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Alex Goryachev

Chief Innovation Officer specializing in Strategy, Digital Transformation & Global Ecosystem Development at AlexGoryachev.com

Silicon Valley, California , United States

Alex Goryachev is an award-winning global technology strategy executive and a Wall Street Journal
Bestselling author of “Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth,
Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change”, whose resume reads like a brief history of digitization.

Alex is passionate about leveraging innovation purposefully and pragmatically to create opportunities for all. Today, he is serving as Innovator-in-Residence at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Tulane University. He is an active venture partner with Interlock Capital, a community-driven venture fund primarily investing in underrepresented founders and geographies. Alex is also a US delegate and Technical Advisory Group member in the International Standards Association (ISO), defining global common standards for Innovation Management.

Prior, as a Managing Director of Global Innovation Programs and Strategy at Cisco, a $50B technology powerhouse, he pioneered the concept of ecosystem co-innovation, creating and later leading Cisco’s innovation strategy and global co-innovation centers in North and South America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific. He held senior leadership roles in the Corporate Development, Office of the CTO, Emerging Technology Group and led core innovation programs, unifying, and advancing strategic co-innovation partnerships and programs with internal and external customers, partners, developers, academia, and governments. Alex created award-winning employee innovation and development offerings, providing ~70,000 employees with meaningful opportunities to innovate, regardless of their grade or function.

In the past, Alex had extended gigs with revolutionary music services Napster and Liquid Audio, pioneering digital music distribution, and bringing it to millions around the world. He also adapted innovations to other industries digitizing business processes at IBM and Pfizer.

Alex Goryachev has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for ecosystem innovation and culture transformation. As a sought-after expert, he is a highly engaging keynote speaker and a contributing writer for Forbes, Entrepreneur and Chief Executive Magazine, and an Editorial Advisory Board Member for Innovation Leader Magazine.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: United States
Speaking Topics: Innovation, Digital Transformation, Culture, Employee Engagement, Metaverse

Speaking Fee $20,000 (In-Person)

Alex Goryachev Points
Academic 45
Author 273
Influencer 131
Speaker 167
Entrepreneur 70
Total 686

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Media Experience: 20
Last Media Training: 04/30/2021
Last Media Interview: 01/12/2022

Areas of Expertise

Business Strategy 34.42
Change Management
CSR 30.23
Culture 39.62
Digital Disruption 32.20
Digital Transformation 34.36
Diversity and Inclusion 30.34
Ecosystems 46.70
Emerging Technology 30.75
Entrepreneurship 38.01
Future of Work
HR 30.09
Innovation 58.77
IoT 30.08
Leadership 31.76
Lean Startup 33.04
Management 30.26
Marketing 30.18
Metaverse 30.71
Open Innovation
Smart Cities 31.39
Startups 33.05
Sustainability 30.51
AI
Risk Management 30.13

Industry Experience

Agriculture & Mining
Automotive
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Manufacturing
Media
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services
Telecommunications
Travel & Transportation

Publications

2 Academic Fellow / Scholars
Executive in Residence - 2021/2022 Academic Year
Tulane Universite
January 01, 2022

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Tags: Ecosystems, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

Executive in Residence - 2020/2021 Academic Year
Tulane University
January 01, 2020

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Tags: Ecosystems, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

2 Advisory Board Memberships
US Technical Advisory Group Member - ISO 56000 Innovation Management
ISO
June 01, 2020
I am privileged to be selected as US technical expert to the International Standards Organization (ISO), working across the industries formulating and advancing the US position on global Innovation Standards. My mission is to bridge the gap between academia and business community, supporting pragmatic, startup-like approach to innovation.

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Tags: Innovation, Startups

Editorial Advisory Board Member
Innovation Leader
January 01, 2018
Editorial Advisory Board provides direction and input and ensures Innovation Leader Magazine remain true to our mission — namely, helping corporate innovation executives deliver impact within their organizations. The group acts as a sounding board for editorial, weighs in on surveys and research, helps us design the best events on corporate innovation, and provides input on other ways Innovation Leader can be helpful to our membership.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership

77 Article/Blogs
The Metaverse Needs To Have A Role In Your Strategy: Here Is How
Forbes
November 01, 2022
The mere mention of the metaverse has the power to inspire plenty of different emotions in boardrooms and in break rooms, from intrigue to outright confusion. Most executives have at least heard of the concept, and plenty are still scrambling to figure out exactly what it will mean for their organizations.

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Tags: Innovation, Risk Management, Metaverse

When Communication Is At Its Best, So Is Innovation
LinkedIn
January 31, 2022
Now is the time when many leaders are looking into the future, deciding where to invest their valuable time and resources. Digital transformation, innovation and workplace model change is undoubtedly high on the agenda. Sadly, in my experience, most of these much-needed initiatives will fail.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Ecosystems

10 Tips For Improving Gender Inclusivity On Your Team
workreveal.biz
January 08, 2022

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Culture

Truly Impactful Innovation Has No Borders Or Restrictions
pumble.com
December 24, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Culture

Innovation 101: Cisco’s Story of Transforming the Company Culture
www.toolbox.com
December 16, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Culture

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate! By Alex Goryachev
Business Digest Magazine
September 01, 2021

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Change Is Inevitable. But You Can Learn to Manage It.
Builtin.com
August 24, 2021

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Be a big-picture leader: ten ideas that will shape tomorrow
managers.org.uk
May 12, 2021

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

The Dark side of innovation - Killers of Innovation Part 3 - The Team and the Individual
CMI Magazine
May 01, 2021

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

The Dark side of innovation - Killers of Innovation Part 3 - The Team and the Individual
thefutureshapers.com
April 29, 2021

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

5 Ways Middle Management Can Drive Innovation
Real Leaders Inc.
February 28, 2021
Who are the leaders and changemakers in your organization? You may think it’s the research and development team or engineering. Maybe a dedicated innovation team or a C-level executive? Amazingly, the people best positioned to drive transformation and innovation at your company are those most often maligned for their lack of vision, creativity and support – middle managers.

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Tags: Innovation, Social, Management

Q&A WITH BBC KEYNOTE ALEX GORYACHEV
buildingbusinesscapabilitu.com
October 21, 2020

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Overcoming bureaucracy and getting that breakthrough.
gotolaunchstreet.com
September 14, 2020

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Truly Impactful Innovation Has No Borders Or Restrictions
givingcompass.org
August 09, 2020

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

An Excerpt from Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact ChangeTreat Innovation Like a Team Sport
www2.frost.com
July 29, 2020

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Essential Take-Aways from Frost & Sullivan’s Webinar Week Series: Innovation
www2.frost.com
July 28, 2020

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond The Buzzword To Continuously Drive Growth, Improve The Bottom Line, And Enact Change
innov8rs.co
June 28, 2020

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Innovating for a Higher Purpose
Stanford University. Designed by Arsenal
June 02, 2020
Innovation” is becoming one of the most overused and meaningless buzzwords of the decade. It is the thing that every leader demands, yet many don’t understand why they need it, or even what it is. Leaders are often very enthusiastic about encouraging everyone to be innovative, yet vague about what it means in practical terms. Companies are often enamored with the latest “disruption” of the month, yet innovation is not only about disruptive technology. Sometimes it's not about disruption at all. At its core it is about business outcomes and people; it is about new ways of doing business, talent, and change management; it is about transforming to new operating models based on co-development and ecosystems of partnerships; it is a journey

