About Christopher Koch

Christopher Koch is Editorial Director of the SAP Center for Business Insight. An experienced journalist and analyst, he blogs about the intersection of business and technology. Follow him on Twitter: @ckochster.

Recent Stories

2 Trends That Have Shaped The Sharing Economy

2 Trends That Have Shaped The Sharing Economy

What do sharing upstarts like Uber and Lyft (cars) and Airbnb (homes) have in common (besides iPhone apps)? They both saw opportunities to make the markets they entered simpler…
4 Ways To Customize Products Without Breaking The Bank

4 Ways To Customize Products Without Breaking The Bank

Imagine you ran a company that lets customers specify whatever they want in your products – including using their own materials. You’re probably thinking that the company has to be small…
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How Kimberly Clark Co-Innovates With Suppliers

We’ve been doing a lot of research recently into how companies will manage resources, including the supply chain. My colleague Stephanie Overby was fortunate…
4 Ways To Gauge Workforce Mood Swings Before It’s Too Late

4 Ways To Gauge Workforce Mood Swings Before It’s Too Late

If you were my friend and you only checked in with me once a year to see how I was doing, you wouldn’t really be my friend. So why do companies think that surveying
3 Reasons Why It’s Never Been A Better Time To Be An Inventor

3 Reasons Why It’s Never Been A Better Time To Be An Inventor

We all know the stereotype of the inventor: a quirky obsessive who spends all his (it’s usually a him) free time in the basement playing with dangerous objects and explosive chemicals…
How To Give Technology Have-Nots Government Access

How To Give Technology Have-Nots Government Access

Every now and then we have to remind ourselves that not having access to a computer or a smartphone has more serious consequences than missing out on playing Candy Crush
How Broken Boxes Can Give Employees Purpose And Meaning

How Broken Boxes Can Give Employees Purpose And Meaning

Face it, few of us can say that our work has a high degree of purpose and meaning in the greater scheme of things. True purpose and meaning…
4 Reasons You Need To Redefine Your Workforce

4 Reasons You Need To Redefine Your Workforce

When my colleague Elana Varon and I were discussing the many changes happening in today’s workforce recently, she told me an anecdote worth repeating here: “When I was a magazine…
Why Patents And Innovation No Longer Mix

Why Patents And Innovation No Longer Mix

I have always associated innovation with patents. It’s the classic vision of the lone, wild-haired inventor in a grimy white lab coat putting himself and his family (assuming they’re still hanging around – he spends all of his time in…
5 Tips For Product Companies Launching A Services Business

5 Tips For Product Companies Launching A Services Business

Launching a new service business may seem relatively simple compared to prototyping, manufacturing and developing a physical product, but don’t be fooled. Even though many services are launched…