Department Store Innovation Labs: A Deep Dive

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Executive Summary This research analyzes the innovation labs of 7 popular department stores in North America, as well as the lab from Westfield Labs. The goal is to learn and identify strategies that build a successful lab venture. 2. Labs have different degrees of focus in four different areas: branding, technology, design and culture. 2. Put technology at the core. Solid technology capability ensures that ideas come to fruition. 3. Combining technology capability with design thinking is crucial to success and innovation. Three years ago department stores embarked on an ‘innovation race’, with 7 of the top 10 department stores by revenue establishing a lab between 2012 and 2013. 4. Success is measured by both organizational change (culture impact) and improvement to the customer experience (shopper impact). 3. Get closer to customers. By involving customers in the innovation process, brands go beyond gimmicks and build products based on actual market needs. After reading through media reports, press reports and the personal profiles of innovation lab team members and leaders, we came up with several key findings. 1. Five of the eight innovation lab champions come from a software engineering background. Based on these key findings, we devised four key suggestions to maximize innovation lab success: 4. Maximize impact both internally and externally. Labs provide an opportunity to affect significant change in both organizational culture and brand perception. 1.  Run a holistic and balanced strategy that focuses on all four areas; technology, design, culture and branding. 2

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Outline  Landscape  Learnings  Suggestions 3

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LANDSCAPE Research targets This research focuses on 7 popular North American department stores, as well as Westfield Labs. 19.0B 14.5B 19.3B 4.8B 28.0B* 4.1B Not Released 12.1B * 2014 US retail sales 5

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LANDSCAPE Outcome summary Company Focus Location Employee Start Year Noted Achievement Macy’s Tech / Culture San Francisco 2,000* 2012 Image Search Kohl’s Tech / Culture Silicon Valley / Milwaukee 250 / 1500 2013 / 2015 Re-platform of kohls.com Sears Holdings Tech / Design Chicago 30 2012 Connected Shop Solution Nordstrom Design / Branding Seattle 20 (est.) 2011 (merged to another department in 2015) J.C. Penney Co. Design New York 20 (est.) 2012 (possibly dismissed in 2014) Neiman Marcus Tech / Culture Irving 20 (est.) 2012 Memory Mirror Belk Branding (not permanent) 10 (est.) 2013 (dismissed in Jan 2015) Westfield Design / Tech / Branding San Francisco 55 2012 Bespoke store concept * Included employees 6

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LANDSCAPE Timeline June, 2012 June, 2015 New innovation center September, 2012 November, 2012 2011 2012 2013 June, 2012 April, 2013 2014 2013 (est.) 2012 2015 Early 2015 Merged with Customer Experience Center 2013 (est.) 7

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LANDSCAPE Macy’s Macy's Lab was founded by Yasir Anwar in September 2012 in San Francisco. Before leading the innovation efforts of macys.com & bloomingdales.com, he was the Director of Engineering at Walmartlabs from 2010 to 2012. Macy’s is working to embrace disruptive innovation and the lab is leading the cultural change. It is an extension of Macys’ core engineering group, and has involved more than 2,000 employees since 2012. The lab has established a complete pipeline of delivering qualified ideas for customers using a Lean approach. The lab has been directly responsible for a number of Macy’s initiatives such as Image Search and E-gifting. Employees are presented with a new challenge Employees submit idea Employees market for peer votes 3 days to pitch to the Idea Lab team The lab team helps with prototype Presented to president an CEO of macys.com http://developer.macys.com/App_Gallery_Sample_apps https://angel.co/david-shapiro-4 https://www.linkedin.com/pub/yasir-anwar/4/110/aa4 http://www.mr-mag.com/macys-inc-announces-omni-innovations/ The Macy’s Image Search technology is an iPhone app that was developed at macys.com’s San Francisco-based Idea Lab. Consumers take photos of apparel they see anywhere and the app finds similar items for purchase online at macys.com. Final decision 8