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Tags: Innovation, Social, Entrepreneurship

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf Drives Worldwide 5G Growth
Investors.com
May 05, 2020

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Hedging Your Bets: What Should Startups Know About Developing a Risk Strategy?
vouch.us
April 06, 2020

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

San Diegans in quarantine: Stuck at home, locals look for upsides to social distancing
sandiegouniontribune.com
March 19, 2020

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

About Alex Goryachev
toolbox.com
January 06, 2020

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Italy: Where An Innovation Renaissance Continues to Flourish
Cisco
July 29, 2019
Most people, including myself, usually travel to Italy to marvel at its rich history of culture around the arts, architecture, and food. On my most recent visit, however, I had the opportunity to glimpse the future, explore 21st-century digital breakthroughs, and meet with ecosystems of pioneering entrepreneurs.

Like during the glorious Renaissance period itself, innovation flourishes today throughout Italy – from Rome and Milan to Naples and Venice, and many other places in between. From connected smart cities and work places of the future to AI translation platforms and automated mail boxes — the landscape of digitization here is as breathtaking as its natural countryside

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Ecosystems

The Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating with Innovation Partners
LinkedIn
April 09, 2019
There’s no way to sugar coat it: innovation cannot be confined within the four walls of your organization. To survive in the digital era, you must tap into as many resources as possible from inside and outside your company.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation

Establishing a vibrant environment to grow innovation
LinkedIn
March 19, 2019
By 2021, spending on smart city technology is expected to reach $135 billion. But a truly ‘smart’ city needs more than connected street signs, self-driving cars, smart parking meters and hyperloops to thrive.

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Tags: Innovation, IoT, Ecosystems, Smart Cities

2019 AWARD FINALIST SPOTLIGHT: ALEX GORYACHEV, CISCO - FINALIST IN OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE OUTSTANDING LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD CATEGORY
insight.btoes.com
March 11, 2019

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Cisco Launches New Co-Innovation Center in Singapore
cisco
February 17, 2019
Cisco’s Singapore Co-Innovation Center not only expands our global network, but adds many new dimensions to our innovation ecosystem. First, Singapore is core to the Asian economic and technology growth engine, and ranks at the top of many international lists as a global leader in innovation, whenever it comes to technology, trade, or transportation. No surprise that the World Economic Forum recognized Singapore as the “most techology ready” nation.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Ecosystems

Innovation? It Needs to Be Woven Into Every Aspect of Your Company's Culture
Entrepreneur
February 11, 2019
Last year, 2018, was an exciting one for innovation -- but not because of all the futuristic technologies, gadgets and devices that hit the mainstream. In fact, while voice AI, self-driving cars and cryptocurrencies made headlines, something even bigger happened: Companies of all sizes finally began realizing that competing in today’s digital economy requires more than just a blueprint for the next gadget.

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Tags: Innovation, Social, Business Strategy

Unlocking the Innovator Within Your Employees
LinkedIn
February 07, 2019
Digital disruption, accelerated global competition and heightened consumer expectations are transforming industries around the globe, reshaping markets, creating new business models and overturning long-standing incumbents. As a result, companies are realizing they must become more innovative – and they must do it quickly – or risk being put out of business. Despite these market threats, research by KPMG revealed that most innovation programs at large enterprises are only in the earliest stages when it comes to the maturity of their innovation initiatives. They have little to no structure for fostering innovation and are failing to invest significantly enough in implementing meaningful innovation programs.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Diversity and Inclusion

Cisco Opens Latest Co-Innovation Center in Barcelona
cisco
January 28, 2019
Set in one of the most creative, smart and attractive cities, we launched the official opening this evening of Cisco’s Barcelona Co-Innovation Center, the latest addition to our global network of 12 Co-Innovation centers worldwide. Like all our centers, this one will serve as a local hive of innovative activity for open, collaboration to co-develop digital solutions with customers and partners.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Ecosystems

Five Ways Communications Will Drive Business Innovation In 2019
Forbes
January 24, 2019
With digital disruption happening in all industries, it seems today’s business landscape has never been more competitive, and the need to constantly innovate has never been more critical. Companies are racing to bring original solutions to market ahead of their competitors -- but it can’t be done alone.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Innovation

Driving a Successful Partnership between Large Corporations and Startups
Cisco
January 07, 2019
We all know that relationships take work. They require compromise, balance and playing up one another’s strengths and weaknesses. The same applies to business partnerships. Big or small, personal or professional, everyone is looking for that winning combination that brings out the best each party has to offer.

Although large, established enterprises and rising startups reside on opposite sides of the business spectrum, magic can happen when the two work together. However, the spark in such relationships can quickly fizzle. This is not only because 90 percent of startups fail, but also because the two types of partners have different approaches to innovation – a key ingredient for business survival. So, how can these partners work together more efficiently?

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Ecosystems

To Drive Innovation, Focus on People, Not Technology
martechadvisor.com
December 20, 2018

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

How Silicon Valley Works…Ecosystems Breaking Traditions for Transformations
conference-board.org
December 19, 2018

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

It takes a village: How to cultivate innovation across your smart city
Smartcitiesworld.net
December 18, 2018

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

How Silicon Valley Works…Ecosystems Breaking Traditions for Transformations
innovationone.io
December 11, 2018

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Communication: The Driving Force Behind Innovation
LinkedIn
December 06, 2018
Innovation does not occur in a vacuum. Nor does it occur when different departments operate within their own silos. For innovation to become a true competitive differentiator, companies need to encourage cross-functional collaboration – bringing together a diversity of the brightest minds across all jobs and grades to co-develop transformative ideas.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Innovation, Diversity and Inclusion

How Voice Assistants Can Help Your Brand Communicate More
Forbes
November 29, 2018
These days, customer experience -- more than perhaps any other aspect of a business -- can make or break a company. Businesses are starting to realize that customer experience is often the deciding factor for many looking to buy a product or sign up for a service. With the rise of social media allowing customer experiences to be shared almost instantaneously at the global level, a customer’s experience is often the first thing a potential consumer might see.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Innovation, Social

Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes When Communicating with Your Ecosystem of Innovation Partners
innotechtoday.com
November 29, 2018

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Authenticating the value of innovation
LinkedIn
November 12, 2018
Just about every company has its eye on innovation — building designated teams and programs to stimulate disruptive ideas and bring them to market. In fact, about one-third of more mature companies say they have 50 or more people working on innovation, and 47% have a staff of at least 25, according to a new report from Innovation Leader and KPMG.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Innovation, CSR

Better Together: Making Magic Between Big Companies and Startups
Business.com
November 08, 2018

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

A Roadmap To Innovation Part 3: Measuring Your Innovation Program’s Success
Chief Executive
October 29, 2018
Congratulations, you’ve made it to the end of my “Roadmap to Innovation” series and hopefully have a budding innovation program in the works. Thus far, I’ve spoken about aligning innovation with your business strategy, building your teams, overcoming key obstacles, funding your program and incentivizing all employees to participate (check out part 1 and part 2). Although you may be eager to put your game plan into action, it’s a good time to take a step back and establish metrics to gauge the success of your programs and continuously improve upon it. Metrics are crucial. Here’s why.

