#52 - Hod Fleishman | BCG X | The Realist’s Guide to Emerging Technologies
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by ITONICS
1M ago
“Doing innovation means to spent more time on figuring out the problem than the solution.” In this episode, we welcome Hod Fleishman, Partner, VP, Deep Tech Business Innovation at BCG X, Boston Consulting Group’s new tech build and design unit, and also a successful founder of various startups with a deep passion for connecting the physical and digital worlds, and digital innovation. In addition to an insight into the very successful work of BCG X and some very exciting real-world examples, we will also learn about the importance of involving customers in the development of new businesses from ..read more
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#51 - Tessa Finlev | Dolby Laboratories | Running a Futures Council
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by ITONICS
1M ago
“To assume that running a Foresight or Future program is something that people can do on the side of their regular work would doom the whole thing directly to failure.” In this episode, we are joined by Dolby Laboratories' first-ever Foresight Strategist, and current founder of her own consultancy, Tessa Finlev. As Head of Foresight, she has launched an internal Futures Council, a company-wide resource that scans the horizon and connects the dots back to Dolby. In addition to a brief explanation of how Tessa "accidentally" became a futurist, and a short dive into the foresight activities at Do ..read more
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#50 - Roni Michael | KPMG International | Global Innovation - Together
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by ITONICS
2M ago
“If we want to be truly ahead of the market, we need to do more of what we've been doing, but so much faster and in a more intense way.” In this episode, we are pleased to welcome Roni Michael from KPMG International. Roni is dedicated to innovation at heart and in her role as Global Head of Innovation responsible for establishing, driving and accelerating innovation activities within KPMG's global organization. In addition to the question of how KPMG helps clients innovate in an increasingly fast-paced future, also talks to us about how to maintain a balanced innovation portfolio, but also ho ..read more
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#49 - Hans Lind | Volvo Group | How to Make Innovation Labs Work
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by ITONICS
3M ago
“Being immersed in the customer operations is a key to producing things that are credible and innovative, not overload stuff with fancy things and technology." In this episode, we welcome Director Business Innovation & Foresight, Hans Lind from the Vovo Group. As part of the Volvo Connected Solutions Innovation Lab, Hans’ job is to explore ideas that add value to the business and help it stay relevant in the long term. In addition to a brief dive into the Volvo Group and its strategy, we take a look behind the scenes of the Volvo Connected Solutions Innovation Lab and learn a lot about par ..read more
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#47 - Stefan Reuss | Würth Industrie Service | Innovation & Digitalisierung im C-Teile Handel
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by ITONICS
4M ago
“Meine Mission ist es, die Würth Industrie Service jeden Tag ein wenig digitaler zu machen - sowohl technisch, als auch im Mindset.” In dieser Folge begrüßen wir den Managing Director Digital Solutions & IT, Stefan Reuss, von der Firma Würth Industrie Service. Seine Mission: die strategische Weiterentwicklung von Geschäftsmodellen, kundenorientierten Innovationen und Technologien. Neben einem kurzen Einblick in die Kultur und Struktur der Würth-Gruppe widmen wir uns in dieser Folge den Themen Digitalisierung und Erschließung neuer Geschäftsmodelle bei Würth Industrie Service. Wenn Du wisse ..read more
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#46 - Andrew Willett | Toyota Motor Europe | Innovating the Toyota Way
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by ITONICS
4M ago
“Targeted innovation requires a "single point of truth". A single source of information to guide people and to make it easy for them to find what's going on." In this episode, we welcome Andrew Willett, Senior Expert at Toyota Motor Europe. Together with Andrew, we explore "The Toyota Way" - a set of principles and behaviors that underlie the Toyota Motor Corporation's managerial approach. We also take a digression into Toyota's digital innovation platform, which not only positively impacts the cost and environmental footprint of the innovation activities, but also serves as a valuable interfa ..read more
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#44 - Dr. Eva Mitterreiter, Bosch & Jennifer Graf, digetiers | Partnering for Innovation
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by ITONICS
5M ago
“Apart from creating a win-win situation, there’s a great benefit in partnering with other firms to really achieve the best value creation and added value for our customers.” In this episode, we welcome Dr. Eva Mitterreiter, Head of New Business Building & Innovation, Consulting at Bosch, and Jennifer Graf, Partner at digetiers. With the goal of creating the greatest possible customer value, Eva and Jennifer are partnering to combine their strengths and offer transformation and business model innovation consulting services. We discuss the consulting approach they follow and what their part ..read more
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#42 - Dr. Kerstin Höfle | Körber Supply Chain | Conquering Sustainability in the Supply Chain
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by ITONICS
6M ago
“Logistics is sexy. It's a cool industry to work in. The same goes for innovation - it's also very sexy. You just have to find a way to make it happen. Don't give up. It sometimes takes some time and patience.” In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Kerstin Höfle, Vice President R&D and Product Management at Körber Supply Chain. Together with her team, Kerstin is responsible for the automation portfolio, driving knowledge creation and implementing new technologies and solution approaches at Körber Supply Chain. Among other things, we dive into the topic of sustainability: What does sustaina ..read more
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#41 - Mirko Heid & Calvin Deppisch | Stadtwerke Bonn | Energiewende & Co - Stadtwerke im Wandel
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by ITONICS
7M ago
“Die derzeit größte Herausforderung ist, dass wir alle Themen zeitgleich behandeln müssen, was einen enormen Zeitdruck erzeugt. Die Innovationsthemen sehen wir hierbei in erster Linie als “Enabler”, um bei der Umsetzung der aktuellen Themen Tempo aufzubauen.” In dieser Folge begrüßen wir wieder einmal zwei Gäste: Mirko Heid und Calvin Deppisch von den Stadtwerken Bonn. In ihren Rollen als Leiter der Konzernstrategie & Prokurist und stellvertretender Fachbereichsleiter Konzernentwicklung & Innovationsmanager, haben sie vor allem eine Mission: die Entwicklung digitaler, innovativer und n ..read more
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#40 - Sanjeev Mervana | Cisco | Think BOLD: Creating Possibilities for Greatness
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by ITONICS
7M ago
“Innovation is a continuous process. It's not something you take care of when you have a spare moment. It has to be part of your culture, it has to be deeply rooted.” Today, on our Innovation Rockstar stage: Sanjeev Mervana, Vice President of Product Management, Emerging Technologies & Incubation (ET&I) from the multinational technology company Cisco. With more than two decades of experience at Cisco, Sanjeev leads the ET&I team in sourcing, developing, testing and managing new innovations, and incubation ideas that ultimately drive Cisco's product-led growth. In this talk, it’s al ..read more
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