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Artificial Intelligence is an important Component of Digital Transformation

November 2nd, 2016|

We are all part of a giant transformation, “digital world is eating up physical world” – enterprise, individual, activity, relationship, emotion, etc., almost every entity around us is getting through some degree of digitization. Michael Wei, Director of Samsung AI research center in the US, discusses the current developments, activities and challenges in artificial intelligence and its part in the digital transformation agenda.

Developing Innovation Ecosystems Around Universities

February 18th, 2011|

As Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Southern California and the Executive Director of the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, Krisztina Holly is dedicated to helping students, academics and entrepreneurs make maximum impact with their ideas. Krisztina tells IM a bit more about her experiences.

Science & Technology Education: A Dutch Perspective

February 18th, 2011|

Policy makers who want to stimulate innovation need to look at the new generation of people coming into the workforce. But are they properly prepared to play a role in invention and change? Rob Blaauboer looks at Dutch experience of teaching them how.

States Gamble on the Random

February 1st, 2011|

In an economy where many millions of social interactions create exciting but often random change, can state bodies credibly set innovation policies that fire the imagination of entrepreneurs - whatever the budget? In the third of our articles on Europe’s Innovation Union we spoke to Ann Mettler, Executive Director of think tank The Lisbon Council and asked for her take on policy and innovation.

Making Innovation Part of Everyday Life

January 28th, 2011|

This week InnovationManagement spoke with Jorge Barba, innovation insurgent, blogger and Creative Strategist at the San Diego based Digital Marketing Firm Blu Maya. Read on to learn more about his experiences challenging the status quo and promoting innovation as a human process to a better tomorrow.

Innovation’s New Champion

January 24th, 2011|

Policy makers in the USA and EU are looking at how they can design innovation programmes that support global competitiveness. In this series we are looking at Europe's new 'Innovation Union', which reflects the new growing significance of innovation in Government policy. We'll be following up with more on US and Asian innovation thinking. In Part II of our Innovation Union series, we talked with Peter Droell, head of innovation at the European Commission.

Dr. John Kapeleris on Innovation Management

January 21st, 2011|

This week InnovationManagement spoke with Dr. John Kapeleris, Director of Commercialisation and Deputy CEO at the Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC) about his views on the topic of innovation. Dr. Kapeleris explains the importance of implementing a broader innovation strategy in combination with a clear strategy and vision for innovation in order to achieve success.

Chesbrough on Service Innovation

January 19th, 2011|

Henry Chesbrough has earned a worldwide reputation for his pioneering work on open innovation, influencing a generation of executives by identifying and describing the practice of innovating in collaborative groups outside the enterprise. We caught up with Henry to talk about his upcoming appearance at the European Innovation Conference and his new book.

Adam Hartung on Innovation Management

January 14th, 2011|

This week InnovationManagement spoke with Adam Hartung, Managing Partner of Spark Partners, a Chicago based firm focused on innovation management yielding profitable high growth for clients. Learn more about why innovation management is critically important for companies to thrive. And what are the rewards and challenges of educating leaders in innovation implementation?

Creating Consistent Innovation Capability

December 17th, 2010|

This week InnovationManagement spoke with Jeffrey Phillips, VP Marketing and a lead consultant for OVO Innovation. Read more about his quest to permanently embed innovation management into the organizational structure of every company he works with and the reward of watching his clients continue with successful innovation initiatives on their own.

Drew Boyd on Innovation Management

December 10th, 2010|

This week InnovationManagement spoke with Drew Boyd, recognized authority, thought leader, educator, and practitioner in the fields of innovation, persuasion and social media. Read more about his ideas on where most companies are lacking in their management of innovation and why we should create "innovation evangelists".

Johann Füller on Innovation Management

December 3rd, 2010|

This week InnovationManagement spoke with Johann Füller, Assistant Professor at Innsbruck and CEO of Hyve AG, an innovation and community company. Read more about why he thinks innovation management itself needs some innovation and why “social innovation“ will be one of the big topics in the near future.

