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Dan McClure

Innovation Design Lead, ThoughtWorks

I am passionate about innovation ... how it's done well ... and why we often stumble. I have spent 30 years as a hands-on practitioner of disruption, designing and applying new innovation practices in both private and public enterprises, including working with Humanitarian and public good organizations. I believe that the most impactful innovation is rooted in complex and messy change. As a a result, I draw on a multi-disciplinary perspective that includes technology, business, and strategy.

Today, as the Innovation Design Lead at ThoughtWorks, I'm leading the ground-up development of a new business innovation practice within ThoughtWorks, working with strategic visioning services alongside senior client executives. My previous roles include founding principle and VP of a business services firm and senior program manager for a Fortune 100 energy company, and I've helped various companies overhaul their IT technical approaches, with my expertise lying in agile organization and innovation.

Latest Insights posts

14 Nov 2016

Global Health

Scaling Assessment Map: An Evolving Tool Supporting Innovation Scale Up

Dan McClure and Ian Gray

10 Oct 2016

Innovation

When the Moats Dry Up: Opening the Gates to Disruptive Innovators

Dan McClure and Michael Kearns

18 Aug 2016

Technology Strategy

Building Reliable Digital Operations

Dan McClure and Jim Highsmith

28 Jan 2016

Retail

Part 5: Exploding the World of Retail Opportunity - Preparing for Change

Dan McClure and Dianne Inniss

29 Dec 2015

Social Justice

How Sustainable Development Goals Change Humanitarian Innovation

Dan McClure

29 Dec 2015

Innovation

2015 in Review – Four Hidden Trends of Innovation Growing Up

Dan McClure

2 Nov 2015

Retail

Part 4: Exploding The World of Retail Opportunity - Create the Responsive Supply Chain

Dan McClure and Dianne Inniss

25 Oct 2015

Transformation

Why Lean Enterprise Transformation is Hard

Dan McClure

13 Oct 2015

Innovation

Moving Enterprise Innovation Beyond Failing Fast

Dan McClure

3 Oct 2015

Data Science & Engineering

Part 3: Exploding The World of Retail Opportunity - Individualized Value with Smarter Big Data

Dan McClure and Dianne Inniss

7 Sep 2015

Retail

Part 2: Exploding The World of Retail Opportunity - Follow The Product Home

Dan McClure and Dianne Inniss

23 Aug 2015

Retail

Part 1: Exploding The World of Retail Opportunity - It's Time to Have a Crisis

Dan McClure and Dianne Inniss

4 Aug 2015

Transformation

Engineering Complex Scaled Up Innovations

Dan McClure

28 Jun 2015

Transformation

Managing the Journey to Scale Up Innovation

Dan McClure

24 Jun 2015

Innovation

Assembling Brilliance: Systems of Innovation

Dan McClure and Ted Nielsen

21 May 2015

Innovation

Escaping the Tame Corners of Innovation

Dan McClure

29 Mar 2015

Career Hacks

I Love Stupid Dreams

Dan McClure

20 Mar 2015

Transformation

What is Innovation? A Simple Definition

Dan McClure

13 Mar 2015

Transformation

Scaling: Innovation’s Missing Middle

Dan McClure

23 Feb 2015

Retail

Resilient Loyalty: A Retail Value Proposition for the 21st Century

Dan McClure

5 Feb 2015

Retail

When the Stores Go Away

Dan McClure

7 Jan 2015

Innovation

The Rise of the Serial Innovator

Dan McClure

12 Nov 2014

Innovation

When Afternoon is a Hostile Work Environment

Dan McClure

7 Jul 2014

Innovation

Blowing Up Customer Engagement

Dan McClure

20 Jun 2014

Innovation

Geeks, Freaks and MBAs Play Innovation Jazz

Dan McClure

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