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Roel de Vries

Roel has lived and breathed innovation management for the most significant part of his career. It's where his heart lies. Roel founded, designed and led the global collaborative innovation initiative Spark at Liberty Global for seven years. Roel studied at the renowned Dutch University Nyenrode where he received his Master's degree in Business Administration and the Entrepreneur Award for best startup. Now – as Innovation Management Consultant - he wants to apply this knowledge by helping other organizations in their innovation efforts.

Roel's Posts

The Innovation Manager

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 5: Evaluation and Recognition

This is the fifth and final part of the broader series on the "10 Rules of Innovation Management," which has been brimmi...

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 4: Communication and Transparency
The Innovation Manager

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 4: Communication and Transparency

This is the fourth part of the broader series on "The 10 Rules of Innovation Management." In five publications, I share ...

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 3: Seeding and Advocates
The Innovation Manager

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 3: Seeding and Advocates

This is the third part of the broader series on "10 Rules of Innovation Management." In five publications, I’ll share 10...

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 2: Targeted Campaigns
The Innovation Manager

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 2: Targeted Campaigns

Welcome back to the 10 Rules of Innovation Management series! This series shares the 10 best practices you need to manag...

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 1: Alignment, Management Support, and Sponsorship
The Innovation Manager

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 1: Alignment, Management Support, and Sponsorship

“It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncer...

Executing Collaborative Innovation - The Hamburger Style
Ideation & Collaboration

Executing Collaborative Innovation - The Hamburger Style

Often I read articles or books about top-down vs. bottom-up innovation and why one approach would be better than the oth...

Indispensable Employee Attributes for Successful Innovation in Your Business
People & Culture

Indispensable Employee Attributes for Successful Innovation in Your Business

We all know that old, wooden idea suggestion box that was flamboyantly presented during the Q1 openings but ended up tuc...