Innovation Requires Participation

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Does the old adage “ the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” apply to the world of technology innovation? I believe that the answer is clearly yes, especially when we expand our view of the innovation value of hackathons and research conferences beyond extracting networking opportunities and awards – and evolving them […]

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Takeaways from NTT R and D Forum 2017: “Open the Way” – Towards 2020 and Beyond

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Last month, I had the opportunity to travel to Tokyo to attend the NTT R&D Forum 2017, an annual showcase of the innovative technologies and products developed at NTT’s research labs worldwide. The theme of this year’s event was “Open the Way” – Towards 2020 and Beyond. The three-day event took place in the NTT […]

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Voices of Innovation Nina Simosko: Innovation Culture and Leadership

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As part of our conversations with the first ever NTT i3 Executive Advisory Board, we end the series with our board members turning the tables and asking questions to our CEO Nina Smosko. In these discussions, Nina shared her perspectives on the importance of building and nurturing innovation culture, and the evolving role of leadership […]

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Using Sports Analytics to Gain a Competitive Advantage: Key Takeaways from the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

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Recently, I attended the 11th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, in Boston. As a big sports enthusiast, spending time with this diverse group of professional athletes, sports leagues, teams, agents, media, data scientists, engineers, vendors, and students was particularly exciting. Since moving to the United States about 20 years ago, I have been an […]

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CEO Nina Simosko Answers Advisors’ Questions – On Leadership

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This is the second of a two parts series with NTT i3’s advisors posting questions to CEO Nina Simosko. The questions independently posed by advisors Gokul Rajaram and Cindy Padnos both centered around the question of leadership – both on an individual level and for Silicon Valley in relationship to the rest of the world. […]

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Voices of Innovation Cindy Padnos: The Enterprise and Building Intrapreneurship

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In the last of our five part series with NTT i3’s first Executive Advisory Board, board member Cindy Padnos, the Founder and Managing Partner at Illuminate Ventures, shares her insights on the importance of enterprise-related startups and large company intrepreneurship. With the pace of change and levels of uncertainty facing the enterprise today, CEOs need […]

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CEO Nina Simosko Answers Advisors’ Questions – On Innovation Culture

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In our ongoing series of conversations between NTT i3’s CEO, Nina Simosko, and the five members of the company’s first Executive Advisory Board, it’s now time to turn the table. In these last two parts of the series, advisors post a question to Nina – seeking her perspectives on global innovation, working with startups, organizational […]

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Voices of Innovation Stuart Evans: Importance of Resiliency and Adaptability in Enterprise Culture

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In our fourth of a five part series with NTT i3’s first Executive Advisory Board, board member Stuart Evans, the Director of the Emirates/CMU i-Lab in Silicon Valley, reflects on the importance of resiliency and adaptability necessary for today’s enterprise companies. As noted by Stuart, “Real-time adaptation is the key challenge for which businesses (startups […]

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NTT i3 Executive Advisory Board Conversations: Nina Simosko and Cindy Padnos

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In the fall of 2016, we announced the formation of NTT i3’s first Executive Advisory Board. In the last of a five part series (Voices of Innovation), I talked with board member Cindy Padnos, the Founder and Managing Partner at Illuminate Ventures. Nina: After 20 years in executive positions in enterprise companies, you created the […]

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Voices of Innovation Brian Spector: Security and Innovation Culture

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As part of our Voices of Innovation series featuring interviews with NTT i3’s first Executive Advisory Board, Brian Spector shared his perspective on the increasing importance and changing nature of security in the enterprise, as well as the kind of innovation culture that is needed to come up with the solutions to address this.   […]

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Innovation Requires Participation
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Using Sports Analytics to Gain a Competitive Advantage: Key Takeaways from the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference