Author Archives: Nicolas Bry

Innov’Up at La Poste (French mail company)

Innov'Up at La Poste (French mail company) -Innovation Excellence

Aude Le Carpentier is in charge of Innov’Up Creativity, in the Service-Mail-Parcel sector of La Poste. She’s a 27 year-old manager of a team of 15 creative people, helping business teams to develop innovative services. She kindly accepted to answer our questions on the story of Innov’Up. 1)  What is ‘the reason why’ for Innov up Creativity? Where does it ...

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Customer driven innovation at Ricoh

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Mike Irvine is the leader of Ricoh’s European Technology Centre. His team is responsible for bridging the gap between Customers business needs and the Ricoh engineering and development teams. I met with Mike at Barcelona Innovation summit, and was impressed by the presentation he delivered on customer driven innovation, and how Ricoh unfolds various ways to involve customers in its product roadmap. Mike kindly accepted to answer a few questions about it.

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How to Innovate with the Crowd

How to Innovate with the Crowd

Emilie Ruiz is a researcher at IREGE, University Savoie Mont Blanc, France. Hereafter she shares some key lessons on how corporations can set-up a crowdinnovation platform, and maximize its benefits, streamlining the adoption of the platform externally and internally through key success factors. Moreover she identifies when the adoption factors matter along the process. Imagine with Orange was lucky to be ...

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Participative Innovation at France Job Center

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Reynald Chapuis is Innovation and CSR manager at France Job Center (Pôle Emploi). He shares with us the various and tangible initiatives he lead at Pôle Emploi, from participative innovation, E-Novaction platform, Innovation Lab, Innovation App store, emploi-store.fr, to the open innovation cluster, Lab RH. Welcome to a world where unemployment is not a fatal, but can trigger a rebound.

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#welovestartups: Oracle startups program

Currently looking after Oracle France corporate responsibility, Dominique van Deth always thought that companies could have a significant impact on Society. For 5 years, Dominique has been managing startups programs, and he launched in 2014 a structured program to engage volunteers in helping startup grow. I met him at Les Hacktivateurs afterwork, and he kindly accepted to tell us more about Oracle startups program.

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Agile at Orange France

Koen Vermeulen is CIO at Orange France, and awarded CIO of the year in 2015. He kindly accepted to answer a few questions related to the implemnation of Agile methodology, and how it brings a brand new spirit for innovation projects.

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Intrapreneurship on the Rise

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What's going on with intrapreneurship? Initiatives seem to multiply in France. Nicolas Bry analyses a few causes, goes through signs of movement like Les Hacktivateurs recent association, and show how Orange open innovation actions complements internal innovation. Finally, he demonstrates how the 4 principles supporting Rapid Innovation are a great framework to sustain intrapreneurship.

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Digital is Not a Trend!

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Tiago Félix da Silva Lopes is a brilliant and enthusiastic Digital Director at Portugal Telecom. Discover his experience, and the single digital unit he created. Learn how digital transformation unfolds as a continuous cycle of initiatives, rather than a project with an end.

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Innovation as a Service!

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Software as a Service (SaaS) is a well known acronym for software distribution model in which applications are hosted by a vendor, and made available to customers over the Internet. Can this concept be applied to innovation? As a matter of fact, we see a growing number of initiatives where innovation endeavor is hosted outside the company.

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