Here’s an interesting item from The Wall Street Journal: Don Schuerman, chief technology officer of Pegasystems Inc., has held several roles at the software company, ranging from senior systems engineer to director of solutions architecture. On weeknights, you might find him onstage acting like a spoiled child or singing about his love for heavy machinery.
Recently, Neal Gutterson of SmartOrg’s customer Corteva spoke with the CRISPR Journal about gene editing in plants. Unlike genetically-modified organisms, which incorporate foreign genes into a host species, CRISPR editing does what traditional plant breeding does — it just does it much faster. Neal explains the implications.
Download PDF By David Matheson, SmartOrg At a recent workshop, a group of 35 R&D and innovation executives in industries ranging from automotive to healthcare came together to benchmark improvement potential. Each selected a real example project from their portfolio and applied an estimation model based on benchmarks and experience developed at DuPont Safety &
News from a SmartOrg client: VF Corporation’s Wrangler unit is now buying cotton for its blue jeans from environmentally-responsible farms. The cotton is grown, milled, spun, woven and sewn in the USA. “But as with any crop, there are plenty of ways to mitigate the potential damage caused by cotton. Wrangler’s Rooted line sources its
From Forbes Business Council: Your boss tells you to create the next multimillion-dollar blockbuster product. After all, you are the expert. Yet, no matter how much your team tries to think outside of the box, your innovation iterations can’t seem to break through the legacy product. Sure it has better bells and whistles, but at
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How Google values failures as milestones on the path to innovation success. At Google, celebrating failure – from the daily disasters to the colossal catastrophes – removes fear and enables creativity. Think about the message that having a public graveyard of killed ideas sends to the nearly 100,0000 Google team members: That all ideas are
At a recent innovation conference, Henry Bryndza of DuPont reported on how they had improved the returns of their innovation across the portfolio by 2-3 times. But was this a fluke, a one-off result due to their particular circumstances? Or would applying the methods that Henry used result in similar benefits for other companies? At