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Twitter Chat: The Value of Internal Networks for Open Innovation

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Join the dialogue with Stefan Lindegaard & Anthony Ferrier

The Date:

Thursday, November 20 at 11.00am (New York time)

The topic:

This Twitter Chat examines the growing trend of companies building strong employee-focused networks in order to support their innovation efforts, with a special focus on the value driven to open innovation. These employee networks can enhance the success of (open) innovation efforts by providing a pool of resources that can actively support and develop new thinking into the organization.

The questions:

You are of course welcome to ask your own questions to Stefan and Anthony, but you can also share views and perspectives to the below 4 questions:

Q1: What are the key reasons for companies to develop innovation-focused employee networks?

Q2: How can these employee networks help build better relationships with external partners?

Q3: What are the elements in getting such networks up and running?

Q4: What are the key barriers for this happen?

The moderators:

Stefan Lindegaard

Author, speaker and strategic advisor

open innovation twitter chat

Stefan Lindegaard is an author, speaker and strategic advisor. His focus on the topics of open innovation, innovation culture/management and the people side of innovation (the mindset, skills and toolbox needed for innovation today) has propelled him into being a trusted source of inspiration to many large corporations. He believes innovation requires an open and global perspective and he has given talks and worked with companies in Europe, South America, Africa, the U.S. and Asia.

Stefan Lindegaard has written four books and his blog is a globally recognized destination with many free resources (books, white papers, exercises). You can read further at www.15inno.com.

Anthony Ferrier

CEO, Culturevate

open innovation twitter chatAnthony is the CEO of Culturevate (www.culturevate.com), an organization that provides industry-leading innovation training and technology, focused on empowering employee networks to execute. He is a widely read author (www.innovationmanagement.se and www.culturevate.com), speaker and advisor to industry leaders, having support organizations as diverse as Pfizer, US Postal Service, Johnson and Johnson, ADP, Fidelity, etc. He previously led the global innovation program at The Bank of New York Mellon and comes from a strategy, marketing and communications background. Anthony has a Masters of Commerce from The University of Sydney and has lived in New York City for far too many years.

+1 (917) 822 2115, Anthony@culturevate.com, @AnthonyFerrier

Practical information:

We look forward to tweeting with you on Thursday November 20th at 11am (New York time). We are using the #15inno hashtag.

What is a Twitter chat?  A twitter chat is simply a fast paced discussion based on a stream of tweets that are linked together as we use a hashtag, which in this case is #15inno in all tweets. An example: “Welcome to the #15inno Twitter Chat with @Lindegaard and @AnthonyFerrier on The Value of Internal Networks for Corporate Innovation”

You need a Twitter account to participate and I strongly suggest that you also install a desktop application such as TweetDeck. This allows you to create a column using the search tag #15inno in order to get a full overview of all tweets with the #15inno hashtag. You should also make sure that your privacy button in Settings on Twitter is off.

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