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The Innovation Roundtable® Insights Podcast features interviews with leading corporate executives and professors in the innovation landscape. Our aim is to delve deep into innovation issues, ask the hard questions and illuminate perspective in key areas, such as innovation culture, emerging tech, digital transformation, and more.
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Nina Maldonado, Agile Transformation and Digital Innovation Manager at AkzoNobel, discusses the core elements of the company’s agile transformation journey and the importance of having the right mindset to enable that process. Nina also details major pitfalls of agile initiatives, how design thinking can be used to gain deeper customer insights, and how teams that use agile, lean startup and design thinking methodologies should be assembled and developed.This episode was recorded at the Innovation Roundtable workshop hosted by P&G in Frankfurt on Agile & Lean at Scale.Visit InnovationRoundtable.online to watch this interview and hundreds of other presentations.
Pieter Wolters, Managing Director DSM Venturing and VP DSM Innovation Center at DSM, talks about corporate venturing – from finding the right strategy, to setting up the team, to deciding on which stage of the startups to invest in. Pieter also tackles the challenge of how large corporations can be effective at working with startups.This episode was recorded at the Innovation Roundtable workshop hosted by Gore in Newark, Delaware on Internal and External Startups & Scale-ups.Visit InnovationRoundtable.online to watch this interview and hundreds of other presentations.
Jean-Luc Meyer, SVP Strategy, Marketing & Business incubation at Schneider Electric, discusses the primary challenges for making radical innovation a reality in corporations. Jean-Luc also explains the criteria Schneider uses to decide if it should scale up an internal or external startup, and how these differ.This episode was recorded at the Innovation Roundtable workshop hosted by IBM in New York on AI: Transforming Businesses and Partnerships.Visit InnovationRoundtable.online to watch this interview and hundreds of other presentations.
Linda Thackeray, Director of The Garage, New England Research & Development (NERD) at Microsoft, discusses how organizations can prepare for hackathons, how they can free up time for employees to innovate, and how this can reduce "innovation theatre". Linda explains the key principles for assembling and motivating teams, the leadership approach that produces the best results, and the importance of culture in this process. This episode was recorded at the Innovation Roundtable workshop hosted by Facebook in Chicago on Culture of Agility, Connection & Collaboration. Visit InnovationRoundtable.online to watch this interview and hundreds of other presentations.
Amy Trejo, Open Innovation Manager at Procter & Gamble, discusses the role Silicon Valley and other "hot" ecosystems play in innovation partnerships. She further elaborates on how companies can protect their IP when engaging in such collaborations, and how they can decide on which projects to select. This episode was recorded at the Innovation Roundtable workshop hosted by DSM in Maastricht on Startups, Ecosystems and Co-Creation.Visit InnovationRoundtable.online to watch this interview and hundreds of other presentations.
Fabio Tentori, Head of Enel Innovation Hubs and Startup Initiatives, talks about how startup collaborations at Enel have evolved over time - from an investing model to one that co-creates with startups within different business lines. In doing so, he also provides examples of best practices when collaborating with startups and provides advice to those struggling working with them. This episode was recorded at the Innovation Roundtable workshop hosted by DSM in Maastricht on Startups, Ecosystems and Co-Creation. Visit InnovationRoundtable.online to watch this interview and hundreds of other presentations.
Fredrik Östbye, Group Vice President & Head of Digital Transformation at Grundfos, discusses how digital transformation is approached within the company. Fredrik explains the role of digital platforms within the transformation, how key customer insights can be uncovered, and the challenges to merging hardware with software. He also explains how companies can successfully position themselves within larger digital ecosystems to capture new value.This episode was recorded at our Innovation Roundtable workshop hosted by Volkswagen in Wolfsburg on Digital Value Creation, Services and Strategies.Visit InnovationRoundtable.online to watch this interview and hundreds of other presentations.
