Innovation Engine: Driving Execution for Breakthrough Results

  • 4h 44m
  • Jatin Desai
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2013

Innovation is often sought and is in high demand today. At the same time it is often misunderstood and lacks committed sponsorship. Today, most teams at the top need an innovation capability in a manner that works in tandem with their performance/operations management. Packed with actionable ideas, references, links, and resources, Innovation Engine meets that need.

  • Reveals how to develop strategy, road maps, and processes for innovation execution
  • Provides high level implementation guidance on executing innovation, something companies are struggling with globally
  • Explores how today's companies can create a long-term sustainable corporate culture by also using an innovation engine
  • Explains how to use innovation to keep employees engaged and motivated
  • Written for executives, business leaders, CFOs, and CIOs

Showing readers how to create a business case for innovation and a supporting innovation linked to business vision and goals, Innovation Engine clearly reveals how to reduce time-to-market, while expanding the "idea landscape" and building a pipeline of corporate innovators.

About the Author

Jatin H. Desai, cofounder and chief executive officer, The DeSai Group, is a seasoned business executive, strategic advisor, and coach for senior leadership teams. He has extensive field experience in the areas of strategy alignment, corporate innovation, talent management, large©\scale change, culture transformation, and information technology.

Jatin has been active in leadership and operating roles since 1983, when he co-founded The DeSai Group, which offers solutions for strategy, innovation, and leadership development and provides innovation execution and management services to Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 companies.

Jatin has helped address and manage the complex issues of worldwide market strategies, positioning, market expansion, development of innovative applications, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture management, cross©\border outsourcing, new product introductions, human resource development, sales and marketing, and manufacturing.

His firm¡¯s clients in United States include: The Hartford Insurance, Bristol©\Myers, Cigna, Merck, Macy¡¯s, Atkins, Wal©\Mart, Vistage, Ketchum, BIC, Pitney Bowes, Prudential, ESPN, Duracell, United Technologies Corporation, Pratt & Whitney, Carrier Corporation, Sikorsky Aircraft, Hamilton Sundstrand, Vistage International, and many more. In India, the firm¡¯s clients include: 3M, ABB, Aditya Birla Group, Bangalore Airport, Bosch, Coromandel International, Cognizant, JRF, Infosys, Info-tech, Larsen & Toubro, Siemens, Titan Industries, UPL, and many more.

Jatin has written papers, regularly speaks at conferences, lectures at colleges and universities, and delivers educational workshops.

In India, he has given speeches at IIT©\Bombay, IIM©\Bangalore, University of Mysore, Sri Sathya Sai University in AP, Alliance Business School in Bangalore, MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology in Bangalore, and CII¨CBangalore. He chaired a session at CII¡¯s Fifth Annual Innovation Summit in Bangalore in June 2009 and lectured at the CII Innovation Forum in Bangalore in July 2009.

Jatin was born and raised in Gujarat, India, and immigrated to the United States at a young age in 1973. He holds B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Connecticut. He currently lives with his wife and three children near Hartford, Connecticut.

In this Book

  • Innovation Engine—Driving Execution for Breakthrough Results
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Develop a Clear Innovation Intent
  • Assess Innovation Readiness
  • Creating an Innovation Strategy
  • Creating a Roadmap
  • Building Momentum
  • Structuring for Innovation
  • Innovation Management Process
  • Building Intrapreneurs
  • Sourcing Radical Ideas
  • The One Secret about Innovation