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As a thought leader in innovation, Steve regularly appears as a guest speaker or panel member at a variety of events.

Network World: Cisco Unearths Its Inner Startup Culture

Network World: Cisco Unearths Its Inner Startup Culture

Today I'm sharing a Network World story about how Cisco awakened its inner startup culture through the Cisco Innovate Everywhere Challenge. The Challenge was the company's first-ever internal innovation competition, designed to spur corporate entrepreneurs to produce...

How GE Plans to Act Like a Startup and Crowdsource Breakthrough Ideas

How GE Plans to Act Like a Startup and Crowdsource Breakthrough Ideas

Last year, the aviation engineers at General Electric found themselves with a jet engine bracket problem. At 4.48 pounds each, the brackets, little pieces of metal that support engine components, were weighing the plane down. Now, in the grand scheme of airplanes, a five-pound bracket seems pretty harmless, but it was a problem nonetheless, and one GE thought was solvable.

Video: Winners of the Cisco Innovate Everywhere Challenge

I served as an entrepreneurial coach for the recent Cisco Innovate Everywhere Challenge, which sparked ideas from more than 2,000 internal innovators around the world. As Cisco Innovation Director Alex Goryachev told Innovation Leader, “We’re an amazing company with...

Frost & Sullivan: Why Innovation Needs to Involve Marketing

What is the role that corporate marketing should play in the innovation process? In short, that role is much bigger than the role most marketers are playing today. In this Frost & Sullivan article, GE Director of Global Innovation Steve Liguori discusses the much...

GE Video: Crowdsourcing Leads to Aircraft Bracket Innovation

https://youtu.be/Ocx_a7OkEss As Director of Global Innovation at GE, Steve Liguori led a global crowdsourcing program. Crowdsourcing helped to create a new design for a bracket to mount jet engines onto aircraft. About 700 people from 56 countries tackled the...

GE’s Innovation Imperative

GE’s Innovation Imperative

As GE strives to create a faster, leaner, simpler business structure, Stephen Liguori, GE’s recently appointed Executive Director of Global Innovation and New Models, is using open innovation techniques to help drive a more market-centric, start-up culture across GE’s huge global enterprise.