Our latest episode of Visual Talk Radio -- LIVE! Subject: Innovation's new vibe at EMC.
Pictured: In the sound studio with, from right to left,
- EMC Visual Talk Radio producer, Drew Pion (he's telling us what to do);
- Program Co-host and VRT co-founder, Steve Todd;
- Guest, Sr. Director in EMC's Chief Technology Office, co-founder of EMC's Innovation Idea Contest and Conference; Heather Healy,
- and me -- the short one with the big smile.
Calling in remotely as guests on the show were Dr. Burt Kaliski (dialing in from China), our Director of the EMC Innovation Network; and
- Michelle Kerby, our Sr. Manager, Office of the CTO, and creator of the World-wide Lecture Tour of Innovation Sensation!
It was a tremendous show and a great kick off to this week's Innovation Conference, where 350 EMCers from around the world will join together for three days in Franklin, Mass and another 40,000+ EMCers are invited to attend via Microsoft LIVE Meeting.
During the show we covered how much has changed on the innovation landscape at EMC over the past 18 months. We've formed:
New communities -- s/a EMC ONE, our social network inside of EMC.
New connections -- s/a those among our global Centers of Excellence, and the people of EMC innovating in more than 60 countries around the globe as we collaborate among ourselves and among the top thinkers and universities around the world.
New career tracks -- s/a our Distinugished Engineers and Fellows
New concepts -- s/a those hatched during the '07 and '08 Idea Contests
New communications -- s/a our Innovators Lecture Series and our Visual Talk Radio Show.
New Customer Interactions -- s/a the display of many of our great ideas from the '07 conference at the EMC customer and industry event EMC World -- which generated new interest in, and new business for EMC.
and a New Course -- a course today that is open, global, collaborative, fast, empowered, dynamic and results-packed.
I'm off to the Conference now.
Check out the blog I just noticed from colleague Chuck Hollis on the Day in the Life of EMC event I've been telling you about. He mentions redefining how we look at ROI in the realm of the social network fabric ... as does my colleague Dave Spencer in another blog on a new type of ROI happening at EMC by way of social networks, web 2.0 and a whole lot of new, magical-feeling connections.
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What's shakin' in your shop? Is inclusive innovation bursting at the seams or plodding along?