Bringing Your A-Game: What Game Theory Can Teach Us About Innovation Management


If you’re one of the approximately 3-4 Billion people who have tuned into the world cup over the last month, chances are that work has taken a backseat to football on more than one occasion…. However, don’t start feeling guilty just yet.

Beating Complexity with Flexibility: Corporate Innovation Insights and Inspiration with Dan Toma


How can global companies overcome major innovation challenges? Qmarkets interviewed Dan Toma – influential speaker, entrepreneur, and co-author of the award-winning book The Corporate Startup – to gain his unique perspective on ideation, business transformation, and the current innovation climate.

Pivotal Innovation Management: The Past, Present, and Future of 180° Business Changes


With so much disruptive innovation happening so fast, it has become less and less rare for companies to be formed around a service or product that defines them for their lifetime.

The Innovation Instinct: Survival of the Fittest in Nature and Business


Nature has long inspired visionaries to look beyond existing ways of living and thinking.

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.

Innovation SOP: Overcoming the Hurdles of Digital Transformation


Welcome back to Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice.

Innovation SOP: Using Hackathons to Advance Digital Transformation


Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. Most companies already know that hackathons are a useful tool for gathering ideas, but companies need to know how to do this right.

Bridging the Gap between Large Innovation Centers and Small Design Teams


Innovation centers have captured significant attention in recent years for their role as formalized institutions for driving innovation within large businesses. Digital design teams are their natural counterpart, driving innovation on a more personal level.

How EA Became the Most Hated Company On the Internet (and How They Can Fix It)


A Problem, There Is. Video game company EA is in the final stages of releasing a long-anticipated game, Star Wars Battlefront II.

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.

Don’t WannaCry: How to Properly Secure your Innovation Management System from Cyberattack


As we saw all over the news, the past weekend, a hacker group released a ransomware virus, which has become known as WannaCry. The attack infected 200,000 victims in over 150 countries. Large organizations which were hit include FedEx, Telefonica, Renault, and the Russian Government.

Innovation SOP: Tips for Today’s Leaders on How to Launch an Innovation Program


Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice.

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Your Employees Want to be Heard. Are you Listening?


The modern generation has bred a new and unusual workforce. In 2017, the ever-connected millennial expects to be an active influencer in every aspect of life. From reviewing products to circadian social media interactions with friends, the modern person has a voice, and they demand it to be heard.

How Swiss Post’s Partnership with Qmarkets Achieved Award-Winning Results


Lorenz Wyss, head of ideation at Swiss Post and the recent recipient of a prestigious international idea management award, talks about the major transformation efforts the 60,000-strong company has undertaken, and how Qmarkets’ innovation platform has helped manage and guide the process. .

Qmarkets & Amer Sports – An Innovative Partnership that Created Unprecedented Employee Engagement


From mobile innovation solutions to analog internal marketing, gamification, and employee meeting spaces, read our case study to learn all about Amer Sports' approach to innovation today. Who Are Amer Sports?

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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.

Innovation SOP: How Chief Innovation Officers Can Develop Trust Between Work Teams


Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) : In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice.

How Dallas is Blossoming Into the Most Innovative City in the South


With almost 1.3 million residents, Dallas is in fact home to more than 40,000 newly started businesses every year, boasting nine accelerator programs and 11 incubators within its municipal limits.

Can the Wisdom of Crowds Help Solve the Refugee Crisis in Europe?


Budapest, Hungary - September 7, 2015: Children's shoes from war refugees at the Keleti Railway Station. Just over three weeks ago, an overcrowded boat carrying a group of Syrian refugees capsized and sank off an island in Greece.

Solving the Problems of Government CIO Citizen Engagement


The concept of “Digital Transformation” has been gaining steam in the business world over the last few years, as the benefits of facilitating digital business communication within large organizations are abundantly clear.

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.

Innovation Inspiration – Driving Sustainability at Ford, ESB, and Solvay


Whether it’s air pollution, water pollution, or even climate change, the major sustainability issues facing the world and its citizens are topics that every business should feel a sense of ownership and responsibility towards resolving.

