There is a fine line in corporate innovation: Use the best of startup methods while preserving the best of the company’s DNA, knowledge and history. A difficult but promising approach. What is state of the art in corporate innovation? Is the corporate startup possible? What are the limits? I asked corporate innovation experts and a Silicon Valley VC to explore the state of the corporate startup: Thursday, October 28, 2020, at 4 pm Pacific time. You can register here: https://bit.ly/The-Corp-Startup. Thank you Swiss American Chamber of Commerce and Swiss Business Hub in San Francisco for the organization and sponsorship. These experts will share their approaches to corporate innovation: Swisscom (Lukas Peter, Head of Silicon Valley Outpost): Swisscom started an outpost in Silicon Valley 20 years ago and are one of the most visible and present partners and investors in the Swiss innovation scene. SBB Swiss Railways (Andreas Jossen, Innovation Scout): Recently established three outposts in Silicon Valley, China, and Israel. Mach49 (Paul Holland, Partner, and VC at Foundation Capital): Paul has been a Silicon Valley venture capitalist for …
The first part of this edition continues the topic from the last newsletter, and identifies two additional marks of disruption:
Gert Christen’s April 2020 newsletter: This newsletter is dedicated to disruption. Think disruption is over because we accepted apps like Uber or websites like Airbnb? I’ve got news: It’s not over. Entire industries are not only ready for disruption, they’re at the very beginning of being disrupted. I discuss two examples in this newsletter.
Gert Christen’s DIGIGRAM newsletter of September 2019. Topics are: XaaS – Everything as a service focusing on the Gig economy and ways of Crowdsourcing.
The Institute of Digital Business at HWZ University in Zurich, Switzerland, included my article about how to create a method to innovate in the public sector in their yearbook 2018. Very happy and proud to make a contribution and to see my learnings being shared and used! The full article can be read here. The yearbook can be ordered here. My thanks to the team who worked with me on this project at City Innovate Foundation, namely Garrett Brinker, Katy Podbielski, Luke Kim, and Carlos Cruz-Casas of Miami-Dade County as well as all the experts, researchers, writers, advisors and supporters. It was a pleasure and together we created something unique!