Eli Itin

Eli Itin

"Senior Innovation Consultant" or "Senior Innovation Advisor" or "Partner, Head of Innovation Practice"

Eli Itin is Founder and Senior Innovation Consultant at Northern Star Innovation, a boutique consultancy specializing in the creation and management of organizational innovation. Eli has returned to Australia, after working for over 16years in the Israeli innovation and start-up ecosystem. His clients include/d the Israeli Air Force, EY, Merck, Micron (Intel), and SanDisk (WD). Previously he was the Head of Organizational Innovation at Amdocs, a global telecommunications software leader with over 26,000 employees worldwide. Eli has over 24 years’ international experience in a variety of business/marketing/innovation roles.

Eli advises managers and innovators on creating internal organizational innovation (intrapreneurship) via best practice innovation tools and methodologies, and manages the end-to-end ideation process (Challenge to Idea to Prototype). He provides unique presentations, workshops and training using best practice tools to empower employees to turn their creativity into tangible and positive change.

Eli has an MBA (Innovation & Entrepreneurship) from the IDC, Herzliya, as well as degrees in Law and Commerce from UNSW, Sydney, Australia.

He has lectured on innovation at international conferences and at leading universities, including at Bar Ilan University’s Executive MBA program, taught the Israeli Air Force’s Innovation Unit at Tel Aviv University’s Innovation Center, and was recently academic/project mentor for the UNSW summer internship program to Tel Aviv. He teaches “MIT’s Approach to Design Thinking”,Columbia University’s “Product Development Using SIT”, and Dartmouth’s “Strategy is Innovation”. Eli is passionate about the power of systematic innovation to clarify challenges, crystallize solutions, and create real value.