Sam Kogan, GEN3’s CEO, and Managing Director Howard Soriano presented an interactive workshop at IRI/Seattle 2015 entitled “Voice of the Product:  Finding New Sources of Customer Value“. Anyone wanting copies of the slide presentation accompanying that deck can contact Howard at howard.soriano@gen3.com.

Heads Up! Ken Gabriel, Draper Lab CEO will be speaking at the IRI meeting in Cambridge, MA on May 12th.  Draper was a Google executive and a senior DARPA official.  Other attendees will include folks from: Draper Lab, Entegris, FM Global, Gen3, HP Hood, Monsanto, Sappi Fine Paper, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Teknor Apex. When:  Tuesday, May 12; 4:00pm – 7:00pm (drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served) Where:  Draper Lab; … Read More

If the 19th and 20th centuries were marked by industrial revolution and growth respectively, the 21st century seems to be the century of the information-based revolution. It’s not to say that physical things – TVs, cars, medicine, fertilizers, houses, toys, food and others – are going anywhere. But more and more, the “non-physical” things like social media, iCloud, internet, apps and Big Data are influencing our daily activities, VC investments … Read More

Could solely relying on your firm’s technical expertise be a barrier to achieving breakthrough innovation?  The answer is a resounding yes. A growing body of evidence shows that 1: cross-disciplinary knowledge is a driver of breakthrough innovation and that 2: an exclusive dependence on familiar expertise diminishes innovation impact. In a recent article in SUCCESS Magazine, popular innovation speaker Stephen Shapiro put it straightforwardly: “(…) the best breakthroughs are often … Read More

Google’s new technology – Google Glass – made a statement on the runway in New York during Fashion Week. But these futuristic looking glasses are much more than a trendy wardrobe ensemble. Google Glass is one of many products that deploys augmented reality1, a technology that displays information where and when it’s needed. And while the wonders of augmented reality are wooing both techies and everyday consumers alike, the real … Read More