2020

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The Trifecta of Innovative Project Portfolio Management

Business Innovation Brief Submitted Articles

This article received the 2020 Business Innovation Brief Most Valuable Post Award in the Innovation Strategies category. Would you like fries with that? You were probably asked this question at some point or another while ordering a hamburger—and for good reason, too. After all, what goes better with a mouthwatering burger than some golden-crispy french fries?

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Building our understanding of the factory of the future

Paul Hobcraft

Siemens Digital Enterprise SPS Dialog Results. Last week, Siemens had a really valuable virtual event called their “ Digital Enterprise SPS Dialog “ Those that missed it you can watch previous sessions on-demand at any time via “Recordings”. They provided an outstanding virtual showroom packed full of innovations, product presentations and use cases are exhibited in an exciting real 3D environment.

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A Remote Innovation Brainstorm Method

Destination Innovation

Gibbard and Tamborello. In 2001 two musicians, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tambrello, wanted to collaborate on some new compositions. The problem was that they lived hundreds of miles apart at opposite ends of America’s west coast. So Tamborello composed some rhythms (or ‘beats’) and sent them to Gibbard on CD by post. Gibbard added some instrumentals and vocals and returned the arrangements to his partner.

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Survey shows the most important skills for 2025 will be creativity and innovation

Idea to Value

According to the new 2020 Future of Jobs report by the World Economic Forum, there will be an increasing demand for skills related to Innovation and Creativity between now and 2025. Of the Top 5 skills listed there as having a growing importance and demand for the future, creativity and innovation are related to four out of the top 5. Listed in the image above are the Top 15 Skills needed by companies by 2025, with the ones related to creativity and innovation highlighted by my beautiful red squ

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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10 Principles for Transformational Change

Digital Tonto

Positive change never happens by itself. Any significant change always inspires fierce resistance and we need to overcome that resistance to bring change about. The post 10 Principles for. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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We need to shift from scalable efficiency to scalable learning.

Paul Hobcraft

We need to shift from scalable efficiency to scalable learning but how can we liberate creative energy, how can we achieve higher engagement? The best way is to encourage everyone to have the ongoing experience, to get really involved and caught up in projects and initiatives that have the potential for impact. Learning from failures needs to be part of this.

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The Pandemic Pivot: The Need for Product, Service and Business Model Innovation

InnovationManagement

The pandemic and economic depression the world faces is a dark period for all businesses, but there are also opportunities. The companies that see the opportunities, and pivot to exploit them, will succeed, while those that fail to innovate will fade away. The post The Pandemic Pivot: The Need for Product, Service and Business Model Innovation appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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How crisis-driven innovation can help your organization

HYPE Innovation

A note from the author: I first wrote this blog as the basis for a talk in the UK last year when the only thing worrying us was the "crisis' of Brexit. Now we’re facing some much more serious challenges – and yet the inventive responses from communities trying to think outside the box suggests that the core themes do hold up and may offer us some hope during these troubled times.

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The Five Building Blocks of Collaborative Innovation

IdeaScale

Are you looking for ways to inspire collaborative innovation in your organization? Your staff has the talent and intelligence, but are they working with the right people? Collaborative innovation involves bringing together ideas that can result in something groundbreaking. It is typically achieved by collaborating with larger organizations that can provide perspective and strategic development.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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What type of innovation are you talking about?

Strategyzer Innovation

People often don't understand each other when they talk about innovation. The main reason for this confusion is that there are different types of innovation. To be understood, it is fundamental to specify what type of innovation you are talking about.

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How to Protect Business with Stronger Customer Relationships. - ThriveableBiz | Innovation That Wins

Business Innovation Brief Submitted Articles

It doesn't matter which technological advancements are taking us into the future, our physical and mental survival still boils down to our humanity.

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Digital validation: a crucial part of rapid testing in business design

Board of Innovation

Why you need to digitally validate the desirability and viability of your new product or service. (incl: a downloadable sample experimentation plan). The post Digital validation: a crucial part of rapid testing in business design appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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The Accidental Innovation

Destination Innovation

Thomas Sullivan was a tea merchant in New York. In 1908 he despatched to customers samples of tea leaves in small silken sachets for them to try. Some people thought that the sachets were to be used like metal infusers. Customers were supposed to empty out the contents but instead they put the whole bag into the teapot and then added hot water. Sullivan heard back that the customers were happy with this new arrangement so he designed teabags for large scale production.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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Podcast S4E76: Tamara Ghandour – unlocking your competitive advantage with innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode fo the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Tamara Ghandour, founder of Launch Street, author of INNOVATION IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS and developer of the IQE assessment. We speak about why some people find it so challenging to innovate, how to overcome these fears and the importance of understanding how your tribe works best together.

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Pace of Innovation – The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

Viima

When we think of a business having a competitive advantage, we still tend to think of traditional economic moats such as a low-cost structure, economies of scale, or perhaps a more intangible moat like a strong brand. While all of these are still extremely desirable assets, they no longer guarantee a sustainable competitive advantage for most companies.

