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Eric Acton

Head of Innovation Ecosystems at R² Data Labs | Rolls-Royce

Charlotte, United States


Available For: Advising
Travels From: CLT

Eric Acton Points
Academic 0
Author 4
Influencer 2
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 6

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Company Information

Company Type: Enterprise

Areas of Expertise

AI 30.01
Business Strategy
Change Management
Customer Loyalty
Design Thinking
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation 30.05
Ecosystems 30.07
Emerging Technology
Entrepreneurship 30.09
Innovation 30.17
Lean Startup
Open Innovation

Industry Experience


4 Article/Blogs
Digital Transformation is not all about Technology — it’s about Change
March 18, 2020
I was recently interviewed by CIO Review magazine. Here is a copy that appeared both online and in print. Enjoy!

Could you elaborate on the challenges that the organizations will need to address related to Digital transformation?

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Ecosystems

Pragmatism in Creating a Corporate Innovation Culture
February 27, 2017
Eric Acton’s career has spanned a diversity of entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial roles. He leads teams of enterprise entrepreneurs who focus primarily on banking, finance and healthcare innovations. We talked with Eric about the importance of pragmatism; why personality is important to his innovation teams; how his experiences as an entrepreneur prepared him for enterprise innovation.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Random forests, grey fog and learning by doing
December 14, 2016
As I reflect on a wonderful afternoon of presentations from the 3rd year of the MIT A-Lab analytics seminar, I thought I’d chronicle this fun and exciting interaction with MIT post grad students, professors and client data.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation

Artificial Intelligence: Teachers and Students
November 21, 2016
There has been a lot of talk about Artificial Intelligence lately; bots, self-driving cars, machine learning, siri, cortana, alexa, etc. The term was coined in the 1950s and quickly became popularly thought of as machines simulating a human’s ability to think and learn.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Innovation



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