Open Innovation: Taking Collaboration to the Bank

February 13, 2018
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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The buzz: “We’ve learned that open innovation works best when people are collaborating side by side, and also moving around between organizations” [Henry Chesbrough]. Savvy companies know they need to innovate better, faster, cheaper—and more collaboratively. How? Open Innovation: collaborative partnerships between young, dynamic firms and larger, established businesses, leveraging the complementary resources of both to create value. Need proof? In a 2015 A.T. Kearney study on Collaborative Innovation in Digital Europe, 71% of respondents expected 25+% of revenues through collaborative innovation by 2030. Need more convincing? The experts speak. Upen Barve, SAP: “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life” (Steve Jobs). Akshay Patel, SustAnalyze: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” (Gandhi). Scott Schwartzman, SAP: “Culture eats ‘digital’ strategy for breakfast” (re: Peter Drucker) Join us for Open Innovation: Taking Collaboration to the Bank.

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham produced and hosted her first live talk radio show in 1998 on AM1240–WGBB, Long Island, NY’s oldest terrestrial radio station. A few years later, she moved from terrestrial to Internet radio with her author interview show, “Up Close and Personal.” In 2011, working at the enterprise software leader SAP, she developed the concept for a weekly live global business thought leadership roundtable series on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel – and launched “Coffee Break with Game-Changers” on October 5, 2011. Over the next nine years, Bonnie D. created, produced and hosted 46 additional SAP series on the Business Channel, attracting millions of listeners around the world. Since becoming an independent broadcaster in 2019, she has developed and hosted live radio and podcast series on the Business Channel for eight additional organizations, as well as her own weekly series, “Read My Lips: Cool Conversations with Creatives with akaRadioRed,” on the Empowerment Channel. In 2023, her live-streaming “Technology Revolution: The Future of Now” series was ranked No. 6 on FeedSpot’s Top 70 Technology Podcasts to Listen to in 2023. What powers Bonnie D.’s passion for radio? She “loves speaking with smart people!”

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