Trends in Innovation: Leading the Way to Growth
An ever-evolving and popular topic, “Trends in Innovation” highlights the tectonic shifts that are changing how companies develop new products, services and businesses to compete on a global scale.
After establishing a baseline understanding of our current operating environment, the radical future of innovation is brought to life with real-world case studies drawn from Bill’s experience and the work of his colleagues at Kalypso. Current trends emphasized in this presentation include:
- Openness & Interconnectedness – The changing approach to innovation that is turning traditional R&D logic inside out and enabling new multi-company collaborations.
- Digital Development – The use of advanced technologies to accelerate design, reduce development costs, improve performance, and increase the probability of success.
- Value Orientation – Addressing both the race to profitably serve the “bottom of the pyramid” and the need to innovate for value due to economic uncertainty in the developed world.
- R&D as a Business – The changing and expanding role of R&D and its leadership as more companies apply new business disciplines and measurement systems to the function.
- Reverse Innovation – Explores the trend toward innovating for the emerging world in the emerging world and the potential implications of these breakthroughs in traditional markets.
This material is designed to introduce the big changes that are occurring in the ways that we innovate. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how to review their own organization’s strategy in light of the rapid evolution and globalization of product and technology development. Progressive leaders will identify opportunities to exploit – rather than fight – these trends to their benefit.
One of Bill’s most requested topics; the trends in this presentation change over time and can be tailored to suit the needs of any event and or audience. This material has been delivered as a keynote address, a moderated panel discussion, and a facilitated small-group discussion.