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What Amazon’s Entrance Tells Us About The New Era Of Quantum Computing

Digital Tonto

Make no mistake. The future will not be digital and digital strategies are unlikely to succeed in a post-digital world that will likely includes not only quantum technologies, but neuromorphic. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The immediate shift in work and social norms needs innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Being in a personal crisis is one thing, but being in a global one is a whole lot different. So much is totally out of your control. You can rant and rave at some of the decisions have been made, or likely to come on some current performances. Often you are left wondering where the insights or collective thinking was trying to offset the events that were unprecedented and scary but have now put us into such a massive economic downturn.

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Software Composition Analysis: The New Armor for Your Cybersecurity

Speaker: Blackberry, OSS Consultants, & Revenera

Software is complex, which makes threats to the software supply chain more real every day. 64% of organizations have been impacted by a software supply chain attack and 60% of data breaches are due to unpatched software vulnerabilities. In the U.S. alone, cyber losses totaled $10.3 billion in 2022. All of these stats beg the question, “Do you know what’s in your software?

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A Successful Approach to Corporate Innovation: ?The 8 Ps of Innovation?

InnovationManagement

The business environment is becoming increasingly complex. Organizations have lived in a stable environment for many decades. The competitive advantage resulted from executing better than competitors. This is no longer the case. The post A Successful Approach to Corporate Innovation: ‘The 8 Ps of Innovation’ appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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How to Run a Virtual Design Thinking Project with Remote Teams

InnovationTraining.org

In this guest post, learn how to effectively implement a virtually-led design thinking project. This is an InnovationTraining.org guest article by Sprintbase. . Design thinking is a hot topic for business these days, and it’s no surprise. A growing body of research shows that organizations that have adopted this innovative approach based on customer-centricity, creative problem-solving and experimentation, are significantly outperforming their competitors.

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8 Major Challenges Faced By Data Scientists

Acuvate

8 Major Challenges faced by Data Scientists Organizations across the globe are looking to organize, process and unlock the value of the torrential amounts of data they generate and transform them into actionable and high value business insights. Hence, hiring data scientists – highly skilled professional data science experts, has become super critical.

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The Most Common Experiment Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Strategyzer Innovation

The best plans for experimentation don’t always come through. We’ve learned this in working with teams to design, run, and analyze experiments over the years. Part of learning this process is becoming more proficient at quickly running experiments while making progress through data-driven insights. Below is a list of the most common experiment pitfalls we’ve seen in the field.

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From Whims to Wins: How a Customer-Centric Portfolio Transforms Product Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You know that sinking feeling. You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic! It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar, and it exemplifies one of the biggest struggles with individual product strategies.

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LG Unveils Puricare Air Purifier Face Mask

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The battery-powered mask uses two replaceable H13 HEPA filters, dual three-speed fans, and a patented Respiratory Sensor to ensure the air you breathe is virus-free.

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Innovation gaps between the real world and the virtual world in the time of quarantine

Board of Innovation

It’s been 6 months since the majority of the world came to a halt, shuttering businesses, and forcing many to move from the boardroom to the game room. But the tech world never slowed down. So why haven’t we seen any clear advancements to improve our “virtual” quality of life? The post Innovation gaps between the real world and the virtual world in the time of quarantine appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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Experiment, Experiment, Experiment

Destination Innovation

Here is a question for leaders and managers. Would you like your people to try out their ideas for better ways to meet the needs of customers or better ways to run the business? Most leaders I ask give a positive response – often guarded with a ‘within reason’ They would like to see people trying to find new and better ways to do things on their own initiative.

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Podcast S4E92: Adrian Mills – Bringing creativity into consulting

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Adrian Mills, Partner for Creative, Brand & Advertising at Deloitte Digital in Australia. We speak about why a consultancy would bring in advertising people, and his experience in building creative capabilities within a large company. Topics covered in this episode: 00:02:00 – His experience joining a consultancy from advertising. 00:04:00 – Why consultancies are bringing in creative talent from other industries. 00:06:3

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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How innovation impacts work: Technology as game-changer and life-changer

Innovation Excellence

“The job your child will do doesn’t exist yet”, said the young principal from one of Singapore’s most prestigious private schools in a conference I attended ten years ago. Ten years from now a good number of today’s jobs will not exist, a good number of entirely new jobs will be created and ALL jobs.

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Do You Want To Make A Point Or Do You Want To Make A Difference?

Digital Tonto

We all have things we don’t like and it is natural to want them to change. Yet we should remember that change is always built on a foundation of shared values and common purpose. If you aren’t able. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Exploring the Energy Transition Fitness Landscapes – opening thoughts on Hydrogen

Paul Hobcraft

I am struggling with the Hydrogen Story. It is tough to relate to something where the realization may take 40 years to move from ambition to achievement. I get it that delivering Hydrogen is the vital piece of the decarbonizing of the world by 2050, yet it does seem a long, hard road to travel. Hydrogen is undoubtedly becoming the big agenda ticket within any Energy Transition.

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