Ask An Innovator

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Latest Episodes

How to Become an Innovation High Striker with Greg Guidotti
March 03, 2021

Episode Summary A few weeks back an email out of the blue came our way. Would we would be a part of Ferrara Candy Company’s internal innovation event? By now you know we love talking about innovation, so the answer was YES!

What Is A Workshop? And Why Do I Need One?
February 24, 2021

What is a Workshop Episode Summary I’m thinking Spring today, I don’t know about you guys. It’s sunny and all the snow is melting and I’m here for it. I’m also here for this next episode of AAI which is all about workshops. What is a workshop?

How to Build an App the Right Way
February 16, 2021

Episode Summary Getting ready to build an app can be a lengthy and expensive experience. So how do you do it the right way? Last week we talked about the Product Validation Funnel. Testing, validating, and understanding your target market are essential...

What is the Product Validation Funnel?
February 10, 2021

Episode Summary On the podcast today, Josh and I discuss the Product Validation Funnel, a term we coined here at CIL. It is a method of building software, a way to discover where clients are in their process and help them to the next part of the funnel...

What is the True Cost of Software Development?
October 13, 2020

Episode Summary We build software. Great, so what is the actual cost of software development? There are plenty of reasons you may want to build custom software, but you probably have some questions about how much money you’re going to have to throw in ...

What does Digital Transformation Look Like Right Now?
September 17, 2020

Episode Summary After COVID-19 hit, we ran a webinar about how companies could accelerate digital transformation. Now we’ve seen a ton of companies do just that. From small retailers hopping online to everyone moving to the cloud – digital is here to s...

Why is Using a Lean Startup Methodology Important?
September 03, 2020

Episode Summary Today on Ask an Innovator we discuss the Lean Startup Methodology. We get into what is is, how to use it, and why it’s so dang important to us here at CIL. We talk through company examples – who has used it and why?

How to Leverage Consumer Insights for Innovation
August 06, 2020

SUMMARY WITH ANDY RENAUD Andy Renaud from Ferrara Candy is on AAI today and a common theme that comes up is what do we do with consumer insights? How do we use them to fill our innovation pipeline? How can we use them to engage our customer on social m...

Is Look At The Future of Tourism?
July 30, 2020

SUMMARY WITH LUKA VUKOVIC OF LOOK AT Episode 41 highlights Luka Vukovic and his awesome company, Look At. He talks with Josh about how he plans to disrupt the lucrative tourist industry with his selfie sculptures.

What Will the Future Look Like for Innovations in Science?
July 16, 2020

SUMMARY Tim Lavengood is on Ask an Innovator today talking with us about innovations in science. We talk about how the Technology Innovation Center will provide a place for scientists to truly own their own intellectual property and what that means for...