Posted by Janelle Noble at 7:53 AM, July 26, 2012
With the Olympics kicking off this week, we at Brightidea are inspired by the people behind innovation at the companies we serve. In the spirit of the games this new blog series highlights innovation champions that are pioneering innovation processes at top global companies. The pathway to innovation success demands an innovation champion at the helm, running successful programs that meet organizational needs that shift and change over time. The innovation managers pour their sweat and knowledge into creating innovation processes, triumphing through the use of proper tools, expertise, and a lot of passion. They go the extra mile, bringing together dispersed groups and interests while pushing organizational boundaries. They take risks, and defy odds, to make innovation a reality.
Jumpstarting the nine exclusive one-on-one interviews of innovation champions is Regina Lowery, Assistant Director of IT at Principal Financial Group (NYSE: PFG). Using Brightidea's software, Principal has successfully integrated innovation into different business units within the company. At Principal one of the goals is to create a stronger innovation culture that recognizes a need for transparency around employee ideation. Generating solutions for process improvements, new products, and better services, innovation managers like Regina truly embody what it means to be an innovation champion.
The Birds of a Feather community connects like-minded innovation practitioners around the world. So don't wait any longer, join our social communities online and connect with Innovation Champions like Regina today.