Innovation Roundtable Insights

Innovation Roundtable Insights
The Innovation Roundtable® Insights Podcast features interviews with leading corporate executives and professors in the innovation landscape. Our aim is to delve deep into innovation issues, ask the hard questions and illuminate perspective in key area?

51. Expanding the Horizon in the Automotive Industry
Oct 7, 2019 • 28 min
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Kai Petrick, Head of Open Innovation BMW Group, sat down with us to share details about its open innovation expertise. In the conversation he talks about how BMW…
50. Getting the Team Together to Create Successful Digital Solutions
Sep 23, 2019 • 18 min
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Bernhard Schwarz, VP Digital Solutions and Strategy at Zeiss, sat down with us to talk about the importance of building a balanced team to approach new digital…
49. Unlocking the Company’s Collective Genius to Innovate
Sep 16, 2019 • 35 min
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Linda Hill, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chain, Leadership Initiative, sat down with us to explain how activating the…
48. Transforming an Engineering Company into a Digital Juggernaut
Sep 2, 2019 • 16 min
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Thomas Kropf, President Corporate Research and Advance Development at Bosch, sat down with us to dive into digital transformation. The conversation tackles the…
47. Enabling a Capacity for Radical Innovation by Continually Refreshing the Corporate Strategy
Aug 26, 2019 • 14 min
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Rita McGrath, Strategy Professor at Columbia Business School, sat down with us to explain why organizations need to continually refresh their strategies in order to…
46. Strategic Partnerships and Open Innovation at Baker Hughes
Aug 19, 2019 • 24 min
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Taylor Shinn, Vice President for Ventures & Growth at Baker Hughes, sat down with us to discuss how open innovation can be beneficial to the innovation…
45. Making ABB Able to Work Iteratively and Emphasize Customer Needs
Aug 5, 2019 • 37 min
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Tim Scanlon, Group Vice President Customer Experience & Innovation at ABB, sat down with us to share his view of how to best approach customer needs and…
44. Working Iteratively at GE Healthcare to Improving Solutions
Jul 22, 2019 • 19 min
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Marianne Gaulhet, Transformation Leader Services, and Yves Charreire, Agile Coach, sat down with us to discuss how design thinking, agile, and lean startup methods…
43. Applying Agile Methods to Enable Structured Innovation at LEGO
Jul 8, 2019 • 22 min
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Eik Thyrsted Brandsgård, Agile Coach and Director at LEGO, sat down with us to explain how organizations can nurture an environment for structured innovation. This…
42. Engaging with the Ecosystem to Become Innovative in the Personal Care Industry
Jun 24, 2019 • 23 min
* Thanks for listening! Please help us improve by filling in this short 1-minute survey *Andreas Clausen, Corporate Director Scouting & Technology Support at Beiersdorf, sat down with us to talk about how he approaches the early stages of…
41. Enabling an Agile Approach in Complex Organizations and Minimizing Risks
Jun 17, 2019 • 23 min
Hendrik Esser, Manager Special Projects at Ericsson, discusses agile transformation in large organizations. Esser covers how agile initiatives are organized and agile teams are enabled, as well as how to manage the impact of failed experiments and…
40. Targeting Local Startup Ecosystems with a Global Approach
Jun 10, 2019 • 13 min
Eva Riesenhuber, Partner & CFO at Next47, explains how the startup unit fits within the larger innovation push of Siemens. In the interview, Riesenhuber explains how Next47 succeeds at targeting the right innovations by spreading its global presence…
39. The Innovation Strategy in Chemical Companies
Jun 3, 2019 • 18 min
Daniel Witthaut, Head of Corporate Innovation Strategy at Evonik, discusses the innovation framework at Evonik. He explains the innovation role at Evonik and talks about the toolbox and methods that the company uses to approach innovation. Witthaut…
38. How to Approach Servitization in the Right Way
May 27, 2019 • 26 min
Ivanka Visnjic, Associate Professor at the Department of Operations at ESADE, talks about how companies should approach servitization. During the conversation she talks about the major challenges of moving towards more service oriented models and how…
37. Expanding Audi’s Product Portfolio with an Innovation Hub
May 20, 2019 • 29 min
Martin Quitzke, Venture Development Manager at Audi, talks about Denkwerkstatt, Audi’s innovation hub in Berlin. During the conversation he describes the skillsets and capabilities needed to extend a company’s product portfolio and talks about the…
36. Embracing Lean Startup Principles for Radical Innovation
May 13, 2019 • 22 min
Mark Coopersmith, Faculty Director & Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley, sits down with us to discuss lean startup principles. In the interview, Coopersmith shares his insights on what’s required for radical innovation, including culture, leadership,…
35. BMW and its Startup Community
May 6, 2019 • 21 min
Micah Kotch, Managing Director for Urban-X, explains some of the traits, qualities and working styles of the startups’ teams that work with BMW. Furthermore, Kotch elaborates on the relationship between BMW and its accelerator Urban-X.
