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Exploring Built In Chicago


Built In Chicago (BIC) is a rapidly growing online community for digital innovators and entrepreneurs in Chicago. Founded by serial entrepreneur Matt Moog in October 2010, the site now boasts over 9,300 members including digital entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, designers, corporate digital innovators and academics.

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Shanghai Software


How can I enable innovation from thousands of miles away? I received an interesting new assignment: guide the efforts of several dozen software engineers. This new duty is unique in many ways, not the least of which is that the entire team is located in China.

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Phase 6 Innovation Analytics: Operationalize

This is the last in a series of posts describing a methodology (EMC's Data Analytics LifeCycle) for using analytics to measure innovation at a multi-national corporation. This lifecycle is taught at the Data Science and Big Data Analytics course created by EMC, and I've blogged my way through each phase of the lifecycle and have arrived at the end (Phase 6).

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Walgreens, Celebrity Apprentice and Combustible Innovation

When Entertainment decided to participate in this season’s Celebrity Apprentice it was because we recognized it as a innovative marketing platform that reached millions of people and enabled a myriad of unique promotional opportunities. We weren’t necessarily looking for a new partner, too.But in the midst of production, there was Walgreens, also participating in the show, and for the same reasons.

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