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Tags: Innovation, Social, Business Strategy

Yes, Entrepreneurs Can Thrive in Corporate Environments
readwrite.com
October 25, 2018

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

THREE KEY STAGES FOR CULTIVATING A COMPANYWIDE CULTURE OF INNOVATION EXCELLENCE
BTOES Insights Official
October 17, 2018

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A Roadmap To Innovation: Dodging Obstacles On Your Journey
Chief Executive
October 02, 2018
Welcome back to my “Roadmap to Innovation” series, where I guide you through the essential steps for creating an innovation program with lasting impacts on the culture of an entire company or organization. Last time, I wrote about getting started on your innovation journeys – identifying which types of innovation align best with your business strategy and building your teams. (Read part 1 here.) In this installment, I’ll explore some of the most pressing challenges, obstacles and pitfalls that you will likely encounter as you put your program into action – from budgeting issues to incentivizing employees to participate. Let’s get started with funding and budgeting.

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Tags: Innovation, Social, Business Strategy

Communications & Innovation: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Disruptor League
September 18, 2018

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Innovation: The Key to Being the Company Everyone Wants to Work For
LinkedIn
September 13, 2018
With thousands of students graduating this spring, the job market will have no shortage of fresh talent. However, only 19% of college graduates say they are interested in working for a big company, according to a recent Accenture survey. In contrast, 44% of survey respondents say they want to work for a startup or small company.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Innovation

Nurturing a Collaborative Mindset among Smart Cities
LinkedIn
September 11, 2018
When most people think of a smart city, notions of hyperloops, self-driving cars, ubiquitous Wi-Fi and countless connections to the internet of things (IoT) are what come to mind. However, new and exciting technologies are only one part of creating smarter, more sustainable and livable cities. The other part of the puzzle is nurturing a local environment of co-innovation, with collaborative innovation hubs as the centerpiece.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Smart Cities

Developing a Robust Partner Ecosystem
LinkedIn
September 10, 2018
Digital disruption is all around us, forcing incumbent businesses to fight for their very survival. Just look at Uber’s impact on taxi fleets or Airbnb’s effect on the hotel industry. In today’s hyper-connected digital economy, companies have no choice but to disrupt or die.

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The Power of Communication in Innovation
LinkedIn
September 06, 2018
Today, businesses in all industries must find new ways to innovate and reinvent themselves to survive in the digital economy. According to Klecha & Co., “Business leaders believe two out of five of the top-ranked companies in their industries won’t exist in the next five years, making innovation a matter of survival.” And Gartner predicts that, while 70% of businesses are now becoming or preparing to become digital businesses, only 30% of these efforts will be successful.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation

Cultivating Innovation within Your Organization
LinkedIn
September 05, 2018
What exactly is innovation? How would you define it? While business leaders seem to agree that innovation is necessary to survive in today’s competitive marketplace, coming to a consensus on exactly what that means is easier said than done.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, HR

Innovation: What's the measure of success?
CIO Dive
September 04, 2018

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

A Roadmap To Innovation: Aligning Innovation With Your Business Strategy
Chief Executive
September 04, 2018
Innovation is a word that is tossed around too often. Companies talk about being “innovative” and “cutting-edge,” but many struggle to make innovation a part of their everyday business. With today’s digital economy perpetuating the notion of “disrupt or die,” simply saying you are innovative or lumping innovation efforts in with R&D and product development are not enough. To survive and thrive, all organizations need an innovation program inspiring every employee company-wide with sufficient budget, mentors and resources.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Business Strategy

Hit the Gas on Co-Innovation
LinkedIn
September 04, 2018
In today’s rapidly changing digital economy, enterprises can no longer afford to be innovation tourists. Innovation fairs, mission statements, internal competitions—they’re all great but not enough anymore. Innovation can’t be a one-time event. Innovation must now be an enduring mindset that’s embedded throughout a company’s culture, inspiring all employees across all functions, grades, and geographies.

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Tags: Innovation, Culture

Free Employees to Tap into Their Inner Entrepreneurs
LinkedIn
August 31, 2018
Regardless of industry, every organization today needs to innovate in order to keep up with the pace of change in the digital economy. In many organizations, more than ever before, it has become the communication department’s mission to encourage, empower and activate employees to innovate. That’s because organizations need to keep firing up the stove to spark and grow innovation — and that can only be done through frequent and consistent communications.

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Ignite a Startup Culture Within Your Enterprise
LinkedIn
August 29, 2018
In today’s rapidly changing digital economy, enterprises can no longer afford to be innovation tourists. Innovation fairs, mission statements, internal competitions—they’re all great but not enough anymore. Innovation can’t be a one-time event. Innovation must now be an enduring mindset that’s embedded throughout a company’s culture, inspiring all employees across all functions, grades, and geographies.

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Tags: Innovation, Culture

Persuade Others To Embrace Your Innovation
Investors.com
August 28, 2018

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

How an Enterprise Can Create a Lasting Culture of Innovation
eweek.com
August 21, 2018

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

9 Steps to Harnessing the Power of Your People to Innovate
Business.com
August 15, 2018

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Creating an environment of co-innovation is the key to smart cities
smartcitiesdive.com
July 24, 2018

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How To Communicate Across Partner Ecosystems To Spark Innovation
Forbes
July 18, 2018
Digital disruption is all around us, forcing incumbent businesses to fight for their very survival. Just look at Uber’s impact on taxi fleets or Airbnb’s effect on the hotel industry. In today’s hyper-connected digital economy, companies have no choice but to disrupt or die.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Innovation, Ecosystems

Winning the talent war: How innovation attracts and retains employees
HR Dive
May 31, 2018

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

5 Proven Ways to Create a Lasting Legacy of Employee Innovation
HR Technologist
May 30, 2018
What exactly is innovation? How would you define it? While business leaders seem to agree that innovation is necessary to survive in today’s competitive marketplace, coming to a consensus on exactly what that means is easier said than done.

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Tags: Innovation, Management, Leadership

Cisco launches 'maker' space for employees at San Jose HQ, with more planned
Silicon Valley Business Journal
May 07, 2018

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Power Of The People: How Communications Can Unleash Employee Innovation
Forbes
April 13, 2018
Regardless of industry, every organization today needs to innovate in order to keep up with the pace of change in the digital economy. In many organizations, more than ever before, it has become the communication department’s mission to encourage, empower and activate employees to innovate. That’s because organizations need to keep firing up the stove to spark and grow innovation — and that can only be done through frequent and consistent communications.

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Tags: Innovation, Culture, Ecosystems

Think Like a Startup, Scale Like an Enterprise: Balancing the Best of Both Worlds
Business.com
April 12, 2018

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

How To Measure And Communicate Innovation
Forbes
March 26, 2018
Innovation is not a buzzword -- it is an essential ingredient in an organization’s ability to compete in today’s digital age. By being open to ideas from anyone, anywhere inside or outside your company, you can disrupt markets, create new business opportunities and solve customers’ most pressing challenges.

