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CNBC's "The Business of Innovation" Airs Monday, June 30 at 9PM & 12AM ET

The final episode of the second season of CNBC's "The Business of Innovation," a 5 part primetime global series hosted by CNBC's Maria Bartiromo, airs Monday, June 30th at 9PM & 12AM ET

The series explores the topic of innovation in today's business world. This is the year that innovation moves beyond boardroom theory and into business reality. And, "The Business of Innovation" provides all employees, from the C-Suite to the factory floor, with actionable strategies to maintain a cutting edge and increase profitability in a competitive global environment.

In this episode entitled "The Innovator's Playbook" – once the viewer has defined what innovation means to himself and his company, it's time to tie it together and execute the vision into action and profits. Guests for this episode include Nikesh Arora, President, EMEA Operations & Vice President, Google Inc.; Robert Carter, Chief Information Officer, FedEx; Gary Rodkin, CEO, ConAgra Foods; Carla Harris, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter; Brian Walker, CEO Herman Miller, among others.

The series also features renowned innovation experts and thought leaders including Suzy Welch, business journalist; Dr. Ranjay Gulati, Professor, Harvard Business School and Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Keith Yamashita, CEO and Founder, Stone Yamashita Partners; Scott Berkun, Author, "The Myths of Innovation"; and Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Global Correspondent, "The Economist"; to dissect the topic and provide guidance for viewers seeking to innovate in their own organizations. With each episode, "The Business of Innovation" takes viewers inside a company to profile a unique innovation dilemma and these thought leaders offer innovation solutions.




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