“innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways, or calling each other up at 10:30 at night with a new idea or because they realise something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem”
Every company must innovate in order to remain competitive. The democratisation of commerce through technology is making innovation and market disruption easier to execute. Industries previously over looked and assumed to be immune from tech disruption are finding themselves turned-over by technology entrepreneurs.
AirBnB and Uber were able to disrupt entire industries through dedication and focus on an innovative idea. Whilst many companies have R&D functions, these tend to be burdened with day-to-day challenges of delivering and maintaining products, shackling freedom to innovate to the everyday needs of the business.
Lavish budgets are no longer required to drive innovation. The internet can provide all the constituent parts necessary for innovations, whether it’s data, ideas, or prototype delivery. All you need is a framework focussed on innovation.
Necessity is the mother of Invention. Data more often than not provides the insights for necessity, highlighting trends and topics. Data is a good starting point for innovation to drive early successes
Nurturing open and inclusive communication internally and with your customers is key for improvement. Hand in hand with data it provides the foundation for all ideas.
Focus for innovation is paramount for success. Relieving the innovation function from day-to-day R&D allows ideas to flourish.
The output for your Skunkworks division is prototypes. Early concepts need rapid iteration to fine tune, unshackled from process, save for an open feedback loop.
I have worked with Dominic for well over a decade. He is inspirational, totally forward thinking and his outstanding communication skills enable him to converse at all levels, moving projects forward with complete clarity and vision. He has always been at the forefront of technology and has been the knowledge and drive behind the developments here at Badminton and guiding us into the 21st Century! He is a tireless worker, runs an excellent team and delivers well beyond what is required. It has always been a complete pleasure working with him.
I have known and worked with Dominic on various projects for many years and have always found him to be extremely inspirational, entrepreneurial and creative. He has one of those rare get things done type of attitude and I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Having worked with Dominic as a supplier, it became apparent that he is able to spot trends and shape solutions to service these accordingly. With an attention to detail he has the tenacity to ensure that no stone is left unturned and that the solutions he delivers are world class.
Dominic is an expansive thinker who can elevate himself beyond short term tactical goals to set genuinely exciting technical and commercial road-maps, which he has the operational strength to deliver on. An early evangelist of cloud technologies Dominic has both founded and lead SaaS and mobile programmes within numerous successful organisations.
Dominic is a genuine entrepreneur, excellent at thinking outside of the box, developing innovative and exciting ideas with real business potential. He's got a strong technical background that he successfully combines with excellent business acumen and has a great record of building exciting businesses. I've now worked with Dominic across three companies and have always found his advice and input invaluable; he's a great person to turn to when you need to challenge the status quo, test your ideas and improve initiatives. In short, I greatly value Dominic's advice and would have no hesitation in recommending him.
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