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Inside AXA Next’s Four Innovation Avenues

AXA Next unites the French Insurance company’s innovation initiatives under one arm. Learn more about AXA’s different innovation funds and how the company explores the insurtech ecosystem.

Five Elements of Successful Startup Engagement from the US Air Force’s AFWERX Initiative

Captain Steve Lauver, the Director of Technology Accelerators for the Air Force’s innovation program, AFWERX, shares advice for how teams can build startup engagement programs with impact. Other topics of discussion include the importance of creating an ecosystem that fosters startup relationships, how his team chooses partners, and the five elements of a successful startup program.

Forging Partnerships at Bayer’s West Coast Innovation Center

Dr. Chris Haskell discusses how Bayer partners with startups, academic institutions, and other corporates at the company’s West Coast Innovation center.

Six Tips From Google on Implementing AI in Your Organization

During a talk at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Next event, Rajen Sheth, Product Manager for Google Cloud, outlined the six lessons he’s learned while implementing AI at Google and other companies.

Chick-fil-A’s Hatch Innovation Center and the Future of Fast-Food

“How do we continue to grow at such a positive rate when our processes and our physical restaurants have maxed capacity?” asks Michael McCathren, who leads enterprise innovation at Chick-fil-A. To come up with answers to that question, innovators throughout the company gather at Hatch—the hub for innovation at Chick-fil-A. Under one roof, teams from both headquarters and the company’s franchise operators design solutions to common problems in the business.

How Construction Giant Bechtel is Building the Future

The construction industry has largely ignored innovation over the past three decades, argues David J. Wilson of Bechtel. But now, he says, “it’s becoming more of a necessity to find ways to improve construction productivity—for us to get the right resources in the right place at the right time, and make better decisions around what to install, what to buy, how to use the time.” Wilson explains what Bechtel is doing, including its “Future Fund.”

Master Class Replay: Advice on Ecosystem Development & Co-Creation

Andy Michuda of Sopheon, Shannon Lucas of Ericsson, and Michael Britt of Southern company explore best practices for ecosystem development. Other topics of discussion included: the benefits of co-creation, challenges when co-creating at a large organization, and building successful start-up relationships.

Boston Roundtable on Elevating the Human Experience

In early May, we brought together 15 innovation, technology, and R&D leaders from large organizations in Boston. The gathering was hosted at LogMeIn, the provider of cloud-based connectivity services. Photos inside…

The PGA’s First-Ever Chief Innovation Officer, Arjun Chowdri, Shares His Agenda for 2019

The PGA of America represents 29,000 golf industry professionals and also runs some of the top golf championships, like the Ryder Cup and the PGA Championship. We talk to the trade association’s Chief Innovation Officer about his plans for helping it become “a catalyst to bring innovation into the golf industry.”

How a Team of Coca-Cola Engineers Created the Soda Fountain of the Future

The inside story how how a skunkworks team of Coca-Cola engineers created the Freestyle soda fountain back in 2007 — and what they did for a second act.