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Welcome to Innovation+ Talks. Each week our host, Paul Heller talks at the executive level about how strategic innovation and new product development are essential for thriving in the modern marketplace. Paul is regularly joined by top executives and cross-industry thought leaders who share their unique insights and key learnings garnered from decades of experience.

Innovation Talks Paul Heller

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Welcome to Innovation+ Talks. Each week our host, Paul Heller talks at the executive level about how strategic innovation and new product development are essential for thriving in the modern marketplace. Paul is regularly joined by top executives and cross-industry thought leaders who share their unique insights and key learnings garnered from decades of experience.

    Why talent management matters in innovation with Gina O'Connor

    Why talent management matters in innovation with Gina O'Connor

     In today's episode, we explore the critical intersection of talent management and innovation. We delve into how companies can nurture and sustain breakthrough innovation capabilities, particularly through effective talent management strategies. Professor Gina O'Connor unveils some surprising truths about the obstacles and opportunities within large, mature organizations striving to achieve a culture of continuous innovation. Gina O'Connor brings to the table a wealth of expertise in innovation management, strategic marketing, and corporate entrepreneurship. As a professor at Babson College, she has spearheaded a research program focused on enabling large, mature companies to engage in breakthrough innovation. O'Connor's role in developing new teaching cases, such as her work with W.L. Gore, and her book "Radical: How Mature Firms Can Outsmart Upstarts," has profoundly influenced the field. Delving into how organizations can build ongoing capabilities in innovation, her insights are particularly valuable for those grappling with the responsibilities of managing innovation within established corporation contexts. "It's not just about the ideas; it's about the people who bring them to life that make innovation thrive." - Gina O'Connor This week on Innovation Talks:·     Talent management is critical in the seamless execution of innovation, particularly in the stages of discovery, incubation, and acceleration.·     Proper innovation management can lead to an organization's sustained competitive advantage through disciplined and actionable insights.·     Managing organizational uncertainty is key in nurturing and leveraging talent effectively within the innovation process.·     Establishing roles within innovation processes, including opportunity people and domain leaders, contributes significantly to successful innovation outcomes.·     An innovation council can orchestrate the strategic innovation function, ensuring alignment across organizational competencies.·     Measuring productivity in innovation requires distinct metrics and evaluation criteria to accurately assess individual and functional performance.·     Ensuring career paths are available for innovators outside traditional management tracks can drive retention and nurture corporate influence.·     Organizations must commit to continuously improving their innovation capabilities and culture to avoid stagnant or regressive practices.      Connect with Gina O'Connor:·     LinkedIn  Resources Mentioned:- "Radical: How Mature Firms Can Outsmart Upstarts" (https://www.amazon.com/Radical-Innovation-Companies-Outsmart-Upstarts/dp/0875849032) Co-author by Gina O'Connor     This Podcast is brought to you by SopheonThanks for tuning into this week’s episode of Innovation Talks. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-talks/id1555857396) | TuneIn (https://tunein.com/podcasts/Technology-Podcasts/Innovation-Talks-p1412337/) |

    • 45 min
    Intellectual Property 101 with Rupert Osborn

    Intellectual Property 101 with Rupert Osborn

     In this week’s episode, we dive deep into the complexities of intellectual property and its pivotal role in fostering innovation and business strategy. We delve into what intellectual property entails, its signi...

    • 30 min
    10 key practices for portfolio management success with Gerard Ryan

    10 key practices for portfolio management success with Gerard Ryan

     In this week’s episode, we're diving deep into portfolio management. We're joined by Gerard Ryan, an expert in nurturing innovation within companies and masterfully balancing product development projects. Understanding how to pr...

    • 40 min
    The future of manufacturing: how technology is impacting operations with Renan Devillieres

    The future of manufacturing: how technology is impacting operations with Renan Devillieres

     In this week’s episode, we delve into the exciting intersection of technology and manufacturing operations. Discussing the future of this rapidly evolving sector, we seize the opportunity to understand how advancements in AI and software are reshaping the landscape. With riveting insights into the challenges and potential of integrating technology into manufacturing processes, we look at the theoretical and practical elements that business leaders and industry professionals should anticipate in the coming years. Our guest, Renan Devillieres, brings a wealth of knowledge from his distinguished career-spanning work with the OECD, involvement in manufacturing, and a track record of founding successful startups. As the CEO of Oss Ventures, Renan leads an organization that's pioneering the fusion of technology with manufacturing, having founded 15 companies and implemented technology in 1,700 factories globally. His visit to Tesla's factory was a defining moment that propelled his passion for incorporating software into manufacturing, highlighting the future path for the industry.  “ Factory workers deserve good SaaS the way developers deserve good SaaS.” - Renan Devillieres This week on Innovation Talks:•              The role of AI and software is becoming central to the manufacturing industry's advancement.•              Hyper-personalization is driving a need for a new approach to economies of scale.•              Startups play four distinct roles in fostering innovation and shaking up traditional manufacturing models.•              Contrasting the idealized visions of Industry 4.0 with practical success stories like Tesla and BYD.•              Factory SaaS represents a shift toward more modern, efficient manufacturing IT systems.•              The potential impact of foundational startups in revolutionizing industries and creating billion-dollar companies alongside ERPs.•              Oss Ventures' mission is to act as a bridge between technology and manufacturing.•              Before facing legal and market challenges, startups like SpaceX and Tesla need to become substantial. Connect with Renan DevillieresLinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/renan-devillieres/)Twitter (https://twitter.com/siponza)   Resources Mentioned:- OSS Ventures: (https://www.oss.ventures/) A venture challenging the traditional manufacturing industry by introducing advanced technology solutions.  This Podcast is brought to you by SopheonThanks for tuning into this week’s episode of Innovation Talks. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-talks/id1555857396) | TuneIn (https://tunein.com/podcasts/Technology-Podcasts/Innovation-Talks-p1412337/) | GooglePlay (https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9pbm5vdmF0aW9udGFsa3MubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D) | Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=614195) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1dX5b8tWI29YbgeMwZF5Uh) |

