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Open Innovation: Google and Niantic Labs

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Bonus: see below another visual storytelling of Niantic Labs & Google from, Wei Li ,a Technology Innovation Manager and Presentation Designer @ INNODIARY, a project sponsored by IEEE Singapore Section to share business knowledge using visual designs.

Poking into a New Reality : Interview with John Hanke Founder and CEO of Niantic

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“John, and dynamic entrepreneurs like him, are the heroes of our innovation culture. But his accomplishments demonstrate something even more profound than entrepreneurial excellence: What’s extraordinary about entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley is the way large companies and young companies collaborate to accelerate innovation. It’s that process of open innovation that makes Silicon Valley unique. It is absolute magic.”

John Hanke is an American entrepreneur and business executive. He is the founder and current CEO of Niantic, Inc., a software development company spun out of Google that designed Ingress, Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

A graduate of University of Berkeley Haas School of Business, John joins Jerry in 5 part interview to discuss:

  1. Business School and the Internet
  2. Intersection of Gaming and Geo-location
  3. Business Model – Ahead of the Curve
  4. Spinning into Google
  5. On Leaving Google

Business School and the Internet (Part 1)
Jerome Engel and John Hanke

Intersection of Gaming and Geo-location (Part 2)

Jerome Engel and John Hanke

Business Model – Ahead of the Curve (Part 3)

Jerome Engel and John Hanke

Spinning into Google (Part 4)

Jerome Engel and John Hanke

On Leaving Google (Part 5)

Jerome Engel and John Hanke