I am having an excellent time contributing at the WEF event on innovation. This morning’s breakout session was on clusters, regional areas where there is high levels of connected innovation. Our group, led by Navi Radjou of Forrester Research, considered an optimistic scenario for Bangalore in India.
I just finished a great session on Innovation Talent, led by BT CTO Matt Bross. The topic was focused on the impact of the sub-prime crisis. Amongst some of the concepts were the increasing need to collaborate, the pressure in companies to focus on their core competencies and outsource other tasks, and the opportunity to attract real top talent who have been “destabilized” by downsizing, etc.
More to follow later. Need to concentrate at Prith Banerjee (HP Labs) and Cisco are sharing their innovation processes on stage.