EBCs at Fortune 200 companies - Part 1
Of the top 40 Fortune 200 companies, only two have briefing / innovation centers in the New York, New Jersey or Connecticut; Verizon Communications and IBM. Details regarding the centers' locations, an overview of the center and the name and details of a contact person have been provided in the attached spreadsheet. A summary of our findings is provided below.
Center Type: Innovation Center
Location: Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Overview: An innovation center servicing the New York City, Pennsylvania and Connecticut areas, along with housing the company headquarters. The Executive Briefing Program is delivered at the innovation center and provides an opportunity to collaborate with top executives, subject matter experts and technology leaders.
Contact Person: Doreen Ellis — Coordinator Executive Briefing Program
Contact: LinkedIn Profile
Center Type: Customer Experience Lab
Location: Yorktown Heights & Albany, New York
Overview: The IBM Customer Experience Lab is housed within the Thomas J. Watson Research Center and aims to help clients navigate new developments and innovations within IBM's products and services. The lab is the result of a partnership between IBM Global Business Services and IBM Research and involves a team of consultants and researchers who provide clients with insights on customer and employee engagement though technologies such as social, mobile, cloud and analytics.
Contact Person: Dr. Arvind Krishna — Director of IBM Research
In closing, two companies within the top 40 Fortune 200 list have briefing / innovation centers in the New York, New Jersey or Connecticut areas. Further details have been provided in the attached spreadsheet.