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Episode 31: Industry Innovation at Microsoft (Part 2)

In this part 2 of 2 episode, I'm speaking with Rimes Mortimer, General Manager of Industry Innovation for Microsoft. We get to know Rimes and his background in building architecture and how that translates into the technology world. We also dive into how Rimes views innovation with both Microsoft customers and innovating within  the company to help product teams. 


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In this Episode 00:03:56 Hyper-personalized experiences 00:05:15 How does Rimes pick the right innovation investments 00:11:16 Fail fast! 00:12:55 Lessons from the real-world 00:16:01 COVID implications on innovation 00:17:49 Industry Innovation initiatives 00:21:54 Innovation surprises 00:24:59 How do you get clients to innovate? 00:28:34 A startup within Microsoft 00:31:20 How do you measure the success of innovation? 00:35:26 Advising Microsoft product groups 00:37:29 The importance of communication to innovation 00:39:34 It's not all about the tech, business acumen is essential 00:42:03 Top innovation lessons 00:45:41 Role of Emotional Intelligence (EI) in innovation 00:47:48 Do let PowerPoint be a crutch



About Rimes Mortimer

A strong innovator with extensive experience in taking ideas from concept to fully implemented projects. Developed management, marketing and communication skills through professional training and hands on experience. Able to forge strategic relationships that drive transformational innovation and business opportunities. Consistently able to achieve complex projects on time and within budget through effective teamwork. Subject matter expertise in technology innovation and strategy related to cloud computing, mobility, IoT, asset management, building and home automation.


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