The Dilemmas of Innovation Management

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The Dilemmas of Innovation Management

  1. 1. © 2014 IBM Corporation The Dilemmas of Innovation Management Dr. Matthias Kaiserswerth Vice President, Europe IBM Research
  2. 2. © 2014 IBM Corporation© 2014 International Business Machines Corporation 2© 2014 International Business Machines Corporation Brazil T.J Watson Almaden Austin Ireland Zurich Haifa Africa India China Tokyo Australia The World is Our Lab IBM invested $6.2B on R&D in 2013 More than 3,000 scientists and engineers World's largest information technology research organization
  3. 3. © 2014 IBM Corporation IBM Research - Zurich: Big Data Analytics to Atoms 3 ! - 90 collaborative projects with universities, industrial partners and governments
 - Ultramodern Nanotech Center opened in 2011 ! - Nobel Prizes (1986/1987) Big Data Analytics Atoms Cognitive Computing & Computational Sciences 
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  4. 4. © 2014 IBM Corporation Evolution of IBM Research 4 Isolated Research ’50s — ’90s ’90s — ’00s ’00s … In-world Research, Smarter Planet Research Hardware + Software & Services + Smarter Planet Propriety Innovation Corporate funding for business profit Select Partnerships Joint programs with strategic allies Client Partners Partner with key customers Collaborative Innovation Knowledge-based economy
  5. 5. © 2014 IBM Corporation5 Milestones of our Radical Collaboration with ETH Zurich 1956 1977 2001 2011 2009
  6. 6. © 2014 IBM Corporation What is Innovation? “Innovation resides at the intersection of invention and insight, leading to the creation of social and economic value.” ! National Innovation Initiative “Innovation has been and always will be all about generating new real value. It has more to do with putting deep insights into problems and challenges—be they business, government, education, or societal—together in a unique and facile manner with your knowledge and technology to unlock hidden value.” ! Nick Donofrio, IBM Fellow Emeritus
  7. 7. © 2014 IBM Corporation Technology
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 Productization Experience Papers IBM THINK Labs Research Solution Centers Trend Scan
 3-10 years out Research Acquisitions Transfer Licensing Collaboration How an Idea Becomes an Innovation at IBM FOAK
  8. 8. © 2014 IBM Corporation SuperMUC: How an Idea Becomes an Innovation at IBM Idea Prototype Pilot Deployment /
 Productization Collaboration ResearchOct 2006 March 2008 - CeBIT June 2009 - ETH Zurich June 2012 - 
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  9. 9. © 2014 IBM Corporation9 Strategic Decision MakersStrategic Decision Makers Strategic Decision MakersGrass Roots Research Community Dilemma #1: Top Down vs Bottom Up
  10. 10. © 2014 IBM Corporation10 vs. Dilemma #2: Long-term research vs. short-term success
  11. 11. © 2014 IBM Corporation NumberofPatents 0 1'000 2'000 3'000 4'000 5'000 6'000 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Dilemma #3: Open Innovation vs. Developing Intellectual Property 6,809
  12. 12. © 2014 IBM Corporation12 Summary ! ! Collaboration and Open Innovation are essential ! Treasure Wild Ducks ! Success relies on how well you can balance the three innovation dilemmas - Bottom Up vs Top Down - Long Term Research vs Quarterly Profits - Open Innovation vs Generating IP

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