Trends in Innovation: Leading the Way to Growth

Program Description

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.

Audience Take-Aways

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.

Program Notes

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.