36 episodes

The pace of technological advance is constantly increasing and puts pressure on companies to be more effective in innovation.brbr
At the same time, most businesses do not fully leverage the innovation potential of their employees and partners, due to a lack of communication – and ideas that are still kept in organizational silos.brbr
Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our special series on a glimpse into tomorrow’s hot business and industry trends around Innovation Management - and how to “innovate innovation” within your company.brbr
Learn how you can become the savvy Transformation Leader who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next wave of business.brbr
Innovating Innovation with Game Changers, presented by SAP, live on Thursdays at 7 AM Pacific Time / 10 AM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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The pace of technological advance is constantly increasing and puts pressure on companies to be more effective in innovation.brbr
At the same time, most businesses do not fully leverage the innovation potential of their employees and partners, due to a lack of communication – and ideas that are still kept in organizational silos.brbr
Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our special series on a glimpse into tomorrow’s hot business and industry trends around Innovation Management - and how to “innovate innovation” within your company.brbr
Learn how you can become the savvy Transformation Leader who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next wave of business.brbr
Innovating Innovation with Game Changers, presented by SAP, live on Thursdays at 7 AM Pacific Time / 10 AM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

    Short-Cycle Design Thinking: Perfect for Top Managers

    Short-Cycle Design Thinking: Perfect for Top Managers

    The buzz: “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” (Steve Jobs). If you think Design Thinking (DT) innovation method demands many days or weeks of intense work beyond your high-level managers’ availability, here’s a news flash. Short-cycle DT, developed in a PhD study by SAP and Aalborg University, is a logical, time-efficient DT derivation suited to leaders who can devote just one or two days. This new problem-solving method can benefit your business beyond just R&D and innovation programs. The experts speak. Prof. Charles Møller: “…it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” (Lewis Carroll, Alice Through the Looking Glass). Arkin Efeoglu, SAP: “Everyone has a plan ‘til they get punched in the mouth” (Mike Tyson). Alejandro Pifarré, SAP Consulting: “Show me the money!” (Jerry Maguire, 1996 film). Join us for Short-Cycle Design Thinking: Perfect for Top Managers.

    • 56 min
    New Disruptive Business Models: Changing the Enterprise Role

    New Disruptive Business Models: Changing the Enterprise Role

    The buzz: “Change before you have to” -Jack Welch.
    A disruptive innovation model creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market-leading firms, products and alliances -C. Christensen. The model tends to be produced by outsiders and entrepreneurs, because enterprises need resources for profitable, competitive sustaining innovations. But they still need to change. The experts speak. Prof. Rajeev Srinivasan: “The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations…their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption.” -Clayton Christensen
    Suraj Sudhi, SAP: “Only the paranoid survives” -Andy Grov. Lakshman Pachineela Seshadri, SAP Consulting: “When the game gets tough, change the game” -Zhenya Lindgardt. Join us for New Disruptive Business Models: Changing the Enterprise Role.

    • 55 min
    Partnering-Up: Innovating through Your Ecosystem

    Partnering-Up: Innovating through Your Ecosystem

    The buzz: 'Surround yourself with partners who are better than you are' -D. Ogilvy. Is your company treating your ecosystem as vendors to squeeze and channels to push, not as agile partners to co-innovate with you? Reality check: Small and medium organizations in your ecosystem can bring a different kind of value to innovation than you get from start-ups and big companies. What are the challenges and opportunities of expanding your innovation capabilities to your partner network? The experts speak. Professor Wim Vanhaverbeke, Hasselt University: 'The success of electric cars hinges on the successful alignment of the entire electric-car ecosystem. Uncoordinated investment in the individual pieces is…failure' -Ron Adner. Charles Bennett, SAP: 'I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter' -Blaise Pascal. Alejandro Pifarré, SAP:'All of us are smarter than any of us' -Tim Brown. Join us for Partnering-Up: Innovating through Your Ecosystem.

    • 56 min
    B2B Sales Winners: The Role of Innovation

    B2B Sales Winners: The Role of Innovation

    The buzz: “Change before you have to.” -J. Welch
    B2B sales experts, managers and pundits typically credit their organization's success to individual sellers' skill sets. Not anymore! According to RAIN Group’s 2012 study of top-performing sellers, an innovation-based sales strategy is what helps increase win rates, drive long-term customer loyalty, build collaborative buyer-seller relationships. Does your company know this? The experts speak.Ago Cluytens, RAIN Group: “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor” -Thoreau. Tony Hughes, Author: “Information causes people to think but emotion causes them to act” -Z. Ziglar. Cian Mcloughlin, Trinity Perspectives: “70 percent of buying decisions are based on how customers feel they are being treated” -S. Sinek. Shawn Robertson, SAP: “You can't win in the NCAA without great athletes, but you can lose with them” -L. Holtz. Join us for B2B Sales Winners: Role of Innovation.

    • 56 min
    The Intrapreneurship Journey: Highs and Lows

    The Intrapreneurship Journey: Highs and Lows

    The buzz: You say to-ma-to, I say to-mah-to. Confused about intrapreneurship vs entrepreneurship? We’ll set the record straight. The first behaves like the second while employed in a large organization. Is this a good thing? Yes. Smart enterprises are implementing people-centric Intrapreneurship approaches that integrate entrepreneur-style risk-taking, motivational techniques and rewards to develop radical innovations in-house. How can your organization adopt their best practices?
    The experts speak. Prof. Rajeev Srinivasan: “…when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen” -Ralph Waldo Emerson. Suraj Sudhi, SAP: “Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory” -Fortune cookie. Lakshman 'Lucky' Pachineela Seshadri, SAP Consulting: “Never before has there been such a push for employees to take ownership of their own corner of a company” -Alyson Krueger, Fast Company-. Join us for The Intrapreneurship Journey: Highs and Lows.

    • 55 min
    Smart Innovation: Diversity by Design

    Smart Innovation: Diversity by Design

    The buzz: Paradox? Despite studies showing a positive correlation between diversity and innovation, the Silicon Valley 'cradle of tech innovation' is dominated by a 'brogrammer' culture where 20-something 'white guys work in a testosterone-fueled environment to create the next tech revolution,' says SAP's Janaki Kumar.
    This sends a contradictory message to leaders that diversity, while good in theory, is not worth investing in.
    Learn why diversity by design is worth building and nurturing in your organization – and how to achieve it.
    The experts speak. Janaki Kumar, SAP: 'Diversity is the art of thinking independently, together' Malcolm Forbes. Emi Kolawole, Stanford d.school: '…We suffer more often in imagination than in reality' Seneca. Brandon Schauer, Adaptive Path: 'When people say that diversity is important, I like to say instead, ‘No, it isn’t important. It’s essential to increase the quality of discourse' John Maeda. Join us for Smart Innovation Diversity by Design.

    • 57 min

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