Tom Venable

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InnoCentive Pavilions: Getting to the Real Problems Faster

Posted by Tom Venable on Jul 2, 2008 2:12:25 PM

As some of you may recall, back in the fall of 2007, we expanded our Challenge disciplines from two to six. Although adding Physical Science, Computer Science & Math, Engineering & Design and Business & Entrepreneurship was a cool step forward, we still weren’t sure those disciplines captured all of the “spirit” of what Solvers are passionate about. Sure, organizing Challenges by expertise makes sense: Doesn’t a Chemist want to work on Chemistry problems and doesn’t an Engineer want to work on Engineering problems? Well, the answer isn’t a simple yes or no.

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Topics: Seekers

Greetings from the Road: Part II

Posted by Tom Venable on Jun 3, 2008 11:38:42 AM

As the road warrior member of the InnoCentive blogging team, today I would like to share with you a really cool event I was fortunate to be a part of last week.

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Topics: Innovation Insights

Open Innovation Greetings from the Road!

Posted by Tom Venable on May 7, 2008 3:07:05 PM

Last week was quite a travel adventure for me as I winded across the US and had meetings with innovation leaders from all over the world.We started out in Los Angeles attending the Milken Institute Global Conference. Thought leaders from around the globe gathered to discuss the most pressing issues of the day as well as the newest in business and technical innovations. Present among the crowd were Sumner Redstone, Bill Bennett, Governor SchwarzeneggerMaria Bartiromo, Michael Milken and many others. At the conference we had the opportunity to participate in a couple of panel sessions focused on building WE rather than ME organizations.

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Topics: Challenges, Seekers

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