This book presents unique insights and advice on defining and managing the innovation transformation journey. Using novel ideas, examples and best practices, it empowers management executives at all levels to drive cultural, technological and organizational changes toward innovation. Covering modern innovation techniques, tools, programs and strategies, it focuses on the role of the latest technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence to discover, handle and manage ideas), methodologies (including Agile Engineering and Rapid Prototyping) and combinations of these (like hackathons or gamification). At the same time, it highlights the importance of culture and provides suggestions on how to build it. In the era of AI and the unprecedented pace of technology evolution, companies need to become truly innovative in order to survive. The transformation toward an innovation-led company is difficult - it requires a strong leadership and culture, advanced technologies and well-designed programs. The book is based on the author's long-term experience and novel ideas, and reflects two decades of startup, consulting and corporate leadership experience. It is intended for business, technology, and innovation leaders.
George Krasadakis is an Innovation Leader and Product Architect with more than two decades of product engineering and innovation experience. He is the founder of several technology startups, including Datamine decision support systems. As the head of engineering and product architect at Datamine, he has delivered innovative solutions and product innovation consulting to tens of corporate clients across Telecom, Banking, Retail and Online sectors. In his corporate career, he held senior engineering roles for Accenture's Global Center for Innovation and Microsoft's European Development Centre. His expertise spans across product management, software engineering, data science, and innovation leadership. He has filed more than twenty patents on Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, and IoT. He holds an MSc in 'Computational Statistics' from the University of Bath and a BSc in 'Statistical Science' from the University of Piraeus.