34. The Innovation Framework at Volvo
Apr 29, 2019 • 28 min
Johan Svenningstorp, Emerging Technology Program Manager at Volvo Group, sheds light on the innovation framework at Volvo and shares insights on emerging technologies. During the conversation, he tackles the opportunities and challenges of merging the…
33. Establishing the Innovation Roles Required for Breakthrough Innovation
Apr 22, 2019 • 36 min
Gina O’Connor, former professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, sits down with us to cover how organizations can approach breakthrough innovation. Her recommended approach is to ensure that clear roles for innovation are defined and that employees…
32. Sourcing Innovations in the Global Pharma Ecosystem
Apr 15, 2019 • 39 min
Luis Allo, Global Innovation Sourcing Director at Johnson & Johnson, sits down with us to talk about the organization’s innovation framework, focusing on how it interacts with the larger ecosystem, assesses external partners, and enables…
31. Designing Organizations for Disruption
Apr 8, 2019 • 33 min
Mohanbir Sawhney, Professor at Kellogg School of Management, sits down with us to share his view on how large organizations can be designed for disruption, drawing upon the case of India-based Reliance Jio. The conversation covers the strategic,…
30. Fostering Creativity with Design Thinking at Roche
Apr 1, 2019 • 24 min
Aurelie Moser, Head Access LABs at Roche, sat down with us at the 2018 Summit to discuss how to foster creativity in organizations with design thinking, including what it requires from leadership, teams, and individuals. Furthermore, she stresses the…
29. Flexibility and Entrepreneurial DNA at Uber
Mar 26, 2019 • 20 min
Prabhdeep Singh, head of enterprise for Uber Eats, delves into Uber’s challenges in keeping the flexibility and agility of a startup while being almost a corporation. Furthermore, he talks about the importance of leadership and team composition at Uber.
28. Bringing Electrolux into the Digital Era with Connected Appliances
Mar 18, 2019 • 17 min
Vanessa Butani, Director of Strategy & Ecosystems at Electrolux, sat down with us at the Innovation Roundtable Summit 2017, to discuss her view of leading an organization through digital transformation. Based on her experience with connecting…
27. Applying Design Thinking at Deutsche Telekom to Reveal Customer Needs & Predict Technology Trends
Mar 11, 2019 • 27 min
Stefan Kohn, Vice President of the Telekom Design Gallery sits down with us to explain how Deutsche Telekom does innovation and design thinking. Kohn discusses, among other topics, how the organization uncovers latent customer needs, how it predicts…
26. Bringing a World of Possibilities to a Chemicals Company through Digitalization
Mar 4, 2019 • 18 min
Henrik Hahn sat down with us to discuss the digital innovation processes at Evonik. He explains why digitalization is not only about technology but also about interacting with customers, why diversity in skills is important, and what the challenges are…
25. Digitization and Digital Transformation - Driving the Innovation Agenda
Feb 25, 2019 • 34 min
Fredrik Hacklin, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Vlerick Business School and Managing Director of the Corporate Innovation Lab, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of digitalization. Hacklin further discusses the challenges and opportunities of…
24. Hacking the Future of Siemens and Accelerating the Implementation of Innovative Ideas
Feb 18, 2019 • 27 min
We sat down with Ulli Waltinger from Siemens, who is heading up its Machine Intelligence Group, to talk about running internal hackathons. The conversation tackles his view on accelerating the implementation of innovative ideas, how to find the optimal…
23. Co-Creation: A Design Thinking Approach to Creating Solutions
Feb 11, 2019 • 35 min
Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer and GM Business Leader Healthcare Transformation Services of Philips, sits down with us at the 2016 Summit to talk about design thinking approach in reducing various healthcare challenges in the modern days. Carney…
22. Product Development and Digital Transformation in the Home Appliance Industry
Feb 4, 2019 • 33 min
Mario Pieper, CDO at BSH Group, delves into digital transformation and its impact on the home appliance industry. Pieper explains how to uncover customer needs and turn ideas into feasible projects. Furthermore, he highlights the importance of effective…
21. Digital Evangelists and Innovative Initiatives to Unlock Digital Transformation
