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Voices from Last Year: What Do You Look for in an Innovator?

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Innovators have shaped the world we live in. Their drive,
ideas and creations have brought about things others considered impossible.
In our series 'Voices From Last Year' we have been
highlighting key themes that BEI Back
End of Innovation
 attendees took away from last year's event. At
BEI 2012
Brian Romansky, Director, New Business Opportunities, Pitney
Bowes, discusses the characteristics of what you should look for in an
There is no set of characteristics that by itself determines
who will be an innovator, but many accomplished innovators share certain
traits. Finding the people with the right skills is a major challenge
for any business, so how do you spot these people, and how do you harness their
Check out the full
video below: 

This year, BEI is all about the strategy and execution of innovation.
It's a conference where the entire innovation process comes to life- from
leadership & organizational structure, to optimizing the idea portfolio, to
process and strategy, to commercializing new ideas, ultimately driving bottom
line profitability. We hope to see you there!
Join us at BEI 2013 in November. To register, click here!

About the Author: Amanda
Ciccatelli, Social Media Strategist of the Marketing Division
at IIR USA, has a background in digital
and print journalism, covering a variety of topics in business strategy,
marketing, and technology. Amanda is the Editor at Large for several of IIR's
blogs including Next Big Design,
Customers 1st, and ProjectWorld and World Congress for Business
. She previously worked at Technology Marketing Corporation as a
Web Editor where she covered breaking news and feature stories in the
technology industry. She can be reached at aciccatelli@iirusa.com. Follow
her at @AmandaCicc.  

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