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Three Reasons Why Innovation Is All About Communication
Forbes
February 05, 2018
Today, businesses in all industries must find new ways to innovate and reinvent themselves to survive in the digital economy. According to Klecha & Co., “Business leaders believe two out of five of the top-ranked companies in their industries won’t exist in the next five years, making innovation a matter of survival.” And Gartner predicts that, while 70% of businesses are now becoming or preparing to become digital businesses, only 30% of these efforts will be successful.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation

Tech Dream Teams: How Startups and Enterprises Can Work Together
Informationweek.com
January 09, 2018

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Cisco : Converging Hyper Co-Innovation Inside and Outside a Big Company
marketscreener.com
October 16, 2017

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

HCMx Radio 58: HCM Excellence 17 live interview with Alex Goryachev – Senior Director, Innovation Strategy and Programs, Cisco Corporate Strategic Innovation Group
bradonhall.com
March 29, 2017

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Innovazione, 10 effetti della digital disruption sulle aziende (nel 2017)
economyup.it
February 02, 2017

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Top 10 CXO trends to watch in 2017
techrepublic.com
January 12, 2017

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Alex Goryachev: Community Contributor
HR Technologist
January 09, 2017

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Crowd Sourcing Co-Innovation To Disrupt Markets: Get Ready!
CIO Applications
January 01, 2017

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Seven principles to ignite a culture of innovators
techcrunch.com
November 25, 2016

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Startup Invents a Bench that Can Cut Air Pollution by Up to 30 Percent
govtech.com
April 25, 2016

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Innovation

2 Books
Fearless Innovation - 2021 Audible Edition, narrated by
Gildan Media
January 01, 2021

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Tags: Culture, Ecosystems, Innovation

Fearless Innovation
Wiley
January 29, 2020
PRAGMATIC AND EFFECTIVE GUIDE TO HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION SURVIVE,
TRANSFORM AND PROSPER.

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution marches on and the world is becoming digital, the topic of technology innovation has become one of the most talked about trends.

But innovation is not about technology. At its core it is about business outcomes and people; it is about new ways of doing business, talent and change management; it is about transforming to new operating models based on co-development and ecosystems of partnerships; it is a journey.

So where do you begin? How do survive and thrive while transforming your business to adopt new models and grow new revenue streams? Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change will answer all of these questions, and more.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Business Strategy

1 Book Chapter
Voices of Innovation: Fulfilling the Promise of Information Technology in Healthcare
CRC Press
January 28, 2019
We can all point to random examples of innovation inside of healthcare information technology, but few repeatable processes exist that make innovation more routine than happenstance. How do you create and sustain a culture of innovation? What are the best practices you can refine and embed as part of your organization's DNA? What are the potential outcomes for robust healthcare transformation when we get this innovation mystery solved? Loaded with numerous case studies and stories of successful innovation projects, this book helps the reader understand how to leverage innovation to help fulfill the promise of healthcare information technology in enabling superior business and clinical outcomes.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, HealthTech, Innovation

1 Corporate Partner
Venture Partner - Interlock Capital
Interlock Capital
January 14, 2021
I am an active venture partner with Interlock Capital, a community-driven, San Diego based venture fund focused on new innovative cutting edge technologies, as well as community-oriented startups and primarily investing in underrepresented founders and geographies.

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

1 Entrepreneur in Residence
Innovator in Residence
Tulane University
August 04, 2020
I am passionate about connecting innovators, sharing knowledge and showing others how operations, communications, culture and innovation be synonymous.

Lepage Innovators-in-Residence are an accomplished group of executives, investors, and entrepreneurs who mentor student ventures, serve as guest lecturers in the venture accelerator course, and offer career advice during set office hours.

Innovators-in-Residence select their own individual titles, which may include designations such as Executive-, Investor-, or Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Regardless of professional background, each is an innovator committed to growing and transforming his or her discipline. This well-rounded group of professionals is equipped to aid students in any aspect of starting a business.

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Tags: Innovation, Culture, Entrepreneurship

8 Influencer Awards
Innovation Leader - Impact Awards 2018 (Finalist)
Innovation Leader
October 01, 2018

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Tags: Innovation

Golden Bridge Awards - Most Innovative Executive of the Year - 2,500 or more Employees (Silver Winner)
Golden Bridge Awards
September 01, 2018

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Tags: Innovation

Innovation Excellence - Top 50 Innovation Twitter Sharers
Innovation Excellence
September 01, 2018

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Tags: Innovation

The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards 2018 - Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Technology & Communications (Finalist)
The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards 2018
March 01, 2018

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Tags: Innovation

Stevie Awards - Technical Innovation of the Year
Stevie Awards
November 01, 2017

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Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) STAR Awards 2017 - Innovation in Expand Selling Programs
TSIA Star Awards 2017
October 01, 2017

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Brandon Hall Group 2017 Excellence Awards - Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program (Gold)
Brandon Hall Group 2017 Excellence Awards
September 01, 2017
Cisco has won multiple Brandon Hall Excellence Awards, both in 2017 and 2018; this is just the innovation-focused one

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SAP Innovation Awards (Honorable Mention)
SAP
May 01, 2017

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14 Keynotes
Reimagining Innovation in a Modern World
Saudi Industrial Development Fund
December 19, 2021
Keynote at the Saudi Ministry of Natural Resources on December 19, 2021

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There Is No "I" in Innovation: Unlocking Power of the Ecosystem to Co-innovate for Fun and Profit
Emamo
August 17, 2021
Just like the Internet, not all innovative ideas are born inside the boardroom. To unlock the true potential of your organization, you need to tap into the entire ecosystem. That means partnering and co-innovating with customers, suppliers, academia, communities, nonprofits and employees.

Yet, there's a dangerous tendency to remain insular out of ego and fear, which causes organizations to miss out on the major benefits they would otherwise receive when working with the entire ecosystem.

Drawn from global experience, we will discuss the value that non-traditional ecosystem partnerships can bring to your organization: from employee development, to brand value, from community relationships, to new product introduction and revenue acceleration. We look at case studies around the world to pinpoint the value of co-innovation across different organizations and verticals, and discuss creating win-win relationships to create new measurable value for everyone.

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Driving Cultural and Strategic Transformation with Disruptive Co-Innovation | Alex Goryachev
YouTube
May 22, 2020

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Chief Human Resource Officer Exchange
CHRO Exchange
October 18, 2019
Building culture of innovation

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Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Seminar 2019
BTOES
March 21, 2019
Driving Cultural and Strategic Transformation with Disruptive Co-Innovation

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Innovation Master Class 2018
The Conference Board
December 06, 2018
Innovation Strategy Program

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CISCO’S ALEX GORYACHEV AND MACIEJ KRANZ: INNOVATION IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
YouTube
March 21, 2018
Here’s a chance to get an inside view of innovation in the tech industry from two high-level executives at Cisco Systems, one of Silicon Valley’s most revered companies. Our speakers will discuss the disruptive impact of digitization on industries, their operations, cultures and employees as well as co-innovation best practices inside and outside that enable companies to lead the digital transition.

