Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Voices from Last Year: What Do You Look for in an Innovator?

Innovators have shaped the world we live in. Their drive, ideas and creations have brought about things others considered impossible.

In our series “Voices From Last Year” we have been highlighting key themes that BEI Back End of Innovation attendees took away from last year’s event. At BEI 2012 Brian Romansky, Director, New Business Opportunities, Pitney Bowes, discusses the characteristics of what you should look for in an innovator.

There is no set of characteristics that by itself determines who will be an innovator, but many accomplished innovators share certain traits. Finding the people with the right skills is a major challenge for any business, so how do you spot these people, and how do you harness their ideas? 

Check out the full video below: 

This year, BEI is all about the strategy and execution of innovation. It’s a conference where the entire innovation process comes to life- from leadership & organizational structure, to optimizing the idea portfolio, to process and strategy, to commercializing new ideas, ultimately driving bottom line profitability. We hope to see you there!

Join us at BEI 2013 in November. To register, click here!

About the Author: Amanda Ciccatelli, Social Media Strategist of the Marketing Division at IIR USA, has a background in digital and print journalism, covering a variety of topics in business strategy, marketing, and technology. Amanda is the Editor at Large for several of IIR’s blogs including Next Big Design, Customers 1st, and ProjectWorld and World Congress for Business Analysts. She previously worked at Technology Marketing Corporation as a Web Editor where she covered breaking news and feature stories in the technology industry. She can be reached at aciccatelli@iirusa.com. Follow her at @AmandaCicc.  

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