Posts by Ikhlaq Sidhu

Innovation Engineering – the Book (Beta Version)

It was never a goal of mine to write this book. However, a meeting at our Dean’s office convinced me that it needed to be done. We put this text together to guide and support our classroom projects, new venture acceleration, research lab partnerships, and collaborations with companies, (e.g. building AI/Data applications for the auto…

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Project and Venture Execution with Innovation Engineering

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | May 31, 2019 Why Execution Matters So Much – And Why It Still Gets Ignored In our courses, boot-camps, and related Berkeley Method programs, we often explain that there are 4 parts to any successful technology project or venture. These are: Story Team Validation Execution And, in a classroom environment, Story and Team get…

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Innovation Engineering: Principles and Methodology

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | May 22, 2019 Let’s start with the problem.  The fact is that most innovation projects fail.  In fact, even when they go forward, they often result in ineffective, overly complex, and/or overly expensive solutions. Sometimes, these projects never get internal funding approvals. Other times, they start but completely miss the mark in terms of…

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Blockchain: From Utopian to Practical

Safe, Scalable, Cost-effective and Now Many organizations are testing blockchain solutions today as demonstrations and trials, while relatively few “blockchain compliant” systems are in mass scale production.  The reason for this is understandable.  Some firms hold back because of the mass complexity and development costs of re-writing systems that already work fine.  Others are on…

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The Applied EQ Project: EQ-Driven Technology Disruption

Written by Ikhlaq Sidhu UC Berkeley and Paris del E’traz, IE Business School. We have identified two types of mindsets that exist in firms today.  One mindset is the traditional one that believes that success is based mostly on building superior products and services and that customers will automatically follow. The other mindset is based on…

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Learning Rapid Implementation of AI and Data

What’s Golf Got to Do With It? Our ability to deliver on the promises of AI, data, and other digital transformations is key to our national agenda and global security.  Just imagine what would happen if another, less friendly nation educates more people to readily develop these technologies. It’s pretty much the same as losing…

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