Tamara Carleton, Ph.D., is the CEO and founder of Innovation Leadership Group LLC and lead author of the Playbook for Strategic Foresight and Innovation, a hands-on guide that has been used by hundreds of teams to be more innovative. She holds several roles at Stanford University – as a research associate at the Foresight & Innovation lab affiliated with Stanford's Center for Design Research, executive director of Stanford’s Silicon Valley Innovation Academy summer program, and an instructor for the Continuing Studies program. She is also a Visiting Scholar at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, Visiting Professor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the EGADE Business School in Tec Monterrey, Mexico, and Visiting Professor in Design at the Osaka Institute of Technology in Japan.