This Is What Innovation Looks Like

Today’s episode is part two of a special series. We’re podcasting live from Working Mother Media’s Work Beyond Summit in New York City at the Marriott Marquis. The conference focuses on work-life balance, with a lens on evolving next generation strategies, and it also salutes the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.

Today’s guest is Toan Huynh, Managing Director of Innovation and Digital Transformation at Accenture. She’s a seasoned cloud and digital leader with over 18 years working with financial services firms to design and implement digitally focused transformation programs. She’s been in the development of technology and business assets for insurance companies seeking to do business in new innovative ways by leveraging cloud-based and digital tools.

Tune in as Toan unpacks some of the cool and exciting programs at Accenture, plus hear how your company can prioritize innovative technologies.

In This Episode

  • The three components of FinTech
  • How companies can leverage cloud-based and digital tools for innovation
  • A shift in thinking towards cloud tech over the past two decades
  • How innovative tech is like Game of Thrones

Quotes in This Episode

“When we say FinTech, it doesn’t necessarily mean just a technology. It could also be a way of doing things differently or selling differently to your customer.” —Toan Huynh

“If you think about the whole idea of innovation, you have to kind of balance between, ‘Well, if I put my resources into running the business that now generates 95% of my revenue today versus investing in what I believe will be my new business, and that’s the other five percent of my revenue base today.’ There’s always that sort of, tension, right?” —Toan Huynh

“Culture is the number one reason or obstacle to not being able to innovate and be digitally enabled.” —Toan Huynh

“You won’t believe [innovation] until you see it. But once it’s here, then it’s gonna be here—and you don’t wanna be obsolete. ” —Toan Huynh

Resources

Toan Huynh from Accenture Talks Innovative Technologies on Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge Accenture
Connect with Toan on LinkedIn