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The Innovation Engine Podcast

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We feature interviews with best-selling authors and innovation experts from around the world. We focus on corporate innovation through the lenses of leadership, company culture, and emerging trends and technologies.

Recorded & produced by 3Pillar Global, a product lifecycle management and software development company based in Fairfax, VA, with offices around the world.


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157 | The Product Mindset: Succeed in the Digital Economy by Changing the Way Your Organization Thinks | with David DeWolf, Jessica Hall, & Shawn DuBravac
On this special edition of the Innovation Engine Podcast, David DeWolf, Founder and CEO of 3Pillar Global, and Jessica Hall, 3Pillar's Vice President of Product Strategy and Design, discuss their new book, The Product Mindset: Succeed in the Digital Economy by Changing the Way Your Organization Thinks.   During our discussion, we'll unpack the key characteristics of successful digital products and the three core principles that drive their creation: minimizing time to value, solving for need, and excelling at change. We'll also talk about the challenge of an antiquated IT mindset and how leaders can embrace company-wide thinking that leads to great products and thriving businesses.   We are also joined by Shawn DuBravac, Founder and President at Avrio Institute and author of the New York Times bestseller Digital Destiny, who will moderate the discussion.   Resources: Learn more about The Product Mindset at Connect with Shawn at Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate by Shawn DuBravac Learn more and get the full show notes at:
Ep. 156 - Leading & Managing Innovation - with Taylor Ryan
We discuss whether to view innovation as a top-down or bottom-up function, why innovation measurement is a mirage, and why places like Google X believe that rewarding failure is a way to fuel future successes.   Joining us to talk about all of that and more is Taylor Ryan, the CMO of, which helps corporations, accelerators, and investors find high-potential startups that specifically fit the corporation's strategic innovation requirements. In order to achieve this, Valuer has developed a platform that uses crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence to detect, predict, evaluate, and select startups that are particularly relevant to large companies.   Resources: Learn more at LinkedIn: Watch: “Astro Teller: The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure | TED Talk” Learn more and get the full show notes at:
Ep. 155 - The Growing Importance of the Chief Product Officer Role + How to Know if You Need One - with Ben Foster
On this episode, we’ll be talking about the growing importance of the role of the Chief Product Officer at driving innovation in many companies. Among the topics we’ll discuss are the most important functions the CPO should perform, what kinds of companies are best suited to hire CPOs, and how you’ll know if your company is ready for one. Joining us to talk about all that and more is Ben Foster. Ben is the Chief Product Officer at GoCanvas and an Executive Product Advisor to more than 50 product companies. His career includes 4 years in product positions at eBay, as well as VP level product positions at companies like AdChemy and OPower. Among the more than 50 product companies he has advised since his days in the Bay Area are well-known innovative software companies like Contactually, Aquicore, StoryBlocks, and many more. Resources: Visit the GoCanvas website: Connect with Ben on LinkedIn: Learn more and get the full show notes at:

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    Feb 4th, 2014
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    Oct 9th, 2019
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