The Innovation Resource is a global consulting and executive development firm devoted exclusively to strategic innovation. We help individuals, corporations, entrepreneurs, professionals, governments and NGOs build creative, collaborative cultures and devise internal systems required to grow new ventures, launch new products and prosper in a changing world. Whether in delivering a message to thousands gathered in a giant convention hall in Bangkok, or working one-on-one with a dedicated team designing and spearheading an innovation makeover for a traditional company, our work takes us all over the world.
Robert B. Tucker is president and founder of The Innovation Resource, and one of the world’s most in demand innovation speakers. Formerly an adjunct professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Tucker has been a consultant and keynote speaker for 25 years.
His pioneering research in interviewing over 50 leading innovators was published in the book Winning the Innovation Game in 1986. Since then, he has continued to publish widely on the subject, including his international bestseller Managing the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Change, which has been translated into 13 languages. In Driving Growth Through Innovation he identified the emerging best practices of 23 innovation vanguard companies. And in his latest work, Innovation Is Everybody’s Business, Tucker interviewed 43 innovation-adept individuals from multiple industries and all levels of organizations, and teaches the personal skills necessary to become an innovator in this hyper-competitive world.”
As one of the thought leaders in the growing Innovation Movement, Tucker is a frequent contributor to publications such as the Journal of Business Strategy, Strategy & Leadership, and The Futurist. He has appeared on PBS, CBS News, and was a featured guest on the CNBC series The Business of Innovation.
Tucker is a much sought after keynote speaker at conventions, company management meetings, and industry conferences. Clients include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies as well as clients in Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Australia.
Graham H. Scott, Vice President of Business Development at The Innovation Resource. Mr. Scott is the organizations expert in designing and implementing our international business development plan through strategic marketing. Using research and analysis, he excels at forming new alliances and collaborations with clients around the world. Mr. Scott’s diverse experience in international business and politics makes him an invaluable and unique asset in the TIR Network. Mr. Scott holds a bachelors degree from The University of California, Davis in Political Science and Spanish, and has spent extensive time studying in Great Britain, The Netherlands, and Spain.
Ruth Ann Hattori, is a senior consultant in the TIR network whose expertise is in product and strategy innovation. After building apparel maker Rocky Mountain Clothing Company into a $50 million business, Hattori co-founded Innovation Network, a global association of innovation practitioners. Ruth Ann has worked with dozens of organizations worldwide including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Otto Bock Healthcare, and Intrawest to produce breakthrough products and strategies. Hattori is co-author of the recent book, Innovation Training.
Gerald Berstell, is a senior consultant and researcher in the TIR Network. Berstell is the originator of Customer Case Research, a groundbreaking method for listening to customers and prospective customers for breakthrough innovations. An alternative to surveys or focus groups, CCR uncovers previously unknown, unarticulated and unmet customer needs and purchase drivers by helping organizations find what they didn’t even know they should look for. A former McKinsey consultant, Berstell holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and B.S. and Master’s degrees in Architecture from M.I.T. His 25 years consulting experience include projects for Abbott Laboratories, Blue Cross, BP Amoco, IBM, McGraw-Hill, Michelin, NBC, and Pfizer.
Bart Tucker, vice president and senior consultant in the TIR Network, is a specialist in process and product innovation, R&D roadmapping, breakthrough innovation planning, and knowledge management. Prior to his joining forces with TIR, Mr. Tucker was a founding partner with Holmes-Tucker International, an Arlington, Virginia based management consulting firm with clients primarily in Europe. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Mr. Tucker holds a masters degree from Purdue University in astronautical engineering.
Dana Wolcott, is a senior consultant in the TIR network, with over 30 years experience working at the intersections of new technology, ideas, trends and unmet customer needs. Dana has done consulting work with BASF, DoseCue, LLC, and SC Johnson through Innovation Focus, and holds 19 US Patents.