Here is an interesting perspective on how Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile dovetail with each other in the innovation process. What if there is a way to govern innovation by combining these methods using a design-led approach? In the end, each method enables faster, cheaper and replicable-at-scale processes. How can Design help us be
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.
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 & Construction with
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