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Dubai - The Epicenter of Modern Innovation A Guide to Implementing Innovation Strategies

    292 Pages 78 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    290 Pages 78 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    290 Pages 78 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

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    International and global in nature, Dubai - The Epicenter of Modern Innovation: A Guide to Implementing Innovation Strategies provides a roadmap for the successful implementation of innovation for companies and businesses currently working in the Middle East, the UAE, and more specifically, Dubai. The discussion focuses on implementing sustained innovation success within several industry segments, while identifying past, current, and future innovation-related successes that are leading to Dubai's rise as the epicenter of innovation in the Middle East and most notably, the world. The authors share key innovation leadership philosophies from Sheikh Mohammed bin Al Maktoum, recognized business leaders, and the highest levels in the UAE.

    This book:

    • Features key leadership and innovation insights relative from the highest levels of government, including Sheikh Mohammed bin Al Maktoum and multiple UAE ministry officials.

    • Focuses on the United Arab Emirates (UAE), most specifically, Dubai and the Nation’s preparation for hosting World Expo 2020.

    • Contains numerous examples of past, present, and future innovations in Dubai.

    • Provides an easy to implement innovation process management methodology, which has been tested to work in various businesses and organizations.

    • Authored by individuals who have 'on the ground' experience living and working with the chief architects of Dubai's innovation vision and strategy.

    This book will attempt to take the reader through the construct of this new innovative revolution, particularly in Dubai, and provide a bird’s-eye view of how it came about. Most notably, the discussion will walk the reader through key milestones instrumental to Dubai’s success—such as the present and past leadership, culture, strategy, and strategic vision. In addition, the discussion will present an industry agnostic, agile and progressive approach to building and leading successful innovation teams through to a successful project out-come and the attributes of good innovation leadership.


    Preface. Introduction. The Geopolitical Environment of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. Dubai's Innovation Culture and Strategy. Innovation in Government. Innovation in the Private Sector. Innovation and Leadership. Building a Leading and Successful Innovation Team. Introduction to the N2OVATE™ System. Innovation Training Opportunities and Certification Process - Innovation Processes and Solutions. A Final Word: Dubai Inspiring a Culture of Transformational and Sustainable Innovation.


    Dr. Aaron "Sandy" Amacher brings over 40 years of experience in highly diverse and competitive organizations. Sandy's talents and proficiency in leadership management, logistics, systems engineering and information technology, as well as program and project managment provides a solid base in support of customer requirements. Throughout his career, Sandy has engineering management and information systems for both business and government. The strategies he developed for these systems incorporated the fielding, conducting, and expanding his customer's managment, business quality, information technology, and leadership efforts. During his military career he served in Command and Staff positions of combat and joint command units, from platoon to division, and with organizations involved with Space operations. He led integrated logistics support (ILS), for $250 million Space logistice remote-site contact in support of worldwide space program operations, and Strategic Defense Initiatives. Dr. Amacher has received special recognition and numerous awards for his work from many companies and governement agencies, such as: The White House, United States Postal Service, Office of Secretary of Defense, United States Army and Air Force, Aerospace Industries Association, Lockheed Martin, Black and Decker, Rockwell International, Colorado Conference of Quality, Mark Industries, and many other. Dr. Amacher served as adjunct faculty member to Texas A&M University in their Executive Program, teaching Logistics & Quality Managment. He is recognized both in Who's Who Worldwide in Business Leaders and in Who's Who in Quality and is a frequent guest speaker and presenter. Dr. William "Buzz" Kennedy is a managing partner at Innovation Processes and Solutions (IPS) Consulting, LLC. Among several key responsibilities at IPS, he oversees strategic alliance across a host of industries in the international business community. An award-winning and recognized organizational leader with over 30 years experience in the publkc and private sector, Dr. Kennedy is a highly decorated combat veteran (U.S. Air Force) with over 20 years of international experience across the Far East, Middle East, and Europe. His diverse background and natural ability in developing tailored innovative solutions and high-performance teams have led multiple organizations in achieving world-class performance. He holds a doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), Masters Degree in Second Education, and a BS in Business Management. Dr. Greg McLaughlin is a managing partner at Innovation Processes and Solutions (IPS) Consulting, LLC. Greg brings a broad set of research and practical expertise on innovation strategy, deployment and ongoing success. As an analyst, reseracher and technology executive, Greg helped design and develop innovative products, processes and systems. His career has enabled him to work on such critical innovative projects as digital photography, unique consumer products, high-tech aircraft materials and design, redesigned medical devices, and software development. He honed his skills as a Senior Six Sigma Master Black Belt and quality management consultant, working directly with Dr. Edward Deming.Greg held a number of executive positions with such organizations as Reynolds Metals Company, Inthesis, Inc., and ADT Security Systems.