Award-Winning Designer, Professor & Founder of iGNITIATE
Catalyst. Engineer. Designer. Polletta has made a career of producing work that startles, gets the job done, and continually pushes boundaries in a broad range of fields that encompass the artistic as well as the practical and scientific. He is the founder of iGNITIATE, an innovation strategy and industrial design firm that specializes in disruptive design — the art and science of creating new and innovative products and services that can transform a product category, shake up a market, and ensure international firms' continued success. Polletta is also the co-founder of the international award-winning design brand gregorysung. Read More >
Cannes Lion Interview
Pushing The Envelope: Paris Interview
Creating the R&D Mindset: Design and Innovation for Retail
Creating and Leveraging Design Breakthroughs
Design Thinking + New Product Development + Innovation has been the core focus of Gregory Polletta & his team at iGNITIATE since 2001 to creating value in improbably complex markets & transform what is "futuristic" unknowns into successes. Read More >
Via the integration of design and design thinking + iGNITIATE's own iGNITE program recently given at the US Navy along with Gregory's own design for the permanent World Retail Congress trophy REUTPALA, Gregory will illustrate how: Read Less ^
Speaker Gregory Polletta believes that the ability to read improbably complex markets and use creativity and new product development tools to transform what is not understood into positive return on investment are fundamental mechanisms for success. Read More >
In this lecture, Polletta will teach you how to: Read Less ^
How often do employees overlook potential because they are too busy replicating what has already been established? How many breakthroughs are lost because no communication or outlet exists for internal insights? In this presentation, speaker Gregory Polletta will teach you how to achieve your organization’s full “intrapreneurial” potential by learning how to fail fast and fail often and capture that knowledge to bring intrapreneurial ideas to the marketplace. Read More >
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"Gregory's keynote and 1hr master class at The World Retail Congress Awards in Paris was awe inspiring being partly in English, French and Chinese. His grasp and real world experience in design, R&D, business, and technology was very impressive and I have recommended him to the Mahindra Group as a potential speaker for a few key programs that the Mihandra Group organizes including the Senior Management Conclave and the Mahindra Program at HBS. Independent of this, I look forward to working with Gregory and his team at iGNITIATE sometime in the future and am sure there will be great value in what I can gain as will my company!"
"I had the pleasure of being led by Gregory in panel discussions and sessions with many other international executives at the Global Leadership Summit in Manhattan this year. I found his design thinking capabilities and leadership clearly made the summit the success it was. Personally, I got a lot out of it and enjoyed the challenging environment in which it was couched. I recommend Gregory for any such engagement in the future and look forward to working with him again."
"I worked with Gregory at Xerox PARC. I found Gregory's vision and design focus quite contagious. He worked to take the Mobiledoc system to fruition designing and launching it with technology from researchers in the Palo Alto, CA Cambridge, UK and Sophia Antipolis, France Xerox labs. He's tremendous at bringing emerging technologies and cutting edge design to the market."
"It has been my true pleasure to work with Greg on several successful projects over the past 5 years and he always delivers smart, creative ideas and solutions! His extraordinary design skills and business acumen will continue to support his company, iGNITIATE, and their clients through top tier conceptual and strategic execution. I look forward to many more years working together with Greg and highly recommend him to anyone fortunate enough to collaborate with iGNITIATE!"
"The iGNITE Convergence Program was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I walked out knowing exactly what I needed to do to design and launch a game changing product while gaining incredible leadership skills along the way...."
"An extremely attractive approach to design, new product development, innovation and leadership. While being very challenging, the iGNITE program was also amazingly innovative - I’ve learned to adapt, put a name to and utilize processes I was aware of on an intuitive level. This program empowers and motivates future leaders!"
"I felt the iGNITE program delivered great value & facilitated feedback on our beliefs and encouraged collaborating with other members. The program leaders had a very positive attitude with a tough subject and a very tough group."
"The iGNITE program is a serious, dedicated and energetic program for those who are interested in embracing new product innovation launches. The incredible pace of the program sets you up for the very realities of the [design] industry and prepared me for the pace & complexities of creative new product development endeavors. From ideation and prototyping to pitch, production and launch."
"A VERY challenging atmosphere which makes it possible to do things that I would NEVER do in normal conditions. The iGNITE program was huge and the instructors very straight to the point which enable them to cover incredible amounts in a very short time while making me really think about design, creating a sustainable enterprise, its goals and way to success."
"The iGNITE program was something that I remember the most because I was pushed beyond my limits & this changed the course of my career. Our team was in last place during the first two days but in the end, on the 3rd day we won the project review voted on by everyone in the program: a mixed group of designers , engineers and business professionals. I think this is what iGNITE is all about: achieving the impossible when you aren’t sure what that even means when you start...."
"Fantastic program, with great focus on design, new product development and innovation leadership by combining the strength of very opposing personalities."