This is a session at Innov8rs Bangkok, 23 – 24 January  2019

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Outside-in Open Innovation: Choosing The Right Battles? Stakeholder Engagement To Traction

More and more companies are turning to Open Innovation (OI) platform – both with customers and industry players to gain early access to new and diverse ideas/ solutions to various challenges. As companies and start-ups compete for ideas and capabilities in an open market, the ability to effectively source them, reducing go-to-market, reducing development cycle and lowering costs will become a competitive advantage. There is also an increase seen in the industry for funding mechanisms to build new products or new services.

Incremental or radical innovation – both can benefit from Open Innovation. But OI comes with it’s own set of challenges, let’s say, interesting battles! And choosing the right ones makes or breaks progress. During our 2 hour bite size (case study based) hands on workshop you will discover and have access to simple tools for going from various steps of engagement to traction –

  • Understand stakeholders styles
    • Based on engagement levels. Eg: unaware, resistant, supportive, active lead
  • Managing them
    • Internally and externally
  • Project charter
  • Co-creating and collaboration
  • Negotiating
  • Group decision making techniques
    • Styles – Command, Consultative, Consensus
    • Methods – Unanimity, Majority, Autocratic, Voting
  • Conflict of interest
    • Set up a clear test & learn path
    • Knowing the signs that it’s not working
    • How to have the difficult conversation
    • Closing amicably or with minimal impact
Nishtha Mehta

Program Architect, Lead Facilitator and Lean Innovation Coach at CollabCentral Consulting, Inc.

As a lean innovation coach and executive leadership trainer with China/India/APAC experience of over 15 years, Nishtha designs, facilitates and delivers open innovation and digital capability acceleration for corporate workplaces with the purpose to infuse start-up, learn-by-doing, experiment, ‘fail fast-build-right’ and intrapreneur culture.

At CollabCentral, she runs organisational digital capability assessment; problem framing and strategic visioning with leadership; open innovation, corporate intrapreneurship, new business/new service design go-to-market, lean start-up and growth hacking programs. Delivered in collaboration with brand owners, internal stakeholders, industry innovation leaders, tech companies, creative boutiques and start up community with a truly agile, responsive, ‘outside-in’ approach. Program format ranges from 1:1 coaching, team strategy sessions, custom training workshops to prototyping hackathons and market co-create and learning expeditions – designed to meet the desired impact.

Client partners serviced range from the Fortune 500 companies across different industries – Retail, Beauty, Lifestyle, F&B, FMCG, Health Tech, IoT, Retail and more. To name a few: L’Oreal, Starbucks, Bosch, Unilever, Philips, adidas, Estee Lauder, Castrol, BP, Wyeth Nutrition, AB InBev, Ogilvy, IPG Mediabrands, PHD Media.

An active mentor in the startup & tech community and an avid enabler of cross-industry talent collaboration,recognised as 2018 China Digital A List talent, 2015 Asia Pacific 40 under 40 talent by Campaign Asia – Nishtha lives with the motto – ‘commit to the uncomfortable’. With her recent podcast show #NishHosts Show on Asia Tech Podcast, she aims to bring out In the Making stories of Asian Leaders and entrepreneurs that can pave way to a peer support network that benefits them back.