Date Added: Sep 2010
Innovation is high on the agenda of most business leaders. However, many business leaders are frustrated by the absence of a practical blueprint that can be applied to innovation in a systematic way that fuels consistent growth and sustained success. Microsoft, in partnership with Strategos and Capgemini, is hosting a series of web and regional conferences to help companies bring innovation into focus. In our first one-hour web conference, the presenter provides a high-level view of innovation from three perspectives: innovation strategy, processes, and tools. The presenter provides insights into common classes of innovation problems, the role of design and rapid prototyping to reduce risk and cost, instilling structure and process to minimize the ad hoc nature of innovation, and using rich collaboration and communication technologies.