Winning with disruptive and incremental innovation

I am excited to invite you to this year’s annual Consumer Goods Growth & Innovation Forum, the only event dedicated specifically to the new product process in the CG industry, is designed for executives who understand the importance of creating new brands and services and building brand loyalty. Through a variety of educational sessions and

Diversity and collaboration are great ways to foster innovation!

As we work with leaders across industries, we hear a strong focus on diversity as a way of encouraging innovation from many sources. Open innovation and strategic partnering are two proven ways to add to diversity in your organization. Open innovation, a concept that was formalized at an academic level by University of Cal-Berkeley professor

It’s the real thing: Coke Lets You Create Your Own Drink on Facebook

I spotted this article over at Mashable.com today and thought I’d share it. What a great example of how Coca-Cola can tap into crowdsourcing in real time to understand how fans and customers think drinks.  And for customers who live in a larger town, there is a good chance they can take their ideas and

Global focus on innovation rapidly on the rise

I recently returned from our first Food & Beverage 2011: Sustainable Innovation Summit last week in Chicago,  where some of the top innovation leaders from small and large global food giants (Kraft, General Mills, Heinz, Smuckers and many others), gathered to talk about innovation. We learned from each other how to better create a user

Eco-friendly bioplastics inspire innovation

I am very excited about the new developments in bioplastics research! Within the past few years there have been numerous new-to-market plastic products that either decompose in the landfill or make the recycling process cheaper, easier and more environmentally friendly. One company from France has launched a plastic “coffee pod” (like the kind used in

Eco-friendly bioplastics inspire innovation

I am very excited about the new developments in bioplastics research! Within the past few years there have been numerous new-to-market plastic products that either decompose in the landfill or make the recycling process cheaper, easier and more environmentally friendly. One company from France has launched a plastic “coffee pod” (like the kind used in

Eco-friendly bioplastics inspire innovation

I am very excited about the new developments in bioplastics research! Within the past few years there have been numerous new-to-market plastic products that either decompose in the landfill or make the recycling process cheaper, easier and more environmentally friendly. One company from France has launched a plastic “coffee pod” (like the kind used in