The Ideas Economy is an online forum that convenes experts from around the world on the subjects of innovation, intelligent infrastructure, information, and human potential.
Based on a series of live events from The Economist, The Ideas Economy attracts a community of active participants from business, government, non-profits and the academy who are interested in collaborating to solve global challenges, develop new ideas, and contribute to human progress.
Dwayne Spradlin has spent nearly 25 years driving business performance to its limits. He is intensely focused on two goals: finding new ways to unleash and focus human potential on solving particularly daunting problems, and defining the role of leadership in driving change in our businesses and culture.
Dwayne serves as President & CEO of InnoCentive, the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation. Previous appointments included: President of Hoovers Online, President and COO of StarCite Inc., Senior Vice President at VerticalNet Inc., and Director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he spent ten years delivering technology and strategy solutions to Fortune 500 clients.
He is frequently interviewed and has been featured on CNBC, ABC, NPR, and BBC and quoted in the Economist, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, and many other journals and periodicals. In April 2011, Dwayne and co-founder of InnoCentive Alph Bingham co-authored the groundbreaking book, The Open Innovation Marketplace, published by FT Press.
Dwayne holds a BA in Applied Mathematics as well as an MBA from the University of Chicago. He lives in Southlake, TX with his wife and three children.
InnoCentive CEO Dwayne Spradlin discusses how his company helps other companies solve difficult problems by using challenge as a tool to drive innovation. "As a tool for enabling this digital age," says Spradlin, "that powerful notion of a challenge ends up being the most important tool we have for distributing work effectively."