Innovation used to be something that only happened behind the closed doors of small research labs. However, as explained in recent 60 Second Insights interviews, anyone can be an innovator in today’s society where technology is readily available to the masses and collaboration is convenient. As an example, more than 100,000 people were expected to attend the 2012 Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA in May – a two-day celebration of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Similar events are popping up all over the United States and the record-setting attendance numbers are a clear sign that innovation is now happening right in our backyards.
So how has the Internet and collaborative environments such as hackerspaces affecting modern innovation? And has traditional lab research faded away? What are the drivers of innovation? These questions and more are addressed in 60 Second Insights executive interviews focused on innovation and how it’s changing our everyday lives. Thought leaders from David Ginsberg of Intel, Kate Swanborg of DreamWorks Animation, Brett Weinstein of United Talent Agency, and Patrick Regardh of Ericsson are featured.
60 Second Insights looks at how advances in mobile technology and consumer mobile device usage models affect a wide variety of industries, including art, business, culture, social networking, exploration, design, photography, film, music and more. Viewers get a glimpse of how thought leaders from a variety of industries and backgrounds leverage mobile technology to innovate and ultimately impact consumers’ lives and the ways in which they use technology.