For the past 20 years, Alex Goryachev has made it his business to turn disruptive concepts into emerging business models. As Cisco’s senior director of innovation strategy and programs, he sparks internal innovation by providing employees at all levels the chance to share their big ideas, many of which make their way into the company’s innovation engine. He was the emerging stars gold recipient of Brandon Hall Group’s 2016 Human Capital Management Excellence Awards Program, and his organization won golds for employee engagement and innovation talent management programs. Prior to Cisco, Goryachev was a successful consultant with extended assignments at Napster, Liquid Audio, IBM Global Services and Pfizer.

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Everyone is an Entrepreneur—The Art of Innovation in Everyday Life | Alex Goryachev | TEDxKGI
YouTube
February 28, 2018
When Alex arrived in the United States as a teenager raised in the Soviet Union, he immediately faced disruption. He discovered new freedoms all around him as well as the power of the ultimate equalizer-the Internet. He immediately set out on a life course far different from his upbringing as the son of a high ranking official in the Russian diplomatic corps. He has been disrupting individuals, cultures, companies, and industries ever since. His journey started early when he got to know the local hacking community, become involved with Electronic Frontier Foundation, and taught himself as a teen-ager to master UNIX operating systems and design web pages and later using his skills to develop innovative apps and platforms for the digital entertainment industry. He had extended gigs with music pioneers Napster and Liquid Audio. He also adapted innovations to other industries, consulting with IBM Global Services and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. For a while he was also a partner in a music production and promotion company that produced hundreds of shows coast to coast. Alex is the Senior Director of Innovation Strategy and Programs at Cisco, where he applies his go-getter entrepreneurial spirit to ignite co-innovation among employees, customers, startups, and partners. He oversees companywide innovation programs for all employees in every function, as well as global innovation centers where we co-innovate with our customers. In the end, for Alex, its all about turning ideas into solutions that disrupt markets for social and economic good. When Alex arrived in the United States as a teenager raised in the Soviet Union, he immediately faced disruption. He discovered new freedoms all around him as well as the power of the ultimate equalizer-the Internet. . He immediately set out on a life course far different from his upbringing as the son of a high ranking official in the Russian diplomatic corps. He has been disrupting individuals, cultures, companies, and industries ever since. His journey started early when he got to know the local hacking community, become involved with Electronic Frontier Foundation, and taught himself as a teen-ager to master UNIX operating systems and design web pages and later using his skills to develop innovative apps and platforms for the digital entertainment industry. He had extended gigs with music pioneers Napster and Liquid Audio. He also adapted innovations to other industries, consulting with IBM Global Services and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. For a while he was also a partner in a music production and promotion company that produced hundreds of shows coast to coast. Alex is the Senior Director of Innovation Strategy and Programs at Cisco, where he applies his go-getter entrepreneurial spirit to ignite co-innovation among employees, customers, startups, and partners. He oversees companywide innovation programs for all employees in every function, as well as global innovation centers where we co-innovate with our customers. In the end, for Alex, its all about turning ideas into solutions that disrupt markets for social and economic good. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx​

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Spigit Webinar - Innovation in the Digital Economy
Spigit
October 26, 2017
Innovation in the Digital Economy

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Innovation Leader Teach-In at MIT - Converging Innovation Inside and Out
Innovation Leader
October 12, 2017

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Conference Board Change Management & Transformation Conference
Conference Board
June 23, 2017
Innovation in the Digital Economy

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Oseas Ramirez Assad, Alex Goryachev, Stephen Liguori - Lean Startup Inside a Big Company
YouTube
April 14, 2017
What happens when a small group of mavericks decide to launch an unauthorized version of Lean Startup inside a huge multinational firm like Cisco? Over 1,100 new organic-growth ideas, including a surprise Shark Tank-like ending. Presented by Steve Liguori, (Founder Liguori Innovation and former GE Exec Director of Global Innovation) with Alex Goryachev (Cisco Senior Director Innovation Strategy and Programs) and Oseas Ramirez Assad (Cisco Senior Manager, Business Development and Innovation Enablement.)

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Argyle HR Forum
Argyle
March 22, 2017
The Experience of Disruptive Innovation to Engage, Empower and Excite Talent

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Human Capital Management Excellence Conference 2017
Brandon Hall
January 26, 2017
The Power of Disruptive Innovation to Inspire Talent

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25 Media Interviews
14 Smart Ways For Companies To Incorporate ESG Into Their Branding
Forbes
February 14, 2022
Employees are your most critical innovators and brand ambassadors. The first step is getting them involved in defining and setting appropriate sustainability goals for your organization. To have a meaningful and lasting societal and branding impact, you must empower your employees to actively participate in helping your company achieve ESG goals. - Alex Goryachev, Tulane University Freeman School of Business

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Interview with Alex Goryachev, the Mastermind behind Cisco’s Grandest Innovation Challenge
TeskaLabs Ltd
August 16, 2021
An interview with Alex Goryachev, Senior Director – Innovation Strategy & Programs Corporate Strategic Innovation Group, Cisco, is a part of a series of interviews on enterprise innovation with corporate intrapreneurs, technology enthusiasts and visionaries within some of the world's largest companies.

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Liberating Your Employees to Drive Change
HR Exchange Network
July 02, 2021
The Work from Home revolution proved the obvious– innovation is not about the technological inventions, it’s about people, culture and collaboration.

In this fireside chat from our recent HR Tech North America event with Alex Goryachev, bestselling author of “Fearless Innovation” and former head of Cisco’s Global Innovation Centers, we will examine common myths about innovation and explore why HR must be in the driver seat when it comes to future-proofing your organization. From technological to societal shifts, we will explore the “next normal” and arm you with actionable steps you can take to move your organization forward.

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Fearless Journeys: Alex Goryachev
YouTube
April 12, 2021
Alex Goryachev, Managing Director of Innovation Strategy and Programs for Cisco Systems and author of the new book, "Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change." In this clip, he discusses his life growing up in the Soviet Union, his work in Silicon Valley, and his experiences seeing Russia after the fall of the USSR. The key to innovation is diversity, inclusion, and being connected.

Listen to our full interview on Episode 71 of the Agents of Innovation podcast -- found on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Stitcher, SoundCloud, an other podcast sites. For more information, visit AgentsOfInnovation.org and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Support our work at: Patreon.com/AgentsOfInnovation

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Ep. 197 - Alex Goryachev, Cisco's Global Co-Innovation Centers MD & Author of Fearless Innovation
Inside Outside Innovation
March 21, 2021
Alex Goryachev is the managing director of Cisco's Global Co-Innovation Centers and author of the new book Fearless Innovation. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation Founder talks with Alex about innovation initiatives going on at Cisco, the power of the individual innovator to drive corporate change, and the many benefits of creating a strong ecosystem of partners outside your organization. For more information and innovation resources, check out insideoutside.io

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Innovative Perspectives: Alex Goryachev
YouTube
March 07, 2021
Alex Goryachev, Managing Director of Innovation Strategy and Programs for Cisco Systems and author of the new book, "Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change." Listen to our full interview on Episode 71 of the Agents of Innovation podcast -- found on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Stitcher, SoundCloud, an other podcast sites. For more information, visit AgentsOfInnovation.org and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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WeInnovators Club | Alex Goryachev
Weinnovators Club
November 04, 2020
Alex is the Senior Director – Emerging Technologies and Incubation of Cisco, a $50B technology, powerhouse where he applies his go-getter entrepreneurial spirit to ignite co-innovation among employees, customers, startups, and partners. He created companywide innovation programs for all employees in every function, as well as developed global innovation centers enabling co-innovation with the ecosystem.

