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Podcast Episode: Innovators vs. the Rulebook. Who Wins?

Innovation can be difficult at any company. However, highly regulated industries with a thick rule book — both internally and from the government — face more roadblocks along the innovation journey. In this episode of Innovation Answered, we ask, “How do you make innovation happen in a highly regulated industry?” Guests share perspectives from Cambia Health Solutions, American Express, and Planbox.

Mohan Sawhney on the Merits of Blank Checks for Innovators and ‘Getting the Hell Out of the Way’

In the innovation landscape, where budget and support are often limited, a blank check feels like a dream. But in many companies, blank checks come with a price: a tight time frame to achieve clearly defined outcomes. We talked to Northwestern University’s Professor Mohanbir Sawhney about the benefits of a blank check, getting buy-in from the C-Suite, and measuring results.

AI in Healthcare: CEOs of Philips, GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthineers Talk Strategy

This year’s World Medical Innovation Forum gathered healthcare professionals together in Boston to discuss how artificial intelligence can change the industry. Read highlights from a conversation with CEOs from GE Healthcare, Philips, and Siemens Healthineers approach AI at their companies.

Designing the Supply Chain of the Future at Georgia-Pacific’s Point A Center

Complex supply chains have become an inevitable reality of modern business. No matter the industry, companies face greater pressure to get products to customers faster — with increased visibility and sustainability. Georgia-Pacific’s Point A Center for Supply Chain Innovation launches collaborative pilots between innovators from different companies to tackle these challenges. Program Director Mary Kate Love discusses barriers to supply chain efficiency, Point A’s innovation process, and creating a safe environment for collaboration.

How the Shubert Organization is Putting Startups on the Broadway Stage

As the largest theater owner on Broadway, The Shubert Organization supports the production of musicals and plays in their theaters, and provides infrastructure for marketing and ticket sales. We sat down with Kyle Wright, the Digital Projects Director at Shubert Ticketing, to learn more about the company’s innovation focuses and their new Broadway Tech Accelerator.

What Powers the Business Models of Apple, IKEA, and Uber?

“Business model innovation is perhaps the most important form of innovation,” contends author Langdon Morris, “because it’s available to any company of any size, anywhere in the world. All it takes is insight, and the willingness to listen well and try something new.” In this excerpt, Morris lays out a framework and questions that can be helpful in designing new business models or improving existing ones.

Bringing Star Wars to Life at Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB: Podcast

While everyone knows Star Wars and Indiana Jones, not everyone is familiar with ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment branch that builds interactive experiences using VR and AR. In this episode of Innovation Answered, we take a deep dive into ILMxLAB’s projects and ask, “What will the entertainment of the future look like?”

New York City Roundtable on Organizational Agility and Emerging Tech

In late March, we brought together 15 innovation and R&D leaders from large organizations in New York City to discuss organizational agility and emerging tech. The gathering was hosted by Samsung NEXT, the innovation group within Samsung Electronics dedicated to identifying new growth opportunities.

Playing In the Startup Sandbox: Podcast

In this episode of Innovation Answered, we walk through different models for working with startups and find out “Should big companies even try to plug in to the startup ecosystem?” Podcast host Kaitlin Milliken calls Arvind Purushotham, the Head of Venture Investing at Citi Ventures, to find out how the company invests in and partners with startups. This episode also includes insights  from Northwestern Professor Mohan Sawhney and  Jenny Lawton, COO of Techstars, a startup accelerator program.

How Truck Manufacturer PACCAR is Innovating for the Long Haul

When Elon Musk first teased the all-electric Tesla Semi in 2017, he said “This will be a very spry truck. You can drive this around like a sports car.” We’ll have to wait until later this year to see if that statement holds up, but what’s clear now is that Tesla isn’t alone in the ring of companies experimenting with electric, autonomous, and smarter commercial vehicles. We sat down with Kyle Quinn, CTO at the truck manufacturer PACCAR to learn about the company’s innovation focuses, what technology his team is pursuing, and how he approaches being PACCAR’s first CTO.