Management

Questions for Chief Innovation Officers at CINO LONDON 2014 (Oct. 16-17)

Innovation Excellence is looking ahead to the Chief Innovation Officer Summit in London October 16-17. As we've gone through the line-up of Chief Innovation Officers and industry players, we asked ourselves, and are asking YOU: What are our most pressing questions for CINOs and Industry Innovators?

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The Future is in How Fast You Are at Unlearning

Conventionalism, risk aversion and complacency kill innovation and entrepreneurship. Through our education, from kindergarten to grad school, then through our professional lives, we have been shaped in the same mold, even though we hear here and there that we need to “think outside the box”, that box being only aimed to fit into a bigger box, like the Russian dolls.

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If You Give an Innovator an Idea, He'll Want to Launch It

From my experience, it seems that everyone thinks about innovation, but they think about it in very discrete, disconnected ways. R&D folks think about innovation as creating a new polymer. Marketing folks think about innovation as changing a marketing channel or delivering a new product. What very few people think about are the knock-on effects, consequences and series of events that are required to unfold when you innovate.

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Building a Next Generation Organisation Means Embracing Adaptability

One of the more thought provoking statistics to emerge from the 2014 UK Budget speech was that “later this year the OBR expects Britain to reach the point when our economy is finally larger than before it collapsed six years ago.” That’s great news for the future but what a six years it has been! Whilst some companies have managed to weather the storm in one fashion or another, many household names have been swept away.

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