Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Curt Carlson, Innovation Expert

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Article Summary:

Who: Curt Carlson in an internationally recognized innovator and thought leader on the practice of innovation who has helped start over twenty new companies  Under his leadership from 1998 to 2014, Silicon Valley-based SRI International became a global model for the creation of high-value innovations worth tens of billions of dollars, such as HDTV, Intuitive Surgical for robotic surgery, and Siri on the iPhone. 

Topic:  How companies can teach their employees to create value and new multi-million dollar businesses.

Quote: “The same people who had been failing for 20 years began systematically changing the world in a way that an organization of 2,500 people had never done before. We did it because we mastered the fundamentals of value creation and learned how to work together in a profoundly more effective way.”

About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.