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Sparking Innovation in Kuwait

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PARTNERING WITH UCLA ANDERSON FOR INNOVATION MENTORSHIP. A team presents its initial direction to the other participants. What could you create with four months, the full support of your company, and the mentorship of a team of innovation experts?

The Big Secret of Design Thinking? Doing.

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million. That’s roughly the number of hits you get today on Google when you search on the term “design thinking.” Design thinking has come a long way since my days at IDEO back in the early ‘90s when the mere mention of the word “design” saw most technologists and non-designers frowning their brow with skepticism. What was design thinking before it was design thinking? Back then, this process wasn’t called design thinking. In fact, it didn’t have a name at all.

Today is a Prototype for TomorroW

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WE ARE ALL DESIGNERS! Look around you. Seriously; stop reading for a minute, and look around you. Everything you see — literally every thing — was designed by someone. The chair you’re sitting on, the clothes you are wearing, the walls and ceiling and floor, the screen and device on which you are reading these words. everything. And not only tangible things: the sites you visit, the services you use, the restaurants you frequent, notice that all of them are the result of design.

Break ‘Em Up!

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CHANGE YOUR WORK HABITS FOR A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE How can I learn to think up wild ideas? Can I become more innovative or is it just a natural gift? Where do new ideas come from? We often get asked these sorts of questions from people searching to inject new ways of thinking into their work, hoping to find a secret formula for great ideas that will give them the leading edge. If you’re one of them, you’re not alone.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Great Ideas Aren’t Enough

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HOW KODAK MISSED ITS CHANCE TO LEAD THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION As you sow, so shall you reap. You’ve heard this proverb before, and you’ve undoubtedly had the experience of realizing its simple truth: the initial conditions of a process will have a dramatic impact on the outcome. To build further on the metaphor, there are parameters that farmers must consider when sowing for next year’s crops: what to sow, when to sow, and how to spread the seeds.

Why Do Some Brainstorming Sessions Suck?

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9 BAD HABITS TO BREAK FOR BETTER IDEATION Time flies, seasons change, and before you know it, the annual barrage of articles trashing the validity of brainstorming is once again upon us.

How Inovation Affects Leadership and Reskilling: Industry 4.0 Case

Idea to Value

The fourth industrial revolution is no longer just something that companies need to prepare for – it’s a reality that has already arrived. Everything about our current landscape is changing, from how we communicate to the avenues we have for connectivity. In the age of Industry 4.0,

Join me at the Global Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit

Braden Kelley

Want to learn how to bring a design mindset to healthcare for innovation?

Wrong Diagnosis means Wrong Remedy

Destination Innovation

We tend to revere our clinicians as towering experts in their fields. So how often do you think doctors misdiagnose? How often might your doctor tell you that you have some illness or condition, but it’s not right?

Managing Energy Transition through Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Source IRENA [link]. In the past few months, I have been placing an increasing focus on the energy transition we all need to undertake in our energy systems, to build a more comprehensive understanding of the parts that make up the whole of this transition.

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!

Increasing innovation focus on the end-user segments within the energy transition story

Paul Hobcraft

Source of visual used: [link]. When you investigate and research the energy transition that is underway, the higher focus to date has been on the progress to replace fossil fuel with renewable power generation technologies.

Innovation adoption in the technology lifecycle for Energy Translation

Paul Hobcraft

Building the systems enabling framework. Source: World Economic Forum. Technological innovation has a central role to play in the Energy Transition currently being undertaken throughout the world.

Podcast S3E43: Joshua Seth – The importance of letting go of expectations

Idea to Value

In the premier podcast episode of Season 3, we speak with world-famous voice actor and keynote speaker Joshua Seth. Joshua has been the voice of characters in over 100 animated TV shows and movies and has a diverse background across creative disciplines like music, theatre, and stage illusions. In today’s episode, we talk about how we need to become more comfortable letting go of expectations in order to unleash our innate creativity.

The Digitization of Energy

Paul Hobcraft

We are on the cusp of a new digital era in energy. Digital technology has been involved in the energy system for decades. What is new, is the pace of digitalization occurring through technological innovation, providing solutions that enable the energy system to be transformed?

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Top 1000 companies that spend the most on Research & Development (charts and analysis)

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Introduction. Top 1000 Companies which spend the most on R&D. Industries which spend the most on R&D. R&D Spend by country. Fortune 500 list and their R&D spending. Conclusions. Methodology. Introduction.

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.

6 steps to ignite exponential business growth

Exago

Taking on board the attributes of Exponential Organisations (ExOs) and investing in becoming truly exponential is challenging, but it is within the reach of most companies today. These 6 steps can help you transform your organisation and accelerate business growth.

