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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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?


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. .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Innovation SOP: Driving Corporate Innovation by Bettering Employee Engagement


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.