Innochat is a Twitter-based group discussion focusing on the "what" of innovation: defining it, exploring how different definitions of innovation provide different views of it, understanding how innovation differs from creativity or invention. Innochat also focuses on "how" of innovation: different innovation processes, and different ways of creating and fostering innovation culture. Innochat is open to anyone interested in innovation, and can be found on Twitter at #Innochat from Noon to 1PM EST (GMT -5:00). Innochat’s online home is innochat.com where framing posts are presented in advance of the week’s chat and where a continuous transcript of previous chats may be found.
Innochat is hosted and organized by:
Renee Hopkins is senior editor of Texas Enterprise and media relations manager at the McCombs School of Business. She is also the editor-in-chief of the group blog Collaborative Innovation and a founder of Innochat. Before going into consulting, Renee was a print journalist for many years, serving as managing editor of D magazine, news editor at The Tennessean in Nashville, and an editor and reporter who worked in both features and business news at The Dallas Morning News. You can follow her on Twitter - @Renee_Hopkins
Gwen Smith Ishmael, SVP Insights & Innovation at Decision Analyst, has led innovation activities for more than 20 years. She assists companies around the world in developing new offerings, creating strategic platforms, and infusing external ideas into their organizations. She is a featured speaker on innovation and consumer insights and her writings have appeared in various business and academic publications. You can follow her on Twitter - @Gwen_Ishmael
Andrew [Drew] Marshall is Principal and CEO of Primed Associates, LLC a consulting firm focused on helping clients develop innovation-capable cultures. A frequent speaker and guest blogger on the topics of innovation culture and innovation performance, Drew’s consulting and management experience also covers process consulting, project management, human resources management, rational thinking practices and product development methodologies. A certified Project Management Professional and past Chair of the Project Management Institute’s Consulting Community of Practice, Drew is also the founder, host and producer of Ignite Princeton. You can follow him on Twitter - @DrewCM
Jason Pamental, founder of Thinking in Pencil, is Innochat’s technology guru. Jason develops interactive projects, integrating marketing, design, and business processes into comprehensive solutions for his clients. With a background including many years of web development and design Jason developed the innochat.com website (in Drupal) which serves as the online home for Innochat participants when we are not chatting on Twitter and where we present a framing post for each week’s chat and keep our weekly chat transcripts. You can follow him on Twitter - @jpamental
Expert of the Week Office Hours Archive:August 16, 2011 - Braden Kelley
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