This blog is about innovation management, from creativity, collective development and elegant design, to user engagement, innovation marketing, and scaling-up. It draws a particular focus on setting-up and managing rapid innovation units, akin corporate innovation labs, and innovation ecosystems to incubate, and accelerate innovation within large companies.
Nicolas is an International Innovation Executive, expert in corporate innovation programs, and innovation labs. He currently boosts innovation with the 20 countries of Orange Africa, from ideation, exploration, experiments with users, to exploitation.
- Nicolas sets-up innovation labs, and open innovation programs for new business in the digital industry: Imagine.Orange.com, Orange Intrapreneurs Studio, Orange Business Model Innovation, and Startup.Orange.com;
- As Orange Startups Studio Founder, an agile entity within Orange Innovation incubating corporate start-ups, Nicolas entices Orange employees to become intrapreneurs, and bring their idea to life within Orange business. He shared his experience in his book: The Intrapreneurs’ Factory;
- Nicolas is equally a dashing booster of “bottom-up” or “local” innovation over Orange footprint in Africa.
Passionate speaker (TEDx), delivering Masterclasses @Google Academy, and Tech/Business Schools, laureat of the ISPIM Prize for innovation management (2016), Nicolas is Writer of RapidInnovation.fr, and of The Intrapreneurs’ Factory (2019), a practical guide to leverage intrapreneurship for your company, consolidating the experience of 40 corporations, and 20 intrapreneurs.
Named by InnovationExcellence viewers top 40 innovation blogger in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (#4), 2015 (#3), 2016 (#5), 2017 (#7), 2018 (#5), 2019 (#5), 2020 (#12).
Nicolas holds a master degree in telecommunications from French Grande Ecole Supelec, and an Executive Master from HEC Business School where he completed a thesis on Rapid Inovation (“rapid innovation a must-have in globalization time”).
These articles are my own, and do not represent necessarily my company