This is a session at Innov8rs Connect – Business Design & Venture Building, 12-13 May 2020

The Innovation Leadership Journey – Has Anything Really Changed in the Past Decade?

Quite a few of us have been practicing the art of innovation for more than a decade. When we gather at an innovation event or meet up, inevitably the conversation shifts to the question, ‘What’s new?’.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve had time to reflect on this question. In this session, we’ll discuss three primary differences about today’s corporate innovation leadership challenges from those at the start of the decade. The comparison of the old and new challenges provides listeners with a rare perspective on how the craft of corporate innovation leadership is changing and what it means for future success.

Paul Campbell

Chief Innovation Officer – W.L. Gore & Associates

Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate innovation, successfully built new businesses that generated billions in revenue for companies like Hewlett-Packard, Philips Electronics, Schneider Electric, and W.L. Gore & Associates. As Chief Innovation Officer at multiple companies, Paul helped leadership teams assess the cultural, structural and leadership changes necessary to foster an environment of innovation in large companies that matches the speed of startups.

Paul helped teams create new products, technologies and business models in diverse product categories like health wearables, smart homes, PC gaming, and consumer electronics around the globe, i.e. USA, China, Latin America, and Europe.

Paul helps corporate leaders improve capital deployment and return on R&D and Innovation programs with deft adoption of Open Innovation, Venturing, Digital Business Model Innovation, Design Thinking, Accelerators, and Lean Innovation.