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LANDSCAPE Kohl’s Kohl’s expanded its IT capability into innovation in Milpitas, California with the opening of Kohls’ Digital Center in 2015 The center houses 250 employees and is an extension of the IT team at the Menomonee Falls corporate headquarters. It’s a centralized location that enables technology and innovation teams to work collaboratively, supercharging Kohls’ capability to innovate and develop innovative services to customers. The Silicon Valley location allows Kohl’s to attract top digital talent. The innovators in the center work with Oracle to customize the Oracle Commerce solution that powers Kohls’ e-commerce engine; they are also heavily involved in the re-platform of kohls.com, playing a key role in Kohls’ mobile strategy, e.g.the Yes2You loyalty program. Continuing their journey from innovation into technology, Kohl’s opened the brand new 366,000square-foot Innovation Center in Menomonee Falls in June 2015. The center belongs to the company’s Information Technology group, and is home to 1,500 Kohl’s IT Associates working in technology. The center is designed to encourage collaboration, just a 10-minute walk from Kohl’s corporate headquarters. It’s part of Kohl’s investment of over $100 million into the improvement of their corporate campus since 2014. It’s just so much easier to find people and work together quickly. Janet Schalk, executive VP and CIO http://risnews.edgl.com/retail-news/Constructing-Greatness--Kohl-s-Plan-to-be-America-s-Most-Engaging-Retailer100411 http://www.mortenson.com/milwaukee/projects/kohls-innovation-center http://kohlscareers.com/our-jobs/corporate/information-technology/ http://fox6now.com/2015/06/15/brand-new-kohls-innovation-center-home-to-1500-employees-we-get-so-much-more-done/ Kohls’ new innovation center in Menomonee Falls opened in June 2015 9

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LANDSCAPE Sear’s Holdings Sears’ innovation lab, known as “Integrated Retail Labs (iRLabs)” was established in 2012 by Leena Munjal (now Senior VP of Customer Experience and Integrated Retail). iRLabs is located at Sears' Chicago headquarters and runs as a startup, with open workspaces and a cadre of about 30 casually dressed young employees. The iRLabs is Sears’ in-house innovation team focusing on creating a “wow” customer experience. It has holistic capabilities including business strategy, design, UX, copywriting, project management, development, and testing. The lab is trying to figure out the secret to “omnichannel” shopping. This mission is also the 129-year-old company’s focus since 2010. Shop Your Way, Sears’ popular e-commerce and mobile coupon service The lab is the creator of Sears’ Connected Solution shop, a 4,000 squarefoot Flagship experience center at the Sears store in San Bruno, California. It also created Shop Your Way, a modern e-commerce web site and mobile coupon service. Sear's Connected Solution flagshipshop in San Bruno http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130713/ISSUE01/307139978/can-this-woman-save-sears http://www.searslabs.com/#aboutus 10

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LANDSCAPE Nordstrom In 2012, JB Brown established Nordstrom’s Innovation Lab, gathering a small team of innovators to explore new ways to engage with customers. It brought an agile business mindset with a heart of entrepreneurship to a 113-year old company. It was housed inside of the company’s broader technology organization. With a team of techies, designers, entrepreneurs, statisticians, researchers, and artists, the lab tested ideas at speed by prototyping, quickly implementing them in front of real customers to get feedback and then making an informed investment devision. After 4-year of piloting innovation inside the organization, Nordstrom decides to refine its innovation capability, as the company spokesman said: “To utilize the CEC to its full potential and widen the impact of innovation, we are moving parts of the original Innovation Lab into tech/biz teams while continuing to run a core Innovation Lab focused of solving specific customer opportunities, in addition to continuing to foster the innovation practice where needed,” the spokesman said. He added, “Rather than just a team focused on innovation, it’s now everyone’s job.” (Source) By 2015, lab employees have mostly moved to other roles at the company, including its Customer Experience Center (CEC), founded in 2013. Nordstrom innovation lab before it was merged into Customer Experience Center, or other projects. http://www.startuplessonslearned.com/2011/10/case-study-nordstrom-innovation-lab.html http://secure.nordstrominnovationlab.com https://nrf.com/news/five-minutes-nordstroms-vice-president-of-customer-experience https://pando.com/2014/03/27/dancing-giants-nordstroms-innovation-labs-help-a-113-year-old-department-store-chain-to-innovate-on-the-fly/ http://www.geekwire.com/2015/nordstrom-shrinks-innovation-lab-reassigns-employees-shakeup-tech-intiatives/ 11

