About

Amanda Plotkin

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

 
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Amanda Plotkin specializes in designing and implementing the programs and activities that large organizations require to break down the barriers to innovation that they face. Over the course of her two-decade-long career, she has developed a deep digital transformation skillset, which ranges from fixing inefficient organizational processes to launching cutting-edge innovation products to introducing a mindset of innovation across traditionally-minded organizations.

During her 8 years at Johnson and Johnson, she was responsible for creating and building support for new projects and initiatives designed to push the organization in new and innovative directions. Among many other first-of-their-kind digital products and programs, Amanda led the charge to bring the mammoth organization “into the cloud” for the first time, and created and launched J&J’s first global social collaboration platform. She has worked with companies like Google and Microsoft in developing experiential learning programs, and in designing and facilitating extensive ideation sessions.

Amanda has an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

 

 

Favorites

Quote

"“What is now proved was once only imagined.” William Blake

Book

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl

Innovation

The printing press