“Overjet became the first dental A.I. company to be cleared by the FDA, allowing it to expand to dental practices to improve patient care as well,” notes Fortune, in their interview with Overjet CEO and co-founder Wardah Inam at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit.
Moonshot thinking isn’t limited to flashy products like driverless cars or Virgin Galactic. Sometimes it’s about automating a process during a global pandemic, developing communication methodologies to promote collaboration among employees, and building frameworks for childcare that enhance a parent’s productivity.
That was the topic of conversation in an innovation-focused breakout session for Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen virtual summit on Thursday. Moonshot thinking is the idea that complex problems can be solved with radical thinking and cutting-edge technology—essentially deciding to shoot for the moon, even if you’re not quite sure how you’ll get there. It’s long been an integral component of the entrepreneurial journey and directed the goals of larger organizations like Toyota. But last year it also came into play to solve challenges posed by a very big external force: the coronavirus pandemic.
Read the full story in Fortune: https://fortune.com/2021/06/24/moonshot-thinking-drove-innovation-during-the-pandemic-in-surprising-ways/