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.

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.

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How Qmarkets Partnered with NHS to Create the Most Sophisticated Healthcare Innovation Exchange Platform in the UK


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.

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.

Keeping Score: What’s the Right Scorecard for Your Idea Management Campaign?


When running an idea management campaign, one of the most crucial steps is the expert evaluation stage.

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.

5 Essential Skills for Every Innovation Leader


Innovation leaders are faced with a very tough challenge, charged with both driving leadership in the traditional corporate sense, but also with facilitating internal innovation, or intrapreneurship, among their subordinates.

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.

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 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. .

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.

3 Corporate Digital Transformation Pitfalls, and How to Overcome Them


Creating change with digital transformation from within your company isn't easy, but it's the hardest things which are the ones worth doing.

Digital Disruption and How Businesses Can Best Leverage It


At some point, digital disruption comes for every organization. While some companies might be flexible and lucky enough to ride a wave of disruption and survive , if you are able to predict and prepare for it accordingly you might be able to use it to thrive.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Innovating at Startup Speed – the Silicon Valley Way


A Global Innovation Hotbed. At Enterprise Development Group (EDG) we have recently made an interesting observation: there has always been a fairly steady stream of visitors to Silicon Valley, but lately this has become a veritable torrent.

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.

Successfully Merging Theory and Practice in your Innovation Program


Eric Gabas-Varini is the Partner and Co-Founder of Innovation Framework Technologies, a consulting firm which was founded in Paris, but has since established regional offices in the United States, South Korea & Japan, with a network of associate offices in Latin America and the Middle East.

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.

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.

A New Way of Thinking About the Automotive Industry


Over the last couple of decades, Silicon Valley has been responsible for inventing and reinventing all kinds of gadgets and technologies: the music player, the phone, the watch, the TV and the computer itself.

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.

Carrots vs Cash – How to Make Innovation Addictive


Let's face it , taking a large group of somber and sensible employees and transforming them into a highly imaginative group of visionaries is challenging. What if you had a magic button you could press which would make all your employees super creative and innovative. Would you press it?

Innovation Ecosystem: Bridging the Gap Between Digital and Offline Innovation


Innovation used to be something that would happen in a physical setting, be it in a workshop, a laboratory, research center, etc. Now, with the advent of innovation software, the process of ideation and collaboration mostly happens online.

Swiss Post & Qmarkets – An Innovation Management Success Story


Qmarkets currently maintains successful deployments with over 200 customers across the globe, ranging from multinational fortune 500 companies such as Total, Nestle, and PMI, to high-tech SMEs such as Emergent Biosolutions, and Recaro.

The Creative Process And How Idea Management Solutions Fit In


Hardly anybody still doubts that innovation is the biggest driving factor for success today. And most people know that innovation is more than just an idea.

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.

How to Facilitate Experts and Streamline Your Innovation Management Process


The problem with democracy is that we can’t all always be in charge ; one way or another there has to be someone at the top who holds the power to make that crucial final decision.

The Thin Line Between Innovation and Insanity


The invention of the airplane, the telephone and the computer; the discovery of gravity, electricity and relativity – all great innovations that changed the world. But in accordance with their greatness, there was also resistance.

Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process


Acquiring a company is a common way to stay relevant in a quickly changing business world. While tech scouting is a crucial element in any large company’s ability to stay ahead, it is also an extremely challenging task requiring lots of skill, experience and a scouter’s honed intuition.

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Qmarkets & Intesa Sanpaolo Card: Tailoring Innovation Management for the Finance Industry


Intesa Sanpaolo Card. Intesa Sanpaolo Card is a provider of payment solutions, which was founded in 2009 as a member of one of the largest banking groups in Europe.

How Can You Leverage Innovation to Become an Industry Leader?

To outsiders, the term innovation can seem like another empty buzzword, but as a CEO in a world where technology is driving market competition, you know that innovation is essential. Keeping up can prove challenging, especially if you are continuing to rely solely on internal personnel. Currently, the key to innovation is to go beyond existing resources and seek ideas from external sources.

Vote Early and Vote Often: The Most Effective Voting Methods for Your Innovation Management Program


Innovate or Deteriorate – How Can Corporations Ensure That Billion $ Opportunities Don’t Slip Away?


Innovate. Make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.” . Just a buzzword? To many people, it might seem as though the business world has become over-saturated with innovation.

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.

Ideas: Your Company’s Most Precious and Least Exploited Resource


. Whether you optimize your business, strive to win new customers, invent the latest product or simply try to innovate – ideas help. However few companies trust ideas of their crowd and the huge potential that they offer is wasted. Have you got symptoms of idea bla-bla?

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.