My guest for this week’s episode of the Future of Work podcast is Sophie Vandebroek. Sophie is the CTO of Xerox and the President of the Xerox Innovation Group, she also has her Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Cornell. Sophie shares her extensive knowledge with us today, including her fascinating perspectives on Innovation. We dive in to her personal and corporate history, which is a very inspirational and relatable story. We look at the Five Best Practices for Innovation, focusing on who is going to be effected by the results of your company’s Innovation, the end user. We also go into great detail on how to establish an Innovation culture, providing the resources for the proper research and development, and allowing flexibility and freedom to test and try many different solutions for products and services that will fulfill the needs of the consumer.
Xerox is a great example of a company that is well known for some of their products. They are constantly looking at the future of work, and have grown and adapted themselves to encompass so much more. Included in their business, are their Innovation labs located around the world. Sophie explains how Innovation has changed in her tenure, the best practices she has acquired for successful Innovation research and forecasting. The acceleration of Innovation is great. We have advanced so far in technology, with the internet, mobile devices, big data analytics, etc., that the room for Innovation in the Future of Work is endless.