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Tim Woods

Tim is VP of Marketing and Product Strategy for HYPE Innovation. With a background in software development, Tim has worked in the Innovation Management space for over a decade, working on software and services solutions that support the innovation initiatives of some of the worlds largest organisations. Tim is passionate about how software can drive innovation results faster, better and more reliably.
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Atizo.com relaunches with HYPE

Posted by Tim Woods

Feb 21, 2017 5:43:36 PM

ATIZO 360° is one of the Europe’s leading providers of Crowdsourcing and Open Innovation. With a network of thousands of solvers, they help companies to test ideas, seek solutions, and get rapid feedback on business challenges.

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Topics: Crowdsourcing, Open Innovation

Join Airbus, RWE, and Liberty Global at HYPE Forum in Amsterdam

Posted by Tim Woods

Aug 3, 2016 1:40:13 PM

On Thursday 15th September HYPE is running a forum for innovation managers in Amsterdam, hosted by Liberty Global.

Speakers include John Bessant, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Exeter; Konstantin Gänge Corporate Innovation Manager at Airbus; Marcel Broumels Innovation Acceleration Manager – innogy (part of RWE group); Roel de Vries
Innovation Progam Manager at Liberty Global; and Colin Nelson, Director of Enterprise Innovation Consulting at HYPE.

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Topics: Events

HYPE to Host Innovation Forum at Merck

Posted by Tim Woods

Aug 2, 2016 2:09:04 PM

On September 23rd 2016, HYPE Innovation will host an innovation managers forum at Merck's newly built innovation labs, in Darmstadt, Germany.

Among the speakers will be Sven Edgren, Head of Innovation Management at DNV GL - Maritime; Elke Euler-Horn, Marketing Manager Innovation at Eckes-Granini Group;  and Andreas Schindler, Director IT ideation, Innovation & Technology Foresight at Merck.

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Topics: Events

Upcoming HYPE Innovation Events in 2016

Posted by Tim Woods

Jun 2, 2016 7:24:55 PM

Every year we run a series of small and focused regional forums, dedicated to helping innovation managers share and learn with their peers from other companies. We'll often bring in industry experts to help challenge the thinking of the group, and add fresh insights.
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Topics: Events

Getting the most from an innovation event - cheat sheet

Posted by Tim Woods

Jan 28, 2016 11:35:44 AM

I've been to so many innovation conferences over the years; some good ones, some stinkers. The good ones are packed with hugely valuable information; so many new ways of looking at the subject, but those ideas tend to slip away after the conference ends. So a while back I started making consistent notes for every event I attend, it's super simple, and just adds an extra meta-level above the notes I'm already taking.

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Topics: Events

Meet HYPE at IBM Connect - Jan 31st 2016

Posted by Tim Woods

Jan 27, 2016 2:04:43 PM

IBM Connect is the premier event for social business and collaboration. Thousands of professionals engaged in the topic will attend the event in Orlando, Florida, on Jan 31st 2016; and HYPE Innovation will be there too.

Along with our client Bosch, we'll be speaking at the event, demonstrating how Bosch is using HYPE's App for IBM Connections to engage the entire workforce in innovation. See more details on the talk here:

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Join HYPE and IBM in Chicago - June 10th

Posted by Tim Woods

May 31, 2015 4:06:20 PM

HYPE Innovation and IBM will host a joint session in Chicago, June 10th, on the topic of social business and innovation. The Heart of Business Tour begins in Chicago, and is designed for business leaders who want to see the benefits of social and innovation together: a connected enterprise focused on purposeful collaboration, to drive innovation results.

You can register here: http://www.heartofbusinesstour.com/register/

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The 2015 HYPE Innovation Managers Forum is sold out - here's why

Posted by Tim Woods

May 5, 2015 1:48:08 PM

The 2015 annual Innovation Managers Forum, hosted by HYPE, has sold out in record time. The event which takes place in Bonn, Germany, on May 28th-29th, is geared towards innovation professionals, and those who work on innovation programs within multinational corporations.

Among those who join are HYPE clients from a wide array of industries, such as Airbus, DHL, Liberty Global, Fujitsu, Nokia Technologies, and Wiley. Also joining will be innovation speakers:

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Topics: Events

HYPE announces partnership with IMCG

Posted by Tim Woods

Apr 22, 2015 2:36:10 PM

Today, HYPE Innovation announced its partnership with the Innovation Management Consulting Group (IMCG).

IMCG boosts innovation in EU projects. They help companies and organizations to write winning proposals, build strong consortia and structure successful projects within the Horizon 2020 - an €80 billion Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. IMCG received an award from the Commission for “Best Practices” regarding R&D and Project Management work in the EU’s Framework Programmes.

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Topics: Press Release, Partnerships

HYPE CEO, Stefan Kaspari, discusses innovation with The Telegraph

Posted by Tim Woods

Apr 2, 2015 11:28:47 AM

In a recent interview with The Telegraph in London, HYPE's CEO Stefan Kaspari, discusses the importance of a repeatable and scalable process, to help foster a culture of innovation. 

Key points:

  • Innovation is risky and difficult, but to not innovate, is to put your business at risk.
  • Ideas are the easy part, but innovation requires execution. A full end to end process to deliver results
  • Innovation must become part of the day to day job for it to be successful across the whole organization. For that you need a system in place which supports this day to day activity.
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