“We aim to set trends in the housing industry.”

2017/05/08

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How would you define innovation with respect to your position as Head…

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“Corporates need to understand why they need to work with startups before they embark doing so.”

2017/05/05

Innoboard: You worked both with big companies as well as startups for many years. In your opinion, how differs the understanding of innovation between these two kinds of…

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“The digital ecosystems and platforms forming around all industries are accelerating the speed and impact of innovation.”

2017/05/03

Innoboard: There is no universal definition of innovation. Every industry and every company perceive it differently. As CEO of the Silicon Valley Insurance Accelerator, how do you define innovation?…

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“We have positioned and prioritized our digitization topics with two criteria: external appeal and internal opportunities.”

2017/04/21

Innoboard: Digitization – it is felt by all industries and departments, however, the reactions are different. What does digitization mean to the BBC Group? Dr. Christoph Kuen: We understand…

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“The acceleration of innovation and the velocity of disruption are hard to comprehend or anticipate, even for the best connected and most well informed.”

2017/04/18

Innoboard: There is no universal definition of innovation. Every organization and every department perceive it differently. In your opinion, what characterizes innovation at international institutions that focus on…

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“Digital technologies are offering new ways of performing joint industry projects.”

2017/04/07

Digitization. Every industry and every company perceive it and react differently. What impact does digitization have on the maritime industry? The ocean is covering more than 70% of the earth…

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“My mission is to combine Silicon Valley’s and Europe’s innovation DNA to enable constructive disruption.“

2017/03/24

Innoboard: At ILI LABS, your claim is “Constructive Disruption“. What do you mean with it? Manuel Kaiser: The term Constructive Disruption is based on Clayton Christensen’s Disruptive Innovation,…

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“The best way to predict the future is to shape it.“

2017/03/21

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition for innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How would you define innovation at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and maxdome GmbH? Thomas…

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“With overcapacity, fierce competition and market consolidation, business model innovations and new value propositions are key to succeed or even survive.”

2017/03/03

Innoboard: There is no generally applicable definition of innovation. Every industry and every department conceive it differently. How do you define innovation at ABB Turbocharging? Dr. Christian Roduner:…

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“The final goal is not just to digitize the banking business – we rather want to shape banking in a digital world.”

2017/03/03

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How would you define innovation at “Quartier Zukunft” at Deutsche Bank?  Nadin…

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“A lot of innovations require the use of technology to enable it, however, one should not confuse the use of new technologies as something innovative.”

2017/02/07

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. What does innovation mean with respect to the oil and gas industry?…

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“Innovation is complex, although we strive to simplify it in multiple ways.”

2017/02/03

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How do you define innovation? Paul Hobcraft: We all fall into the trap of offering a…

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“AI is best delivered as service because there is always something that needs special adjustment.”

2017/01/27

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it and react differently. How would you define innovation as Chief Technology Officer at Fujitsu…

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“Startups are the lifeblood of creativity, yet they need focus and execution skills to convert that creativity into innovation.”

2017/01/10

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition for innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How would you define innovation with your vast experience in innovation? Peter Cook: I…

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“IT is collaborator and driver – we partake early in the blossoming of new ideas, as most have a digital root.”

2016/12/22

There is no consistent definition of digitization. Every industry and every department perceive it and react differently. What does digitization mean to the Miles & More GmbH? Ralf Gernhold: Digitization…

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“First of all we need to create awareness of the advance of digitization.”

2016/12/13

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of digitization. Every industry and every department perceive it and react differently. What does digitization mean for Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH? Andrea Finkbeiner-Müller: Up…

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“Innovation is not limited to certain categories. Change needs to happen everywhere!”

2016/12/09

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition for innovation. Each industry and each department perceives it differently. How do you define innovation at Swisscom? Egon Steinkasserer: We, at Swisscom, define ‘innovation’…

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“There is no innovation today without a digital component and vice versa.”

2016/12/02

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How would you define innovation with respect to your position as Chief…

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“Digitization changes the business models in the home appliance industry.”

2016/11/15

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition for innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How would you define innovation with respect to your industry? Mario Pieper:…

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“We have to work with the technology of today and tomorrow to deliver our guests a great experience.”