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The Post COVID-19 Reboot - Rebooting: Economic recovery and managing risk
uwaterloo
May 25, 2020
University of Waterloo GEDI presents a series of 6 free weekly "Post-COVID-19 Reboot" webinars. The series kicked off on May 21, 2020 with Rebooting: Economic recovery and managing risk. The expert panelists discuss what does rebuilding look like? What are the roles of businesses of all sizes in the new economy, and how do we ensure their survival? We'll discuss the role of innovation, working differently, workforce preparedness, and skills development.

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1896: Fearless Innovation with Alex Goryachev
LaunchStreet TV
April 28, 2020
Everyday innovators are the ones driving the innovation we are seeing across a variety of industries, companies, and governments that are making the pivots and changes needed to address the current pandemic and adapt to the changing times. Alex Goryachev, Cisco’s Senior Director of Innovation Strategy and Programs and author of Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change, is one of these innovators I’ve featured in my book.

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Ep. 197 - Alex Goryachev, Cisco's Global Co-Innovation Centers MD & Author of Fearless Innovation
YouTube
April 28, 2020
Alex Goryachev is the managing director of Cisco's Global Co-Innovation Centers and author of the new book Fearless Innovation. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation Founder talks with Alex about innovation initiatives going on at Cisco, the power of the individual innovator to drive corporate change, and the many benefits of creating a strong ecosystem of partners outside your organization. For more information and innovation resources, check out insideoutside.io

Inside Outside Innovation
Episode 197
April 28, 2020

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CL253: How Fearless Innovation Helps Leaders Adapt To Change - Interview with Alex Goryachev
YouTube
March 24, 2020
In this episode we learn from Alex Goryachev, On How Fearless Innovation Helps Leaders Adapt To Change.

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Alex Goryachev Defines Fearless Innovation
AGENTS OF INNOVATION
March 21, 2020
Alex Goryachev is the author of Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change. He’s an an award-winning Silicon Valley veteran whose resume reads like a brief history of tech disruption. He’s worked at Pfizer, IBM, Liquid Audio, Napster, and now Cisco Systems, where he’s been more than a decade, currently serving as their Managing Director of Innovation. According to Fortune, Cisco is listed as the 48th largest company in the world and has over 74,000 employees

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Alex Goryachev - Innovation - Bregman Leadership Podcast
YouTube
June 10, 2019
Are you giving yourself time to innovate? On today’s episode, I speak about innovation and productivity with Alex Goryachev, the senior director of innovation at Cisco. Discover why the “lonely innovator” is a myth and which part of a large company routinely comes up with the most innovative ideas. Listen here: http://bit.ly/2wLm740​

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1824: Innovation in Large Companies with Alex Goryachev
YouTube
May 28, 2019
Have you ever wondered what it takes to drive innovation when you’re just one person in a large organization? With bureaucracies, processes, and roadmaps of ‘this is how it’s done’ already laid out, how can you — really — think outside the box and disrupt? Today’s guest, Alex Goryachev, is jammed packed with wisdom on how you can strive for innovation when you’re just one person.

Alex is the Senior Director of Innovation Strategy at Cisco. With over 20 years of experience, Alex has made it his business to turn disruptive concepts into emerging business models. He is an entrepreneurial go-getter who takes risks and thinks ahead about what the future might hold.

We discuss how large companies have shifted their focus from using an outside entrepreneur or consultant to drive innovation to leveraging their in-house staff for support and creation of new ideas. While living in such a fast-paced environment, large organizations realize the importance of investing in innovative teams so that they can get a leg up in the marketplace. Alex explains that, oftentimes, the best ideas come from those who are working directly with the customer. Alex also shares his process on how he thinks about innovation and how he spots a good idea that has lots of ‘spark.’Alex is the Senior Director of Innovation Strategy at Cisco. With over 20 years of experience, Alex has made it his business to turn disruptive concepts into emerging business models. He is an entrepreneurial go-getter who takes risks and thinks ahead about what the future might hold.

We discuss how large companies have shifted their focus from using an outside entrepreneur or consultant to drive innovation to leveraging their in-house staff for support and creation of new ideas. While living in such a fast-paced environment, large organizations realize the importance of investing in innovative teams so that they can get a leg up in the marketplace. Alex explains that, oftentimes, the best ideas come from those who are working directly with the customer. Alex also shares his process on how he thinks about innovation and how he spots a good idea that has lots of ‘spark.’

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Ep 84 Alex Goryachev - Cisco: “Mid-managers are ideal drivers of innovation.”
YouTube
April 06, 2019
Almost all companies talk about innovation, but regretfully most of them have no idea what it really entails. Innovation is not about inventing new technologies and developing disruptive products – it is about people. Innovation is a mindset; an entrepreneurial spirit that must be embraced by every employee. That is exactly why those in middle management are ideal drivers of innovation, and why organizations must ensure that they are the ones setting the example with this innovation mindset.

Research from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, demonstrated that middle managers have a much larger impact on an organizational innovation than those individuals with assigned innovation job roles, and that middle managers are particularly essential in driving strong performance in creative, innovative and knowledge-intensive industries.

As such, Alex Goryachev - Managing Director of Innovation Strategy at Cisco - recognizes that middle management is the real change-makers and leaders of innovation within their organization. On this week’s episode, Alex shares the top ways middle managers can effectively spearhead this initiative of developing a culture of innovation and remaining competitive in this fast-changing, disruptive, digital economy.

Today with Alex we talk about:
- What innovation means at Cisco and how it drives employee engagement.
- Why middle managers are pivotal to innovation within any organization.
- How can such managers help develop an innovation culture, drive engagement and innovation.

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Cisco opens innovation hub, cybersecurity center in Singapore
Cisco
February 27, 2019
Both located at Cisco's office in Mapletree Business City, the centers are expected to strengthen its innovation push and boost Asia-Pacific threat intelligence research and security incidence response capabilities.

Chng Kai Fong, managing director of the Economic Development Board, welcomed the move and was quoted in the news release as saying the centers will also “provide opportunities for Singaporeans to work with the best minds in Cisco.”

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Cisco tours world for locally sourced, globally scalable innovation
Cisco
January 07, 2019
Waiting for Silicon Valley to solve the economic, industrial and social ills in Oceania? It might be smarter to pair advanced technology with local wisdom about region-specific problems. What comes out may be groundbreaking, globally scalable products and services.

