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Digital Transformation Community Thought Leader Interview: Mickey McManus, Senior Advisor, BCG

IRI’s Lee Green and Mickey McManus, Senior Advisor, BCG discuss Mickey\'s time at Carnegie Mellon University, MAYA (Most Advanced, Yet Acceptable), Autodesk, and BCG including topics such as interdisciplinary creation, generative design, building effective human/machine teams, and the marriage of sustainability and synthetic biology.


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Digital Innovation, Leading Innovation Organizations

05/19/2022

Lee Green et al.

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IRI DEI Thought Leader Interview – Corinne Post, The Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair In Business Leadership And Professor Of Management, Villanova School of Business

IRI’s Lee Green and Corinne discuss the impact of belonging to a specific group (women, racial minority) on R&D scientists and engineers’ career trajectories and how having women in leadership impacts organizations’ long-term innovation strategies as well as the tools that diverse R&D teams need to be able to innovate effectively.


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Leading Innovation Organizations, Talent Management, Organizational Vision

05/12/2022

Lee Green et al.

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Digital Transformation Community Thought Leader Interview: Sharon Feng, PPG Industries

IRI’s Lee Green and Sharon Feng, Director of Science and Technology and Global Analytical Science at PPG discuss PPG’s digitalization efforts, including their Fast Forward initiative, the ways that R&D can benefit from digitalization, the value of legacy data, and creating citizen data scientists.


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Digital Innovation, Leading Innovation Organizations

04/21/2022

Lee Green

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IRI DEI Thought Leader Interview – Elaine Franklin and Mark Townley, Kenan Fellows Program

IRI’s Lee Green and Elaine Franklin and Mark Townley of the Kenan Fellows Program discuss their program that brings together teachers and industry to teach skills to students that can be used in local industry. Through their initiatives, they strive to make sure that the Kenan Fellows look like the students in their communities and use project-based learning to bring inclusion to teaching processes.


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Leading Innovation Organizations, Talent Management, Organizational Vision

04/14/2022

Lee Green et al.

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Digital Transformation Community Thought Leader Interview: Robert Wilkinson and Allison Rajakumar, Lubrizol Corporation

IRI’s Lee Green interviews Robert Wilkinson, Senior Director of Data Science & Analytics, and Allison Rajakumar, Senior Manager, Data Science & Analytics, Lubrizol Corporation. They discuss Lubrizol’s homegrown virtual testing and data analytics system for product development and deployment, Q.life. They discuss how they overcame data and resourcing issues to create the system and how they have gotten staff to successfully integrate it into work practices.


Audio Presentation/Podcast

Digital Innovation, Leading Innovation Organizations

03/17/2022

Lee Green et al.

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IRI DEI Thought Leader Interview – Bernardita Chirino Chace, Innovation Manager, Novartis

IRI’s Lee Green and Bernardita discuss the ways that Novartis has integrated inclusion into their innovation program, including bringing together people from across the organization – functionally and geographically – and fostering a sense of psychological safety to ensure staff are bringing their whole self to work and to the work of innovation.  Learn also about Bernardita’s work with the One Young World community and how Novartis has used ‘meeting observers’ to improve inclusion in their meetings.


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Leading Innovation Organizations, Talent Management, Organizational Vision

03/10/2022

Lee Green et al.

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Digital Transformation Community Thought Leader Interview: Mark Donavon, Global Director, Digital & AI Solutions Group, Nestle Purina Petcare

IRI\'s Lee Green and Mark discuss the challenges and opportunities that Purina has experienced as they work to bring digital into both their products and R&D. They cover a wide range of issues from creating products that will appeal to both pets and their owners to making those tough calls on resource allocation to invest in digital.


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Digital Innovation, Leading Innovation Organizations

02/17/2022

Lee Green et al.

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Digital Transformation Community Thought Leader Interview: Janeen Uzzell, National Society of Black Engineers

IIRI’s Lee Green and Janeen Uzzell discuss the value of diversity in R&D organizations and the importance of diversity in innovation.


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Leading Innovation Organizations, Talent Management, Organizational Vision

02/10/2022

Lee Green et al.

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Digital Transformation Community Thought Leader Interview: Moises Norena, MiTek

IRI’s Lee Green and Moises discuss how having a purpose and focus for innovation plays into digitalization efforts and the ways that digital can improve the user experience in surprising and unexpected ways.I


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Digital Innovation, Leading Innovation Organizations

01/20/2022

Moises Norena et al.

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Research Roundtable: R&D in the ‘New Normal’ 1-18-22

IRI and Babson College have teamed up to conduct a longitudinal study on the impact that the coronavirus pandemic is having on R&D and innovation management. The project will focus on the following areas: 1) Impact on R&D effectiveness​ R&D execution: Delivering value ​ Maintaining R&D organizational culture and employee engagement ​ 2) Managing R&D remotely ​ Maintaining and developing R&D knowledge and expertise in the long term Join us for quarterly discussions and updates on the research. Contact Lee Green to receive an invitation.


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Managing Innovation and R&D, Trends

01/18/2022

Gina O'Connor et al.

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News and Analysis of the Global Innovation Scene

Volume 65, Issue 1, January-February 2022, Page 2-8


RTM Publication

Digital Innovation, Globalization

01/06/2022

Tammy McCausland et al.

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Asking Better Questions

Asking good questions especially of a technology or innovation function is essential to being a good manager. As managers rise in an organization, they often find themselves having to make decisions with only a superficial grasp of the underlying technologies or capabilities. In situations like this, they first need to recognize their own lack of understanding and then be able to ask questions that, in order to learn, reveal their ignorance. This can be threatening. Often there is an embarrassingly simple answer to a naive question that you ask; at other times, the seemingly simple question opens up new avenues for discussion that can lead to better decisions.


RTM Publication

Managing Innovation and R&D

01/06/2022

Jim Euchner