2016/11/02

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of digitization. Every industry and every department perceive it and react differently. What does digitization mean for MackMedia and the well-known Europa-Park…

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“Artificial intelligence is an important component of digital transformation.”

2016/10/07

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of digitization. Every industry and every department perceive it and react differently. How would you define digitization with respect to your industry? Michael…

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“Don’t fall in love with your first idea. Talk to your customers and test your ideas.”

2016/09/26

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How do you define innovation? Dr. Osterwalder: Most people think technology and R&D…

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“By providing new service business models, we empower companies to turn their ideas and concepts into reality.”

2016/09/12

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of digitization. Every industry and every department perceive it and react differently. What does digitization mean for Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions GmbH?…

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“Our business model is not competition but an extension to public transport or to station-based carsharing companies.”

2016/07/04

There is no consistent definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How do you define innovation at DriveNow in your position as Managing Director? Nowadays,…

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“Our ‘Hooray’ coefficient makes innovations measurable.”

2016/06/27

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition for innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How would you define innovation with respect to your industry and Deutsche…

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“Key to be an innovative company is the interest and motivation of all employees.”

2016/06/20

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition for innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How do you define innovation at Condair?  Robert Merki: Condair is active as…

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“New technologies change the competitive landscape.”

2016/06/13
Moncef Tanfour, Leader Innovation and Intellectual Property Management, Terex Corporation

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of innovation. In an industrial context, how would you define “innovation”? And, how does the “innovation management” function support innovation and growth? …

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“My vision is to enable entrepreneurship by serving up connections.”

2016/06/06

Innoboard: How do you define innovation at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE in your position as Strategy & Innovation Officer? Herby Marchetti: What is the result of focus, execution, and…

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“Innovation is a collaborative exercise, and the knowledge and ideas have to come from various sources.”

2016/05/30

Innoboard: There is no generally accepted definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How do you define innovation at Lufthansa in your position as…

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“Innovation is about decision making, being courageous and investing in something new.”

2016/04/21

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How do you define innovation at Merck in your role as ‘Director…

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“Industry 4.0 is considered a major disruption”

2016/04/11

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition for innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How would you define innovation with respect to your industry? Dr.-Ing. E.h….

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“20 years ago, R&D success was defined by internal resources. Now it is heavily depending on its degree of networking.”

2016/03/23
Andreas Clausen - Beiersdorf AG

Innoboard: There is no universal definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How would you define innovation at Beiersdorf in your role as Corporate…

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“Corporates need to set up an internal ecosystem before they are ready to work with start-ups”

2016/02/19

Innoboard: There is no generally accepted definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How do you define innovation at Vodafone and in your position as…

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“We welcome many different forms of cooperation“

2016/02/12

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How would you define innovation with respect to the pharmaceutical industry? What role…

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“The U.S. innovation culture can be characterized by ‘Yes, we can’ compared to ‘Yes, but…’ in Germany”

2016/02/05

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition for innovation. Every industry and every department has their own definition. How would you define innovation with respect to DAW? Dr. Hahner: Innovation…

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“Innovation is about people and comes from people.“

2016/01/28

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How would you define innovation with respect to Anton Paar GmbH?  Dr….

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The new race for business model evolution

2016/01/21

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition for innovation. Every industry and every department has their own definition. How would you define innovation with respect to the software industry and Oracle?…

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“As banal as it sounds, many businesses do not know their customers nor understand their user´s needs.”

2016/01/15

Innoboard: There is no generally accepted definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How do you define innovation?  Michael Heimrich: A common definition of…

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“Innovation breaks through the conventional method, enables a new market to exist, and generates a new flow of value for the customer as well as for the company”

2015/12/18

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of innovation. Every industry and every department has its own definition. How would you define innovation as a Manager for Strategic Marketing in…

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“Innovation is not limited just to products, but includes all departments within the company.”

2015/12/11
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Innoboard: There is no consistent definition for innovation. Every industry and every department has its own definition. How would you define innovation with respect to your industry? Hartmut…

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Innovation: a challenge for the whole company, not just the R&D department.