Jan 28, 2019 • 26 min
Nicolas Verschelden, Head of Digital Transformation at Anheuser-Busch InBev, sits down with us to talk about digital transformation. Verschelden discusses the role of digital “evangelists” at a corporate level and the use of games such as “Shark Tank”…
20. Building Capabilities for Opportunity Identification
Jan 21, 2019 • 33 min
Marc Gruber, Professor of Entrepreneurship at EPFL, shares his research insights on opportunity identification, and discusses the problem of myopia and how firms can systematically identify better opportunities by having cognitive flexibility. Gruber…
19. Bells Labs’ Recipe for Successful Innovation
Jan 14, 2019 • 45 min
Marcus Weldon, CTO of Nokia and President of Bell Labs, sat down with us during the 2016 Innovation Roundtable Summit to discuss Bell Labs’ innovation approach. Weldon shares his view on the future and explains how to approach disruptive and…
18. Utilizing Big Data and Automation to Realize Vodafone’s Digital Service Transformation
Jan 7, 2019 • 30 min
Interview with Christopher Holmes, Vodafone
17. Recruiting and Developing Talent that Thrive in a VUCA World
Dec 30, 2018 • 41 min
Shannon Deegan sat down with us during the 2017 Innovation Roundtable Summit to discuss how Google nurtures its culture of innovation through openness and transparency. He also delves into the importance of recruiting profiles that are at ease working…
16. Identifying Value in Ecosystems as Sectors Transform & Value Migrates
Dec 17, 2018 • 43 min
Michael Jacobides
15. Redefining Startup-Enterprise Relationships Through the Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator
Dec 10, 2018 • 23 min
Nikhilkumar Adhia, senior director at Global Open Innovation at Oracle, sat down with us at an Innovation Roundatble workshop in 2017 to discuss how to solve the problem of misalignment between corporates and startups. Adhia talks about Oracle…
14. How to Bring the Chemical and Digital World Together
Dec 4, 2018 • 11 min
Timothée Baret, Head of Digital at BASF Coatings, sat down with us to talk about digital transformation. Baret discusses the challenges companies face during digitalization and presents BASF´s practice in this matter.
13. The Elephant and Mouse Problem of Performing Open Innovation Between Startups and Corporations
Nov 20, 2018 • 30 min
Tim Minshall
12. Spurring Innovation at Air Liquide’s R&D Intensive Teams
Nov 20, 2018 • 18 min
In this interview with Bruno Leprince-Ringuet, former Vice President of R&D at Air Liquide, we delve into how new ways of working have spurred change in managing innovation for R&D teams. During the Innovation Roundtable® Summit 2017, he sat…
11. Exploring Disruptive Innovation & S-Curve Transitions
Nov 13, 2018 • 28 min
In his role as a professor of Innovation Management at IMD, Bill Fischer looks closely at the role of managerial choices in anticipating disruption. During the Innovation Roundtable® Summit 2017, he sat down with us to discuss what disruptive innovation…
10. Understanding LEGO’s Core for Radical Innovation
Oct 22, 2018 • 48 min
Interview with David Gram, former Senior Innovation Director at LEGO Creative Lab
9. How to Approach Digital Disruption and Innovation Culture
Oct 15, 2018 • 50 min
Interview with Mohanbir Sawhney, Professor at Kellogg School of Management
8. Setting up an Internal Startup with CucinaBarilla
Oct 8, 2018 • 33 min
Interview with Matteo Gori, Managing Director at CucinaBarilla
7. Entrepreneurial Processes within Established Firms
Oct 1, 2018 • 37 min
Interview with Michael Skok, Venture partner at Harvard Business School and co-founder of Underscore VC
6. Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing Industry
Sep 24, 2018 • 23 min
Interview with Mikael Cato, Chief Digital Officer at Scania
5. Using Design Thinking to Bridge Organizational Culture Gaps
Sep 17, 2018 • 35 min
Interview with Ingo Rauth, Adjunct Professor in Design and Innovation Management at IE Business School
4. Microsoft’s Process for Being Agile
Sep 10, 2018 • 27 min
Interview with Aaron Bjork, Microsoft’s Principal Group Program Manager
3. Overcoming the Challenges of Implementing Lean Methodologies
Aug 23, 2018 • 35 min
Interview with Peter Hiscocks, CEO, Judge Business School Executive Education
2. How SAP Incubates Incremental & Radical Business Models
Aug 22, 2018 • 38 min
Interview with Claus von Riegen, SAP’s Head of Business Innovation
1. How Nestlé Shapes Innovation Culture & Builds Digital Platforms
Aug 21, 2018 • 33 min
Interview with Valerio Nannini, SVP, Head of Strategies and Innovation at Nestlé