Partnering-Up: Innovating through Your Ecosystem

October 6, 2016
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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The buzz: 'Surround yourself with partners who are better than you are' -D. Ogilvy. Is your company treating your ecosystem as vendors to squeeze and channels to push, not as agile partners to co-innovate with you? Reality check: Small and medium organizations in your ecosystem can bring a different kind of value to innovation than you get from start-ups and big companies. What are the challenges and opportunities of expanding your innovation capabilities to your partner network? The experts speak. Professor Wim Vanhaverbeke, Hasselt University: 'The success of electric cars hinges on the successful alignment of the entire electric-car ecosystem. Uncoordinated investment in the individual pieces is…failure' -Ron Adner. Charles Bennett, SAP: 'I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter' -Blaise Pascal. Alejandro Pifarré, SAP:'All of us are smarter than any of us' -Tim Brown. Join us for Partnering-Up: Innovating through Your Ecosystem.

Innovating Innovation with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

Innovating Innovation with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

Thursday at 7 AM Pacific/10 AM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

The pace of technological advance is constantly increasing and puts pressure on companies to be more effective in innovation.

At the same time, most businesses do not fully leverage the innovation potential of their employees and partners, due to a lack of communication – and ideas that are still kept in organizational silos.

Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our special series on a glimpse into tomorrow’s hot business and industry trends around Innovation Management - and how to “innovate innovation” within your company.

Learn how you can become the savvy Transformation Leader who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next wave of business.

Innovating Innovation with Game Changers, presented by SAP, live on Thursdays at 7 AM Pacific Time / 10 AM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011, plus more than two dozen related Game-Changers Radio series also heard on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run simple. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, operations to finance, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, cloud and hybrid deployments, and mobile devices.

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November 2016

October 2016

  • 10/27/2016: New Disruptive Business Models: Changing the Enterprise Role Listen Now
  • 10/6/2016: Partnering-Up: Innovating through Your Ecosystem Listen Now

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