Harun Asad

Harun Asad is currently employed with ConEdison Solutions, a leading energy services company based in New York, where he steers a new products/markets team and serves on the board of the company’s corporate innovation team. Previously, he was an Adjunct Professor at NYU-Poly, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer for Lodestar, a b2b consulting firm, and held a number of other corporate positions in strategy, marketing, and innovation. He holds an MBA, a BS in Marketing and has completed graduate studies towards an MS in Information Management.

All articles by Harun Asad:

  • 7 Steps to Choosing An Idea Management System

    7 Steps to Choosing An Idea Management System

    Oct 09, 2013 | In: Life Cycle Processes

    While idea management is nothing new to the innovation discipline, it seems there are new idea management software systems continuing to surface with great frequency. I am not sure what the latest count is, but search the term ‘idea management software’ and you get over 59 million results. This article takes a look at what steps you can take to choose an idea management system that is right for you and your organization.

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    Using Strategic Intelligence Platforms to Advance Innovation

    Jun 13, 2012 | In: Enabling Factors

    Leaders need to develop a ‘habit of knowledgeability,’ according to Haydn Shaughnessy, who has written extensively on change and innovation for Forbes, WSJ, InnovationManagement and HBR, among other noteworthy publications. In this article, Harun Asad expands on this notion and suggests how to build and implement a strategic intelligence platform that facilitates advancing innovation.

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    How to Create an Innovation Mission Statement

    Apr 26, 2012 | In: Strategies

    Often individuals and organizations tend to get stuck in the mode of talking about innovation and/or trying to understand innovation. The only way to really know innovation is to do innovation, and learn from your mistakes along the way. In this article Harun Asad suggests preparing an Innovation Mission Statement as an initial, action-oriented way to get out of the rhetoric trap.

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    The Role of Social in Innovation Strategy

    Mar 08, 2012 | In: Strategies

    In a recent SAP Community Network post Harun Asad mentioned innovation as one social strategy. In this article he explores the role of social in innovation strategy more broadly, and cites several real-world examples as well as shares some predictions for the future.

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    Does Your Organization Have Innovation Harmony?

    Feb 13, 2012 | In: Organization & Culture

    Innovation is inherently multidisciplinary. Successful innovation requires harmony; that is, a high degree of communication, collaboration and cooperation. This article explores what is meant by innovation harmony and how to go about achieving it.

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    How to Build Your Innovation Skills

    Jan 30, 2012 | In: Strategies

    In the 21st century economy, having strong innovation skills is critical. This year, instead of the proverbial New Year’s resolution to lose weight or get a new job, why not commit to building your innovation ability? This article discusses the urgency for building your innovation skills, and outlines some simple and effective ways for doing it.