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A Fresh Take on Strategy Development

etventure

Businesses have been using the same formula to develop strategies for many years. However, is this formula still valid in today’s fast-paced business environment?

A Beginner’s Guide to MVP

etventure

What is an MVP? Why is it important for your business? In our beginner’s guide to MVPs our Head of Product, Gregor Ilg, explains what a minimum viable product is, how it is developed and how it can help companies to enhance innovation. Introduction.

Blockchain Demystified

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Blockchain is receiving a lot of attention, and is making inroads into the enterprise space. But what is Blockchain exactly, and why is it important? In the following blog, etventure’s Lukas Bower explains Blockchain – for an executive audience. What is Blockchain?

Why Go Digital?

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All the metrics you use to measure success indicate that you are doing just fine – So why “Go Digital”? etventure’s CEO for North America, Lukas Bower, provides some context – and clarifies why business leaders should not only “Go Digital”, but make innovation a top priority.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Augmented Reality: The time has come

etventure

While Virtual Reality (VR) only offers a key to a new world, Augmented Reality (AR) “expands” the world we live in. Thereby, the technology provides helpful context information or adds features to an existing application. But why is there currently such a hype surrounding AR applications?

The Business of Two-Speed IT

etventure

What is Two-Speed IT? How can it accelerate time-to-market? In “The Business of Two-Speed IT” our Head of Technology, Martin Rudloff, explains Two-Speed IT for business leaders. As a leader, you are well aware of the pressure to drive innovation within your business.

Product development: From hypothesis to experiment

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Product development is confronted with the constant challenge of supplying the customer with a product that exactly meets his needs. In our new blog series, etventure’s product managers provide an insight into their work and approach. The focus is on hypothesis-driven product development.

Product development through hypotheses: formulating hypotheses

etventure

Product development is confronted with the constant challenge of supplying the customer with a product that exactly meets his needs. In our new blog series, etventure’s product managers provide an insight into their work and approach. The focus is on hypothesis-driven product development.

Product development through hypotheses: formulating hypotheses

etventure

Product development is confronted with the constant challenge of supplying the customer with a product that exactly meets his needs. In our new blog series, etventure’s product managers provide an insight into their work and approach. The focus is on hypothesis-driven product development.

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

Creating Digital Entrepreneurs 

etventure

When we think about digitization, we think about technologies, processes and business models. We rarely consider the importance of the “ human factor ” in the digital transformation process. The Cultural Status Quo.

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Going Lean, Again

etventure

Friedrich Arnold, Senior Project Manager at etventure, explains how manufacturers can embrace the Lean Startup methodology as the centerpiece of their Digital Transformation. The Proud Leader.

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The Art of Agile

etventure

In this article, etventure’s Head of Product Gregor Ilg will take a closer look at the buzzword “Agile” – and de-mystify Agile in a business context.

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Entrepreneurship: The “Trump Effect” is scaring away startups as Germany beckons (in German)

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Fewer and fewer German founders are motivated to move to the USA. Whereas just a year ago 32% wanted to launch their startup there, according to a current Bitkom survey this figure declined by more than one-half to only 15%.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

Product development through hypotheses – start of the new blog series

etventure

Product development is confronted with the constant challenge of supplying the customer with a product that exactly meets his needs. In our new blog series, etventure’s product managers provide an insight into their work and approach. The focus is on hypothesis-driven product development – an approach that is oriented primarily towards the “Lean Startup” philosophy. Let’s face it: We do not know the ideal solution for every problem.

FinTechCube benchmark study: “Banks lack a customer focus”

etventure

What is the state of digitization in the German banking sector? In order to answer this question, FinTechCube carried out the benchmark study “Digital Transformation of Banks”. More than 30 banks and around 200 private customers were surveyed for this.

Digital transformation: Good ideas implemented badly or bad ideas implemented well?

etventure

Almost all companies are occupied with the issue of digital transformation. New studies appear almost daily that aim to demonstrate the importance CEOs and managers from all sectors attach to digital transformation. So far, so good.

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Digitization and digital transformation – an overview of the most important topics from the month of November

etventure

Once again, we look back and examine the latest exciting digitization-related news. This month provided even more clarity about the way that digital players are moving in and occupying interfaces for interacting with clients.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

No such thing as the digital revolution? Avoidance strategies and status quo mentality are deadly when it comes to digitization!

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“There is no such thing as the digital revolution.” That is what Hans-Werner Feick announced recently in his column on the business portal website BILANZ.

Google Jobs – the winners and losers

etventure

Interview with mobileJob.com CEO Steffen Manes on Google’s entry into the jobs market. Steffen – one has the impression that the recruitment business is currently holding its breath. The reason for this is that Google is entering the jobs market. What has happened? For a long time, there have been rumors that Google could consider the jobs sector attractive enough to develop its own offer there. That has now happened.

Digitization and digital transformation – an overview of the most important topics from the month of October

etventure

Another month has passed, so it’s time to look back. What were the top issues relating to digitization in October? This month’s overview looks at the investment that is needed in Germany’s schools in order to prepare the younger generation for the digital future. It also considers the kind of jobs that will still be available in the future. Another hot topic last month was the lack of transparency at Google and Facebook, and the lack of data protection provided by WhatsApp and Yahoo.

