Adi Alon, a managing director in Accenture’s Innovation and Product Development consulting group, and Kenneth Hooper, senior principal in the company’s Risk Management practice, authored this article, which is based on their paper, “Stage Gates Can Kill Innovation—Risk Management Can Fuel It.”  Mr. Alon works with clients across a range of industries to help them upgrade their innovation execution capabilities. Mr. Hooper, who leads Accenture’s cross-industry risk management group, works with large corporations to help them address their risk management concerns. Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.


Fostering Innovation through Effective Risk Management

Risk management can provide visibility, analytical insights and governance that can help companies better manage and optimize their innovation portfolio. In this article Adi Alon and Ken Hooper look at learnings from the VC industry and risk management practices to provide three principles that can drive higher return from an innovation investment.

4 Key Success Factors That Can Enable a Higher Return on Innovation

In a slow or no-growth environment, we know successful innovation is absolutely essential for companies to establish and maintain a competitive advantage. While that may be yesterday’s news, achieving it is hard work. How can you achieve high value from your innovation initiatives? In this article Adi Alon discusses four key success factors that can help you get a higher return on innovation.