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LANDSCAPE JC Penney In November 2012, Lu Silverstein helped JC Penney establish the JCP Innovation Lab in SoHo NY, focusing on cutting edge social, mobile, and in-store experiences. Lu left JC Penney after 1 year and 4 months and joined as Vice President of Digital Product Innovation at Westfield, heading up the similar Westfield Labs. Two months after the founder left, JC Penney assigned a new leader to its innovation team. Dhritiman Saha joined the company from Kohl’s as a Vice President, Digital Technology, Product Management, Customer experience design and Innovation, based in Dallas. It’s highly possible the previous lab was dismissed and replaced by a broader Digital Technology team. The JCP Innovation Lab has a team of designers, technologists and usability experts focused on creating the shopping experience of the future. The lab has been sparsely promoted in the press, few innovation projects are publicly connected to the lab’s efforts. Virtual Closet: one of the few ideas JC Penney Innovation Lab experimented with. https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dhritiman-saha/3/223/781 http://www.haoyangli.com/index.php/user-experience/virtual-closet 12

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LANDSCAPE Neiman Marcus The Neiman Marcus Innovation lab is located in Irving, Texas and was established in 2012 by the group CIO Michael Kingston. Scott Emmons, an enterprise architect at NM, leads the iLab initiative. The role involves researching, testing and piloting new technologies that could be applicable to the luxury retailer. Neiman often partners with startups to provide the hardware and expertise required to test an idea. In 2014, they partnered with MemoMi to pilot the smart mirror concept in four stores. In the same year, they partnered with T1Visions to create a series of interactive in store look books. The iLab’s research and development is funded by an internal oversight committee, company vendors and company executives. They are not held to a ‘hard and fast ROI equation’, but are expected to demonstrate value. The lab is set for its third expansion this year, and at RIC2015 Emmons mentioned the goal to turn the lab into a permanent, live store in the future. iLab’s main focus is improving the customer experience, particularly through strengthening the customer-associate relationship. EACH QUARTER Ideas submitted from teams across the organization 15-20 ideas proceed to evaluation phase 3-4 ideas make it to the pilot stage in store Results determine which concepts receive more funding The Minds behind Neiman Marcus’ Digital Merchandising - Retail Solutions Online http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/techflash/2015/04/ilab-updates-4-things-neiman-marcus-is-working-on.html 13

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LANDSCAPE Belk Belk has no formal innovation lab or innovation team. According to LinkedIn profiles of key executives, an innovation team team existed until January 2015. After this time, the change of job titles suggests a restructuring of innovation in the organization. What was previously the ‘innovation team’ now has split the responsibility across key executives. Each executive champions a key area across branding, replenishment and forecasting, omnichannel technology, and digital experience & operations. They are heavily focused on refining their omnichannel strategy. Belk’s approach is less structured and formalized. They partner with external agencies on a campaign basis to bolster innovation efforts. In 2013/14 they partnered with IDEO and ran the ‘Belk innovation challenge’ at five major southern colleges. They asked students to come up with ideas to make Belk a top shopping choice. The winning result was a pop up store/Belk learning lab hybrid called Belle & Ty, a playful temporary space with an Instagram wall and weekly trunk events. The store was a learning experiment to discover more about millennial shopping habits. The Belle & Ty store was a learning experiment to inform Belk’s millennial strategy Trunk shows showcasing collections from local designers were added every Friday http://www.ideo.com/work/belle-ty-pop-up-shop-for-belk 14

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LANDSCAPE Westfield Westfield Labs is the most public innovation lab effort among all the companies reviewed in this document. It has a dedicated website, blog, twitter and LinkedIn page. Westfield Labs is an entity of Westfield corporation , operating virtually as its own entity. Their mission is to ‘converge digital shoppers with physical retail’. The team works to ‘explore ideas and emerging technologies into viable businesses models that move the retail industry forward’. The lab has piloted perhaps more initiatives than most others, including: Dine on Time: A mobile app and website that allows shoppers to order food in advance while they’re shopping or have it delivered in downtown San Francisco. Bespoke: A hybrid store that is part co-working space, part startup demo arena and event venue. Bespoke encourages retail businesses to test innovative new concepts and share their learnings in store. It provides access to shoppers, high speed wi-fi, full AV and even a catering kitchen to lure brands into the store. They have hosted events from fashion shows to brand launches to conferences. Digital Storefronts: Piloted in 2013 in the San Francisco center in partnership with eBay, the digital storefronts have now been rolled out across two flagship locations. Shoppers can browse the digital catalogue on a large interactive screen. The dine on time app empowers people to order food quickly and easily for delivery or pickup in San Francisco Express Parking: A mobile app that allows shoppers to find a spot, find their car at the end of their shopping journey and even have items delivered right to their car. Westfield Labs has allowed Westfield to attract top digital and design talent and provided the company with a much needed edge in a world where many are labeling the conventional shopping mall to be ‘dead’. Bespoke is a co-working, event space for brands that are working at the forefront of retail and technology. http://www.westfieldlabs.com/ http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/innovation-lab-designing-mall-future-161539 http://streetfightmag.com/2014/05/20/at-westfield-labs-rethinking-retail-one-mall-at-a-time/ 15 

