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Customer driven innovation at Ricoh, with Mike Irvine

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Mike Irvine is the leader of Ricoh’s European Technology Centre. His team is responsible for bridging the gap between Customers business needs and the Ricoh engineering and development teams. I met with Mike at Barcelona Innovation summit, and was impressed by the presentation he delivered on customer driven innovation, and how Ricoh unfolds various ways to involve customers in its product roadmap. Mike kindly accepted to answer a few questions about it. Continue reading

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Innov’Up at La Poste (French mail company), by Aude Le Carpentier

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Aude Le Carpentier is in charge of Innov’Up Creativity, in the Service-Mail-Parcel sector of La Poste. She’s a 27 year-old manager of a team of 15 creative people, helping business teams to develop innovative services. Let’s dig in into her enthusiastic experience. Continue reading

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#welovestartups: Oracle startups program by Dominique van Deth

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Currently looking after Oracle France corporate responsibility, Dominique van Deth always thought that companies could have a significant impact on Society. For 5 years, Dominique has been managing startups programs, and he launched in 2014 a structured program to engage volunteers in helping startup grow. I met him at Les Hacktivateurs afterwork, and he kindly accepted to tell us more about Oracle startups program. Continue reading

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Intrapreneurship on the rise

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What’s going on with intrapreneurship? Initiatives seem to multiply in France. We analyse a few causes, go through signs of movement like Les Hacktivateurs recent association, and show how Orange open innovation actions complements internal innovation. Finally, we demonstrate how the 4 principles supporting Rapid Innovation are a great framework to sustain intrapreneurship. Continue reading

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Participative Innovation at France Job Center, with Reynald Chapuis

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Reynald Chapuis is Innovation and CSR manager at France Job Center (Pôle Emploi). He shares with us the various and tangible initiatives he lead at Pôle Emploi, from participative innovation, E-Novaction platform, Innovation Lab, Innovation App store, emploi-store.fr, to the open innovation cluster, Lab RH. Welcome to a world where unemployment is not a fatal, but can trigger a rebound. Continue reading

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How to innovate with the crowd? by Emilie Ruiz

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Emilie Ruiz is a researcher at IREGE, University Savoie Mont Blanc, France. Hereafter she shares some key lessons on how corporations can set-up a crowdinnovation platform, and maximize its benefits, streamlining the adoption of the platform externally and internally through key … Continue reading

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Digital is not a trend!

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Tiago Félix da Silva Lopes is a brilliant and enthousiast Digital Director at Portugal Telecom. Discover his experience, and the single digital unit he created. Learn how digital transformation unfolds as a continuous cycle of initiatives, rather than a project with an end. Continue reading