“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” – William Pollard
Mr. Pollard (the “Atomic Deacon” who was an Episcopal priest, Executive Director of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, and a key member of the Manhattan Project) knew a thing or two about creative thinking and the cross-pollination of ideas. I love this quote because it succinctly captures both that exposure to new ideas is essential for innovation, and that innovation itself is essential. In my less-poetic words, “never stop learning, and never stop applying what you learn.”
There is no single path to innovation, no one-size-fits-all approach. You have to figure out what it means to you and your company specifically. To do that, you need exposure to a diverse range of possibilities. Appian World 2013 is the perfect place to get that exposure. In addition to a full roster of real-world success stories and panel discussions, Appian World will present a range of industry analysts discussing the latest theories, predictions and best practices on a variety of BPM software topics.