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Catalysts for 10x Innovation (Part 2)

…han trying to boil the ocean all at once. Simplicity of focus and communications.  Rewarding innovative approaches.  Assembling the right teams.  Flexible plans allowing for variability.  Horizontal decision-makers.   Coordination across business units and functions.  These are some of the key takeaways that I think can help any enterprise – big or small – to reach execution excellence, and bring those brilliant innovations to life. What else do…

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The Future of IoT Is Now: Proof at the upcoming IoT World Forum

…orming the brick structure into a smart building that automatically adjusts light, temperature, and air quality, depending on conditions. Are you going to the IoT World Forum? If so, I hope you’ll join me at the Research and Innovation Symposium, and the Innovation Grand Challenge finals in addition to all the other exciting keynotes and industry presentations. If you want to join in virtually, be sure to follow the conversation on Twitter by…

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Countdown to Winner’s Circle at IoTWF Starts for 2015 Innovation Grand Challenge

…, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers and Munich Venture Partners. Click to Enlarge In fact, our relationship with relayr has deepened to the extent that Cisco is utilizing its technology solution throughout our openBerlin Innovation Center, which we opened this past September as the latest of our nine global Innovation Centers worldwide. At openBerlin, relayr deployed its cloud-based platform, 2,000 sensors and other IoT devices that have…

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Making a splash: Why Innovation is Like Platform Diving

…igate and – voila – he created an innovative new material and pervasive Velcro was born. Focus on Execution Theodore Levitt, an economist and professor at Harvard Business School said, “Creativity is thinking up new things.  Innovation is doing new things.”  Many people believe that innovation is all about ideas, when it is actually a good deal about process and delivery.  As Garry Lyons, chief innovation officer for MasterCard explains, “some…

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Catalysts for 10x Innovation (Part 1)

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…d flexible around their execution roadmap to innovation because new discoveries or market changes may unexpectedly crop up along the way.  (I’ll address more on strategy execution in my next blog, Part 2 of Catalysts for 10x Innovation.) We also cautioned that innovation does not always have to be disruptive and it should not be assumed only as “an engineering thing”. Innovation isn’t just about products or solutions, it is also about processes,…

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