Eva Diedrichs on Innovation Management

November 26th, 2010|

This week InnovationManagement spoke with Eva Diedrichs, senior consultant at A.T. Kearney, Top Management Consulting. Learn more about their IMP³rove program and the rewards of helping thousands of small and medium sized enterprises, investors in innovation projects as well as the public sector find innovation success.

Nikolaus Franke on Innovation Management

November 18th, 2010|

This week InnovationManagement spoke with Nikolaus Franke, Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Find out more about his views on innovation management, what he finds exciting about working with young, innovative minds and why he believes changes are needed in the educational system in order to foster creativity.

Anders Sundelin on Innovation Management

November 11th, 2010|

This week InnovationManagement spoke with Anders Sundelin, VP of Business Operations at CIP Professional Services, about his views on innovation management. Read more about the satisfying process of helping companies to create and capture value in their organization and what kind of challenges arise in this line of work.

How Partners React to an Open Innovation Strategy

November 9th, 2010|

I have cited Psion Teklogix, provider of rugged mobile computers, several times on my blog for their promising approach to open innovation. Last month, the company took a big step forward with its strategic interpretation of open innovation – called Open Source Mobility (OSM) – when it brought its global partners together for a series of conferences at which they unveiled a new platform designed to give resellers and developer partners the opportunity to co-create with Psion.

The Best Time to Innovate is all the Time

November 4th, 2010|

This week InnovationManagement spoke with Idris Mootee - worldwide strategic innovation advisor and CEO of the global strategic innovation and design firm, Idea Couture Inc. Read more about his views on innovation management and why he’s passionate about transforming large, complex, even successful organizations into innovative organizations.

IP Strategy in the Innovation Process

October 28th, 2010|

This week InnovationManagement spoke with Jackie Hutter, Chief Intellectual Property Strategist of The Hutter Group LLC about her perspective and experiences with innovation management. Learn more about how and when IP counseling should enter into the innovation process (if at all) and what exciting new technological projects are in the works.

Scott Anthony on Innovation Management

October 14th, 2010|

This week InnovationManagement spoke to Scott Anthony, leading innovation expert, author and Managing Director of Innosight Ventures. Learn more about what he finds inspiring in the field of innovation management, what can be improved, and finally what projects and challenges he is currently working on.

The Future Role of Innovation and Innovation Policy

October 13th, 2010|

Since 2009 we have been suffering a serious global economic crisis and the situations in most small countries, including Denmark, has been very difficult due to growing unemployment and unsustainable public finance deficits. This crisis has occurred at a time of structural problems related to an ageing population. InnovationManagement interviewed Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Professor in the Department of Business Studies at Aalborg University, on the role of innovation and innovation policy in this context.

Braden Kelley on Innovation Management

October 7th, 2010|

This week InnovationManagement spoke to Braden Kelley - innovation expert, consultant, author and tremendously popular blogger. Learn more about his perspective on innovation management and even get a sneak peak into his new book.

Developing an Innovation Toolbox

September 30th, 2010|

InnovationManagement spoke to Alexander Osterwalder, sought-after author, speaker, workshop facilitator and adviser on the topic of business model design and innovation. Find out more about his views on innovation management, what projects he is currently working on, and why big organizations should enable their creative innovators.

Empowering People Through Innovations

September 22nd, 2010|

Innovation is a powerful tool, not only to create competitive organizations, but also to improve the daily lives of people in developing countries and emerging markets. Innovations can in many cases make a critical difference and contribute to empower people and make the world a more equitable place to be.

Tony Ulwick on Innovation Management

August 31st, 2010|

InnovationManagement spoke to Tony Ulwick, founder and CEO of Strategyn, Inc., and publisher of numerous articles on innovation management in the Harvard Business Review and the Sloan Management Review. What are his views on innovation management, what does he like about his job and what should the newly appointed innovation manager who is having a hard time getting the much needed support and buy-in from the top management do?

Keeping a Constant Flow of Innovations at BASF

August 23rd, 2010|

InnovationManagement recently spoke to Dr Thomas Weber, Managing Director of BASF’s Future Business, about what it takes for a large company to maintain a constant flow of innovation ideas and a spirit of enthusiasm to feed the pipeline.