Ideation & Innovation Speaker
Innovation: The Final Frontier
The classic space adventure series, Star Trek, was launched in 1966. Each episode began with this mesmerizing introduction.
Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. It’s mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before.
Despite the fact that NBC canceled the series after only three seasons, it left an indelible mark on America’s youth. Gene Roddenberry’s brainchild, the saga inspired the imaginations of an entire generation to explore new worlds in science and technology.
Today, many of the inventive gizmos first introduced on Star Trek actually exist. For example: The Communicator has evolved into the iPhone, a Universal Translator is now used by the military, the Padd became our iPad, the (Vocera) Communicator Badge of today has the same function, and the Stand Off Patient Triage Tool (TriCorder) is currently being developed by the military.
Never underestimate the creative power of the imagination. It is the birthplace of innovation. According to Innovation Speaker and Consultant, John Di Frances, not all ideas are innovation. Businesses need profits to thrive. Truly innovative solutions must have practical applications, be affordable and capable of implementation.
The innovation process begins with ideation for the purpose of increasing value. What is open innovation and how does it work? It occurs when individuals look for solutions outside of their own organization and industry.
Some years ago, an aircraft engineer attended an Indy car race and was intrigued by the vertical wings on the cars. He questioned the crew engineers and learned that they were added to increase fuel economy and stability. Hence, the upturned wings you see on commercial aircraft today.
n recent years, economic difficulties have compelled many organizations to pursue various strategies, such as spending freezes, cost-cutting, lay-offs and hiring moratoriums. However, in contrast to these retrenchment strategies, innovation creates extraordinary opportunities for dynamic growth and profitability.
It is the Final Frontier! John’s Innovation Keynotes focus on the “How To’s” of Innovation and examine the following questions:
- How do our perceptions affect the process of innovation?
- What is Innovation? Accelerated Innovation?
- What does Innovation look like in the world around us?
- What are the building blocks of Innovation?
- How to achieve effective collaboration
- What are the ‘killers’ of Innovation?
- What part does organizational culture play in Innovation?
- How to create a culture of Innovation
- How to handle Innovation’s ‘risk factor’
- How to ensure that Ideation and Innovation remain sustainable
Innovative approaches hold the key to a successful future. With rich content and compelling insights, keynote innovation speaker John Di Frances encourages audiences to engage their imaginations, move beyond perceived limitations and begin to innovate.