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#239 Alex Goryachev Part 2
Innovation & Leadership
December 19, 2018
Alex Goryachev Part 2

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#238 Managing Director at Cisco Innovation Centers - Alex Goryachev
tubeusername2010
December 12, 2018
Managing Director at Cisco Innovation Centers

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Alex Goryachev, Cisco | Innovation Master Class 2018
YouTube
December 08, 2018
Alex Goryachev, Senior Director, Innovation Strategy and Programs, Cisco sits down with Jeff Frick at The Conference Board's 6th Annual Innovation Master Class in Palo Alto, California.

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[Spigit Webinar] Cisco: Enabling Every Employee to Be an Innovator
Spigit
October 26, 2017
[Spigit Webinar] Cisco: Enabling Every Employee to Be an Innovator

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HCMx Radio 58: Excelencia HCM 17 live interview with Alex Goryachev – Senior Director, Innovation Strategy and Programs, Cisco Corporate Strategic Innovation Group
Brandon Hall
March 29, 2017
Alex began his Cisco journey in 2004 with a singular focus: Innovación. He defined and operationalized several high-profile Cisco initiatives, including the company’s Country Transformation plan for Cisco in emerging markets. He also held senior roles in Development, Mercadeo, Finanzas, and Channels, providing him a 360 view of how a great company ticks. Prior to Cisco, Alex was a successful consultant with extended assignments at Napster, Liquid Audio, IBM Global Services, and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

To listen to our interview, you can download the podcast anytime at the HCMx Radio sitio.

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HCMx Radio 58: HCM Excellence 17 Live Interview with Alex Goryachev from Cisco
YouTube
March 29, 2017
Guest: Alex Goryachev, Senior Director, Innovation Strategy and Programs, Cisco Corporate Strategic Innovation Group

Host: Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer and HCM Principal Analyst, Brandon Hall Group

About Alex Goryachev
Alex began his Cisco journey in 2004 with a singular focus: Innovation. He defined and operationalized several high-profile Cisco initiatives, including the company’s Country Transformation plan for Cisco in emerging markets. He also held senior roles in Development, Marketing, Finance, and Channels, providing him a 360 view of how a great company ticks. Prior to Cisco, Alex was a successful consultant with extended assignments at Napster, Liquid Audio, IBM Global Services, and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

To listen to our interview, you can download the podcast anytime at the HCMx Radio site (www.brandonhall.com/hcmxradio).

-Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer, Brandon Hall Group @RachelCCooke

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Interview with Alex Goryachev, the Mastermind behind Cisco’s Grandest Innovation Challenge
Teskalabs
August 16, 2016
An interview with Alex Goryachev, Senior Director – Innovation Strategy & Programs Corporate Strategic Innovation Group, Cisco, is a part of a series of interviews on enterprise innovation with corporate intrapreneurs, technology enthusiasts and visionaries within some of the world's largest companies.

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Alex Goryachev talks about the $250K Cisco Innovation Grand Challenge
YouTube
July 09, 2016
Alex Goryachev, Cisco Director of Innovation Strategy, talks about leveraging Cisco to expand startup market reach. Filmed during San Diego Startup Week, www.sandiegostartupweek.com, Alex talks with Eric Westreich (Startup Show San Diego), www.StartupShowSD.com and discusses the Cisco Innovation Grand Challenge, innovationgrandchallenge.cisco.com, where innovators, entrepreneurs, developers and researchers to submit disruptive ideas that transform industries and governments, and change the world in order to win mentoring, work space at Cisco Innovation Centers

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10 Miscellaneouss
WorldFestival Innovation Awards - Judging Committee
worldfestival.com
August 17, 2021

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How To Achieve Fearless Innovation
ericjacobsonmanagement.blogspot.com
March 25, 2021

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Top 30 Books for New Innovators in 2021
insideoutside.io
February 17, 2021

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How To Achieve Fearless Innovation
ericjacobsonmanagement.blogspot.com
September 16, 2020

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Fearless Innovation, a book review
https://blogs.gartner.com/
July 21, 2020

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THE JANITOR WHO HELPED PUT A MAN ON THE MOON – PURPOSE IN ACTION
theprisonerandthepenguin.com
May 28, 2020

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Book Review: Fearless Innovation
theprisonerandthepenguin.com
May 28, 2020

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BOOK REVIEW: TO MAKE INNOVATION, BUSINESS AS USUAL 'Fearless Innovation – A no-nonsense guide' book by Alex Goryachev
marketingsociety.com
April 02, 2020

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Fearless Innovation
ericjacobsonmanagement.blogspot.com
March 03, 2020

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Fearless Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris
bobmorris.biz
February 19, 2020

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3 Panels
Fostering Innovation in Organizations | Inside Forbes Councils
Forbes Councils
July 30, 2019
Forbes Councils members Alex Goryachev, Ron Cogburn, Masha Sharma, and Maureen Metcalf discuss what innovation means to them, how to stay on top of emerging tech, and what to do if you feel that your company has fallen behind.

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Net Impact Conference
Net Impact
October 26, 2018
Intrapreneurship Outside the Lines

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UIDP-University Industry Demonstration Partnership
UIDP-University Industry Demonstration
April 18, 2018
Corporate Strategic Innovation

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22 Podcasts
Innovation Unleashed - Necessity Drives Innovation; Innovation is a Necessity
Innovation Unleased
July 26, 2020

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Innovation and Leadership with Jess Larsen
Graystroke Media
May 13, 2020
Author of Fearless Innovation and an award-winning Silicon Valley veteran - Alex Goryachev Part 1

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Inside LaunchStreet with Tamara Ghandour by Inside LaunchStreet
Inside LaunchStreet
April 28, 2020
1896: Fearless Innovation with Alex Goryachev

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SuperCreativity Podcast with James Taylor
jamestaylor.me
March 24, 2020
CL253: How Fearless Innovation Helps Leaders Adapt To Change – Interview with Alex Goryachev

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The Corporate Innovation Podcasts Episode 3
The Corporate Innovation
March 17, 2020
Ep.3 - Selecting the right metrics and setting up internal startup programs

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The WorkLife Podcast
The WorkLife Podcast
March 17, 2020
Is Innovation just an overused buzzword? A conversation with Alex Goryachev

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Innovation Podcast Episode 71
Innocation Podcast
March 13, 2020
Episode 71 Alex Goryachev Defines Fearless Innovation

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Seamless Podcast with Darin Andersen
Seamless Podcast
March 12, 2020
Alex Goryachev, Managing Director at Cisco | Seamless Podcast: Smart Cities

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The Everyday Innovator Podcast for Product Managers
The Everyday Innovation Podcast
March 02, 2020
TEI 272: How to create fearless innovation in your organization – with Alex Goryachev

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Inside Forbes Councils - Fostering Innovation in Organizations
Inside Forbes Councils
July 30, 2019

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Innovation and Leadership with Jess Larsen - Managing Director at Cisco Innovation Centers Part 1
Graystroke Media
July 03, 2019

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Innovation and Leadership with Jess Larsen - Managing Director at Cisco Innovation Centers Part 2
Graystroke Media
July 03, 2019

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Bregman Leadership Podcast Episode 152: Alex Goryachev – Innovation
Bregman Partners
June 10, 2019

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Cisco Executive Finds an Unlikely Adversary in Middle Management to Drive Innovation
linkedin.com
April 08, 2019

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Ep. 197 – Alex Goryachev, Cisco’s Global Co-Innovation Centers MD & Author of Fearless Innovation
Inside Outside
April 08, 2019
Alex Goryachev is the managing director of Cisco’s Global Co-Innovation Centers and author of the new book Fearless Innovation. Alex and Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation founder talk about a variety of innovation initiatives going on at Cisco. We talk about the power of the individual innovator to drive corporate change and the many benefits of creating a strong ecosystem of partners outside your organization.