Eric Chaniot, Chief Digital Officer at Michelin, discusses how Michelin selects startups for collaboration, how internal teams are assembled to communicate with selected startups, and how digital innovation can be enabled within and outside the company. Eric explains how the company builds its digital capabilities by combining internal and external perspectives, and stresses the crucial role of leadership in this process.This episode was recorded at the Innovation Roundtable Summit. Visit InnovationRoundtable.online to watch this interview and hundreds of other presentations.
Abhijit Ganguly, Manager Business Model Innovation and Incubation at Goodyear, discusses how the company does business model innovation and incubation, and how innovation efforts are split between technical R&D and BMI teams. Abhijit also details how Goodyear articulates the critical assumptions on which a new business model is based and selects test users and the environment in which experiments and pilots are conducted.This episode was recorded in June 2017 at the Innovation Roundtable workshop hosted by Bosch in Chicago on Digital Innovation & New Business Models.Visit InnovationRoundtable.online to watch this interview and hundreds of other presentations.
Andreas Haegele, Vice President IoT in Thales Global Business Unit Digital Identity & Security (DIS), discusses the inner-workings of the Digital Factory at Thales and how it is connected with the rest of the organization. Andreas details the organizational changes which Thales has undergone to run IoT successfully. He also discusses the role of digital ecosystems, challenges in attracting and retaining digital talent, and moving to a product-as-a-service business.This episode was recorded at the Innovation Roundtable workshop hosted by Procter & Gamble in Frankfurt on Value Creation with Connected Products & IoT.Visit InnovationRoundtable.online to watch this interview and hundreds of other presentations.
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Kai Petrick, Head of Open Innovation BMW Group, sat down with us to share details about its open innovation expertise. In the conversation he talks about how BMW has set up a global network of tech offices and how it actively collaborates with startup accelerators and venture capital. In addition, Petrick discusses how open innovation efforts also impact the larger corporate culture. 
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Bernhard Schwarz, VP Digital Solutions and Strategy at Zeiss, sat down with us to talk about the importance of building a balanced team to approach new digital solutions.  Schwarz digs into this approach, covering specific capabilities which are needed as well as the leadership approach required to make it all work.
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Linda Hill, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chain, Leadership Initiative, sat down with us to explain how activating the company's Collective Genius can increase innovation potential and accelerate overall speed-to-market. She also discusses how companies can manage diverse and heterogeneous teams, and how Collective Genius can be enabled within organizations.
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Thomas Kropf, President Corporate Research and Advance Development at Bosch, sat down with us to dive into digital transformation. The conversation tackles the issue of bridging the physical world with digital, what skills are required to succeed, and how to create a culture which embraces digital.
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Rita McGrath, Strategy Professor at Columbia Business School, sat down with us to explain why organizations need to continually refresh their strategies in order to successfully innovate. In the conversation, Rita covers what normally gets in the way of capitalizing on opportunities and creating radical innovations.
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Taylor Shinn, Vice President for Ventures & Growth at Baker Hughes,  sat down with us to discuss how open innovation can be beneficial to the innovation strategy. Shinn further talks about the tools required for innovation and emphasizes the importance of empowering and rewarding talent in the company.
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Tim Scanlon, Group Vice President Customer Experience & Innovation at ABB, sat down with us to share his view of how to best approach customer needs and integrate these insights into product development. Scanlon also outlines how agile methods can co-exist with more rigid waterfall processes, as well as where design thinking can be an effective method to employ.
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Marianne Gaulhet, Transformation Leader Services, and Yves Charreire, Agile Coach, sat down with us to discuss how design thinking, agile, and lean startup methods connect with each other. The conversation tackles issues related to creating MVPs and transforming the organization toward agility.
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Eik Thyrsted Brandsgård, Agile Coach and Director at LEGO,  sat down with us to explain how organizations can nurture an environment for structured innovation. This involves utilizing agile principles and design thinking to reinvent the internal culture. Brandsgård further explains how the impact of these new methods can be measured and enabled to co-exist with more traditional approaches.
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Andreas Clausen, Corporate Director Scouting & Technology Support at Beiersdorf, sat down with us to talk about how he approaches the early stages of innovation. Clausen addresses open innovation and ecosystems, the skills needed to be effective, and the leadership required to change the innovation culture.
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