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Great feats of innovation can die a slow and unremarkable death if they are not adopted by the organization. Adoption requires a comprehensive approach to integration that recognizes the importance of how people work as well as a sound, technical implementation. By keeping the solution simple and promoting the value of that solution through broad community feedback, you can maximize the adoption of innovative solutions across the organization.
A "How-To" manual can be derived from the biography of a man who automated large scale drafting, revolutionized the apparel industry, and standardized printed circuit boards. There are many parallels with what we see today as we experience the next level of automation through artificial intelligence.
Along with other New York business leaders, I was asked to contribute to a Business Forward* press release discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ahead of the New York primary on April 19. This is a follow-up to my participation in the White House Business Briefing on International Trade last January.