‘Insurance for Digital Natives’ – study by W&W Digital and MSR Insights

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What makes the young, digitally savvy target group ‘tick’ when it comes to insurance? This is the question addressed by W&W Digital , the joint venture between Wüstenrot & Württembergische and etventure, together with the market researchers at MSR Insights. The ‘Insurance for Digital Natives’ study provides some indications. By using traditional sales channels and offering standard insurance products, insurance companies are losing touch with younger target groups.

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Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Digitization and digital transformation – an overview of the most important topics from the month of September

etventure

What did September bring in the way of digitization news? It is the end of the month and, as usual, we are providing an overview of the most important topics in the media. This blog covers Daimler’s digital offensive, the need for changes to corporate culture, and the advantages of digitization in respect to social equality. Daimler restructures its company for digitization ( FAZ ). A quick look at Daimler’s recent sales figures is enough to show that it is in a good position.

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Packaging Innovation in 2019: Corporate Innovators and Startups Leading the Way

Rocketspace

Since plastics were first introduced, 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic has been produced. Due to their functional properties and low cost, the use of plastics as packaging feedstock was integrated into all global economies and its production increased twenty-fold over the past half-century.

The Need for Digital Innovation Platforms

Paul Hobcraft

I want to offer some thoughts that need us all involved in innovation to think about as we finish out 2018. If you are frustrated with your current innovation process then read on.

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How Borderlanders Prepare Us For The Future

Game-Changer

My friend Rachel Christensen gave an insightful talk at TEDxTijuana titled Beyond Your Border , the story of borderlanders: those people whose lives exist in two countries and prepare us for the future! Two months ago I invited Rachel to talk about this topic on my podcast; check it out here.

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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Imaginatik and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre to Co-Present During Poster Session at the World Open Innovation Conference

Imaginatik

Imaginatik will be attending the 5th Annual World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) in San Francisco, CA on December 13th and 14th. We’ve partnered with our valued customer, The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) to develop and submit an open innovation paper describing our work together and the resulting economic impact. Our paper was selected to present during the Poster Session on December 13th. We hope you can join us. This year’s WOIC theme is “Digital Transformation for Sustainability.”

Don’t be a Zebra, Be a Giraffe

Destination Innovation

Zebra stands for Zero Evidence but Really Adamant. Zebras are people who see things in black and white. They are sure of their own opinions and they disdain information or science which undermines their beliefs. The king of the Zebras is Donald Trump.

Overwhelmed, underwhelmed at the Web Summit, Lisbon

Paul Hobcraft

I am taking the opportunity to review the Web Summit, held in Lisbon last week of 5th (evening) to 8th November 2018. The Web Summit, originally Dublin Web Summit, is a technology conference held annually since 2009. The company was founded by Paddy Cosgrave, David Kelly, and Daire Hickey.

Why Your Organization Needs to Invest in Innovation Capital

HYPE Innovation

Innovation capital is one of the primary catalysts to value creation. And while understanding and investing in innovation capital is crucial, building innovation capital lacks the focus it deserves. In fact, it isn’t even on most people's radar.

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What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

How do we measure success in our digital transformation? A journey of discovery

Paul Hobcraft

How do we find answers to knowing what measures give us for success in any digital transformation? Are today’s measures relevant to tomorrow, are they still based on our legacy system of measurement, when a business was operating in a stable, predictable environment?

Breaking Taboos – Two Lessons for Innovators

Destination Innovation

During WWI there was tremendous demand for bandages and sterile dressings for Allied wounded on the Western Front. The US company, Kimberly-Clark, developed a new cotton-like material from wood-pulp. It was highly absorbent.

Disasters can open the door for Innovation

Destination Innovation

A catastrophe produces an unexpected set of circumstances and this can lead to opportunities for innovation. In January 1992 a container with 29,000 plastic bath toys was washed overboard in the Pacific Ocean. They were manufactured in China and were on route to the USA.

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Is Lean Management doomed in the age of Innovation?

Exago

It has been 30 years since the term Lean Management – a long-term approach that seeks to achieve incremental process changes to improve efficiency and quality – was first coined. Some say that Lean Management has now become obsolete; others talk about a ‘post-Lean’ world and say it is fated to die.

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Using Data and Messaging to Drive Product Activation

Speaker: Ruben Ugarte, Founder, Practico Analytics

Onboarding users is filled with possibilities and challenges. Not only are you showing the user how to use your product, but it's also a chance to connect with them and understand their needs. Of course, it’s crucial to have a good onboarding experience to drive your activation metrics. Quality onboarding is the first step towards turning a newly acquired user into a repeat user. If you're looking to optimize your onboarding to improve your activation metrics, this webinar is for you. Ruben Ugarte will be focusing on how to improve all aspects of onboarding experiences by understanding how your current onboarding process is stacking up, and giving you the tools to prioritize what to try changing. With improved onboarding, you'll see less drop-off and a happier user experience.