Technology for 2011

I started investigating new technology directions for Sberbank, and have been talking to many partners and vendors about how we can work together on innovative technology projects. I found myself explaining the “horizon” concept several times, so I’ve decided to post it while it’s still fresh in my mind… We are going through a major […]

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Measuring Innovation Input

I spend a lot of time talking to clients about how my company manages  the innovation process, and the discussion invariably gets to the point where I’m asked about ways to determine the “best” innovations beforehand, so we know if we want to invest money to bring the idea and/or prototype to life, to production, […]

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Patience with new ideas

When moving innovations/new ideas to the implementation stage, it pays to be patient. In one of my early startup experiences, we achieved $6 million/year revenue, no profit (but no loss either), painfully acquired 4800 on-line customers, and built quite a solid web-based solution. All in 18 months, with more than $10 million left in the […]

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