The Global Innovation Outlook (GIO), has opened up IBMs’ technical and business forecasting processes to include external leaders from business, academia, the public sector, NGOs and other influential constituents of the world community. The GIO takes a deep look at some of the most pressing issues facing the world and works toward providing solutions to those needs.
According to this release the nature of innovation is changing at a pace unheard of in modern history — it is now increasingly open, collaborative, multi-disciplinary and global. And to reap the benefits of this evolution, an organization’s processes and practices must adapt.
In 2005 and 2006, the GIO 2.0 gathered 248 thought leaders from nearly three dozen countries and regions, representing 178 organizations across four continents for 15 “deep dive” sessions to discuss three focus areas and the emerging trends, challenges and opportunities that affect business and society: