Segway inventor outlines keys to innovation Summary: Inventor Dean Kamen tells engineers at WinHEC in New Orleans what it takes to be innovative, explaining why risk and failure are necessary parts of the process. May 8, 2003 -- 23:49 GMT (16:49 PDT) Loading... Please wait. Topic: CXO Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.