Kapil Kane, Director of Innovation at Intel China, joins me on today’s episode of Innovation Storytellers to share his innovation journey working at Apple under Steve Jobs.
Despite leading product design for the iPod, MacBook, MacBook Air, iMac, and iPad, Kapil describes being allergic to the word “innovation”, and reveals that nobody ever said that word in all his years at Apple. Instead, they just did it – without giving what they were doing a label.
Kapil also shares how Intel China are transforming brilliant employees into internal startups. Inspired by startup accelerators outside Intel, Kapil reveals why they decided to follow a similar process with their internal innovation teams. The result is the award-winning corporate startup accelerator Growth X.
Kapil Kane is Director of Innovation at Intel China, where he co-founded & runs GrowthX, an award-winning, corporate-startup accelerator.
Over the past 20 years, Kane has helped design and launch world-class products and businesses at the intersection of arts, design, and technology. He created the first multitouch screen at Apple, and went on to lead product design for Apple’s iPod, MacBook, MacBook Air, iMac, and iPad.
Kane has deep expertise in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, advising startups, engaging with leading accelerators, universities and NGOs around the world, and speaking at large global conferences.
Born and raised in the tiny seaside province of Goa, Kane completed his bachelor’s degree in India, and went on to receive a master’s in engineering from Stanford University in California, eventually finding his way back to Asia, where he has been living with his family in Shanghai for the past 13 years.