Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Story Behind X PRIZE and Shell Partnership

I had the opportunity to chat with Russ Conser about Shell’s three year partnership with the XPRIZE Foundation to sponsor the Exploration Prize Group. This video explores the journey that Shell went through to end up partnering with the X … Continue reading




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Shell Gamechanger – Russ Conser Interview

I had the opportunity to sit down with Russ Conser of Shell to talk about their Gamechanger program, which is one of the longer standing internal and open innovation efforts around. I hope you’ll enjoy the interview.




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Free Event – Social Product Innovation Summit

On October 18, 2011 I spoke at a free virtual event focused on social product innovation, called coincidentally the Social Product Innovation Summit 2011. The event took place on October 18, 2011 but the sessions are still available. This free, … Continue reading




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Why do you prize exploration?

It is by exploring the frontiers of our natural world that we challenge ourselves and discover new knowledge and wonders that will benefit us all. If you are an explorer, Shell and the X PRIZE Foundation want to know why … Continue reading




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Into the Top 80,000 Web Sites

It is has been just a little over two months since we launched Innovation Excellence, and thanks to your great support, we already have cracked the Top 80,000 web sites on Amazon’s Alexa web site rankings – putting us in … Continue reading




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Exploring for Innovation by Space, Sea, and Land

I had the privilege of being invited to be a guest today at the announcement of Shell’s sponsorship of the XPrize Foundation’s exploration prize group in New York City at the historic Explorers’ Club. Speaking of explorers, here is a … Continue reading




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Will Big Data Drive Big Insights or Big Costs?

IBM today is announcing a broad portfolio of new software that applies its expertise in analytics in a new way to the infrastructure of an organization. Now that we are surrounded by data and organizations are accumulating more and more … Continue reading




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