Lessons from a first time SXSWer: Face your FOMO

If you struggle with FOMO, SXSW will be a hard place for you.  At any one time, there are literally dozens of panel choices, meet-ups, happy hours, lounges, and demos at choose from, plus thousands of people to talk to- there’s just no way to do it all.  You could...

Innovation and Just in Time Team Deployment

In working with the Daily News Innovation Lab team, my initial thought was to invite everyone to everything, but make it all optional. I’ve reconsidered. My new philosophy is: Share everything with everyone, but don’t invite everyone to everything, even if the...

If You Want to Innovate, Speak Up! #2

Part Two: Don’t Innovate Alone After the first participating company joined the Daily News Innovation Lab, I focused a lot of energy on supporting them.  I wanted to make sure they were successful and getting access to the resources they needed.  I wanted them...

Innovation and the Importance of a Beta

One of the unique assets that media companies bring to programs like the Daily News Innovation Lab is the ability to provide real-time feedback from end users who are the intended audience for the product. When Datavisual started at the Lab, they already had a tool...