and beyond

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Ahmad Moradi

Jessica Day

Joel Litman


Andre Do Valle


Tunde Akindele

Rizzo Hahn

CEO & Founder of Netstairs

Co-founder at IDEASCALE

President and CEO at Valen’s Research

Founder do Wallet & Rig Squared

Director of Strategy and Innovation at Verizon

Managing Director at Accenture

Topic: Video-First Real-Time Digital Economy

Topic: Customer data

Topic: Financial Services

Topic: Crypto

Topic: 5G

Topic: Industry 4.0

Web Real-Time Communications with AI Streaming Video is the genesis of an insightful transformation

Leverage the collective intelligence of networks to create new business value

The at-home revolution is in full swing and explains 80% of what’s happening in the stock market

Soon, all assets, like your house, your cash, will be tokenized, and earning interest

Will your industry be disrupted by 5G?

Industry 4.0 – The trends, opportunities, and risks for the future


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Louise Kelly

Florin PAUN​

Valentina De Matteo

AntĂłnio Alvarenga

Johannes Jarl

Manuel Mendes

Professor of Management and Leadership at University of La Verne

Chief Science & Partnership Officer at RAFAUT Group

Professor/Researcher at University of Bologna

Founder of ALVA R&C and International Foresight Expert

Executive Director at Innovation 360 Group AB

Global Director at Boston Innovation Gateway

Topic: Women’s leadership

Topic: Demand Readiness Level

Topic: Circular Organizations

Topic: Future Foresight

Topic: Mesuring Business Innovation

Topic: International Business Expansion

A flexible leadership style for innovation – from ambidexterity to women’s leadership

New tool to hybridize the market pull approach with technology push while innovating

How to design resilient corporate environments through innovation knowledge

Make better decisions, improve strategy definition or policymaking, and spur innovation breakthroughs

How to work systematically with innovation management by assessing your teams from a 360-degree

Why innovation is key for a successful international business market expansion and how they help to expand faster, cheaper and better with the GoGlobal program

Nic Palmarini

Garret Fitzpatrick

Sid Benraouane

Omar Saucedo

Rogério Bohn

Director at NICA

Project engineer for the Next Generation Event Horizon Telescope

Chair of the US ISO Working Group on Innovation Management

Microsoft Techspark Community Manager

Microsoft Techspark Community Manager

Topic: Longevity

Topic: Black Hole Cinema

Topic: ISO

Topic: US – Mexico border

Topic: Innovation Family Business

Living longer and better with opportunities created by AI, Robotics, and Health Technologies

Building an earth-sized telescope to create the first movie of a black hole

Innovation management and ISO perspective

The U.S. Mexico Border innovation opportunities Power hub

Generate innovative actions for traditional conservative family businesses

State of Innovation in Countries

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Roberto Melo

Truls Berg

Isuru Subansighe​

Salim Berbache

Carlos Arruda

Professor of Management and Leadership at University of La Verne

Chief Science & Partnership Officer at RAFAUT Group

Professor/Researcher at University of Bologna

Partner at Ucotra Consulting

Associate Professor at Fundação Dom Cabral and member of Salesforce Brasil

Topic: State of innovation in Panama

Topic: State of innovation in Norway

Topic: State of innovation in Japan

Topic: State of innovation in Morocco 

Topic: Scale innovation in Brazil

State of innovation in Panama and how to generate scalable entrepreneurial growth in Lata

State of innovation in Norway and why is the Open Innovation Lab of Norway leading the way forward

State of innovation in Japan and strategy to enter the market as GIMI 

How is the maturity of Moroccan SMEs evolving in terms of innovation? 

What is going on in Brazil to scale innovation in the corporate environment?

Benny Shlick

Massimo Andriolo

Alberto Arvizu

Rolan Garcia

David FernĂĄndez

Founder and Managing Director at Innovation Without Borders

Principal at IXL Center Italy

Director of Academic Services at TecnolĂłgico de Monterrey

CEO and Founder at Embiggen

CEO and Founder at TDM Internacional

Topic: State of Innovation in Israel

Topic: State of Innovation in Italy

Topic: Innovation Ecosystem in Mexico

Topic: Innovation in Philippines

Topic: Innovation map in Mexico

Israel’s innovation recipe cannot be copied, it is an integration of culture, flexibility, directness, openness and self-confidence

Italy was a cradle of innovation … and now?

TecnolĂłgico de Monterrey developing an Innovation Ecosystem with GIMI

The Future of Corporate Innovation in the Philippine

The innovation map in Mexico and the BIG challenges to be faced within digital transformation


Hitendra Patel

David Chung

GIMI Impact

Leadership Program

Innovation Guru

Chairman of Hong Kong Innovation Management Institute

Erila Haska, Carli Parsons & Grayson Bass

Hitendra Patel, Manuel Mendes & Ron Jonash

Topic: Power of AND

Topic: Partership with universities

Topic: GIMI Impact Results

Topic: Leadership Program

Leadership program: how we can build the best version of ourselves 

A unique partnership model with universities to co-organize different types of programs

A certified course designed to empower high school students to build a more compassionate and innovative society

Experience of IXL developing 1584 leaders in Brazil to create their leadership journey and get certified by GIMI

Alice Garavito

Ron Jonash

Juie Yao Cooper

Innovation Consultant at IXL Center

Senior Consultant at IXL Center

Senior Director at IXL Center

Topic: Innovation Systems in Colombia

Topic: Innovation 4.0

Topic: Uplifting small businesses

Successful experience in scaling up to support thousands of SMEs, building innovation capabilities and developing an innovation ecosystem for driving growth in Colombia

Applying Innovation 4.0 approaches to accelerate new solutions for Aging and for Sustainable Green Hydrogen with Innovation Olympics

Uplifting small and underserved businesses and how growth through the 2x program