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What is All the Buzz Around Innovation Consultants?


The corporate innovation space is booming. Companies are setting up new innovation offices, incubators, or accelerators, and hundreds of internal and external hackathons are being organized around the world.

The future belongs to whoever creates it

RTI Innovation Advisors

You know something has become passe when you see it used as a meme on Twitter frequently. That's actually what prompted this diatribe. I doubt there's any meme I dislike more than "The future belongs to.". In recent years we've been told that the future belongs to the swift, the smart, the agile, and more recently to the digitally transformed. Not that long ago we were told that the future belonged to Nokia, because before 2000 it was the king of the hill in handsets. Then along came Apple.

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So the value we can derive from using Knowledge Graphs

Paul Hobcraft

How does Knowledge Graphs fit within our need to communicate in new, visually exciting ways? Let me provide a short narrative to give this a meaning and why it is becoming so important. Today we deliver content- It has become far too easy. We are drowning in it on a daily basis.

How Do Millennials Innovate?


Every organization is adjusting to the generational shift that has welcomed millennials into the workforce, but the reason for that is that they are now the largest group represented.

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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Organizational effectiveness and building a company strategy

Innovation Excellence

Every organization wants to be effective. Ask any business executive whether they want to achieve a level of organizational effectiveness, and no doubt the answer will be positive – who wouldn’t want that? But to achieve it, we first have to define what it really means.

How to Silicon Valley Your Business


Every year, thousands of companies send their employees to Silicon Valley to visit start-ups and enterprises. They’re hoping these employees can understand and absorb some of the innovation magic and energy here and disseminate it throughout the rest of their organization.

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4 Team values to build a culture of innovation [with video]


Since Pris, CEO and founder of Be-novative graduated as a psychologist, she often speaks about the psychological factors of how to build an innovation culture every day.

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How To Pursue A Grand Challenge In 3 (Not So Easy) Steps

Digital Tonto

By investing sustainably in solving fundamental problems, we can create new businesses to replace the ones that will inevitably falter. Related posts: Everybody Should Be Pursuing A Grand Challenge. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Grand Challenges Innovation

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released 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.

NASA Announces Winners of Open Innovation Robot Contest


When NASA wanted help for the design of its next robot it knew just where to go for innovative insights – the crowd. The space agency launched an open innovation competition to design an arm for a space robot named Astrobee, and the first winners have just been revealed.

Proactive versus Reactive Innovation: Learning from Nature

Innovation Excellence

I’ve always believed that we can learn how to innovate, and organize our businesses by learning from nature.

Balancing Data and the Human Element for Successful Innovation


Data can tell us a lot, but not everything. The numbers, so the saying goes, do not lie. The idea that cold, hard data tells us everything we need to know about everything is hugely popular at the moment. Algorithms and machine learning will tell us all we need to know, right? Perhaps, but history says perhaps not. No matter how big the dataset, data mining and analysis have limits—or the “head” approach—and the same is true of “softer” method like customer surveys, the “heart” approach.

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What is change management and why is it essential for digital transformation


“When it comes to change management, “implementation” isn’t the end—it’s just the beginning.” ” –Beth Banks Cohen. What is change management?

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined 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. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

What the Australian Economy Gets Right About Innovation; and Lessons for Other Countries (Part 1 in series)


Over the past few months I have been spending time with a range of Australian companies, getting to better understand their business models and approaches to innovation.

Boon Or Bust


Does Leveraging Open Innovation help or hurt R&D Managers

Greatest Business Innovations of 2017 and Beyond Driven by This Trend

Innovation Excellence

The hottest commodity of the next decade is already at the heart of nearly every disruptive business model, from Uber to Amazon.

3 Tips for Picking the Right Photos for your Business

The Human Factor

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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.

6 Questions Answered About Our Innovation App


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How to be Happily Busy

Rmukesh Gupta

Time is the most precious commodity that we have. Attention is the second most important. And we need to trade both of these (depleting, non-renewable) with other people and organisations.

What Is Open Innovation


And What Does It Mean

You Can Never Build The Future By Looking To The Past

Innovation Excellence

“The biggest change you are going to see over the next year is that we want to bring our toy stores to life,” newly minted Toys R Us CEO Dave Brandon told a reporter a little over a year ago. “I I want kids to be dragging their parents to our stores because they want to. Innovation

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.

Give yourself a better financial tomorrow

The Human Factor

You don’t want to be working for the entirety of your life chasing money. There has to be a time when you can retire comfortably, having money to live on to better your life long after you have hung up your cap at work.

What is Lean Innovation? Components and Examples

Moves the Needle

In the past, we’ve discussed the history of innovation , what it means to be innovative, and some of the challenges facing organizations when it comes to straight up innovation. But now, it’s time to talk about something more specific.lean innovation.

Trade Wars and The Importance of Being Open to Persuasion!

Rmukesh Gupta

We are living in a society where on every topic imaginable, every on-going debate, people are either for something or against something and at most times both at the same time. This is a condition which typically leads to more polarisation and alienation than consensus.

A $2.4 Billion Lesson All Innovators Should Heed

Stephen Shapiro

Being different is not the same as being differentiated… After years of development and $2.4 billion in investment, the Revel Casino opened its doors to the Atlantic City Boardwalk on April 2, 2012. This beautiful hotel is top-notch, sophisticated, and classy. I know. I visited it.

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.

Capitalism isn’t broken. It’s been high-jacked.

Innovation Excellence

We live in tense times. In our era even seen systemic and corporate fraud at SkyTel, Enron, and others. We’ve watched our tax dollars bail out many of the largest banks and insurance companies. We’ve witnessed a huge economic shift that favors the very wealthy and minimizes the Middle Class.

3 Ways to Stay Ahead of Disruptive Brands Screwing Up Your Customer Expectations


Years ago, I attended a services marketing conference sponsored by a prominent university. One professor made an intriguing claim: customers compare a brand’s performance on specific features to the best performance of any brand offering that same feature.

University Crowdsourcing Zero Carbon Goal


The University of London has set itself a monumental challenge – to reach zero carbon emissions by the year 2036. To help it achieve this goal it is going to crowdsource a new zero-emissions program, covering its operations and built environment.

The Most Interesting Thing in The World


The Most Interesting Thing in The World Is In Your Pocket I was a fan of Last Man Standing before it was canceled and during a recent binge watch there was an interesting scene of a neighbor couple bickering over a smartphone – they were sitting at the kitchen table and the husband was looking… The post The Most Interesting Thing in The World appeared first on hellofuture


Corporate Innovator Incubator Halves Mobility Innovation Vetting Timeline; Simultaneously Saves 30% in Costs

A leader in smart, high-performance automotive space, recognizing the imminent disruption its sector faces from autonomous vehicles, began a practice to encourage and field pitches from mobility startups and other technology innovation companies…