During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Paolo Juvara, Group Vice President, Oracle Applications Lab, Oracle.
Oracle has been a partner of 1Mby1M since 2013 and has built its internal innovation program on the 1Mby1M Incubator-in-a-Box platform. In this session, Paolo and I discussed the secrets of the success of the program. A unique window into corporate innovation thought leadership.
As for entrepreneur pitches, we started with Maheima Kapur, from Bangalore, India, pitching Talking Street, a curated food review-based content project that has already amassed significant social media following. The problem is that content doesn’t monetize, so I advised her to focus on the events business that does seem to monetize.
Accenture is deeply entrenched in innovation as technology moves at a breakneck pace, and their clients all need to stay apace. Read how Paul and his organization structures continuous innovation.
Sramana Mitra: Tell us a bit about how you are thinking about corporate innovation at Accenture from a broad framework point of view.
Paul Daugherty: The way my job and my role is shaped is to look ahead a couple of years and make sure that we’re always moving Accenture’s business in the direction technology is going so we are better positioned and even more relevant in the future than we are today. Accenture is a big company. We have about 440,000 people and about $35 billion in revenue. It’s a big >>>
Paul Daugherty is CTO and Chief Innovation Officer at Accenture, which is deeply entrenched in innovation as technology moves at breakneck pace, and their clients all need to stay apace. Learn how Paul and his organization structure continuous innovation.
Recently, the NetApp Accelerator granted scholarships to the 1Mby1M Program as an augmentation to their offering. You can find out more about this partnership here. It offers an opportunity for startups to readily access ALL of 1Mby1M’s extensive knowledge base, mentoring support and network in Silicon Valley and elsewhere.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite ANY technology startup incubator and/or accelerator anywhere in the world to do the same. Please review the 1Mby1M Incubator-in-a-Box for Accelerators and if you’re interested, please get in touch with us.
Think of us as a chip that you can install onto your own program, and enhance its power.
We look forward to working with you!
The One Million by One Million (1Mby1M) global virtual accelerator is yet another benefit granted to NetApp startups through a partnership between the two companies. NetApp has awarded six startups one-year scholarships to the 1Mby1M Premium program, offering them the advantages of access to the 1Mby1M curriculum and weekly online mentoring sessions.
The participating startups include:
This conversation delves deep into the nuances of how a sophisticated product organization thinks about new products through customer-driven innovation, internal innovation, as well as external ecosystem-driven innovation.
Sramana Mitra: Let’s introduce you and GoDaddy a little bit so we can set context that frames our conversation today.
Steven Aldrich: I have been very fortunate to work with entrepreneurs. Many of them wouldn’t call themselves entrepreneurs. I spent some time in Intuit in their Quickbooks team. I spent some time as an entrepreneur. Now I’ve been at >>>
Steven Aldrich, Chief Product Officer, GoDaddy, delves deep into the nuances of how a sophisticated product organization thinks about new products through customer-driven innovation, internal innovation, as well as external eco-system driven innovation.
As I noted in my recent article SaaS Companies: You Have an Unprecedented Opportunity, there is an amazing level of potential for corporate innovation in the current environment, both internal and external.
Any company that has built a substantial business in any software category has core competency within its folds. It has highly capable engineers who have developed some degree of domain knowledge in their sphere. It has product managers who are in touch with customers. It has sales engineers who are in regular and even closer touch with customers. It has sales people who know the customers and the competition well.