Seven key elements for building a corporate innovation system — reflections on the first two years of De Beers Group IGNITE™

As all sectors grapple with the new reality brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, the natural tendency for businesses in times of crisis can often be to double-down, focus on core operational and profitability priorities while preserving cash, and ride the wave to a more ‘normal’ operating environment.

About George Veth

George Veth is a consultant in the areas of strategy execution and initiative management. Most recently, he has been leading a cross-boundary collaboration program with teams from cities across North America and Europe. He lives in Cambridge, MA, and runs a nonprofit SME Impact Fund in East Africa. His subject matter interests are organizational culture, management [system] innovation, and public value management.