AND STRATEGY ARE KEY TO FUTURE PROFITS
The report delves into the challenges that businesses are facing in tacking advantage of innovation to drive profit and growth and gain competitive advantage
- We look at the human factors challenging innovation.
- The failure to solve customers problems.
- The need for innovation to go beyond cost cutting and start driving growth.
- The failure to recognise that innovation is far more than just technology.
- What businesses should be thinking about in driving profit and growth from innovation.
About David Jordan
David Jordan, CEO and founder of Solutions4Strategy is an award winning innovation thought leader who is highly regarded for his strategic innovation input to companies across the world. David is changing the mindsets of business leaders with his unique insight in how to drive profits and growth through innovation strategy.
For over 25 years, David has been at the fore front of corporate change through innovation and business development. David spent an exciting and challenging number of years within the second largest transport company in the world in his early IT career. This involved David working in a team at a strategic level in driving growth and profit improvements in a range of business units from mining through to shipping. David was further involved in evaluating international acquisitions and identifying how they could be transformed through innovative change. This invaluable broad experience drove his passion in strategic innovation development.
David then went on to form an innovation consulting company with a fellow innovation expert that supported business leaders in transforming businesses and turning around poor performing business units. In this role David and his team drove dramatic turnarounds within a range of multinationals, Government departments and small businesses through applying critical analysis and creative thinking to solve strategic challenges.
The projects ranged from defence projects through to Geographical information systems for integrated land title management through to turning around a poor performing business unit for an international retailer with global annual revenues of €16B.
David later formed a software company driving the next generation of strategic planning and corporate reporting for those organisations driving growth in complex and volatile markets.
David in his not so spare time also chairs a number of not-for-profits.
David’s passion in driving business development, innovation and strategy in the private and public sector was recognised by IBM with an award for innovation thought leadership in 2009.
David is now a sought after speaker and advisor in rethinking innovation strategy and delivering profit and growth in a challenging economy.