Leveraging Networks

Conversational Applications and The Future of Work

Leveraging Networks

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has long been offering consumers advantages in many areas of life, from how they shop, eat, and generally tick daily tasks off the to-do list, to where they get advice. AI resides in pockets, purses, living rooms, and kitchens as voice assistants are familiar and trustworthy to a rising number of the population.

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Why You Should Consider Leveraging Networks on Your Digital Business Model

Leveraging Networks

With the economy and worldwide markets changing so much with every passing year, businesses are challenged to change their current models to stay relevant. And with The Fourth Industrial Revolution becoming increasingly likely, there are so many great opportunities for service organizations to take a step to the next level. Despite the changes that we are anticipating in the coming years, having a digital business model and platform appear to be the keys to success.

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Enhance the Customer Experience Of Your Service Function With Machine Learning

Leveraging Networks

Enhanc ing Your Customers’ Experience. Enhancing your customer’s experience is an absolute necessity in the digital era of fierce competition for attention, views, and B2B (business to business) and consumer dollars. If you are not continuously innovating your service processes to offer the very best customer experience you are likely falling behind your competition. Why It’s So Important. Take as an example, New York City restaurants. Their competition is fierce.

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Transition the Business Model of Your Organization While Create a Network Effect

Leveraging Networks

Machine learning can help you to transition your business model while create a network effect. Machine learning can enhance your service delivery, but you also need to consider how you will maintain your forward momentum in training while gathering the necessary data for the successful transition. In order to properly and efficiently implement a successful transition, you must first diversify your gained customer value through innovation.

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.

Innovate Your Organization: Leverage Your Value Networks

Leveraging Networks

Unfortunately, many business owners view networking as having to do with luck. But like most business endeavors, building and leveraging networks is all about planning and execution. By putting in the time and effort to build up networks, and having the tools to leverage these networks at the right time, business owners can provide a huge boost to their organizations. Here is a look at a few ways to leverage your value networks to innovate your organization. Leveraging Networks for Business –.

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Create Meaningful Customer-Employee Experience through Digital Solutions with Design Thinking

Leveraging Networks

We are living in an era of constant change, which is radically affecting the sustainability of business today. An organization that is not agile and versatile will not have a long future. The advent of disruptive technologies can make solid and reputable business models redundant very quickly. In 1985, Alvin Toffler (“The Third Wave”) described the “prosumer”, the intelligent and informed consumer.

Leverage Your Organizational Networks Most Efficiently with BLOCKCHAINS

Leveraging Networks

Experiencing a Digital Transformation. As 2016 has peaked, beginning its slow decent to 2017, businesses are facing a great many changes to the global commerce landscape. Let’s face it; the world is getting smaller. And with it, a rising consumer base. Now, of course this isn’t bad news, as being able to market to a global audience is something that most businesses only dreamed about just a few decades ago.

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Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

There is a lot of change occurring in our innovation abilities. There is this constant shift to more open-sourcing and collaborating. We are seeing profound shifts that technology and digital transformation are bringing us to deliver innovate differently.

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.

How Do We Build 21st Century Business Skills?

Tim Kastelle

“How do you teach people to be more comfortable with ambiguity?” ” That was the question from the person in charge of Talent for a big bank at a workshop we ran with them recently at UQ.

The 15 Enemies of Innovation

Game-Changer

When I put my consultant hat on I have a very easy way to detect whether or not your company is committed to innovation, and whether or not it will: the way you lead and prioritize. My examination has nothing to do with capability, but with leadership.

Shifting our thinking within the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

I always enjoy selected parts of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos and in this year’s #WEF18 agenda , it certainly had its good points.

You Can’t Cost-Cut Your Way To Innovation

Game-Changer

Business is hard. And there are many widely held beliefs about what leads to success. One of them is “Increase sales, reduce costs” Do both, and you’re gold. Reducing costs is where the focus goes to when increasing sales becomes a challenge.

Learning a new innovation language

Paul Hobcraft

We all in the middle of a re-orientation of our ways to undertake innovation as a process and in its design. The past belief that a product was your island and pathway to secured profits no longer works. We are learning to connect in completely different ways.

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.

People Walk Away When You Waste Their Time and Talent

Game-Changer

Miserable, undervalued, overlooked, not living up to my potential, taken for granted. These and other words are used by people who’s employeer doesn’t let them be the best version of themselves at work. Last week I met two very talented guys with high technical chops.

