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Interview Of The Week: George Krasadakis, Innovation Leader

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Article Summary:

Who: George Krasadakis is the author of The Innovation Mode. He has more than two decades of experience working in tech startups, Big Tech and consulting firms, including Microsoft and Accenture’s Global Center for Innovation. His expertise spans digital product development, software engineering, data science, and innovation leadership. He has filed more than 20 patents in the fields of AI, analytics, and IoT and has led more than 80 data-driven projects from concept to launch, for more than 10 multinational corporations.

Topic: How to create an innovation culture.

Quote: “A true innovation culture is based on authentic behaviors of curious people who believe in the organizational purpose and are ready to take risks and experiment – frequently and proactively. This culture can only evolve from within, organically: it needs time, the right environment, and strong signals from the leadership reassuring the importance of innovation as the means of achieving bold organizational goals.”

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.