2015/12/10
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Innoboard: There is no universally agreed definition of innovation: every sector and department defines the term differently. How does the LEONI Wiring Systems Division define innovation? At LEONI,…

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“The right people from the right partners have to be brought together“

2015/12/04
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Innoboard: There is no generally accepted definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How do you define innovation? Dana Goldhammer: For Schenker Deutschland AG,…

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“Innovation is key to achieving a real advantage in logistics and supply chain.”

2015/11/20
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Innoboard: How important is innovation in the area of logistics and supply chain?  Dr. Serhan Ili: That’s a good question with a short answer: very important! Let me…

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“It’s the things I don’t expect that inspire me the most.”

2015/11/19
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Innoboard: There is no consistent definition for innovation. Every industry and every department has their own definition. How do you define innovation at Volvo?  Aric Dromi: It’s all about…

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To disrupt or not – thoughts on ambidexterity, blitzscaling and business model innovation.

2015/11/04

Innoboard: There is no generally accepted definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How do you define innovation? Antonio Fonduca: For me innovation is about…

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“Listening to end consumers enriches the strategic innovation portfolio of a B2B company”

2015/10/30
innoboard-innovation-management-evonik-Dr.-Hilmar-Klink

Innoboard: There is no generally applicable definition of innovation. Every industry and every department conceive it differently. How do you define innovation at Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH? …

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“You have to disrupt yourself, before someone disrupts you.”

2015/10/27
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Innoboard: What was the biggest challenge when you transformed your business model from an ‘ordinary’ service to the “game changing” streaming service we use today? Marc Randolph: When…

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“At BASF, all employees should introduce ideas.”

2015/10/13
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Innoboard: There is no generally accepted definition of innovation. Every industry and every department perceive it differently. How do you define innovation?  Dr. Weber: Technically, the definition of…

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“Innovation is the heart of TE“

2015/05/26
Monika Kuklok TE Connectivity

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition for innovation. Every industry and every department has their own definition. How do you define innovation at TE?  Monika Kuklok: First, innovation…

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”Innovation in pharmaceutical industry should open up itself to other industries.“

2015/08/31
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Innoboard: There is no consistent definition for innovation. Every industry and every department has their own definition. How would you define innovation with respect to the pharmaceutical industry? Stephane Rouault: There…

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Don’t manipulate – innovate!

2015/09/24
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An expert interview about Volkswagen’s emission scandal and Winterkorn’s resignation: Don’t manipulate – innovate! The emission manipulation scandal at Volkswagen AG has substantially broadened over the past days….

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“Business model innovations are an ideal partner for product innovations”

2014/10/27
Martin Ertl - Geschäftsmodellinnovation, Produktinnovation, Innovationsmanagement, Innovationsfähigkeit

Innoboard: There is no generally applicable definition of innovation. Every industry and every department conceives it differently. How do you define innovation? No matter whether it is about…

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“Innovation is an idea which becomes real“

2015/08/26

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition for innovation. Every industry and every department has its own definition. How do you define innovation at Airbus Defence and Space? Hélène…

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“If we do not believe in a better future, it will not happen.“

2015/08/17

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition for innovation. Every industry, every company and every department has their own definition. How do you define innovation at comdirect?  Dr. Smolinski:…

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“For us business model innovation is significant.”

2015/07/01
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Innoboard: There is no consistent definition of innovation. Every industry and every department has their own definition. How do you define innovation with respect to the industry of building…

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“Sustainability and innovation are not mutually exclusive.”

2015/06/29
Dr. Edgar Endlein - Innovationsimpulse, Innovationskultur, Innovationstreiber, Nachhaltigkeit, Open Innovation, Produktinnovation

Innoboard: How does a company like Werner & Mertz GmbH hold its own against large corporations such as Procter & Gamble and Beiersdorf?

