Talking Innovation at the Bay Area CIO Meetup
April 25, 2010 Leave a comment
Well, over the last three months I haven’t been able to keep up with this blog in the way I originally intended. There’s a lot of exciting stuff going on around Brainstorm and that’s taking most of my brainpower to handle. But, I was able to catch my breath a little bit this morning and track down a couple of items on the web I wanted to point to.
I was fortunate enough to get connected with Tatyana Kanzaveli (@glfceo) late last year for a speech about using social media tools to drive innovation. It went over well enough that I was invited back again for a panel on innovation with leaders from SAP and HP. Throughout both talks, I try to hit on themes that I think are central to effective innovation in large organizations:
- Focus on problems, not technologies
- The workers closest to the customer have the most relevant point of view
- And lastly, passion trumps the org chart