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

Note: this was originally posted on Harvard Business Review Blogs , with terrific editing by Sarah Green Carmichael. Sometimes, the problem that we think we’re solving isn’t the real problem that we face.

Messy beats Tidy

Destination Innovation

Review of ‘Messy’ by Tim Harford. In this book economist Tim Harford argues cogently that we are wrong to strive for order and tidiness because openness, adaptability and creativity are inherently messy. We should appreciate the benefits of untidiness.

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We Need To Think About Failure Differently To Drive Innovation

Game-Changer

Yesterday I gave a talk to Foxconn employees and Directors about culture and how it drives innovation. A good way to frame culture is like this: what you reward and what you punish.

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.

So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

I have written a fair amount about the new innovation era, offering a view on its future design. One that is jumping to a fresh cycle of innovative design.

You Don’t Value Innovation If You Don’t Value Growth Mindset

Game-Changer

“I’m not looking for the best.” ” A Director of a publishing company once said this to me after he commented on how his company was looking for a innovation strategist to help them think through, and execute, a project to create the future of their company. I was numb.

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A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

I have written extensively, certainly over the past eighteen months, about our need to take innovation into a new era, designed for today and tomorrow’s “fit for purpose” Below you will see my view of how I see this sketched out, as my suggested concept outline. Does it make sense?

The new ROI for digital innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation has had a bigger brother moving into the house next door; Digital Technology and between them, they have been busily knocking the walls down, to share the future going forward. The two have become interlinked, you seem to always need the one to respond to the other.

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.

Innovation is The Opposite of What We’re Pretending The Word Means

Game-Changer

Every once in a while someone says or writes something that is worth sharing. I want to introduce you to Tom Goodwin, who wrote a great piece called Why you probably don’t want innovation. His point is that everyone wants innovation without knowing what it means; which I agree with.

When Corporations Fund Startups, Both Can Win

Digital Tonto

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Innovation is An Investment in Human Capital

Game-Changer

Innovation is as much about attitude and perspective as it is about process. So how you view innovation matters. It sounds trivial but it makes a huge difference from both an organizational and strategic point of view.

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Shift Your Mindset to Think Exponentially

Game-Changer

We’re living in exponential times, the Big 5 tech companies – Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook – occupy the top 6 spots of the most valuable companies in the world, thus driving the Next Economy. It’s safe to say that we live in a world dominated by technology.

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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.

8 Best Tech Newsletters To Subscribe To

Game-Changer

If you have not been keeping up, emerging technologies will drive the Next Economy. Which means that in the future, you’re either a digital business or a dead business.

A new paradigm: focusing on Work to be Done

Paul Hobcraft

Much of what we read about with artificial intelligence, deep learning and robots can present a fear that our jobs are simply going, vanishing fairly soon.

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3 Reasons Why AI Needs Emotional Intelligence

Game-Changer

While machine and deep learning are advancing the state of artificial intelligence , there’s still a long way to go before machines can replace us ; if ever. Still, we have to recognize that today we are surrounded by computing power: devices, virtual assistants and robots; it’s everywhere.

Innovation is…

Game-Changer

Innovation is a better future delivered. Sounds fun right? It has many enemies , which makes it very hard. I like this list by Tom Peters, which Vala Afshar shared, on what innovation is.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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

The Eleven Change Roles

Braden Kelley

Change is Hard Change can be complicated, change can be confusing, and change can be difficult to successfully implement in any organization. This is why 70% of change initiatives have been found to fail.

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Jumping to a fresh cycle of innovation design

Paul Hobcraft

I have argued in the past that innovation management needs to radically adjust and needs to be designed differently, it needs to be highly adaptive.

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How To Solve A Really Tough Problem In 3 (Not So Easy) Steps

Digital Tonto

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How to keep our children (and adults) from losing their creativity

Idea to Value

All children are born creative. Yet why is it that when we ask adults, the majority would not describe themselves as being creative anymore? What has happened over those formative years to remove a person’s ability to come up with great new ideas? Can we keep our children creative for longer?

Creating a Culture of Innovation — Validating Success with Numbers

Developing a culture of innovation internally leads to higher employee engagement, empowerment of your employees to assist on solving some of your most vital problems, an effective method for capturing their ideas and acting on them and finally, an increase in costsavings.