Case Study: Improving Customer Experience and the Bottom Line


Software Design & Delivery. Improving Customer Experience and the Bottom Line. Improving Customer Experience and the Bottom Line.  Out with the Old. A Fortune 500 financial services firm came to us to solve a problem.

Case Study: Uncovering Hidden Market Opportunity


Commercialization. Uncovering Hidden Opportunity. Uncovering Hidden Opportunity.  Don’t be so Insecure. The go-to security measure for most software application is a username and password.

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Protected: Event: Leading Innovation with Brooke Paul


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Preventing Pathogens in our Food – Product Hunt Columbus Recap: ProteoSense


Product Hunt Columbus Recap. Preventing Pathogens in our Food – ProteoSense. Preventing Pathogens in our Food – ProteoSense. Unfortunately, food recalls are all too common. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized from foodborne illness. Thousands die.

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.

Empowering those with Disabilities – Product Hunt Columbus Recap: IDEAL Group


Product Hunt Columbus Recap. Empowering those with Disabilities – IDEAL Group. Empowering those with Disabilities – IDEAL Group. The IDEAL Group is a social enterprise. They’re not in the business of making a profit, but rather to develop accessibility technology to better help those with disabilities. For example, the cost of providing closed captioning for conferences, webinars, etc. can be as high as $100/hour.

Finding a Viable Market – Quantifying the True Opportunity for Your Innovation


Finding a Viable Market. Quantifying the True Opportunity for Your Innovation. Download the White Paper.

Upcoming Event: Drink & Drone Happy Hour with Taivara & Local Tech Heroes!


Upcoming Event: Drink & Drone Happy Hour. With Taivara & Local Tech Heroes. Thursday, October 26th, 2017. Drinking and driving is highly frowned upon. But drinking and flying a drone at our next happy hour is encouraged! Let's Fly! Drink & Drone?

Upcoming Event:Product Hunt Columbus – Sept 28th


Upcoming Product Hunt Columbus. Thursday, September 28th, 2017. Z Z RSVP.  Add to Calendar. u u About Product Hunt. Overview. Product Hunt Columbus is the opportunity to keep a finger on the pulse of innovation here in Columbus.

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.

Drink & Drone RSVP Sheet


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Mending Old Medical Methods – WoundWise IQ


Product Hunt Columbus Recap. Mending Old Medical Methods – WoundWise IQ. Mending Old Medical Methods – WoundWise IQ. What is WoundWise IQ? WoundWise IQ changes the way clinicians deal with wound care.

Helping Columbus become a Smart City


Smart City Columbus. Helping Columbus become a Smart City. Helping Columbus bec[link] a Smart City. We had a blast this past weekend. A few members from the Taivara team spent Friday evening through Sunday night at the Smart City Hackathon.

Independents’ Day RSVP Sheet


RSVP as a VIP to the Independents' Day Festival! What day can we expect to see you? Saturday or Sunday). What's the best phone number to reach you on the day? just in case). What's the best email to send a calendar invitation to? Will you be bringing any guests? The more the merrier. Submit. The post Independents’ Day RSVP Sheet appeared first on taivara.com.


Feeling the Pain – Articulating the Problem your Business Solves


Feeling the Pain. Articulating the Problem your Product or Business Solves. Download the White Paper. Every successful business solves a pain point.

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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.

Case Study: Testing for the Perfect Market


Commercialization. Testing for the Perfect Market. Testing for the Perfect Market.  Will it Fit? A client was looking to turn existing intellectual property into a cybersecurity product. They asked Taivara to see if it had a realistic chance at being a sustainable product line.

Case Study: Digitizing an Industry


Software Design & Delivery. Digitizing an Industry. Digitizing an Industry. i i Burdened by Paper. A startup came to Taivara with an idea. Organizations that provide care for the developmentally disabled ran almost entirely on paper.

3 Lessons on Innovation from Jeff Bezos


Jeff Bezos just became the world's richest man. His creation, Amazon, is an incredible company. The consistency and breadth of innovation it has produced over the past two decades is awe-inspiring.

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


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.

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.

We Need To Think About Failure Differently To Drive Innovation


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.

Be Unpredictable – Surprise your Customers and Competitors

Destination Innovation

Boy Browning. Frederick Arthur Montague Browning (1896 – 1965) was known as ‘Boy’ Browning. He served in the British Army with distinction in the First World War. He was promoted to Adjutant at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

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The 9 Rules Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

The truth is that there are many paths to innovation. Here are nine of them. Related posts: The New Rules Of Disruption. The Difference between Strategy and Innovation. What Is Innovation? The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. In fact, creativity is becoming a core skill which companies know they need in the future.

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.

Four Visions of the Future of Work


New America and Bloomberg have come together to convene Shift: The Commission on Work, Workers, and Technology, with the goal of analyzing theories of the future of work.

An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers


“Design thinking draws on logic, imagination, intuition and systemic reasoning to explore the possibilities of what could be, and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user (the customer). A design mind-set is not problem-focused, it’s solution-focused, and action-oriented.

Truly Great Innovators Do These 4 Things

Digital Tonto

There is no one "true path" to innovation but there are some common attributes Related posts: 6 Things Great Innovators Do Differently. The Most Important Thing That Great Innovators Do Differently. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Business Model Strategies & Tools for Disruptive Digital Innovation


Want Disruptive Digital Innovation? Here are 5 Business Model Strategies and Tools for Strategic Business Growth. At some point every industry and every organization will face disruption.

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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.

Here’s Why You Should Think Twice Before Listening To Business Gurus

Digital Tonto

Simple rules always get more complicated when you try to apply them to the real world. Related posts: The One Big Reason Every Business Needs To Embrace Complexity. How To Make Your Digital Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation Strategy

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Can People Be Trained To Be Innovators?


Ideas are the seeds of innovation, and all people are creative. So, the answer is yes. But it comes with a caveat: Most every organization wants innovation but rejects creativity. Think about that.

Shift Your Mindset to Think Exponentially


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.

Using the FORTH Method to Navigate Your Innovation Journey


Gijs van Wulfen has created a wonderful innovation method, the Forth Innovation Methodology , to provide a systematic way to take ideas into tested business case concepts.

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.

What is your level of Innovation Maturity?

Braden Kelley

Introduction When it comes to innovation, no two companies are likely to be pursuing innovation in the same way, and they are also likely to be at different stages of innovation maturity.

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Innovation vs. Invention vs. Creativity

Braden Kelley

There is so much talk about innovation these days, it’s hard to sometimes distinguish the signal from the noise. In fact, the word innovation gets thrown around so much that it leaves people wondering: What’s really innovative?

Innovate and Persuade with a Well-Judged Nudge

Destination Innovation

Behavioural nudges are clever policy tweaks often used by governments to influence the choices that people make. They are often found to be more effective and less costly than direct actions such as quotas, taxes or subsidies.

No Innovation Strategy Fits Every Problem, So You Need To Work With Full Toolbox

Digital Tonto

The truth is that every innovation strategy fails eventually, because there are always new problems to solve. Related posts: Here’s Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail. The Difference between. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.