Alfredo Banos joins Robin on this episode of the Innovation of Work podcast.

Alfredo Banos is a Director of Digital Transformation at Cummins with 24 years of cross functional, global and corporate entrepreneurship experience. Alfredo specializes on transforming traditional user facing processes into a smarter, faster and more efficient user experience by leveraging emerging technologies. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and a Masters in Engineering Managements from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.

As an immigrant himself who came to this country at the age of 16, Alfredo likes to couch and advise minority youth on the opportunities of education specially in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. His daily inspiration comes from his wife Ruth and son Daniel.



Content Timeline

00:25 – Personal journey in innovation.
05:12 – Continuing to be engaged and passionate.
08:00 – Views on digital transformation and innovation – “Making our processes smarter, faster, and more efficient. Translates into customer loyalty and satisfaction.”
09:40 – Starting and keeping innovation projects moving – Ensure all involved understand the change and why you’re taking on the project to keep people engaged and focused.
12:09 – “Be flexible to learn and iterate.” “Embrace failure and apply those learnings.”
13:56 – Internal verses external innovation projects – differences and impact on velocity.
15:23 – “Focus on the end user.” Experience and learnings from working with Anvl.
17:27 – “Innovation isn’t for everybody. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions, but you need to have a positive attitude and be resilient and focused to complete the mission.”
22:13 – Considerations on digital transformation – moving from paper to digital within important processes.
26:28 – Safety improvement wishlist, working towards zero incidents.
30:27 – Vision on future innovation.