The American Innovation Index

Watch the 4th Annual American Innovation Index Conference

The American Innovation Conference is dedicated to sharing, collaborating, and celebrating customer-focused innovation and understanding its impact on company success. Companies that are perceived to be innovative by their customers are more attractive, enjoy higher loyalty, and are ultimately more successful than companies that lag in innovativeness.

Below are links to each session of the conference. We hope you enjoy hearing more about the American Innovation Index (Aii) and the results of this year’s study, as well as how winners like Netflix, Aflac, John Deere, and Toyota approach innovation in their organizations. If you would like more information about the Aii and how your organization can be more innovative and socially innovative, reach out to Joe Taliuaga at or 703-757-5213 ext. 123. You can also visit for more information.

Conference Introduction:

Keynote by Mike Colarrossi, Vice President, Product Line Management, Innovation and Sustainability, Avery Dennison:

Results of the 2021 American Innovation Index by Gina Woodall, VP of Client Services and Group Director, Illuminas:

Panel – Innovation During the Pandemic featuring:
Buffy Swinehart, Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Aflac
Myles Worthington, Head of Global Audiences, Brand & Editorial Marketing, Netflix
Brian Kiser, Automotive Training Professional, Toyota
Pam Piligian, SVP Marketing & Communications, Navy Federal Credit Union

Panel – Sustainability and Social Innovation featuring:
Ellis Jones, VP and Chief Sustainability Officer, Goodyear
Tom Gavitt, Country Innovation & Co-Creation Manager, IKEA US
Todd Florence, Corporate Communications and Marketing Communications Leader, John Deere
Carl Otto, Senior Analyst Sustainability & ESG, JetBlue