Senior Vice President, Customer Success and Innovation Services at Mindjet, Boris Pluskowski is an acknowledged thought-leader and evangelist of corporate Innovation Management, Social Media/Technology and Collaboration. Boris has spent the last 15 years working with senior executives at some of the world’s largest companies, teaching them how to create a sustainable, repeatable and value-creating collaborative innovation engine to drive the creation of new products and business models, novel cost reductions and step-change process improvements. Boris is the author of numerous articles and research reports on innovation, collaboration and social media practices and is the author of the blog, ‘The Complete Innovator’.



Innovation Enablers

They say variety is “the spice of life” – but in our working lives, it’s the spice, ingredients and a good portion of the kitchen equipment too. In striving to build comprehensive and sustainable enterprise innovation programs however, too often I see companies then ignoring the need for diversity – both in the reach and composition of their programmes. We are long past the days where a company’s growth can be sustained with innovation from a few solitary individuals in a lab or conference room. Innovation nowadays needs to be a singular mindset across the entire company – with executives not just asking, but instead requiring collaborative input from across the organisation as they look to solve the strategic and tactical problems that stand in the way of progress.