Profiles of Innovators

Pioneering Semantic Web Innovation

If you want to speak to someone, truly interesting and inspiring, about the Semantic Web and Innovation, Ora Lassila, is a clear choice. Lassila, an Advisory Board Member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as well as Senior Architect and Technology Strategist for Nokia's Location and Commerce Unit, was my obvious ‘go to guy’ because:

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Polar Innovation

Recently I stumbled across a concept for team structure that I believe could yield positive results for practitioners of innovation, and its chief value may derive from its very simplicity. With a tip of the cap to Scott Anthony’s “Innovation Bipolarity” ...

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Riffs and Myths of Leadership

I interviewed Bernie Tormé, guitarist to Ozzy Osbourne and Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan the other week, alongside the rest of the band and two corporate clients, Steve and Andy, who came to Bernie’s studio for a private masterclass, to get the inside track on music, creativity and business...

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Innovation and Simplicity

In today’s world of complex systems, Big Data, and massive analytical capabilities, sometimes we need to step back and remember that transformative innovation can, and often does, arise from simple human ingenuity. Two historical examples from the food industry...

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