Staying Ahead of the Curve with Pam Maynard
‘Innovative solutions’ is a phrase that gets used a lot. But what exactly does that mean, and what does it take to stay ahead of the curve and not fall behind? How can you gauge a client’s appetite for innovation and disruption, and implement it in a way that allows for learning from failure? That’s where Pam Maynard, an expert in innovation and incubation, comes in.
Pam is the CEO of Avanade, an IT consulting and global technology company created as a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft. It is a leading digital innovator with 36,000 employees worldwide, across 24 countries. Pam’s primary focus is to ensure their clients are successful and secure on their digital journeys and to keep her company ahead of the curve of emerging technologies.
As a company focused on delivering innovative digital solutions and cloud services to clients in many industries, Avanade approaches client issues and challenges with an open mind and the courage to challenge the status quo, while bringing in diverse perspectives. Pam explains what it takes to think and act with a more innovative approach in mindset, and what it takes to attract, retain, and delight customers and employees — it all starts with company values. She also dives into what stops people from innovating, and how incubation (and having a space between innovative and operational systems!) can help build the culture of experimentation without being afraid of failure.
If you are ready to:
get buy-in from key decision-makers on your next big idea
be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change
foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…
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