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Roger La Salle

Roger La Salle is a qualified professional engineer and business & marketing graduate who is passionate about innovation and is known the world over for his innovation teachings, IP and product development. His inventions are numerous with two on display in the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and another in Melbourne’s Scienceworks museum. Roger is a past Chair of Innovation at The Queens University in Belfast, a former CEO and present Director of the Victorian Innovation Center (INNOVIC) and former panellist on the ABC television show “The New Inventors”. Roger developed Matrix Thinking in 1999 as a simple way of inspiring innovation. Matrix Thinking is now licensed in more than twenty countries and has delivered breakthrough outcomes in every imaginable industry including research, banking, insurance, chemistry, food, packaging, telecoms, safety and aviation.

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innovation, digital

Innovation – getting value for money

The best way to achieve an innovation metric is to have the people engaged in it working to a meaningful metric they agr...

Change my title – change the outcome!

Aligning people with the requirements of the task you want them to achieve, rather than their job title, can lead to ama...
innovation

It took just four hours

Innovation is neither an expensive nor a complicated process and it can save you considerable time and money while helpi...
idea

But is it a good idea?

It is important to never fall in love with a new idea and be driven alone by passion and enthusiasm, without assessing i...

Collaborate to innovate

It is essential for any business owner to collaborate with the best parties who can assist you on your innovation journe...
ICT, delivering beyond innovation

Innovation – a simple exercise in thinking?

Many people think of innovation as something difficult to pull off, but all it takes to get on the right track is changi...
incentives

Why incentives do help

Incentives allow staff to share in the success of the business with greater success translating to greater rewards, espe...
innovator

Beware the overly zealous innovator

As an innovator test the market with the MVP and then continually upgrade the product with new and better applications a...
Innovators, innovation

How do we handle an “Orphan”?

Overlooking or discarding orphan business may be seen as opportunities lost, but beware of the common trap of chasing to...
NDA

What now if the NDA is of little value?

Without building trust and relationships, an NDA can only go so far in protecting our interests when we launch a new pro...