    • 38 min
    How a dual mindset supports innovation

    How a dual mindset supports innovation

     In this week's episode, I had the privilege of diving into the world of innovation and product development with Alex Adamopoulos, CEO of Emergn. With a focus on improving the way people and companies work, Alex has extensive expertise in helping organizations navigate the complexities of transformation and innovation. Emergn has a 15-year history of successful case studies, making them a valuable resource for companies seeking to enhance their innovation processes. Alex Adamopoulos is a visionary leader and innovator, with a strong track record of helping companies accelerate their ability to execute and deliver successful products and services. With a global business perspective and a passion for removing the barriers to innovation, Alex's insights are invaluable for any organization striving to stay ahead in today's rapidly changing business landscape. "One of the key challenges in innovation is the disconnect between innovation management and product management." - Alex Adamopoulos Today on Innovation Talks:·     The common struggle of large corporations in managing and executing transformation programs, with a 70% to 75% failure rate·     The concept of the "dual mindset" and its impact on organizations, focusing on the disconnect between innovation management and product management.·     The challenge of uncertainty and the growing trend towards making organizations future-proof through an experimental portfolio of potential products and value propositions.·     The critical role of leadership in driving successful innovation, emphasizing the need to embrace risk and failure while maintaining operational discipline.·     Necessary operating models for successful innovation and the importance of evolving into a product-led organization. Connect with Alex Adamopoulos:·     LinkedIn (http://linkedin.com/in/aadamopoulos)·     Email (http://emergn.com)·     Emergn website (https://www.emergn.com/)   This Podcast is brought to you by SopheonThanks for tuning into this week’s episode of Innovation Talks. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-talks/id1555857396) | TuneIn (https://tunein.com/podcasts/Technology-Podcasts/Innovation-Talks-p1412337/) | GooglePlay (https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9pbm5vdmF0aW9udGFsa3MubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D) | Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=614195) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1dX5b8tWI29YbgeMwZF5Uh) | iHeart (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-innovation-talks-82985745/) Be sure to connect with us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SopheonCorp/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/sopheon), and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/sopheon/), and share your favorite episodes on social media to help us reach more listeners, like you.

    • 30 min
    From concept to capital: an innovator's journey with Jared Raszewski

    From concept to capital: an innovator's journey with Jared Raszewski

     In this week's episode, we have an engaging conversation with Jared Raszewski, the founder of DisSolves. Jared has an impressive journey in the realms of intellectual property, innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and startups. He shares his insights on the product he created and its challenges during its development journey. From pioneering a groundbreaking packaging film to navigating the complexities of product development, Jared offers valuable perspectives on innovation in today's business world. Jared Raszewski is an inspirational figure in the world of entrepreneurship and innovation. He founded DisSolves, a company specializing in an all-natural packaging film that dissolves in water, revolutionizing how powdered products are packaged. Jared's dedication and commitment to overcoming challenges in product development have led to impactful solutions that are reshaping the industry. His expertise and experience continue to drive innovation and sustainability in packaging and product development. "Put whatever you can out there and get feedback as early as possible. The earlier you get it out there, the quicker you can get validation."- Jared RaszewskiToday on Innovation Talks:• DisSolves’ journey from concept to product: Jared Raszewski shares the compelling story of how DisSolves’ evolved from a groundbreaking idea to a tangible, innovative product.• Challenges in scaling up product manufacturing: Jared reflects on the obstacles faced in finding suitable manufacturers and scaling the production process for the innovative packaging film.• The acquisition by GFRP and future plans: Jared discusses the recent acquisition of DisSolves’ and provides insight into their plans for scaling up the commercial release.• Global interest and applications of the packaging film: Jared highlights the global interest in DisSolves’ all-natural packaging film and its potential applications in product packaging across different industries.• The importance of early validation and adaptability: Jared emphasizes the value of early feedback, validation, and iteration in refining and successfully launching innovative products. Connect with Jared Raszewski:·     LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jared-raszewski/) Resources Mentioned:·     DisSolves (https://www.dissolves.com/)·     Hunter IO (https://hunter.io/)·     Founder Institute (https://fi.co/)·     Big Idea Ventures (https://bigideaventures.com/)  This Podcast is brought to you by SopheonThanks for tuning into this week’s episode of Innovation Talks. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-talks/id1555857396) | TuneIn (https://tunein.com/podcasts/Technology-Podcasts/Innovation-Talks-p1412337/) | GooglePlay (https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9pbm5vdmF0aW9udGFsa3MubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D) | Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=614195) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/1dX5b8tWI29YbgeMwZF5Uh) |

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A series of expert talks on the future of innovation

With digital disruption accelerating and impacting all industry sectors, successful and radical innovation is more important than ever. This series of expert talks is an invaluable resource for business leaders.

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