30 minutes | Jun 22, 2021

S1 Bonus Ep 0B - Douglass Humphreys - What is Innovation at the Edge?

In this bonus episode, Douglass shares his long history with corporate innovation, explores the roots and impacts of “Innovation at the Edge,” offers some surprising details about his early career, and tells stories of specific experiences in his innovation work with companies.Douglass Humphreys is SVP, Sales at Innovation Minds. His entrepreneurial background includes multiple start-ups, roll-ups and turn-arounds. Areas of expertise include: Innovation, digital transformation, experience design and management consulting. He was a Managing Director at KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint, and Director of Global Business Transformation and Innovation at Unisys. Doug is a frequent speaker at Innovation events and has worked with tier-one global brands to capture efficiencies and drive growth for over 20 years. He’s a graduate of Swarthmore College and lives in Marin County with his wife, Katie and their four children.Silicon Valley based company Innovation Minds takes a crucial step in helping  solve the new challenges of the post-pandemic global workplace by launching this podcast, in which we interviews a diverse offering of business leaders from around the planet on how to use innovation to engage the workforce, as well as how to innovate engagement using technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning to humanize relationships in the new distributed workplace.“Innovation is about people, not technology,” says Innovation Minds’ founder and CTO Bala Balasubramaniam.“We believe that innovation OF the workforce is as critical as innovation BY the workforce. Innovation itself offers a critical solution. Innovation can be part of the daily work of everyone in a company, and provides a key to engagement as much as, or even more than, being an end in itself. This podcast aims to help companies manage the new reality in cutting-edge ways.”Michael Lee, host of the podcast and an internationally certified creativity and innovation expert and coach, adds: “Innovation and engagement are two of the most important issues in business today, period. It has been eye-opening talking to these experts – the world has changed very fast, and it’s essential for leaders to listen to our guests – they share so much amazing practical advice that needs to be implemented right away.”  Innovation Minds is a leader in using AI-driven technology to engage employees through their philosophy of Innovation At the Edge, and decided to launch this podcast to promote the urgent need for engagement at this delicate time.Guests for our first season include corporate HR leads, world-class consultants, best-selling authors, and employee engagement and innovation experts working across a wide range of industries: Clint Pulver, Themba Chakela Jamie NotterMaddie Grant Delano Johnson Shawn Nason Luke Jamieson Coonoor Behal Jeff Tobe Niven Postma Adriana Bokel Herde Sindhu Joseph and Dickson TangYou can read more about our season one guests at our website, and sign up for reminders to make sure you never miss an episode. 
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