Inovo at a Glance

At the forfront of innovation since 2001
  • Inovo develops the Iterative Deepening paradigm September 2004
  • Inovo completes its 50th client innovation project August 2008
  • The first Strategic Innovation Summit is held September 2011
  • Inovo partners with Growth Science and launches its Innovation System services November 2016

  • Inovo Technologies is formed December 2001
  • ADOPTS is created and the Opportunity Discovery service is launched March 2005
  • Inovo and DASO merge to form The Inovo Group, LLC January 2010
  • Inovo completes its 100th client project and introduces its Futuring service October 2013


Some of the clients we've helped since 2001


An abiding passion for, and deep experience with everything having to do with the human activity of innovation.

Larry Schmitt, PhD

Managing Partner

Steve Schwartz

Managing Partner

Brian Christian

Managing Partner

Diane Bouis, PhD

Director, Innovation Programs

Vinod (Vinny) Kaimal, PhD

Director, Innovation Programs

Dustin Smith

Director, Innovation Programs

Scott Phillips

Senior Consultant

Dmitry (Dima) Kalinchenko


Hannah Davis


Andrea Hammar

Financial Administrator

I haven't seen the I-Council as excited about a group of well-formed concepts... ever. We literally couldn't sit down when we were deliberating about which opportunities to fund

Brandon Rowberry , Director Innovation Council

United Health Group

Company Values

Advancing innovation to make the world a better place

Embrace Discomfort


Journey not Epiphany


Opportunities not Ideas


Collective Knowledge and Creativity


Adoption Ecosystem


Mind of the Community


Uncertainty is your frenemy