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Innovation Management at Ford

2015/06/25
Markus Noelle - Elektromobilität, Geschäftsmodellinnovation, Innovationsimpulse, Innovationsmanagement, Innovationsprozess, Innovationsstrategie, Markus Noelle, Technologieführerschaft

Innoboard: Mr. Noelle, as Technology Planning Manager at Ford, you are working at the forefront in developing new product features for volume vehicles. Why is systematic innovation management…

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“Technological leadership and innovation are a central part of IBM’s identity“

2015/06/12
Dr. Erich Rütsche - Forschung, Innovationsmarketing, Innovationsverwertung, Kommunikation, Open Innovation, Technology

Innoboard: Dr. Rütsche, companies often just rely on their brand and the reputation of their R & D. Why is targeted research marketing still important? Dr. Erich Rütsche:…

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Innovation Excellence at Siemens

2015/06/09
Christian Frey - Disruptive Innovation, Geschäftsmodell, Ideengenerierung, Innovationsimpulse, Kompetenzentwicklung, Mega Trends, Technology, Vorentwicklung

Innoboard: Mr. Frey, you lead the innovation team of the Fire Safety and Security Business Unit for Siemens Building Technologies in Zug (Switzerland). How do safety and innovation…

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Innovating for a better world!

2015/02/19
Dr. Christoph Kuen - ABB

Innoboard: There is no generally applicable definition of innovation. Every industry and every department conceive it differently. How do you define innovation at ABB? Dr. Kuen: We speak…

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“Every technical innovation must find its place in the world, that is to say: be made for people.”

2015/02/17
Alexander Mankowsky - Daimler AG

Innoboard: Innovation is defined and interpreted differently in every industry and every company. How do you define innovation as a futurologist in an automobile enterprise? Alexander Mankowsky: Industries…

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Is there innovation in design?

2015/01/22
Pinky Lai - Automotive, Innovation Design, Mega Trends, Open Innovation, Radical Innovation, Technology

Innoboard: There is no consistent definition for innovation. Every industry and every department has their own definition. How would you define innovation with respect to your work? Pinky Lai: The word…

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“Everyone is currently looking for an appropriate model to deal with start-ups.”

2014/12/23
Manuel Gerres - Geschäftsmodell, Geschäftsmodellinnovation, Manuel Gerres, Open Innovation, SBB AG, Start-ups

Innoboard: How do you make sure that the appropriate start-ups, with relevance to the SBB AG, are selected? What hard and soft criteria do you use for the…

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“Permanently question the existing.”

2014/10/29
Manfred Mitreiter - Geschäftsmodellinnovation, Geschäftsfeldentwicklung, Trendscouting, Technologiescouting

Innoboard: There is no generally applicable definition of innovation. Every industry and every department conceives it differently. How do you define innovation? Manfred Mitreiter: To me, innovation does…

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“First, there has to be the commitment of the top management.”

2014/10/10
Rolf Kleinwächter - Innovationskultur, Geschäftsmodellinnovation, Innovationsmanagement, Prozessinnovation, Ideengenerierung

Innoboard: There is no uniform definition of innovation. Every industry and every department conceive it differently. How would you define innovation? Rolf Kleinwächter: In principle, innovation includes the…

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“Without courage, vision, and perseverance, innovation is hardly feasible.”

2014/07/29
Armin Czeppel - Open Innovation, Changeprozess, Changemanagement, Innovationsfähigkeit, Entrepreneurship

Innoboard: Innovation often fails due to insufficient communication. Why do companies fail when introducing open innovation in the organization? Armin Czeppel: There is a difficult change process backing…

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“The attitude to try something new is always maintained”

2014/06/30
Dr. Martin Meggle - Geschäftsmodellinnovationen, Prozessinnovation, Produktinnovation, Ideengenerierung, Open Innovation

If a competitor introduces a new product to the market earlier on, it may be advantageous, explains Dr. Martin Meggle, Head of Development of the household appliances manufacturer…

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“The best solutions are often found in networks.”

2014/06/16
Dr. Arndt Schlosser - Innovationsnetzwerk, Open Innovation, Technologietransfer, Trendscouting

Sometimes protecting intellectual property creates barriers to external co-operation. Dr. Arndt Schlosser, Director of R&D Processes at Wacker Chemie AG is particulary keen on the exchange of ideas…

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“Retailers should combine the potential of over-the-counter business and digital technology.”

2016/03/26
Uwe Seidel - Innovation, Einzelhandel, Disruptive Technologies

To be successful today, retailers should combine the potential of over-the-counter business and digital technology, recommends Uwe Seidel, CEO of management consultancy Dr. Lademann & Partner.

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