yalman ansari has more than 18 years of corporate and industry experience combined with teaching and research & development. He has worked in various positions with leading multinationals and management consulting firms. He has developed a framework for Structured Innovation called Innovation: In-(a)-New-Way-Shown ModelTM (2011) or just simply InnewayshownTM , applicable across a wide spectrum of businesses, to help companies, universities and startups navigate through their competition and identify their business model related challenges. He initiated his country's first-ever membership with Global Entrepreneurship Monitor to conduct a national survey on evaluating entrepreneurial environment, and consulted for the government to draft a national-level act, to prepare a proposal of collaboration with the Government of Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and to carry out due diligence for a technology park in Islamabad, and has represented his university at policy formation dialogues on Innovation at Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and at the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. He has also collaborated with The World Economic Forum to hold the first-ever conference on National Competitiveness Index in Islamabad, and worked with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce for the first time to hold business plan competitions. He has also organized Innovation Summit with top CEOs and facilitated in a mentorship program with Center for International Private Enterprise. He was commended for his paper on women entrepreneurship. Apart from consulting for major businesses including half-dozen Fortune 500 companies in retail, telecom, semiconductor, oil & gas, advertising and utility sectors, he has conducted several trainings and workshops in Corporate Strategy & Leadership, Purchasing & Supply Chain, Advertising, Brand Management, Production & Operations Management, TQM, CRM, Contract Management, and Technical Report Writing & Communication. He also teaches case study methodology and has coached student teams to clinch top positions in case study competitions at Rice University, Thunderbird, IBA, LUMS, CASE, Bahria University, CIMA Global Business Challenge and Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce.
He is research scholarship recipient from Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands, and The Economic Cooperation Organization. As a Supply Chain Professional, he is also a certified corporate trainer from International Trade Center, Geneva. He has an MBA on merit scholarship from Thunderbird School of Global Management, US, a top-charting player in International Business, and completed undergrad course work in business, cum laude, from W. Frank Barton School of Business, Wichita State University, US. He was on the Dean’s List and associated with Beta Alpha Psi, an international honorary society in Accounting and Finance. Currently, he serves as assistant professor in the Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS University. He is member of the advisory board of Thunderbird-Arizona State University, ranked No.1 for innovation, and has also served on its executive leadership council representing over 45,000 alumni around the world.
Understanding Innovation in a Simple Way:
Once a VP Technology at Intel remarked, "Technology is not an obstacle, but innovation is". The word "innovation" is an interesting combination of four words semantically: In - New - Way - Shown!
Innovation or "Innewayshown": In+(a) New+Way+Shown
1. "in": adding value, for example, by introducing an existing feature
2. "new": creating value by creating a new feature currently non-existing
3. "way": executing the addition or creation of value followed by retaining that value sustainably or through better quality as in mass production (soon "mass customization")
4. "shown": segmenting the market, positioning the product or service to that market's 'niche', anologous market or non-customers as the case maybe, and making a relevant market strategy such as Ogilvy's Fetherstonhaugh's 4 Es- exchange, experience, everywhere and evangelism
In-(a)-New-Way-Shown is a 4-step process that explains a road map for Structured Innovation. This sequential process keeps repeating itself over and over again, giving competitive advantage and market lead to companies vying for better position. This model deals with the strategic and motivational aspects, besides 'tech transfers' measurement, innovation effort and progress by each department, commercialization and ROI on Innovation. Supplemental aspects include identifying patterns of disruption and change.
Executive Program: Multi-national Business Strategies
Consulting: Management Innovation; Business Development; Strategy
Training Programs: “InnewayshownTM” Workshops; “Change is GoodTM” Workshops; “UBUTM” Workshops; “BRANiDeologyTM” Workshops
Video Lectures (1-5) on Business Case Study Methodology (MGT528):
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