“Open Innovation and technology scouting are vital for us to stay ahead of competition and identify cutting edge technologies that will allow us to propose the best products to our consumers”.
It is a great interview and Vaassen makes several points that I buy into. I have inserted 8 of them below, but you should read the entire interview. It’s a good read.
Innovation needs to happen at the business units – not at a big central core.
“The team is kept as small as possible because we strongly believe that the local teams are responsible …