Optimizing Innovation – Jack Anderson of Chevron

We are happy to bring you some of the key points and insights from Jack Anderson’s talk at the Optimizing Innovation Conference, which was held October 21-22, 2009 in New York City. Jack Anderson, Innovation Specialist at Chevron, spoke first about innovation and IT’s overall posture (High Level IT Posture Within the Organization): Systematic innovation Managed innovation Defined innovation Sporadic ...

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Optimizing Innovation – Dr. Daniel Sturman of Google

We are happy to bring you some of the key points and insights from Dr. Daniel Sturman’s talk at the Optimizing Innovation Conference, which was held October 21-22, 2009 in New York City. Dr. Daniel Sturman, Engineering Director at Google, spoke from an engineer’s perspective, not from an innovation director’s perspective, about the culture at Google. The main key in ...

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Innovation Perspectives – October Wrapup

Innovation Perspectives is our monthly feature to present our loyal readers with different perspectives on a single topic all in one place along with the ability to compare, contrast and discuss them in the comments here on Blogging Innovation and in the Continuous Innovation group on LinkedIn. This month’s topic was: “What roles do engineers and marketers play in an ...

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Creating Innovation with Synthesis

I’ve read several books about innovation, and am reading another which I’ll review shortly here on the blog, which talk about the importance of combining disparate skills or capabilities when innovating, or holding two diametrically opposing ideas and finding the happy medium. What should be obvious is that one of the most important skills from an innovation perspective is the ...

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Optimizing Innovation – Simon Dewulf of Creax

We are happy to bring you some of the key points and insights from Simon Dewulf’s talk at the Optimizing Innovation Conference, which was held October 21-22, 2009 in New York City. Simon Dewulf, Managing Director of Creax, spoke about how there are 67 million patents in the patent database and that a majority of them are 20+ years old ...

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Optimizing Innovation – Roopa Unnikrishnan of Pfizer

We are happy to bring you some of the key points and insights from Roopa Unnikrishnan’s talk at the Optimizing Innovation Conference, which was held October 21-22, 2009 in New York City. Roopa Unnikrishnan, Senior Director of Worldwide Strategy & Innovation at Pfizer, focused on the the messy-ness of innovation in her talk and that while the idea of four ...

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Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Who said this: “Did I behave irresponsibly? Not totally, because I had something in mind I wanted to do. Am I sorry for what I did? Yes, I am. Would I do it differently? Probably not. It’s the way I was, and that’s something I have to live with today.” Sounds like a corporate creep who got caught with his ...

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The Participation Economy – Part 2

by Kevin Roberts I like to think of good ideas having a theme song. For the ‘Participation Economy‘ maybe it would be “Come Together” by The Beatles. But the manifestation of that spirit and energy has to be embodied by the current world tour by U2. It’s a lesson in participation with scale. Stadium shows of yesterday were known to ...

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