Three Reasons for your Company to Write an Innovation Charter


Using corporate innovation tools. A lack of executive leadership is one of the most commonly mentioned reasons for the failure of innovation. This leadership vacuum usually comes in two varieties. The company’s CEO loudly declares “Let’s innovate!”

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?


Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” While not the original intent, many CEOs today would agree that this wisdom could be applied to relationships in the contemporary business world.

Innovation SOP: Does Effective Leadership Lead to Effective Crowd-sourcing?


Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice.

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.

The Remarkable Benefits of Digital Brainstorming


The False Promise of Traditional Brainstorming. In 1948, Alex Osborn, a partner in the famous advertising agency B.B.D.O. published a book called "Your Creative Power" in which he shared his secrets.

Top 7 Business Innovation Trends for 2017


Companies need to use fresh thinking and innovation to boost their business growth. Plus, they can utilize suitable B2B software solutions such as CRM, project management, collaboration software etc. to enhance efficiency and productivity.

Disruptive Innovations Highlight a Specific Dilemma for Legacy Financial Institutions


The innovator’s dilemma, across industries, is that in order to become great, a company has to do many things right.

3 of the Best Innovation Team Formulas…and When to Ignore Them


You’ve heard this cliché many times before: innovation is all about people. Even if you’re an avid fan of artificial intelligence, you hardly expect robots replacing humans as innovators any time soon.

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.

Make America Innovate Again


As a general rule, we hold our governments to a higher standard than that which we hold private businesses and corporations to. Private sector businesses are expected to only look out for themselves, but the government is meant to look out for us.

How to Create and Scale an Employee-Centric Company Culture to Increase Profitability


The Pandemic of Engagement. Employee engagement is a powerful predictor of business growth, productivity, and efficiency.

Qmarkets’ Innovation Software Selected as Official Training Platform at Groundbreaking Knowledge Center for Innovation


Leading collective intelligence software used for training Innovation Managers at Technion’s Corporate Innovation Center. TEL AVIV, June 11, 2018 - Qmarkets, the leading provider of enterprise collective intelligence software, was chosen as the tool upon which tomorrow’s innovation managers will be trained, through the “Corporate Innovation Manager” program at the Knowledge Center for Innovation for Technion – Israel’s multi-Nobel-Prize-winning Institute of Technology.

Schindler Announces Successful Nationwide Deployment of Qmarkets Idea Management Platform


Schindler has partnered with idea and innovation management software company Qmarkets to leverage the collective intelligence of their German workforce. BERLIN, June 7th, 2018 – Schindler, a leading global manufacturer of escalators, elevators, and moving walkways, has invited 4,000 employees from across Germany to participate in a collaborative idea and innovation management process using Qmarkets’ award winning collective intelligence software.

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…

The Importance of Casting a Wide Net While Innovating


Bornhofen is a practitioner-scholar who has a passion for helping organizations adopt change, act on new ideas, and grow through innovation. His Doctorate degree (2012) in Management focused learning in the areas of organizational change, leadership theory, and strategy.

Matching Crowdsourcing to Specific Stages of Business Model Innovation


I like to argue (for example, here ) that one of the major reasons crowdsourcing has not yet become a mainstream innovation tool is a paralyzing uncertainty over the question which technical or business problem can be successfully solved by using this approach.

6 Secrets to Creating a Flourishing Culture of Innovation in Your Organization


Fostering an innovative environment in your organization can be key to growing your business and developing opportunities in ways you have not yet even considered.

Qmarkets’ 10.2 – Introducing Ground-breaking Innovation Management Self-Admin


In October 2017, Qmarkets announced the details of its cutting-edge 10.0 product release , which included a slick intuitive new user interface. While that product update might have seemed like a revolutionary step forward, less than 6 months later we are already pleased to share with you another update which offers even more game-changing benefits to Qmarkets’ customers. Flexibility at Your Fingertips.

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.