11 episodes

The Innovation Room is a podcast focused on uncovering and discussing key insights on leading and managing innovation with some of the foremost experts, innovators and leaders on the planet.
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The show is hosted by Viima, the most widely used and highest rated innovation management software in the world.

The Innovation Room by Viima Viima

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The Innovation Room is a podcast focused on uncovering and discussing key insights on leading and managing innovation with some of the foremost experts, innovators and leaders on the planet.
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The show is hosted by Viima, the most widely used and highest rated innovation management software in the world.

    E11 - Sustainable Innovation with Sandra Fernholz

    E11 - Sustainable Innovation with Sandra Fernholz

    In this episode we interview Sandra Fernholz, Head of Social Impact and Sustainability at HYPE Innovation. In her work, she pursues the triple bottom line with clients to innovate for people, planet, and profit alike. For the past 4 years, Sandra has worked with organizations worldwide on innovation management.  

    We talk to Sandra about sustainable innovation, the challenges of making sustainability a priority during uncertain times, and the long-term solutions more companies should consider. We also touch on important topics like how can innovation drive sustainability and why the reverse is also true.

    Learn more about HYPE Innovation and their sustainability projects here: https://www.hypeinnovation.com/en/solutions/sustainability

    Find  the transcript of this episode on our blog: https://www.viima.com/blog/sustainable-innovation-podcast

    And you can watch this interview as well as other episodes on our YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvYoJ1qKVqobXgNzDkOLbXAx6vqS6drsx


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    • 40 min
    E10 - Leading Innovation Through Crises with Stephen Tang

    E10 - Leading Innovation Through Crises with Stephen Tang

    For this episode we’ve interviewing Dr. Stephen Tang and we talk about leading through crises and embracing innovation in the process of doing so.  

    Called a "Renaissance Man" by The Alma Mater of the Nation, Steve Tang has been a respected commentator throughout his successful business career. His op-ed pieces have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Philadelphia Inquirer, Morning Call (Allentown, PA).  He is currently writing a book with the working title A Test for Our Time: Crisis Leadership for the Next Normal, which will launch in 2023. Dr. Tang was President & CEO of OraSure Technologies, Inc. from 2018 to 2022. During this period the company delivered record revenue growth and the largest expansion of innovative products, employees, and facilities, in its 35-year history.  




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    • 36 min
    E09 - The Power of Networks and Innovation Ecosystems with Mikel Mangold

    E09 - The Power of Networks and Innovation Ecosystems with Mikel Mangold

    Mikel Mangold is an Innovation Project Manager at NGK SPARK PLUG, Venture Lab; ecosystem orchestrator and author of Today’s Superpower: Building Networks.

    A chemist by training, with an entrepreneurial mindset, Mikel has experience in open innovation: digital health, pharma, energy, cleantech & mobility and in bringing eclectic stakeholders and enabling constructive collaboration to a shared outcome.

    In this interview Mikel share his thoughts on the role of networks in bringing positive change in organizations and how to create and leverage innovation ecosystems.

    You can learn more about Mikel from his website: https://mikelmangold.com/




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    • 44 min
    E08 – Pricing Innovation with Kyle Westra

    E08 – Pricing Innovation with Kyle Westra

    In this episode of the Innovation Room podcast, we’ll be focusing on a very important and interesting, but often challenging and misunderstood topic: the pricing of innovation and new products.

    Pricing is a cross-functional, and extremely powerful tool for not just driving and optimizing profitability, but also determining the feasibility of an innovation early on.

    To help us better understand the topic, we have Kyle Westra with us. He currently works as a manager for Wiglaf Pricing and has actually written a book called The New Invisible Hand on the topic.

    A written transcript is available at https://www.viima.com/blog/pricing-innovation 

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    Here are links to other resources mentioned during the interview:


    Kyle's LinkedIn,
    Wiglaf Journal,
    White paper: Pricing and New Product Development,
    Kyle's book: The New Invisible Hand: Five Revolutions in the Digital Economy


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    • 43 min
    E07 - Innovation Beyond the Core

    E07 - Innovation Beyond the Core

    In this episode, John Carter shares his thoughts on why companies should look beyond their core in their innovation efforts. Namely, Innovation beyond the core is often easier and faster, and leads to high margin growth opportunities. John also shares his thoughts on how companies can actually tackle these opportunities and make the most out of them.

    John is the founder of TCGen. He’s advised a number of world class companies like Apple and Amazon with their product development and innovation processes.

    A written transcript of the episode is available here: https://www.viima.com/blog/innovation-beyond-the-core


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    • 28 min
    E06 - José Pires, Creator of the Excellence & Innovation program

    E06 - José Pires, Creator of the Excellence & Innovation program

    José Pires is without a doubt one of the most experienced innovation advisors in the world. He's held numerous leadership positions in companies like Nestlé and Sony, and trained more than 30,000 professionals around the world with his Excellence & Innovation program.

    In this in-depth interview, Jose shares his thoughts on combining innovation and excellence as a way to build an enduringly great organization. We cover topics such as why innovation is so difficult, and how leaders can build such an enduringly great organization.

    A written transcript of the episode is available here: https://www.viima.com/blog/excellence-innovation.


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    • 1 hr 13 min

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