This is the way I think, and this is my innovation model and strategy. Through innovative work (product, process, marketing, distribution, and business model innovation), I help companies increase their revenue, in contrast with other people’s strategies, which only promote and practice six sigma, improve product quality, or design supply chains for increasing revenue. I think beyond the conventional methods and encourage you to use innovation to grow your business and revenue!
S C PILLAI
a.k.a. 'sureshbabu' and 'suresh pillai'
I am an inventor who is skilled at rapidly developing products suitable for the marketplace. Adept at multitasking, I am a great mediator, leader, and administrator and a fluent communicator.
WHAT DO I INNOVATE?
Incremental and/or radical (DEFENSIVE/DISRUPTIVE/OPEN/SWARM), feature rich, cost-effective, schedule driven, multi-disciplinary, and quality-enhancing innovations. If it makes a positive impact, I do it!
This innovation strategy revolves around small improvements and/or upgrades made to a company's existing products, processes, services and business models.
This innovation is all about unprecedented improvements and/or new breakthrough/disruptive/game-changing products, processes, services, and business models.
HOW DO I INNOVATE?
I innovate using my knowledge, tools, skills and common sense via ‘ SIMPs, ‘ which stands for Sureshbabu Innovation Management Processes).
'SIMPs'(SURESHBABU INNOVATION MANAGEMENT PROCESSES)
(from vision through idea to proposal)
The decision-making team, composed of INNOVATION MANAGEMENT ARCHITECTS and I, participate in writing an INNOVATION PROPOSAL after we thoroughly understand the project and then start the project with stakeholder's approval.
(from proposal through funding to resource allocation)
With the proposal in hand, the INNOVATION MANAGEMENT COORDINATORS and I choose and prioritize various elements keeping stakeholder requirements in mind. A project scheme is mapped by developing and finding funding sources, and powerful PM software tools are employed to plan, organize, and manage resource allocation. A temporary client portal will be hosted for stakeholders in order to display the progress of the project in real-time live.
(from resource allocation through technical brainstorming to prototype)
INNOVATION ENGINEERS and numerous interdisciplinary floating teams composed of interns and apprentices are given tasks. Through technical brainstorming and maintaining a reasonable scope of the project and stakeholder requirements, a prototype will be made.
(from prototype through iterations to functional prototype)
This is a task for the INNOVATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGISTS, who examine the progress and innovation stages of the real plan and make necessary adjustments to create a working or functional prototype.
(from functional prototype through stakeholder buy-in to handover)
Once the innovation is complete, I again recall stakeholder's requirements and if necessary conduct evaluations before handing over the project. With stakeholder buy-in, I determine the project’s impact and further opportunities.
3 Expected Outcomes of my Time-Tested 'SIMPs'
Optimal Stakeholder Satisfaction
Absence of Budget Returns & Overruns
3 Points of Concern for my Time-Tested 'SIMPs'
Unrealistic deadlines scheduled by Stakeholders
Inadequate resources provided by Stakeholders
Change of strategy made by Stakeholders
-WHAT ARE MY STRENGTHS?
Helps in optimal cost identification so as to develop the most cost-efficient strategy through differentiation and cost leadership analysis.
Available 24/7 to help with scheduling and executing the project.
Software and hardware design tools, testing equipment, latest prototyping systems, workforce, and project facilities are all available.
-WHAT ARE MY ATTRIBUTES?
SENSIBILITY TO THE POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT
APPROPRIATE DELEGATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
& MOBILISER WITH AN ACTIVE LIFE STANCE
-WHAT ME AND MY TEAM ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR?
INNOVATION MANAGEMENT ARCHITECTS
Make a SIMPs 'BI-TEAM'(BEGIN-TEAM)
Depict innovative features
Cater stakeholders’ needs and wishes
Find a balance between strategic assets and competences
Examine what is not examined
Get creativity from your inner thoughts
Pay attention to details
Keep stakeholders highly satisfied
Follow the thoughts and principles of the initial inventors
Track the trends that were not used by others
INNOVATION MANAGEMENT COORDINATORS
Make a SIMPs 'C-TEAM'(COMPREHEND-TEAM)
Understand the scope of the project
Align an organizational strategy with and SIMPSs
Plan the project budget appropriately
Schedule deadlines realistically
Run a highly interactive intern program
Find resources and time for innovation
Give a person trial tasks on innovation before hiring him or her
Define the team’s roles and responsibilities
Define the scope of the project in a relevant manner
Establish a highly-functional system to track and make adjustments
Do not encourage irregular meetings or poor communication
Coordinate suppliers and interns
Make a SIMPs 'E-TEAM'(EXECUTE-TEAM)
Possess various product development skills
Make a mixed multidisciplinary team
Enhance the optimal blend of non-business and business-related experts to help with innovation
Have a decisive 'can-do' attitude in entrepreneurship
Identify and solve problems using technological ideas
Engage in experimental exercises to prototype technology findings
Do not be afraid to take challenges and use technologies to solve them
Develop realistic methods using effective and efficient planning
INNOVATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGISTS
Make a SIMPs 'RI-TEAM'(REVIEW-TEAM)
Oversee all the metrics and tasks necessary to ensure the innovation relevance and adequacy
Contribute to the project monitoring to avoid any deviations
Manage staff by using team members’ skills wisely to ensure on-time delivery
Assign team members to certain tasks according to their skills and abilities
& I, PILLAI
Make the entire SIMPs 'END-TEAM'
Motivate improvements for innovation results
Get rid of the difficulties that hinder innovation
Develop opportunities for blue-sky thinking
Plan a high frequency of new feature launches for innovative products
Lead employees toward an innovative business path
Develop innovation goals for each unit
Allocate resources and remove impediments standing in the path of innovation
Assess current and final innovation performances
Integrate any improvisations
Offer incentives to innovation teams
Remove bureaucratic hurdles that impede innovation
Commemorate ‘smart failures’ that are learning opportunities
Stimulate stakeholders to brace the outcome of innovation
-METRICS/NUMBERS THAT MEASURE MY INNOVATION EFFICIENCY
140+ ------------ Trade secrets sold out
20.6 million-----Revenue for products that were introduced to the market 2 years ago
8.1 million-------Revenue for products sold to new clients
3.2 million-------Intellectual property revenue
38%---------------- Revenue from the global market compared to the local markets
140%-------------- Revenue from services as compared to products
41%--------------- New innovations that stem from open innovation
45+--------------- Legally reproduced trade secrets (Reverse Engineering) sold
30%---------------. Funding allocation for game changers
82%--------------- Customers who purchased next-generation services/products
80%--------------- Employees who received innovation training
60%---------------. Senior executives’ time devoted to potential future innovations
9%----------------- Employee ideas resulted in trade secrets
11------------------ Teams that submitted projects to be considered for the innovation award
-MY INNOVATION AREAS/SECTORS
2)Cleanroom, unified, Technologies
6)Emerging New Technologies
10)Home Automation Technologies
11)Information and communication Technologies
12)Medical Devices and Assistive Technologies
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Reach out to us not only if you are planning to launch an innovation but also if you have any questions or concerns about innovation! We are here to serve you. Tell us about the challenges you are currently facing. We will be eager to help you. Let’s discuss your project further to see if we can team up!.