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LEARNINGS Two key challenges Every innovation program aims to bring innovation to the core business on a daily basis through either a series of innovative executions (new software, services, customer experiences, etc.) or organizational changes. To combat these two challenges, we found that the successful leaders always have two key objectives: In our research, we identified several brands that started their lab in a very intimate way: establishing them far from headquarters with a unique design culture and a group of different people to traditional corporate employees. Sub-culture - innovation is about behavior change on an organizational level, a sub-culture in an innovation lab won’t drive change throughout the organization at large. Goal Lack of execution - an idea means zero when there isn’t a feasible technology and a viable business to realize it; 2 Drive corporate culture and behavior change Deliver new and better experiences to customers Enterprise Task This is a good approach to keep cultures separate, however, in the long-term, the isolation and unilateral strategy brings about two key challenges: 1 Customers Innovation at the core of the business Highly engaged customers 17 

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LEARNINGS Areas of focus Brands are required to work on different things to accomplish changes to both the corporate culture and the customer experience. TECH In order to deliver real business results, winning labs establish design capability, backed up with solid technology capability. Design serves as a force to discover and experiment new ideas, and technology expertise works to bring those ideas to fruition. DESIGN Organizational changes rely on: A systematic process that strengthens repeatable and scalable innovation behaviors; Mind-sets that allow the company to make better and faster decisions, and deliver business value in more iterative and rapid ways. CULTURE We conclude there should be four different areas of focus of a department store innovation lab strategy. They are: BRANDING Designed to support IT and extend its capability to be more responsive to market changes and experimental with cutting edge technologies. Using design thinking methodologies to test new concepts and customer experiences. Usually driven by a small multidisciplinary team and independent of the company headquarters. A long term internal change program that encourages home-grown innovative ideas from existing employees. Aims to build new sustainable processes that build a funnel of innovative ideas and ensure that the best ones are executed. Using the lab for marketing and press opportunities. Leveraging the initiatives so the brand is seen as cutting edge by customers and potential employees. 18 

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LEARNINGS Areas of focus: Tech Key Features ‣  Reports to the IT function ‣  Founder has a solid background in IT ‣  Internal focus; facilitate process improvement and adoption of new technology ‣  Close to HQ ‣  Collaborate with IT and have strong opinions that shape the technology strategy ‣  Implementation partner for strategic business initiatives Benefits Challenges ‣  Demands a culture of entrepreneurship and continuous improvement of the IT function ‣  Tactical and implementation focused. Leads to tangible outcomes and more efficient processes ‣  Experimental by nature. Champions the evaluation of newer and better ways to do things ‣  Elevates the company’s digital competencies ‣  Interesting work and technical challenges attract and retain top technical talent ‣  Low visibility beyond the IT function ‣  Proximity to main organization can thwart creative pursuits ‣  Difficult to manage the diverse teams and cultural conflicts ‣  Not explicitly customer facing. Customer can be absent from the ideation process. ‣  Easy to focus on ‘solutioning’ before ideas have been validated ‣  Skews towards incremental rather than disruptive innovation Example Sears has a clear mission and technology focus. Create an integrated store. Heavily dedicated to the exploration of IoT and how this will manifest in the retail experience. 19 

