“Our team doesn’t typically go to food and beverage shows because that’s where everybody at PepsiCo (and our competitors) are already going. So we go to pharmaceutical shows, we go to semiconductor shows, even automotive shows because we’re looking for ways at perhaps tapping those industries’ technologies or manufacturing capabilities to solve our problems.”
–Austin Kozman, PhD, R&D Director at PepsiCo Technology Ventures
Clayton Christensen, the Harvard Business School professor who coined the term “disruptive innovation” in his seminal 1997 book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, died on Jan. 23 at age 67. If you’re reading this, it’s likely you know of his passing already. His work carries special significance for the Xinova community. I had the honor of meeting him and hearing him speak several times over the years at multiple IRI conferences.
His scholarship influenced a who’s-who list of the world’s most disruptive CEOs, R&D leaders, and innovators, including Steve Jobs and Intel’s Andy Grove. More than ever, Christensen’s thesis on the importance of innovation holds true. Fundamental change will occur in multiple industries this decade.
We at Xinova are excited to meet the challenges posed by disruption. Christensen’s passing comes at the dawn of a new decade, when CEOs and innovators are scanning the horizon for emerging technologies that will change the way things are done. In this newsletter, we collect innovation insights from across the Xinova network into emerging technologies and trends alongside the expert perspectives of leaders at the junction of business, innovation, and R&D.
What are your bold predictions for innovation over the coming decade? Share them with us for the Xinova blog!
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Clayton Christensen, the Harvard Business School professor who coined the term “disruptive innovation” in his seminal 1997 book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, died on Jan. 23 at age 67. His work carries special significance for the Xinova innovator community.
In charge of external innovation for PepsiCo, Austin Kozman has developed a system to help steer open innovation projects to successful execution.
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