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ProdManagementTalks TEI 219: How Cisco innovates to beat competitors and deliver value
blogtalkradio.com
March 05, 2019

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The Everyday Innovator Podcast for Product Managers
Productinnovationeducators.com
March 04, 2019
TEI 219: How Cisco innovates to beat competitors and deliver value – with Alex Goryachev

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TEI 219: How Cisco innovates to beat competitors and deliver value – with Alex Goryachev
Inside Outside
March 04, 2019
I love hearing how companies improve their innovation capabilities and foster a culture of innovation. Anytime I hear such stories, I always find lessons for how other organizations can also improve their capability.

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Innovation and Leadership with Jess Larsen - Managing Director at Cisco Innovation Centers - Part 2
Graystroke Media
December 19, 2018

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Innovation and Leadership with Jess Larsen - Managing Director at Cisco Innovation Centers - Part 1
Graystroke Media
December 12, 2018

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Innovation 101: Cisco’s Story of Transforming the Company Culture
HR Technologist
June 05, 2018

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Lean StartUp - Using Lean Startup Inside A Big Company | Oseas Ramirez Assad, Alex Goryachev & Stephen Liguori
Lean StartUp Co
September 05, 2017

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12 Quotes
Tech-enabled & innovation-focused
winvest.com
January 12, 2022

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Powerful tips for leaders on how to cultivate a culture of innovation within the team
recruitee.com
September 10, 2021

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As Cisco managing director Alex Goryachev writes on Forbes
Careeraddict.com
August 04, 2021
As Cisco managing director Alex Goryachev writes on Forbes: ‘People listen mostly to respond rather than to understand. However, digitisation demands active listening to the ecosystem in order to survive and develop collaborative strategies with startups, partners and customers around the world’.

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THE VISION CODE: HOW TO CREATE AND EXECUTE A COMPELLING VISION FOR YOUR BUSINESS, REVIEWED
irishtechnews.ie
March 04, 2021

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Innovation Isn't A Flash Of Inspiration; It's An Ongoing Process
IBD
June 03, 2020
ust because a new product can be fashioned, doesn't mean it's a good idea. Focus instead on statistics that prove the innovation is needed, says Alex Goryachev, author of "Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, And Enact Change." Goryachev is also managing director of Cisco's (CSCO) global Co-Innovation Centers.

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About Alex Goryachev
entrepreneur.com
March 10, 2020

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14 Social Media Trends That Every Marketer Should Know About In 2019
Forbes
February 01, 2019
The use of social media will not slow down anytime soon. Marketers must be on top of the latest social media tools and platforms so they’re able to quickly analyze trends and respond to customers proactively. Be prepared to see a larger volume of inbound customer requests via social channels. Monitor these channels proactively to respond quickly and keep customers satisfied.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Social

How Silicon Valley Works…Ecosystems Breaking Traditions for Transformations
Forbes
December 11, 2018
“Innovation,” he said, “is all about execution.” And to be effective at execution a company’s innovation needs to be centered around its talent and culture. Innovation needs to be a common factor in every employee’s day. Communications are critical. I recommend Joan Greco’s interview with Alex and his article “Communication: The Driving Force Behind Innovation” to learn more of Alex’s insights.

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How To Build A Brand: 14 Effective Strategies To Improve Customer Experience
Forbes
December 04, 2018

Consumers expect a seamless, consistent experience across all channels, whether it’s mobile app, website, social media channels, phone, email, text or in the store. And, of course, customer service must be the top priority. Listen and respond proactively to your customers’ concerns. Apple and Nordstrom are examples of two companies that do this very well.


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Quoted Alex's Innovation Strategy for CISCO
hrtechnologist.com
June 05, 2018
This quote aptly describes Cisco’s perspective on “Innovation”. Alex Goryachev, Managing Director of Innovation Strategy and Programs at Cisco, talks about kindling an innovation revolution in the company, about employees investing in “My Innovation” programs, and how disruption is the antidote to stagnation. Alex began his Cisco journey in 2004 with a singular focus: Innovation. Prior to Cisco, Alex was a successful consultant with extended assignments at Napster, Liquid Audio, IBM Global Services, and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

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RACHEL KOELING quoted Alex
hub.appirio.com
April 18, 2018
“Without the power of communication — two-way communication …” wrote Forbes author, Alex Goryachev, “… few if any innovations that better our lives and livelihoods would advance beyond the idea.” Yet, 95 percent of today’s workers don’t understand their company's goals or strategies.

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Rob Enderle quoted Alex
hub.appirio.com
March 02, 2018
In contrast, I spoke with Alex Goryachev, Cisco’s Managing Director of Innovation Strategy & Programs. He told me about their continued success in Brazil and London related to their Olympic efforts. The company focused on helping local startups use its technology to innovate, resulting not only in hundreds of new customers and jobs in the regions but also a positive impact on Cisco’s revenue.

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5 Speaking Engagements
Building Business Capability Conference: EXECUTIVE PANEL: IGNITING BUSINESS AGILITY
Building Business Capability
October 22, 2020

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Innov8rs Connect - Talents & Teams 2020
Inno8rs
May 14, 2020
Empowering Employees to Innovate

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Conference Board Master Class 2019
Conference Board
December 01, 2019
How Cisco Builds an Enterprise-Wide Culture of Innovation

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IIR Front End of Innovation
IIR Front End of Innovation
May 09, 2017
Disrupt Yourself First

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16th Annual Growth, Innovation, and Leadership The Virtual Growth Pipeline Experience
Frost & Sullivan
December 31, 1969
Leveraging Innovation Challenges and Competitions to Accelerate Ideation

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1 Visiting Lecturer
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Freeman School of Business - Tulane University
July 10, 2021

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2 Webinars
Building the next normal: Fearless Innovation | WeInnovators Club | Alex Goryachev
YouTube
November 04, 2020
Alex is the Senior Director – Emerging Technologies and Incubation of Cisco, a $50B technology, powerhouse where he applies his go-getter entrepreneurial spirit to ignite co-innovation among employees, customers, startups, and partners. He created companywide innovation programs for all employees in every function, as well as developed global innovation centers enabling co-innovation with the ecosystem.

Alex Goryachev has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for innovation and culture transformation. He is a Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author of “Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change”. He is sought after by the press as an expert on innovation, sustainability and digitization, and is a contributing writer for Forbes and Chief Executive Magazine, and an Editorial Advisory Board Member for Innovation Leader Magazine.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Innovation, Ecosystems

2016 Open Nation: Large Scale Innovation Culture, Cisco
2016 Open Nation on IdeaScale YouTube Channel
November 19, 2016

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1 Workshop
Everyone is an Entrepreneur—The Art of Innovation in Everyday Life
TedTalksxKGI
February 01, 2018

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