I am just leaving London, where I’ve been presenting at the 2010 Open For Business conference on open innovation. The event was invite-only, and hosted senior decision makers from Fortune 500 companies who are responsible for open innovation or open business models.
Yesterday our panel discussion focused on how to create an enriched organizational culture, so that companies can foster innovation outside of their traditional internal R&D departments.
We know the challenges of creating and honing that culture of open innovation, and we discussed how to forward-thinking business leaders can advance their technologies and develop new products or services with outside sources.
There were five of us from all over the world taking part in this panel titled, “Open Innovation – From Marginal to Mainstream.” My co-panelists included JP Rangaswami, Chief Scientist, BT Group, and Karim Lakhani, Assistant professor, Technology and Operations Management Unit, Harvard Business School.
The discussion was incredible and inspiring, and I enjoyed sharing my experiences in this space among other thought leaders on this dynamic panel!