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LEARNINGS Areas of focus: Design Key Features Benefits Challenges ‣ Intimate and diverse cross functional teams. Composed of artists, designers, marketers, engineers, developers and hackers. ‣ Easy to test and validate ideas, customers are involved in the process. ‣ Exploratory and often focused on ‘blue sky’ projects. ‣ Easy to attract top creative talent ‣ Follow Lean and agile methodologies, for example time boxed validation of new ideas and rapid prototyping. ‣ Sheltered from corporate bureaucracy, free to focus on innovation. ‣ Collaboration is easier in small teams. Easy to try new things and gather buy-in quickly. ‣ Diverse teams generate out of the box ideas and approaches. ‣ Based in locations that allow for attraction of top creative talent ‣ Hard to implement good ideas at scale ‣ Fragile business model, often dependent on one or few stakeholders ‣ Hard to keep top creative talent engaged over time ‣ Difficult to manage the relationship between the main corporate culture and the subculture of the lab team ‣ Disruptive innovation is risky and hard to implement in the main organization ‣ A corporate culture that is distinct from the main organization Example Nordstrom’s lab operates as a multidisciplinary in-house creative team dedicated to exploring new ways of engaging customers using a design thinking methodology and collaborative design practices; user research, rapid prototyping and in market tests. 20 

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LEARNINGS Areas of focus: Culture Key Features Benefits Challenges ‣ The lab actively seeks new ideas from within the organization; for example through hack-a-thons and innovation drives. ‣ Grows awareness of innovation and builds an innovation culture ‣ Difficult to sustain a continuous culture change program ‣ Internally driven; there is a clear process for gathering, evaluating and implementing ideas from within the organization. ‣ Encourages collaboration between different departments ‣ Managing the process from idea to tangible business value ‣ Identifies potential leaders and gives everyone a stage to share their ideas ‣ Hard to convince employees to actively contribute their ideas ‣ Wide education of collaboration process. ‣ Value of ideas can be influenced by level of seniority ‣ Long term program, often involving significant change and program management capabilities ‣ Employees have ownership and perceive the organization to be dynamic Example Characterized by attempting to encourage innovation that involves every level of the organization. This approach builds a funnel of ideas and then shares them with key stakeholders. 21 

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LEARNINGS Areas of focus: Branding Key Features Benefits Challenges ‣ Collaborate with agencies to design brand activations and new customer experiences ‣ A fresh perspective from external talent ‣ Temporary and program based ‣ Marketing driven. The implementation often receives good media and press coverage ‣ Experimental pop-up stores designed to test customer feedback ‣ Quick implementation; agencies drive the momentum from idea to execution. ‣ Brand alignment with innovation helps to attract millennial customers and top talent. Example ‣ Difficult to harness learnings and build internal innovation capabilities ‣ Hard to move beyond novelty and effect real business change ‣ Limited internal impact if press is the main focus ‣ Low involvement from diverse teams as often controlled by marketing Westfield is a holistic example of balance across the areas of focus. They do a particularly good job of leveraging their innovation efforts in a marketing sense to be seen as pioneers in the industry. For example, they were named one of the most innovative retail companies by FastCo. A solid branding focus gives them the opportunity to attract top talent and millennial clients. 22 

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LEARNINGS A holistic and balanced strategy In our search, only a few brands have success in generating real business results or driving real organizational change. Taking a closer look at the most successful labs, the common denominator is a holistic focus across culture, branding, technology and design Let’s take a deep dive into Macy’s holistic approach: Example There is a structured innovation process, 2000 employees have shared their ideas with key stakeholders who can implement them CULTURE BRANDING Sharing their innovation efforts with the press and their customers. Led by a founder who has a strong engineering and software development background. Well-established APIs provide access to Macys’ rich content that leverage innovative partners as much as possible. TECH DESIGN Strong design capability and design thinking helps the organization to easily research, test and implement new ideas. 23 

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LEARNINGS Technology is still at the core Most of the innovation labs apply a design thinking process. However, this process itself cannot promise real business impact. In our research, we found over half of the lab leaders come from an engineering background: Brand Leader Background Macy’s Yasir Anwar Engineering Kohl’s Janet Schalk Engineering Sear’s Leena Munjal Engineering Nordstrom JB Brown Engineering JC Penny Lu Silverstein Product Neiman Marcus Michael Kingston Engineering Belk - - Westfield Kevin McKenzie Marketing Below are four instances of putting technology at the core: Extending IT to become a source of innovation- almost all of the innovation labs started as an extension of the IT department, and are sponsored by a CIO. Partnering with a 3rd party company to quickly acquire existing technology - in 2014, Neiman Marcus partnered with startup company MemoMi to pilot the smart mirror concept in four stores. In the same year, they partnered with T1Visions to create a series of interactive in store look books. Highly focused technology roadmap and priority - Sears has a clear mission and technology focus. Create an integrated store. Heavily dedicated to the exploration of IoT and how this will manifest in the retail experience. Leveraging existing IT assets - Many of the innovations from Macy’s lab took advantages of current IT infrastructure, particularly for APIs, so that new applications can easily reuse Macys' rich content such as their product catalog, store events calendar, promotions, coupons, shopping bag, registry and more. 24 

