How to Scale Innovation

by Kevin C. Cummins

At batterii, we are privileged to partner with amazing companies of all sizes across industries who have a passion for and relentless focus on using human centered design to change the way their organizations innovate in the everyday. While every company culture is unique, what is encouraging is that so many of the challenges and goals are shared, forcing organizations of all types to ask many of the same questions:

  • How can we move beyond incremental innovations and the “same old ideas” to deliver more disruptive and breakthrough concepts?
  • Can we find a way to move from sporadic, serendipitous ideation to a model that makes innovation repeatable?
  • What will allow us to move from a reactive approach to new product development to a proactive framework that identifies trends before they overrun us?
  • How can we change the way our colleagues think about problem solving, and how can we scale these new mindsets and methods across our entire organization?

Increasingly, companies who have long focused on open innovation and idea management are incorporating design thinking as part of a “well balanced diet” for enterprise innovation. We at batterii are excited to be working with Pfizer, one of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies, to help them bring the power of human centered innovation to every one of their 77,000 employees.

On February 26th, Kevin Cummins, batterii’s CEO, will be joining forces with John Klick, Pfizer’s Senior Manager of Innovation, at the CINO Design Thinking Forum in San Francisco to present Pfizer’s Innovation Journey and how their flagship enterprise innovation program called “Dare to Try” is building an ownership culture and building capabilities in design thinking through the workforce.

The presentation will touch on four key building blocks of a successful innovation program, including Executive Support, a Scalable Process, a Motivated Workforce, and Enabling Technology. Kevin will present how batterii is powering the Dare to Try program and how software is helping Pfizer overcome a common hurdle in enterprise human centered design initiatives: scaling these new behaviors and practices to the entire workforce and making them part of everyday innovation.

Participants will also get a sneak peek of the next Batterii release, which among other things introduces new mobile technology, supports flexible, customized processes and activities, and delivers advanced sense-making features, digital walls, and enhanced storytelling capabilities.

Can’t attend the Forum? Stay connected and join the conversation by following @batterii for our live tweet stream of the conference, and stay tuned to batterii.com to download a copy of the presentation after the event. We look forward to hearing from you!

About batterii:

batterii is a visual innovation software platform that extends the value of human centered design by empowering teams across an enterprise to capture, share, and understand what matters most to produce innovative breakthroughs. Fortune 500 companies use batterii to drive deeper engagement, faster integration, and better solutions. batterii.com

About Pfizer:

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacturing of medicines for people and animals. Our diversified global health care portfolio includes human biologic and small molecule medicines and vaccines, as well as many of the world’s best-known consumer products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. pfizer.com

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Kevin C. Cummins, CEO batterii spent 20 years of his career living in Silicon Valley leading global market development for Sun Microsystems and then held executive positions with a startup software development firm. As an investor in and the CEO of Batterii, he is responsible for the company’s strategic direction. Kevin’s passion is building teams and companies. He graduated from Miami, Columbia and University of California Berkeley.