So, Who is Deb?
Deb challenges the status quo, believes innovation & strategy are about Why Not/Why, AND, BOTH, not Either/Or, has lots of fun and hopefully makes a difference!
Deb Mills-Scofield has her own consultancy helping organizations create and implement highly actionable, adaptable, measurable, and profitable innovation-based strategic plans. Deb also is a Partner at Glengary LLC, an early-stage Venture Capital firm in Cleveland, Ohio. Deb has 20+ years of experience in strategic planning, execution and innovation with manufacturing, service and high-technology companies from large global companies to early-stage. She has also been involved in several carve-outs and start-ups, including her own.
Deb is a co-creator of Business Model Generation by Alex Osterwalder and a contributor to Steve Denning’s book, The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century. She blogs on various sites in addition to her own, including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Innovation Excellence, etc. and is recognized as one of the top 40 bloggers on innovation.
Deb graduated from Brown University in three years, helping create the Cognitive Science concentration, one of the first undergraduate programs of its kind. Deb went to AT&T Bell Labs, designed and patented an integrated multimedia-messaging platform recognized as one of AT&T/Lucent’s top revenue generating patents. She was instrumental in spearheading AT&T's strategies and execution into the Internet and E-commerce markets, AT&T WorldNet® Services.
Deb mentors entrepreneurs in NE Ohio and at Brown University’s Entrepreneurship Program, Brown’s Women's Launch Pad Program and Brown Students’ startups. She is a Visiting Scholar in Brown’s joint E-MBA program with IE in Spain and on the Advisory Council for the School of Engineering. She teaches Business Model Innovation at Oberlin College and mentors students applying for Oberlin’s Entrepreneurship Fellowship. She also has taught at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business, CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management and Vanderbilt University. She’s an Advisory Board Member at CWRU’s think[box] and started the monthly “Innovation Salon Series” and bi-annual Innovation Summit at Baldwin-Wallace College’s Center for Innovation and Growth. While waiting in line, on-line or on hold, Deb micro-volunteers at Sparked.com.