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Welcome to Innovation+ Talks. Each week our host, Paul Heller talks at the executive level about how strategic innovation and new product development are essential for thriving in the modern marketplace. Paul is regularly joined by top executives and cross-industry thought leaders who share their unique insights and key learnings garnered from decades of experience.

May 31, 2021

Reading annual reports carefully is an excellent strategy for knowing where you are going. They can give a good impression of what a company is thinking. With the significant disruption caused by the global pandemic, we can look to these annual reviews to discover clues into what we can expect to see over the next one...


May 24, 2021

Colin Tattersall is the Product Manager at Sopheon. He has a strong background initially working in a research capacity in linguistics and knowledge management, eventually moving into new product development and innovation. He was previously an Associate Professor at Open Universiteit Nederlands, a Consultant at...


May 17, 2021

We all spend a significant amount of time in virtual meetings, whether it’s within our businesses or with other companies. The perception of an increased number of meetings is being noticed throughout the workplace, and people are beginning to express that they are having trouble keeping up, running from one meeting...


May 10, 2021

Chris Colbert has helped build and run several domestic and international companies focused on innovation and business optimization. He was previously EVP for Strategy Scholastic’s core publishing business, which he left in 2014 to explore the world of higher education and technology-enabled learning systems...


May 3, 2021

We often hear that Stage Gate equates to Phase Gate and that it is tied to development. If you search Wikipedia, you are directed to something called the Phase Gate Process. The article explains it as “a phased approach for making investment decisions” but then cites Phase Gate as something NASA created for...