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Bold Business Leaders Can Accelerate Racial Equity

We must commit to innovation to drive the changes we need. That means leading courageously to drive racial equity in our organizations and in our world.

"Future of Work: Innovation" Event Highlights Resiliency and Opportunities

Speculative Futures MKE recently held a virtual event focused on innovation and the future of work. A panel of experts from Northwestern Mutual, American Family Insurance and Marquette University explored challenges and opportunities in a post-COVID world.

From Idea to Execution: How We Bring Innovation to Life

At Northwestern Mutual, we follow an agile, yet detailed and regimented process for bringing new ideas to life. Learn how our five-step process helps ensure we're pursuing innovation that delivers value.

Adapting to Our New Normal: An Innovative Mindset Helps

Just weeks after implementing a new collaboration tool for some of our cross-functional teams, the entire company had to transition to a remote work environment. We're adjusting quickly, thanks to our culture.

Innovation in Times of Uncertainty

While today feels uncertain, it’s that uncertainty that creates an urgency for innovation. Here’s why now is the time for well-positioned organizations to act courageously and keep moving forward.

DigiPig: A modern piggy bank to promote financial literacy

In an age where currency is becoming less and less tangible, Northwestern Mutual has developed (and patented the design for) a modern, digital piggy bank to help promote financial literacy with kids.

Think Like an Innovator: Applying Past Lessons in a New Role

I recently moved to the Risk Product side of our business after four years in Digital Innovation, where the skills I developed are helping us consider new ways to improve products and delight customers.

Solving Business Challenges with a One-Team Approach

When faced with a recent challenge, my team and I knew we'd need IT to help execute the solution. So, we brought them in to collaborate—up front. The results we were able to achieve by working as one team surpassed my expectations, and we can’t wait to do it again!

Readying Our Organizations to Win in the Artificial Intelligence Age

Everyone in your company does not need to know how to build new digital systems, but everyone needs to be curious about their potential, ability and aspirations to deliver business value using digital as a core capability. Here are five key steps business leaders can take to foster a culture of digital innovation and creativity.

Northwestern Mutual Honored with 2019 CIO 100 Award for Innovation

Northwestern Mutual has been selected as a winner of the 2019 CIO 100 Awards for its fraud detection capabilities to safeguard its clients’ financial security. The annual CIO 100 awards program celebrates 100 organizations using IT in innovative ways to deliver business value through technology and innovation.

Butterfly Island: A Virtual Oasis for Kids Facing Cancer

Why did a Fortune 500 financial services company develop a virtual reality game for kids and families facing pediatric cancer? See how Butterfly Island gave us an opportunity to experiment and do good.

Five Ways to Foster Innovation

In order for people to feel confident they can step out of their comfort zones and take some risks, the circumstances need to be right. Here are five ways to help employees adopt an innovation mindset.

Three key learnings from our latest innovation partnership

To create an exceptional experience for your clients, involve the people who know them best. Learn how our latest home office/field office innovation partnership is helping us generate and test more ideas.