January, 2017

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2017: Collaboration Is No Longer A Choice, But An Imperative

Digital Tonto

In the new business environment that's emerging, the best way to become a dominant player is to be an indispensable partner. Related posts: The New Era Of Cognitive Collaboration. Building Creative. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Power of User-Led Innovations

Hype

Babies are wonderful, a constant source of fascination as you share their discovery of a rich new world and see things afresh through their wide bright eyes. But they also have side effects, some of which can bring you back to earth with a bump!

4 Challenges Organizations Face To Get The Most From Generalists

Game-Changer

New challenges require new approaches. All organizations have new challenges on the table all the time, but most are not equipped to come up with new approaches to conquer them because they can’t think and act differently. This is a specialization challenge.

The future innovation core lies at the edge.

Paul Hobcraft

Boundaries seem to be continually pushed in business, nothing seemingly stands still, yet many things stay caught up in not being changed. Something has to change, we need to jettison old ways. In with the new in 2017, out with the old.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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How does innovation management help in digital transformation?

Hype

The power of digital disruption is so immense that it now sits on the top priority list for almost every executive.

Generalists Are Hardwired for Reinvention

Game-Changer

My last post on the challenges Generalists face in a society that rewards specialists got a lot of attention from people who are Generalists themselves (from healthcare); not from Specialists.

This engineer replaced a $1,000.00+ medical device with one costing $0.20

Idea to Value

Sometimes, you need to set yourself really strict constraints in order to come up with the most creative innovations. This is exactly what Manu Prakash did with his team at Stanford when trying to make a better, cheaper way to test blood samples in poorer countries. Check out his video above.

2016 Year in Review: Corporate Innovation Trends and Implications for 2017

Rocketspace

2016 was an eventful year, marked by unprecedented political polarization, hacked emails made public by WikiLeaks, Brexit, two huge Yahoo security breaches, and even exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. But hidden among the uncertainty lies a year of unparalleled technological advances.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

For his upcoming book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Becoming an innovative company: better late

OVO Innovation

So, after over a decade of innovation consulting, I can say without doubt that companies that are just starting to innovate have it much better than those that were attempting it years ago. That's because as more companies try more innovation, more tools are vetted, more methods explored and exposed. Today, there are more proven methods and more people with more innovation skill and experience, so if you are starting now you can get started on the right foot.

The 3 Things About Data You Probably Don’t Know, But Need To

Digital Tonto

Like energy, talent, finance or any other resource, managing data effectively is becoming essential to competing in today’s marketplace. Related posts: 4 Things Managers Need To Know About Data. If. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology

Unfuzzying the Front End of Innovation. An interview with Liberty Global's Spark Team

Hype

Roel de Vries and Sarah Kelly are the innovation managers for Liberty Global’s innovation program, Spark. In May 2017, they’ll be presenting at the HYPE Innovation Managers Forum in Bonn.

These 2017 Trends Will Change Our World

Innovation Excellence

Welcome to 2017. It is going to be an interesting year. We have not seen so much creativity, innovation and evolution before in history. Trend watchers go berserk with all the cool new ideas born every minute and futurologist see their predictions come true sooner than expected.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session will examine the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly.

2016’s best innovation blog articles, from the top influential innovation bloggers

Idea to Value

Sometimes, it is important to take a step back from your own work, and highlight some of the best work from other people around the world.

4 Essential Building Blocks of Intrapreneurship for Corporate Innovation

Rocketspace

Corporations across the world are scrambling to figure out how to innovate and grow in an increasingly competitive business environment. Intrapreneurship, the concept of cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set from within an existing organization, is enabling many large companies to extract value through employee-powered corporate innovation. Intrapreneurship Team management Leadership Culture Innovation Models

How to Assess Your Innovation Fitness

IdeaScale

There are two types of innovation fitness assessments that you should perform in your organization.

To Create Real Change, You Need To Do More Than Just Protest

Digital Tonto

It doesn't take much to join a protest or throw a rock. History is made by those who can define a path forward and persuade others — even those who are initially skeptical — that it is a journey. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

How to Get Started Innovating on Customer Experience

Hype

In recent years, customer experience has emerged as a major differentiator for large companies. In a McKinsey survey of senior executives, 90 percent of respondents confirmed that customer experience is one of the CEO’s top three priorities.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Change Leaders

Innovation Excellence

What does it mean to be a change leader? What behaviors must they engage in day in and day out to drive real and meaningful change?

Motivating Employees (Cash Is Optional)

Daniel Burrus

There isn’t an organization on the planet that dismisses the value of highly motivated employees. Motivated people not only do their jobs better on a consistent basis, they also remain with an organization longer. Financial reward is perhaps the most obvious means of boosting employee motivation.

How To Derive The Most Value Out Of Accelerator Programs

Rocketspace

RocketSpace formally launched its first corporate accelerator program a little over a year ago. We aimed to create a new model that brings corporations and startups together to fuel industry-focused transformation while achieving real, measurable results.

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Creativity is Key: Tips on Avoiding Groupthink

InnovationManagement

It’s awesome when everyone agrees, isn’t it? Yes—and no. Most of us have, at some point, fallen into the trap of groupthink to avoid conflict and promote harmony in a group, whether at school, work, or on a committee.

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The 30 Years Rule – Innovation Takes A Lot Longer Than You Think

Digital Tonto

Agility is often overrated. Innovation is never a single event. Related posts: It Takes A Lot More Than A Big Idea To Change The World. Innovation Starts—And Ends—With Mindset. Innovation Needs To. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation

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How NASA is Crowdsourcing its Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

It takes millions of minds to get one man in space. NASA is, to many, a symbol of scientific innovation. The space race touched off an unprecedented “peace dividend” that gave us everything from modern materials science to Tang.

Turn Your Organization into an Idea Factory: Part I

Innovation Excellence

Up to 80 percent of an organization's improvement potential could come from frontline employee ideas. However, the average employee suggestion box or idea program gets less than 10 percent adoption, has fewer than.5 ideas per employee per year and can hurt employee engagement.

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

Why Your Corporate Culture Matters

Daniel Burrus

As I travel around the world working with executives from a wide range of businesses, I find it very interesting that some understand the value of, and take great pride in, their corporate cultures, while others don’t give them much thought.

Key Trends for Future-Proofing Corporate Venture

Rocketspace

Over the last few years, the corporate venture model has shifted away from internal R&D towards an open innovation model in which companies partner with entrepreneurs to create new products or services. If it's done smartly, the partnership between company and startup provides a capital structure that can help the startup grow even faster. In this arrangement, the startup does not become part of the larger business, but rather, remains a separate operation creating value for the corporation.

The 3 Types of Promoters Needed to Support Your Innovation Process

Hype

There is a lot of talk nowadays about closing the so-called innovation “gap” or the difference between what leaders say they want in terms of a new product, service, process, or business model innovation and what their organizations actually deliver.

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How The Cloud Is Helping Small Businesses Compete With The Big Guys

Digital Tonto

Technology disrupts, but it also empowers and the cloud may be the best example of that. Related posts: Cloud Computing Just Entered Totally New Territory. 2015: The Year The Cloud Bursts. The Cloud. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Proven Strategy: How to Harness the Voice of the Customer to Solve Business Challenges

How do you leverage insights gained from customers, contact centers, and other customer support functions to solve your top business challenges? Gareth, VP of Product Management at Spigit, shares a proven strategy that will help you do just that.