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Your Future Lies in Occupying the Innovation Job and Using the Skills it Provides

Paul Hobcraft

Source: World Economic Forum, Future of Jobs Report 2018. We all need to begin to grapple with what is redefining work in knowledge, skills, our experience, and our necessary abilities to be viable and useful. We continue to hear and begin to see the effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Accelerating Innovation in the Energy Transition Journey

Paul Hobcraft

[link]. What fascinates me presently is the energy transition currently being undertaken, due to the enormous amount of innovation options being considered and applied. New technologies are changing the very nature of how energy is going to be produced and delivered over the next ten to twenty years.

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How Do You Create an Innovation Culture?

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This is the second part of a two-part series in building an innovation culture. Make sure to read Part 1: What You Need to Know Before Creating an Innovation Culture here ! People & Culture

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.

Leading Digital Transformation – The Interview

Braden Kelley

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Rob Llewellyn for his Leading Digital Transformation podcast, and discuss how most organizations fail at innovation because they fail at change. They may aspire to innovate but often struggle and continue … Continue reading → Change Digital Transformation Innovation

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Going Beyond the Business Model Canvas

Braden Kelley

For decades when business people and aspiring entrepreneurs came up with an idea and became serious about commercializing it, they would, by default, create a business plan.

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How bad ideas can lead to good ideas

Exago

Most people will have heard the basic mantra of brainstorming: there is no such thing as a bad idea. With this premise in mind, people are encouraged to share any idea without fear of ridicule or judgement.

6 Foundational Success Factors to Establish Corporate Innovation Culture

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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.

Are Gas Stations the Future of Starbucks?

Braden Kelley

Recently the Seattle Times published an article from the Washington Post highlighting a gas station in Maryland that has made the bold move of turning off its gas pumps and installing electric charging stations in their place.

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Continuing the Energy Transition Journey

Paul Hobcraft

Source: [link]. This week I have had one of those most intense periods of researching and then absorbing the material around different energy issues. Everywhere you turn, you stumble across reports on one aspect or another of the energy transformation we are undertaking.

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10 of Japan’s Top Robotics Companies Leading The World Into 2020

Rocketspace

The revolution in robotics has had a seemingly mild-mannered leader pushing forward with new technology and revolutionary innovation. This leader has acted as the industry powerhouse over the last several decades powering the advancements we see today. The leader? Japan.

The Only Way to Understand (Innovation) Success is by Measuring Failure

HYPE Innovation

Success is a scarcity, especially in innovation. In fact, one of the few certainties in life is that everything will fail at some moment. Few innovations and experiments succeed, and even the biggest success stories end at one point.

Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

Why innovation needs management

Exago

Ideas aren't rare, but they are often lost for various reasons. Managing innovation is crucial so that valuable ideas are not only generated and recognised, but actually come to life to help overcome business challenges and enhance business performance.

The Power and Threat of Disconnecting Can Impact Innovation - Do Our Voices Matter?

HYPE Innovation

We are caught up in a polarizing world. Technology is either thrilling or frightening. Robots, automation, and intelligent systems can take over thousands of jobs (and are already taking over in some sectors).

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Which Rock Band is the Model for your Innovative Startup?

Destination Innovation

It has been said many times that founding a startup is similar to launching a rock band. For example: You gather a small, talented team with different skills but a common passion. You practise for long hours to improve your product. You create a demo tape or prototype product to show people.

6 Aerospace Startups to Watch in 2019

Rocketspace

Technology is propelling us into the future of transportation — that means not only autonomous vehicles but new modes of flight as well. So far this year, investment in aerospace startups reached nearly $1billion.

Embedded Analytics, Everywhere

Speaker: Dean Yao, Director of Marketing at Jinfonet

What's the next big trend in analytics software and applications? You've probably used it without even knowing: embedded reporting and analytics. Software development teams more often now are embedding 3rd party analytics solutions into their products and applications to let them focus on other core areas of their software. They also want to provide what their users ask for: reporting and analytics from within the context of the applications they are already using. Dean Yao will talk you through powerful strategies and best practices in embedded reporting, dashboards and analytics that will add value to your products and applications while giving you an analytics partner you can rely on. Empower users with better data presentation and exploration for deeper insights into their data.

Podcast S2E39: Bem Le Hunte – How we need to innovate our university education system

Idea to Value

In today’s episode, we speak with Bem Le Hunte about her interesting new university curriculum designed to enhance the creativity and innovativeness of her students.

Recognizing an innovation need

Paul Hobcraft

Increasingly I am noticing that Organizations are facing the increasing dilemma of how to organize and manage within their present systems and structures their innovation activities. Innovation is becoming far too complex for the innovation process installed within the (one) organization.

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The Digital Revolution Is Ending. Here’s What You Need To Do Now:

Digital Tonto

Digital technology has only been one phase of the journey of advancement. The most exciting things are still yet to come. Related posts: Why The Future Is Not Digital. Let’s Face Facts, The Digital. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

3 questions to help you decide if you should invest in an innovation management software

Exago

If you are involved in managing innovation for your organisation and you have been set with the task to make this decision, the first question you should ask yourself is: “Do we really need an innovation management software?”.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?