Innovation strategy – where to aim?

At an inspiring BrightIdea meeting on innovation management in 2010, mentioned in a previous post, I was given, by Vincent Carbone (COO), the opportunity to present some high level thoughts.

The general upsurge in interest, activity and capability in the area of innovation management is continuing; however much of this is, as yet, tactical in nature. Now that the techniques, tools and tactics are becoming more widely available and accepted, it seems worthwhile to pay increasing attention to the strategic issues in the management of innovation.

Here is my presentation and some resulting discussion on this topic, kindly provided by Paul Tran:

The slides and notes are available here.

The meeting was superbly hosted by UBS in Zürich, Switzerland in 2010 on October 19.

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Highlights of a 2010 innovation management highlight

One of the highlights of 2010, for me, was the opportunity to attend a meeting on innovation management at the request of BrightIdea who are a leading provider of innovation management products.

Through a series of “birds of a feather” meetings (you know, they flock together) around the world, BrightIdea have promulgated thinking, information and ideas on the rapid developments taking place in the management of innovation; and, at the time of writing (January 2011), the series has not been completed yet.

My opportunity to attend came about through a brief Twitter discussion with Vincent Carbone who co-founded BrightIdea with Matt Greeley who also wrote these inspiring words: Continue reading