innovation

How to Innovate Using Old Ideas | Ep. 009

Episode 9:

Rachel Morgan is our guest this week. She is the Product & Marketing Development Director at Accurate Perforating

We discuss why we should not underestimate the value of revisiting old ideas, how the metal industry hasn’t changed much – but combining two legacy ideas brings potential for new products and innovation.

We chat about the importance of increasing the sustainability of products in an age where consumers want to throw less away and how metal fits into this “green” culture.

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All ideas and opinions are Rachel’s own and do not necessarily express the views or opinions of her employer.

How SpotHero is Innovating the Parking Industry | Ep. 008

Episode 8 is here:

This week we interview Greg Svitak, the head of SpotHero labs about how the heck they are disrupting the parking industry.

We talk about SpotHero’s roots, how they’re using IoT to develop “mobility hubs” and how creating partnerships has been an integral part of their business model.

Learn why Greg believes that momentum is key in growing a business, what the future is for parking and mobility in general and how SpotHero is really a software company.

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All ideas and opinions are Greg’s own and do not necessarily express the views or opinions of his employer.

How to Create an Innovation Framework | Ep. 007

In Episode 7:

Matteo Dariol, the Lead Innovation Strategist at Bosch Rexroth leads us through how to create an innovation framework that inspires employees.

We learn why it’s important to step out of the building and your comfort zone to meet new people, how embracing failure leads to better ideas and why it is necessary to measure everything.

Matteo reminds us that innovation can happen within your team even on a small budget and urges us to, “BE CURIOUS, learn different things. Get out of your comfort zone. Embrace creativity.”

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All ideas and opinions are Matteo’s own and do not express the views or opinions of his employer.

How to Create a Culture of Innovation | Ep. 006

In Episode 6:

Heidi Brown the Director of Strategy and Innovation at OMI Industries gives us some insight into the odor industry and how to cultivate a culture of innovation within the workplace.

Being a department of one, Heidi is creating an innovative culture from the ground up. She shares with us that empowering employees and giving them the tools to win hearts and minds is key to innovation and that creating new products isn’t necessarily innovative.

Find out how OMI is breaking into the cannabis space, why you should take people with you as you innovate and how to create processes but move fast within a small organization.

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Fresh Wave
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