expert on innovation, fintech & China
Best selling author, innovator, China fintech expert.
Engaging speaker contributing top-level thought leadership on innovation, fintech, and China. He is a sought after expert on China’s new “central bank digital currency” CBDC with appearances on TV and major news outlets. An award-winning executive previously heading fintech teams at IBM following a twenty-year career in investment banking. Living in Shanghai for the last decade, Rich experienced China going cashless first-hand
What they're saying
Rich Turrin writes extensively about “Innovation Theatre…
Innovation Theatre describes activities that do not attempt to generate genuine innovations but are carried out simply to give the impression an organisation is innovative.
Very well written and full of actionable advice for any startup program manager, not only innovation labs of financial companies and banks.
If you’re in the innovation business this book will help you keep it real and do it better
I’ve never known Rich to pull any punches, and the whole innovation scene needs a bloody nose to make it honest. Rich delivers a thorough going-over here that may be the reset your lab needs.
A must read…
for anyone striving to succeed in digital transformation
Read his book and learn what it takes
Richard has done a fantastic job chronicling the challenges, traps and opportunities in innovation labs. With his personal experiences in the crushing competitiveness of the Chinese market, along with plenty of experience in the west, he brings a nuanced, global view to what it takes to drive innovation. But perhaps the biggest challenge is how to take innovations out of the lab and into the real world. Read his book and learn what it takes.
I wish I had this…
before I started! The first book ever written about operating innovation labs.
A must read for anyone serious about successful innovation!
Get help to transform your Digital Strategy with this fantastic guidebook on Innovation Labs. Learn from best practices and failures to ensure your business will survive the digital disruption.
Great perspective from someone who has been there…
I am in the innovation lab business and I can tell you that the author is speaking from experience.
One of the best books I have read…
on how to leverage technology. A must-read for financial institutions either commencing or already on the road to their digital transformation journey.
If anyone’s got a credible view of the matter, it’s Rich
I used to look at insurance company innovation labs from afar and shake my head. My view then was that innovation is not something that can be bottled, bolted on, bought in, or poured over like a fancy sauce on a day-old meal. That was until I met Rich Turrin. Few have observed this scene more closely than Rich, who’s been in the transformation business for most of his career. He’s nurtured it, advised it and has now written the authoritive book on the subject. If anyone’s got a credible view of the matter, it’s Rich.
This book is the Bible…
for innovation labs. Rich’s stories and anecdotes are informational and entertaining at the same time. He meets the readers wherever they are.
Dive deep into Richard’s narrative…
and resurface better aware of your optimal approach to innovation lab excellence. He looks beyond the hype for a practical approach to the design of innovation programs that prioritize human factors above and beyond technological wizardry
straightforward, and essential read! This is an absolutely essential read for anyone involved in innovation and digital transformation.
His new, comprehensive book is a must-read for all corporations
Too many organizations seem to believe that if they launch an innovation lab and make some splashy announcements, meaningful progress will somehow magically occur. Turrin knows better than that. His new, comprehensive book is a must-read for all corporations that are taking their labs and innovation seriously.