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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.

Aug 30, 2021

Esther Gons is the Founder and CEO of GroundControl. She is an entrepreneur, mentor, international speaker, and the author of The Corporate Startup: How Established Companies Can Develop Successful Innovation Ecosystems and Innovation Accounting: A Practical Guide For Measuring Your Innovation Ecosystem's Performance....


Aug 23, 2021

Dr. Ketaki Desai is the Vice President of Business Development at the Ontario Centre of Innovation. Before moving to Ontario, she was the Director of Strategy at UPMC Enterprises and an Adjunct Professor of Innovation and Commercialization at Chatham University. She was awarded the Business Women's First Award and is a...


Aug 16, 2021

Companies have a variety of group meetings related to innovation. These may have a focus on the status of a project, an ideation session, a product definition session, or a challenge that has arisen in product lines. Before the pandemic, meetings required perfect attendance in order to be functional, as there were not...


Aug 16, 2021

Steve Johnson is a speaker and product coach consulting on modern methods that move ideas to market. He is the author of Turn Ideas Into Product and has served as an advisor and executive for technical organizations and industry associates. He is a former instructor and vice president at Pragmatic Marketing and a...


Aug 9, 2021

HC Eppich is the Business Development Director for Sopheon. He speaks to businesses across various industries about achieving more significant revenues with new business and future-proofing current portfolios. He was previously the CEO of Beratung für erfolgreiches Scheitern, a Senior Account Executive and Team Lead...