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June is Innovation Month

…at least according to Scott Kirsner of the Boston Globe.  Scott is encouraging his readers to think about ways to revive the New England economy from its doldrums by supporting new innovators and innovations.  You can visit his website for ideas on how to “make new connections, share your expertise, find out about and support new ventures. Help accelerate some of the important, cool, life-saving, world-changing innovations being developed here in New England.”

Having worked in high tech in New England for the past 28 years, here are my favorite innovations and innovators that I’ve had the opportunity to work with in no particular order:

  • Our own Mark Ain – father of the computerized timeclock and founder of the world’s leading workforce management software company
  • Lotus Notes – first in collaborative computing.  Sharepoint is still trying to catch up!
  • An Wang – a genius and a very gracious man.
  • Wang Imaging – ahead of its time, but gave me the opportunity to travel the world educating hundreds of consultants on business process improvement.
  • John Landry – a wild man on the dance floor and prescient force of nature.  You called it on eCommerce in 1994!
  • Mark Dane – visionary and pragmatic, you never forget the customer.
  • My colleagues at BrassRing – we had a wild ride, leading the way to applicant tracking on the Internet

Who’s your favorite innovator today?

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  1. Russell Klosk #

    My favorite inovations in the field of HR Technology

    InforHRM for truly inovative analytics in the area of workforce planning and Talent Management

    SuccessFactors for taking performance management and succession planning to the next level

    Ed Lawler (USC Center of Organizational Excellence) for acknowledging the changes in the American Workforce in his book The New American Workplace

    Renée Mauborgne for his work on Bue Ocean Strategy, and how to apply it across all business endevours

    John Gibbons & Christopher Woock for their work on Evidence Based Human Capital Managment and a more strategic approach to Talent Management

    Web2.0 for redefining the way we communicate with one another

    June 19, 2009
  2. Russell Klosk #

    My favorite inovations in the field of HR Technology

    InforHRM for truly inovative analytics in the area of workforce planning and Talent Management

    SuccessFactors for taking performance management and succession planning to the next level

    Ed Lawler (USC Center of Organizational Excellence) for acknowledging the changes in the American Workforce in his book The New American Workplace

    Renée Mauborgne for his work on Blue Ocean Strategy, and how to apply it across all business endevours

    John Gibbons & Christopher Woock for their work on Evidence Based Human Capital Managment and a more strategic approach to Talent Management

    Web2.0 for redefining the way we communicate with one another

    June 19, 2009

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