Redefining Innovation

Monday, October 19, 2009
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ictQATAR's Second Connected Speakers event featured Andrew Hargadon who redefined what innovation in ICT means, and how technology can contribute to energy efficiency. Borrowing from Thomas Edison's experience with innovation, Hargadon took the audience on a journey between the past and the future to explore the difference between innovation and invention. His key point is that innovation is about connecting rather than inventing, and has three criteria: new combination of old ideas, network and evolution.