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Richard DeVaul Talks Innovation Consulting, Deep Fakes, and Building a Better World

Posted: October 9, 2021 at 2:43 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Richard DeVaul, an innovation thought leader, consulting CTO, and founder of HyperSolve joins Enterprise Radio to discuss innovation consulting, deep fakes, and building a better world.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Richard DeVaul discuss the following:

  1. How would you define innovation?
  2. What would you say separates organizations that successfully innovate from those that do not?
  3. You’ve written about the dangers of deep fakes. Can you please elaborate on this topic?
  4. Cryptocurrency has made a resurgence over the last few years. How would you compare the rise of cryptocurrency to that of the dot-com era?
  5. You’ve worked on problems to build a better world, such as climate change and closing the digital divide. What’s a current problem you’re working on to continue to build a better world?

Conclusion: Before you design a product, you need to design the org. And without genuine, visionary leadership in each product team, you won’t inspire greatness. And C-level/VP leadership needs to defend the independence of product team leaders so that real innovation isn’t stifled by org politics and empire-building.

Richard DeVaul is an innovation thought leader, consulting CTO, and founder of HyperSolve. Previously he oversaw early stage innovation activities at X, the Moonshot Factory (formerly Google [X]), starting and leading projects that created billions of dollars of enterprise value, including Project Loon. He was also an early leader of the Foghorn investigation into carbon-neutral synthetic fuels, and the Calcifer investigation into next-generation airships. He has worked on topics ranging from providing low-cost clean water and food in the developing world to grid-scale thermal energy storage to robotics, advanced machine learning, and climate change. Rich was part of X’s executive leadership team and also dealt with issues of X governance, strategy, and organizational change. Rich is listed as an inventor on 73 issued US patents.

Prior to joining X in 2011, he worked in technology advancement at Apple, leading Apple’s Technology Advancement Team, investigating new technologies, features and approaches.

Rich holds M.S. and Ph.D degree from MIT, and a B.A. in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University.


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