Goodyear’s Chris Varley on How Tech Scouting Work Should Tie in to the Business
Scouting new science and technology is one thing.
But finding champions for it inside the business is another.
Chris Varley’s role at $15 billion Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company entails doing both.
Varley is a Global Program Manager within Goodyear’s External Science and Technology Programs group. “That’s Goodyear’s way of saying ‘open innovation,'” Varley explains. He’s the lone American on a 12-person team that is spread across the world.