Innovation that Simplifies Commerce: #PowerofPrecision Storify

The road to innovation in business today is paved with welcomed road bumps. The more, the better.

Fri May 06 17:59:13 EDT 2016

The road to innovation in business today is paved with welcomed road bumps.  The more, the better.  Disruption, constraints and obstacles serve as inspiration feeding the desire and demand to develop new innovative technologies and systems to drive business forward.

The latest #PowerofPrecision chat drew a forum around the world to share thoughts on how innovation simplifies commerce today and to hear from true innovation gurus, James Fairweather, Pitney Bowes senior vice president, technology and innovation, and special guest, Whitney Johnson, of the Harvard Business Review and author of Disrupt Yourself, Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work. The chat was led by our host, business advisor Brian Moran. Our monthly chat wrapped up a week-long focus on the cloud's ability to enable and simplify technology and announcement of the Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud.

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“For innovators, constraints aren't a check on absolute freedom, but a tool of creation,” Johnson tweeted. The discussion delved into the differences between enterprise and startups in their approach to innovating and the resources that are enabling it. “Technology like the cloud, APIs, and data services allow businesses and developers to collaborate on innovative outcomes & solutions,” shared Fairweather.

The hour-long drew an audience from more than 40 countries, a record for the chat series, and once again trended on Twitter. Here’s the summary of the chat. Watch for details on our next #PowerofPrecision chat coming later this month by following @PitneyBowes on Twitter.