Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Julia Hitzbleck, Innovation Expert

Interview Of The Week: Julia Hitzbleck

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Article Summary:

Who:Julia Hitzbleck has spent the last five years building German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company Bayer’s innovation ecosystem, with  the aim of driving cultural change and business impact. She is now building her own consulting firm to help senior leaders and organizations embrace the potential of exponential technologies in their digital transformation, tap into open innovation ecosystems and build purpose-driven, highly scalable organizations

Topic: How corporates can best prepare for exponential change.

Quote: “Don’t use linear milestones as a way of reviewing how much progress has been made. Instead think about how you can accelerate learning and generate more insights.”

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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.