Co-creation: Vodafone, Thomson Reuters share lessons learned

How can two companies productively innovate together to address an opportunity that matters to them both?

Shannon Lucas of Vodafone Global Enterprise and Saidah Nash Carter of Thomson Reuters share below a document that addresses that question.

lucas-largerLucas explains, “Vodafone ran an innovation workshop with Thomson Reuters a little over a year ago, and Saidah and I ended up sitting next to each other at dinner. We discovered that we both had a passion for helping our companies grow our businesses in Africa.” After that initial meeting, Lucas and Carter began discussing the competencies that the telecom provider and the financial data company each brought to the table, and the overlap in their customer bases in Africa. “We decided to explore mobile banking,” Lucas says, “because we realized that some of the top banks in Africa were customers of both of our companies.”

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