Innovation Navigation
5/12/15 - Company Structure and Transformations (John Kotter, Joel Gurin, Philip Evans, Brian Robertson)

Host Dave Robertson is first joined by John Kotter, NYT Best-selling author, Harvard Professor, and Founder of Kotter International, who explains how you can create a volunteer army of employees that will help transform your business. Next, Dave talks to Joel Gurin, President and Founder of the Center for Open Data Enterprises, (a new Washington-based nonprofit that promotes the use of open data for social and economic impact), who talks about how you can best utilize the available resources of information to harness the next great idea.

After that, we hear from Philip Evans, Senior Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group, who discusses what it takes to become a digital disruptor, and how you can know if your company is prepared for the next wave of changes.  Dave's final guest is Brian Robertson, Founder of the operating system for companies known as Holacracy; he's the author of the upcoming book "Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World."


5/5/15 - Mobile Medical & Payment Technologies (Greg Levey, Alix Murphy, Leonard Speiser, Danny Shader)

Host Rahul Kapoor first welcomes Greg Level, Co-Founder of Figure1, who talks about the use of social media and apps in the medical space. His second guest is Alix Murphy, Senior Mobile Analyst, WorldRemit, who talks about the increasing use of mobile money/payments internationally and what role her company plays there.

After that, Rahul speaks with Leonard Speiser, CEO of Clover, who discusses his company's modern version of a cash register. The final guest on the show is Danny Shader, Founder and CEO of PayNearMe, another company in the growing mobile payment space.


4/28/15 - Internet of Things (Emanuele Angelidis, Josh Corman, Thomas Worley, Santiago Merea)

Host Rahul Kapoor focuses this program on the Internet of Things. His first guest is Emanuele Angelidis, CEO of Breed Reply, an incubator that focuses on startups. Next up is Josh Corman, Founder of I Am The Cavalry, a company focused on cyber security.

 

 

After that, Rahul speaks to Thomas Worley, Founding Member and CEO of DADO labs, which works to help established brands stay relevant.  The final guest is Santiago Merea, Founder and CEO of Orange Chef, who talks about his company and the online category of “connected kitchens” in general.


4/21/15 - Mitch Cohen & John Sviokla, Eamon Kelly, Gavin Kelly

Many of today's self-made billionaires worked for other companies before they made their riches. Why couldn't their employers hold on to them and capitalize on that great talent? Host Dave Robertson is joined by Vice Chairman at PWC, Mitch Cohen, and head of Global Thought Leadership at PWC, Dr. John Sviolkla, who talk about their latest work, "The Self-Made Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value," on what lessons organizations can learn about attracting high-value talent.

Dave's second guest is Eamonn Kelly, Director with Deloitte Consulting LLP and CMO of Strategy & Operations at Deloitte, who explains one of their latest reports, "Business Ecosystems Come of Age." They discuss how the rules for managing are quickly changing and why traditional business practices may no longer be effective  Dave's last guest is the Co-Founder of Artefact, Gavin Kelly, who explains what companies should value in a start-up mentality.


4/14/15 - Mark Randall, David Yoffie, Alex Algard, Mick Ebeling

Host Dave Robertson talks first to Mark Randall, Chief Strategist and VP of Creativity at Adobe, who explains how a little red box is bringing innovation to Adobe - and how other companies are using his idea to spark creativity in their own teams.

Then - Steve Jobs, Andy Grove and Bill Gates all had their unique paths to success in the tech sector, but what business strategy did they all share? David Yoffie, Professor of International Business Administration at Harvard Business School, discusses his book "Strategy Rules," and explains the commonalities that these innovative giants all practiced.

In the second half, Whitepages CEO and Founder Alex Algard explains how his 18-year-old business has been able to adapt to the changing times, introduce new products, manage a growing staff, and still not lose sight of its start-up mentality.

Finally, from 3D-printed prostetics to helping those with paralysis communicate, Mick Ebeling, CEO of Not Impossible Labs, explains how he is using technology to improve humanity.


Episode 25 - Innovation Navigation at the New York International Auto Show

Dave Robertson hosts a special edition of Innovation Navigation from the New York International Auto Show.  He talks with Nissan executives who are unveiling some new products at the show.  The guests are:

 

Roel de Vries, Corporate VP and Head of Marketing and Brand Strategy for Nissan Motor Co.

Shiro Nakamura, Senior VP and Chief Creative Officer for Nissan

Fred Diaz, Senior VP of Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations for Nissan North America

Pierre Loing, VP of Product Planning for Nissan North America

Mike Drongowski, Chief Product Specialist for Nissan's Maxima


3/31/15 Extra - John Venhuizen (Full Interview)

Hear Dave's full, uncut interview with the CEO of ACE Hardware Corp., John Venhuizen.  They discuss how the company has stayed competitive over the years against bigger rivals like Home Depot and Lowes.

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3/31/15 - Josh Stein, Rowan Gibson, Ty Liotta, John Venhuizen

Host Dave Robertson first welcomes Josh Stein, the CEO and Co-founder of AdhereTech, who describes the process of developing his "smart" pill bottles and the growing field of digital health. Next, Rowan Gibson, the Co-founder of InnovationExcellence.com, joins Dave to talk about his book "The Four Lenses of Innovation."

In the second half, Dave starts with the business of April Fools. From 5-star meals out of Keurig K-Cups to unicorn drinking horns, Ty Liotta, VP of Product Development for ThinkGeek, gives Dave an inside look at the development of prank products.  In the final segment Dave talks to the CEO of ACE Hardware Corp., John Venhuizen, about how the company has stayed competitive over the years against bigger rivals like Home Depot and Lowes.


3/24/15 - Steven Krupp, Paul Paetz, Rob Burns

Host Dave Robertson is joined first by Steven Krupp, Senior Managing Partner at Decision Strategies International and author of "Winning the Long Game: How Strategic Leaders Shape the Future," who discusses the essential skills that are needed to be a great strategic leader and how you can break through the uncertainty that lies ahead for your organization.

Next, he talks with Paul Paetz, CEO of Innovative Disruption and author of "Disruption by Design," who explains how you can identify the products and ideas that will allow you to break through and become a market leader.

Finally, Dave welcomes Rob Burns, CEO of Predictify.me, who is working with the United Nations to use analytics as he tries to predict human behavior.

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Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 4:00am EST

3/10/15 - Dan DiMicco, Jeremy Gutsche, Ellen Lupton, Adam Crystal

Host Dave Robertson first speaks to Dan DiMicco, the former CEO of Nucor and author of "American Made: Why Making Things Will Return Us to Greatness."  DiMicco discusses how we can improve manufacturing in this country and what lessons we can learn by studying the U.S. steel industry.  Next, Dave talks with Jeremy Gutsche, Founder of Trendhunter.com and author of "Better & Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas."

After that, Dave welcomes Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, who discusses what it means to be a designer for the people, and the evolving field of great design.  The final guest is Adam Crystal, Co-CEO of Silver Crystal Sports, who talks about how his business model is shaking up the sports merchandise industry.