LEADERSHIP TEAM

Ron Dabbagh
Founder & CEO

Soorena Salari
Acting CTO & Advisor

Neil McElwee
Chief Customer
Success Officer

MARK BAUDLER, JD
General Counsel

WHAT IS CENERGIM?

Cenergim is an innovation solution company that offers full-service do-it-for-me (DIFM) solutions to technology innovators seeking cost-effective and reliable solutions to their complex innovation and business related challenges. Our solution consists of a Co-innovation platform powered by an expert ecosystem of innovators and trusted solution providers who collaboratively solve challenges, co-create tailored solutions, and deliver business outcomes.

INNOVATORS EMPOWERING INNOVATORS TO SUCCEED

We are a team of passionate Silicon Valley technology innovation veterans with diverse backgrounds spanning the entire innovation cycle who love to innovate and help our peers solve their pesky innovation challenges and mysteries. We have all been where you are now and know the pain you are experiencing, first hand. As employees, executives, entrepreneurs, and consultants we have dealt with countless innovation challenges and ways to solve them. So, we understand your unmet needs and challenges that cannot be solved with the existing solutions. As a result, we decided to form a collaborative community—expert innovation ecosystem—and develop simple and smart solutions to help our peers solve these challenges discreetly, rapidly, and affordably. We are committed to help you achieve your desired growth outcomes.

WE HELP INNOVATORS SOLVE THEIR INNOVATION CHALLENGES & MYSTERIES

We enable innovation teams to become engines for growth by delivering outstanding outcomes through co-innovation with other innovators and an ecosystem of highly vetted experts. We do this by offering a simple and easy-to-use platform for innovators (”Challengers”) to post their challenges and co-innovate solutions with a trusted ecosystem of experts spanning the entire innovation cycle from ideation to commercialization and outcome delivery. Our ecosystem members (“Innovators”) have diverse backgrounds in disciplines related to innovation such as technology, marketing, operations, legal, finance, and consulting. They include both individual contributors as well as specialized solution provider firms.

A TECTONIC SHIFT IS TRANSFORMING INNOVATION

The prevailing do-it-yourself (DIY) innovation paradigm is too complex and inefficient. It is based on an outdated R&D-driven methodology that uses a linear-value-chain modeland advocates building and optimizing centralized DIY operations. This model was developed for businesses operating in the 3-C infrastructure-driven world that was centralized, capital intensiveand controlled by hierarchy. However, it is failing in the current 3-D digital world—diversified, distributed, and decentralized—that is built on a multidimensional value-chain model and relies on everything as-a-service (XaaS), pay-per-use (PPU), and do-it-for-me (DIFM) business models to deliver outcomes. Albeit beneficial to the SaaS revolution, the DIY model is failing in many cases as it requires massive capabilities and resources that are in short supply. The result has been widening capability and resource gaps that have incapacitated innovators and their ability to deliver on the expected outcomes.

With a tectonic shift occurring due to the emergence of the 4th industrial revolution the complexity of innovations is increasing at an unprecedented rate (32x in 5 years, 1,000x in 10 years, etc.) putting 40% of global companies with a combined market value of $26T at the risk of disruption. We realize that this model in not sustainable and that innovators need a new breed of solutions and ways of doing things not only to cope with these changes and survive, but also to succeed and thrive in the new environment.

INNOVATION IS THE ENGINE OF GROWTH BUT TOO MUCH COMPLEXITY IS CAUSING IT TO MISFIRE

Most companies have audacious innovation and growth objectives but oftentimes their efforts are hampered by the lack of expertise, resources or operational maturity. More often, their innovation operations lack an integrated and rock-solid foundation, adequate capabilities, and the capacity needed to turn their vision into a profitable reality. We solve this problem by helping them fill their gaps, fine tune their innovation engine, and growth faster.

Let’s face it building high performance innovation teams and delivering on the expected business outcomes can be a messy and a risky proposition. The path from idea to success can be a long and treacherous one. Cenergim solutions were created to provide a more expedient path between your ideas and execution; and to offer help when you need it, regardless of where you are in your journey.

