Welcome to Intersections – Mission to InnovateTM a podcast with Dr. Kuan Collins and Prachi Sukhatankar is here at Spark Studio!

Organizations are facing rapidly changing priorities and challenges, including the global pandemic, economic disruption, commercial space operations, civil unrest, and a bewildering tsunami of new technologies and tools. Increasing expectations from consumers to deliver services at speed and a high-quality user experience demand digital transformation that is accelerated by a culture of innovation and collaboration. The "Together is better" mindset is required across all technology and business domains to create a seamless and connected innovation ecosystem that drives agility, adaptability, trust, and transparency. It is critical for all organizations to understand and achieve high-quality collaboration and ultimately a culture of innovation.

In this podcast series, Prachi and Kuan will discuss inter and intra- collaboration structures that are foundational for this kind of sustainable growth, and also share their real-world experiences. Some examples of these structures are innovation accelerators, centers of excellence, strategic partnerships, trends in the democratization of technology (citizen development), and more.

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Episode 5

Top Barriers to Innovation

Kuan and Priachi are joined by two guests, Natalie Foley and Kevin Landtroop, to discuss top barriers to innovation. Listen to this thought-provoking ‘retrospective’ that applies different lenses to uncover what is not working and what needs to be streamlined within the innovation ecosystem.

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Episode 4

Top 5 Intersections of Year 2022 and beyond

Kuan and Prachi kick off the new year with the social, economic, and technological trends that are emerging and some fascinating intersections between them.

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Episode 3

Culture of Innovation and Mindfulness

Kuan and Prachi discuss the intersection between Culture of Innovation and Mindfulness including some practical and actionable ways to bring mindfulness to work.

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Episode 2

Intra-organizational Collaboration

Kuan and Prachi focus on Intra-organizational collaboration, examples, and ideas for the workforce, personal experiences, and advice for young professionals.

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Episode 1

Inter-organizational Collaboration

Kuan and Prachi discuss inter-organizational collaboration, how it is foundational for sustainable growth, and their real-world experiences and stories.

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