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LEARNINGS Get closer to customers Innovation cannot happen without customer engagement. Nearly all of the labs in question chose to be geographically close to key customers from the beginning. Nordstrom Labs adopted a lot of Lean Startup methodologies to continue pivoting their ideas to real product. Especially these two methodologies: Being closer to customers enables quicker validation and decision making. In addition, the labs are built around a startup model with an independent culture to keep away from bureaucracy and empower fast decisions. One-week design sprints - Slowness kills innovation, especially in a large organization. The Nordstrom Innovation Lab shrunk their innovation cycle to only one week, meaning they build an entirely new product over a one week period. Customer journeys also feature in many of the labs. They are a great starting point in assessing how to better serve and sell to customers. This may include discovering new ways of engaging customers, expanding existing customer journeys into new services and extending existing relationships between the brand and the customer. Get out of the building - By starting with research from customers, associates and managers in a real store setting, innovation lab teams can quickly identify and validate opportunities. It’s not a quick visit and walk of the retail shop floor, instead lab staff actually set up a space within the store for an entire week. This allows them to build prototypes, test new features and gather rich feedback from observation and real customer interviews. To augment this process, the labs rely heavily on engaging customers throughout the creation process. They use many innovation techniques to encourage co-creation. Nordstrom is a very good example. 25 

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LEARNINGS Maximize impact Innovation is a social sport. Successful lab leaders aim to maximize the impact their lab can generate both internally (organizational impact) and externally (customer impact). Impact brings a lot of value to the innovation initiative, it may include: ‣  Engaging all employees to create awareness ‣  Listening to employees, this aids the discovery of good ideas that would otherwise be hidden ‣  Employee participation helps to identify new innovation leaders ‣  Press exposure attracts new customers and innovative talent ‣  Engaging with customers directly strengthens the brand connection ‣  Social hub gathers new possibilities from new partners The Bespoke concept is relatively simple. It’s a co-working space, an event space and a demo space. Bespoke brings many layers of value to Westfield Labs and more broadly, Westfield itself: ‣  Events pull customers into the center, strengthening relationships and aligning the Westfield brand with excitement and newness. They also allow Westfield to test new product lines and concepts. ‣  Technology Demos give them access to innovative startups, top talent and new ideas ‣  Co-working brings many different types of people into the space, from students to professionals, allowing Westfield to identify prospective talent. Westfield’s newly opened ‘Bespoke’ is a great example of how innovation can be harnessed to maximize impact. 26 

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SUGGESTIONS 4 Take-aways 1 Run a holistic and balanced strategy Covering technology, design, culture, and branding 2 Put technology at the core Building a competent and responsive delivery team with a strategic technology roadmap 3 Get closer to your customers Getting out of the office, reaching out to your customers, designing and building to serve them better 4 Maximize impact both internally and externally Influencing employees, stakeholders, press, institutions, startups, etc., listen to them, and share your stories 28

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SUGGESTIONS Growth strategies at different stages Kickoff 3〜~6 Months Sustain 6~18 Months Growth 18~24 Months TECH Involve a small but dedicated development team from the existing IT group (who understands the current IT context) Coordinate with company’s longerterm technology roadmap and focus on one specific technical area Build up a strategic tech stack for experimenting with the most cutting edge technologies DESIGN Build a multidisciplinary design team including talent from research, product, branding, visual and interaction design Expand the design team’s contribution to other departments so they are in a better position to innovate Consider establishing a corporate design venture to boost innovation in a large organization or acquire from the market CULTURE Encourage culture diffusion by holding periodical innovation events that include all employees Aim to establish an innovation funnel. Share the methodologies, processes, and practices with the organization at large. The innovation lab matures enough to lead organization wide innovation initiatives BRANDING Invite customers to join the conversation by using pop-up stores, innovation days, hack-athons, etc. Actively participant in different communities like tech, design, hackers, makers, etc. and build the community network Large scale social hubs regionally and globally to demonstrate commitment to innovation to both employees and customers. 29

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