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Stephen Toton

Stephen Toton

President, S&T Innovations

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About the author:

Stephen Toton is a former R&D executive with over 35 years of experience working with DuPont, Kodak and other corporations in leading large R&D organizations, ventures and startups in commercializing transformative products and providing excellence in innovation best practices.

Steve is a subject matter expert in leading ventures and improving the effectiveness of R&D based innovation

Posts by Stephen Toton

How to Measure the Effectiveness of R&D Based Innovation

Posted on October 28th, 2016 in Chemical R&D

Like it or not, we work in an environment where corporate shareholders, board of directors and the C-suite want to see a return on their investment in R&D-based innovation. This has become a significant challenge for technology and marketing executives to answer. Continue reading “How to Measure the Effectiveness of R&D Based Innovation” »

Four Leadership Roles that Foster Innovation

Posted on August 8th, 2016 in Chemical R&D

In my 35+ years of experience leading R&D organizations and ventures, I have witnessed many different leadership roles that help foster innovation.  I’ll discuss four –  the Entrepreneur, the Project leader, the Growth Business Leader, and the Functional Leader.

Continue reading “Four Leadership Roles that Foster Innovation” »

Implementing a Project and Portfolio Management IT System Across the Enterprise

Posted on June 10th, 2016 in Chemical R&D

With today’s demand on real time information, the Business Unit executives and the C-Suite are asking for more data and analytics on the R&D / Innovation investment and project status. Continue reading “Implementing a Project and Portfolio Management IT System Across the Enterprise” »

Leading a Venture within a Corporation

Posted on April 12th, 2016 in Chemical R&D

Finally, after many months of making a business case to the C suite, you get the approval to fund a transformational project across two businesses or with a major partner. You’re ready to execute. So how is this different than leading any other innovation project? Continue reading “Leading a Venture within a Corporation” »

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