Social Networking in Product Innovation, Product Development, and Engineering

Jim Brown presents on the use of social computing and social networking to improve product innovation. Jim  presented research at a Tekes sponsored meeting in Finland on how manufacturers use social media to transform their product development processes, including the use of open innovation and crowdsourcing. View the Video Replay

Podcast: Interview with 2011 Spike Award for Manufacturing Winner Madison Electric Products

I had the chance to talk with … Rob Fisher of Madison Electric Products following the 2011 Spike Summit. Amy Kenly of Kalypso presented his company with the Spike Award for Manufacturing for theirs Sparks Innovation Center. I think you will enjoy hearing about the opportunity that they saw and how they took advantage of

Podcast: Interviewing 2011 Spike Award for Technology Winner CDC Software

I had the chance to talk with … Robert Roy of CDC Software following the 2011 Spike Summit. Amy Kenly of Kalypso presented CDC Software with the Spike Award for Technology based on their use of social strategies, processes and supporting technologies to improve innovation, product management, and product development. Rob provided some great insight

Podcast: Interview with 2011 Spike Award Winner Diamond Candles

I had the chance to talk with … Justin Winter of Diamond Candles following the 2011 Spike Summit. Amy Kenly of Kalypso presented Diamond Candles with the Spike Award for CPG (consumer packaged goods) based on their use of social strategies, processes and supporting technologies to improve innovation and product development. Justin provided some great

Idea Management as a Software Ecosystem

What I learned this week … came from some research I have been doing for a client. As a part of it, I have been spending a little more time getting to know the “Idea Management” software space. The conclusion that I am drawing is that while there are some mature software solutions to manage ideas, there are also a host of other specialty solutions that help generate the idea in the first place, analyze the idea, or further develop it.