Jim Euchner, Innovation in Large and Small Organisations – InnovaBuzz 516

Our guest in this episode is Jim Euchner, Honorary Professor at Aston Business School (UK) and Editor in Chief of Research-Technology Management, a peer-reviewed journal for practitioners of innovation, technology and research management. Jim was previously Vice President of Global Innovation at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, where he led the development of new businesses and helped launch five businesses on three continents. Prior to his work at Goodyear, Jim held positions as Vice President of Growth Strategy and Innovation at Pitney Bowes, Inc. and Vice President, Network Systems Advanced Technology at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon).

Jim has worked in the field of intelligent systems for over 25 years. In his consulting practice, he helps companies to implement businesses enabled by emerging technologies, including AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), automation, and predictive analytics.

In our conversation Jim talked to me about

  • innovation in large vs small organisations, and how each need to be approached differently
  • The importance of really getting to know your customers – even literally walking in their shoes!
  • What a “lead user” is and how they are immensely valuable for innovation

Listen to the podcast to find out more.

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