Marla Capozzi is a senior expert and a leader of McKinsey & Company’s global innovation practice. She was one of the founding creators of the Innovation Practice. Today, she serves global clients across sectors on topics including innovation, product development, governance, driving organizational change and knowledge management. Cappozi has conducted extensive research and has published leading articles in Fortune/CNN, The McKinsey Quarterly, Sloan Management Review, Strategic Finance and Banking Strategies. Prior to joining McKinsey, Cappozi led product development at the Lotus/IBM innovation centre in Cambridge where many of the first online collaboration, education and knowledge management software products were launched in the early 1990’s. Cappozi is a board of trustee member at Babson College, where she earned her master’s degree with honors. Additionally, she sits on the board of Babson Global, an innovation initiative chartered with developing new global opportunities for Babson’s entrepreneurship mission and distinctive expertise. Cappozi is an appointed member of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s recently formed Council for Innovation. She also served as the vice-chair of the board of directors for Project Bread, a local Boston-based hunger organization for 7 years.