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Burberry’s Innovation Turn-Around: Straight from the Top

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How do you go from a relegated British 50’s classic to become one of the world’s most innovative retail brands ranked by Fast Company?  For Burberry, it took a zealous focus led by its CEO, Angela Ahrendts, to target Millennials head on and go after their native digital world. Last November, I had a chance to hear Ahrendts speak at ... Read More »

P&G’s Digital Vision + Open Innovation: Keys Behind their Success

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Over the last few months, I’ve been looking into various enterprise innovation programs to discover some of the secrets behind their market success.  In my searches, I came across a recent Global Innovation 1000 study by Booze & Company that found the top 10 Most Innovative companies outperformed the top R&D Spenders in several key financial metrics by a significant ... Read More »

Virtual Collaboration & Investing in STEM: A Conversation with Microsoft’s Adam Hecktman

Virtual Collaboration & Investing in STEM: A Conversation with Microsoft’s Adam Hecktman

I had the good fortune to recently meet Adam Hecktman, Director of the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Chicago.  Adam was kind enough to give me a tour of the Chicago MTC and sit down with me to discuss what he sees happening as enterprises learn to become more pervasively connected through virtual collaboration tools.  He also shared a few highlights ... Read More »