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

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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.

Crowdsourcing and Smart Cities: A Winning Combination

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The evolving trend of Smart Cities is one that governments should be wholeheartedly embracing, but as with many government initiatives, seems to be having a hard time getting off the ground.

How Israel’s Oldest Bank Is Engaging Employees to Become a Leader in Banking Innovation

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In 2013, Bank Leumi embarked on a journey to make innovation one of its prime strategic goals.

Innovation SOP: Overcoming the Hurdles of Digital Transformation

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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.

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

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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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Bridging the Gap between Large Innovation Centers and Small Design Teams

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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.

Case Studies: Learning from Failure, or Dying from it

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We frequently talk about how innovation is a crucial necessity for your enterprise company, and how the right innovation can be the difference between setting the market standards and being shunted aside as a new market leader makes the rules. We also frequently hear about the great innovation successes: Tesla, SpaceX, Uber, Amazon, and even the classic innovation failures, like Kodak and Nokia, who saw incoming disruptive innovation but didn't do anything to face it.

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

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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.

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.

Your Employees Want to be Heard. Are you Listening?

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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

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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

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

Disruptive Innovations Highlight a Specific Dilemma for Legacy Financial Institutions

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

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

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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.

Solving the Problems of Government CIO Citizen Engagement

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

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

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

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

Three Reasons for your Company to Write an Innovation Charter

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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!”

The Remarkable Benefits of Digital Brainstorming

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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.

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.

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

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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.

Top 7 Business Innovation Trends for 2017

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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 HR: How Hackathons Foster Organizational Change

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As an enterprise scales and its culture solidifies, it becomes increasingly challenging for innovation and creativity to flourish. That’s why we see a growing number of coworking spaces and accelerator programs, as part of a collective effort to figure out what we’ve all been wondering when it comes to 21 st century business: Can companies be both large-scale and agile?

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

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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

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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.

Choosing the Digital Transformation Strategy that is Best for Your Company

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In one of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Dr. Watson remarks about a client and how attractive she is. “Is Is she?” says the detective. “I I didn’t notice.” In response to his partner’s quip that he really is a human automaton – lacking of emotion – Holmes replies that he is taking emotion out the equation, since it might compromise his detective work.

The Importance of Casting a Wide Net While Innovating

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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

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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.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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

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

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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.

Why Your Company Needs To Forget the Past in Order to Create a Brighter Future

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How Kodak Failed To Navigate Digital Disruption In Spite Of Investing In It. When thinking about the challenges of disruptive innovation - one of the most commonly cited examples is Kodak’s failure to capitalize on it’s dominance during the shift from analogue to digital.

Innovation SOP: Driving Corporate Innovation by Bettering Employee Engagement

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

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

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

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.