Regular Twitter-based discussion of innovation topics, each Thursday at noon (Eastern time)

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Innochat is a lively, informative and inspiring one-hour(ish) discussion on Thursdays at noon (Eastern US time). Usually the best way to follow along is to head over to TweetChat - sign in with your Twitter credentials and follow along and participate. Tweetchat takes care of adding the hashtag too, so you don't have to worry about forgetting it.

Note: We have noted the impending demise of TweetChat due to the shift in Twitter's API policy and we are seeking alternatives to support Innochat.

Upcoming Chat

Innovations in Vehicle Control

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

Automated or autonomous vehicles, whether manned or unmanned, are increasingly being developed in the fields of planes, trains and automobiles (even if it might be a little early in the year for that story).

These innovations in vehicle control systems offer a variety of potentially "nice to have" advantages. However there are also several types of hurdles to be faced in the years ahead if they are to be used widely and safely.

Recent Chats

The Implementation Dilemma

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Oct 01, 2015
The Implementation Dilemma with Jon Campbell and Munib Karavdic.
Art credit: Ari Gordon.

On October 1, our guests Jon Campbell @jhcampb and Munib Karavdic @munibka pose questions about the implementation of innovative products ahead of their Service Design conference presentation the following day. Here is their framing of the topic.

Identifying effective delivery of new offers and experiences in large, established organizations.

Much discussion is happening in the worlds of innovation, design thinking, and customer experience. Activity is everywhere – crowdsourcing, design training and workshops, startup incubators and accelerators, innovation centers and labs, even the acquisition of design firms by large operating companies. But most of this has to do with the sourcing of ideas or acquisition of idea-generating resources.

Flying Concorde Across The Chasm

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

What innovation lessons can we learn from the history of the Concorde aircraft?

This week, in the UK, the news headlines included the faint prospect of one of these iconic aircraft flying again. For some time a group of people have been working on getting a Concorde aircraft back into the air and have raised substantial funds for the purpose. See: "Concorde fans hope to get jet airborne by 2019".

#BIF2015 Live #Innochat: How Stories Can Connect, Inspire, and Transform Social Systems

Renee Hopkins's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

This Thursday, #innochat will be coming to you live from the 11th annual BIF Summit, a two-days event featuring stories of personal, social, and business transformation from 32 storytellers who are educators, designers, authors, and leaders of many different kinds of businesses, both in social systems and in the private sector.

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