“CO-INNOVATION PLATFORM: A SIMPLE INNOVATIN HACK”

Cenergim provides solutions that bridge the current performance gap by offering an ‘innovation-hack’ that simplifies the innovation process and makes the outcome delivery easier, more efficient and a less risky endeavor. The Cenergim solution consists of a smart co-innovation platform that is powered by a vetted innovation ecosystem of expert enterprises that offer diverse capabilities and technology solutions that span the entire innovation cycle from ideation to outcome delivery. Our platform provides a tailored solution for co-innovation with customers and Cenergim ecosystem by integrating and streamlining the capabilities of open innovation, co-creation and idea management platforms. All that innovators have to do is to discreetly post their challenges on our platform and co-create with Cenergim invited experts to solve their challenges.

CO-INNOVATION WITH PEERS IS THE EASIEST WAY TO SOLVE COMPLEX INNOVATION CHALLENGES

Innovators are a special breed with unique needs. They stand for possibilities where others only see challenges. They take risks to build a better future when others are still stuck in the old paradigms and ways of doing things. That is why innovators are the lifeblood and the engine of the economic growth. Therefore, we believe that they deserve solutions that are tailor-made to their unique needs that enable them to succeed for the contribution that they make to the society.

Unfortunately, though, the existing conventional solutions are designed for a functional world and are not appropriate for non-conformists like innovators as they do not follow the conventional wisdom and practices developed for the corporate world. It is like fitting a “square peg into a round hole”. Innovators encounter unique challenges every day that require out-of-the-box and non-conventional approaches to solve.

As innovators ourselves we believe that the easiest way to solve complex innovation challenges is through co-innovation with other innovators as they understand the unique innovation challenges and have developed expert capabilities to solve them. Hence, we empower innovators to collaborate together in a trusted ecosystem to solve challenges. Think of it as a VIP club of innovators to accelerate innovation and growth where innovation professionals and experts collaborate together based on authenticity, qualification and trust, and co-create outstanding solutions and outcomes. In addition, we provide management services to orchestrate activities and fill gaps where needed. If you share our belief we love to hear from you, and if possible join forces with you.

SALIENT BENEFITS TO INNOVATORS

Some of the benefits that innovators can realize through using Cenergim solutions include:

  • Improving performance by removing capability and resource gaps;
  • Increasing speed-to-market by eliminating bottlenecks through collaboration with trusted experts to rapidly achieve outcomes;
  • Enhancing revenues through faster time-to-market as well as solving challenges for other innovators in the ecosystem;
  • Eliminating operational inefficiencies by removing the innovation silos and providing agile and lean solutions that span the entire innovation process;
  • Eliminating frictions in the existing centralized DIY operations by delivering adaptive solutions for flexible consumption via a DIFM pay-per-use model;
  • Reducing the risks and costs associated with building inefficient internal operations by using a 3D model;
  • Reducing costs by eliminating errors, inefficiencies, and opportunity costs;
  • Enabling outcome-driven innovation by augmenting capabilities through an elastic ecosystem;
  • Reducing complexity and errors by simplifying the innovation operations through collaboration with expert third parties;
  • Outperforming competition by upgrading to effective and efficient 3D tailored solutions.

EMPOWERING TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS TO GROW FASTER

Our primary market consists of growing technology innovators who are seeking cost-effective solutions to rapidly solve their challenges and grow faster. However, we can also serve non-technology innovators on a case-by-case basis if they have non-technology related challenges related to strategy development, business planning, business model innovation, process innovation, and marketing to name a few.

SEEKING PASSIONATE INNOVATORS AND EXPERT SOLUTION PROVIDERS

Are you passionate about innovation and seeking new challenges or experiences? If yes, we would love to hear from you. If you are either a growing innovation company seeking to solve challenges, or a solution provider looking to join our exclusive community and solve challenges, we encourage you to sign up on our platform and build a profile. For inquiries regarding contracting or partnership opportunities please send an email to partner@cenergim.com. For other inquiries including job opportunities, please send an email to info@cenergim.com. We promise to reply in a reasonable timeframe.

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