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How to Stay Ahead of the Game in a Fast-Changing Industry

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At the intersection of modern technology and advertising, digital marketing is one of the fastest changing industries in the world. And to stay relevant in digital marketing, you need to be innovative. And perhaps one of the most competitive and technology-dominated industries is digital marketing.

How to Hone Your Critical Thinking Skills to Spur Innovation

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Critical thinking involves going beyond cursory reasoning as sufficient proof that something is as it seems. It is one of the most important skills anyone can have, whatever their profession and whatever their position in the corporate hierarchy.

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The 8 Top Collaboration Tools for Your Workplace

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Your company is a team. All the different departments are working for one goal: to sell and develop your product. But how is this possible if your team isn’t on the same page? Social collaboration tools can help you meet this goal.

6 Building Blocks for Innovation Department Success

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Nearly 80 percent of executives surveyed by The Boston Consulting Group’s tenth global survey on innovation considered innovation to be either the most important priority at their company or in the top three. Employees, however, can be more skeptical.

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The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

How the Gig Economy Impacts Innovation

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Today, more than one-third of workers in the United States are part of the gig economy, and that translates into 57 million people. For some, freelancing is a stopover between permanent jobs, but for 24 percent of workers in the U.S., it is their primary, full-time vocation.

Idea Management: Learning When and How to Say “Enough”

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We all know intellectually that sometimes projects fail, but that doesn’t necessarily make it easier when it’s our project that fails. If you have ever had to scrap a project, you’re in good company.

How to Improve Your Next Brainstorming Session

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Brainstorming sessions sound like a great idea, especially for breaking out of creative ruts, but too often brainstorming fizzles out. The main reason for this is that organizations don’t actually use any of the ideas that come out of brainstorming sessions.

Continuous Improvement and Breakthrough Innovation: Why You Need Both

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Innovation has to come from somewhere. Even the biggest game-changers come from understanding the “game” and are built on in-depth knowledge of how existing products or processes work. How businesses conduct operations on a daily basis can encourage or discourage breakthrough innovation.

Propel Your Innovation Strategy into Overdrive with Big Data

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Big data has been a foundation of innovation ever since the first suggestion box was put out. Since then, the data set has only kept growing, until now you can filter thousands or even millions of data points. How do you effectively use big data to drive innovation? Collect Only Relevant Data.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Calculating the ROI for Your Idea Management System Launch

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How is your idea management software performing? How do you measure the intangible?

Top Jobs for Innovation Professionals in 2019

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Companies in every industry are accepting that complacency and failure to innovate are tantamount to negligence. Failing to innovate can cause even a large established business to lose ground to competitors that more fully embrace innovation. It requires more than just saying “Innovation is good.”

Want Innovative Answers? Ask Effective Questions!

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If somebody’s car won’t start, you don’t ask them “Did you keep turning the key until it started?” Yet, when getting the motor running for innovation, we too often ask questions not unlike that one.

How to Solve Enterprise Problems with Multiple Innovation Types

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Businesses tend to think of innovation in terms of product, process, or business models. Within those three domains of innovation are several innovation types that apply in different situations.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

A Look at the Idea Management Technology Landscape

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There may have been a time – a decade or two ago – when businesses could look at innovation as optional, but everything has changed since then. Today the question is not whether to innovate , but how to do so as efficiently as possible.

Motivate to Innovate: How?

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Engagement is a challenge even at the most innovative companies. Bringing in stakeholders across the board will take more than just a welcome email and a few meetings. Here’s how to gear your company for innovation, from the newest team member to the senior C-suite. Bring in The Highly Engaged.

Key Takeaways from April’s Open Innovation Summit

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The Open Innovation Summit is all about expanding innovation beyond a small committee or a lab in the building to your entire organization. Just like any other scaling project, taking innovation company-wide can come with unexpected obstacles.

Top 5 Women Innovators of All Time

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There’s an old saying that goes, “The rooster crows, but the hen delivers,” and it’s an apt metaphor for the world of invention. Most of us have little difficulty listing male inventors, but rattling off a list of female innovators is harder.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

Seven Free Brainstorming Tools for 2019

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Brainstorming is the start of innovation, but sometimes you need a little push. These brainstorming tools will help you find the creative momentum you need. Google Docs And Google Sheets.

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How to Get the Most from an Innovation Conference

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Conferences play an important role in professional life. Attending conferences relevant to your area of expertise can help you broaden your network, learn new things, and demonstrate innovation leadership.

How to Build a Company Culture That Promotes Innovation

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Your innovation strategy should be as unique as your employees. Fundamental to any form of innovation in any company is the voices of employees.

Ways to Create a Customer Experience Strategy

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Customer experience is defined as the sum of all interactions between a customer and an organization. In order for businesses to stay relevant in 2019, they must have an excellent customer experience strategy or else they could be severely hurting their bottom line.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Amazon’s Innovative Answer to Same-Day Delivery Bottlenecks

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Last mile delivery is the movement of a product to its final destination, which is usually someone’s residence. The logistics of last mile delivery have become a topic of interest in recent years due to the popularity of e-commerce. Retail giant Amazon plans to cut its free Prime shipping time from two days to one, and this service has already begun in some regions. To achieve this goal, Amazon has to have rock-solid reliability and consistency in its last mile delivery.

Five Hurdles to Idea Management and How to Clear Them

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Brainstorming is the beginning of idea management, but only the beginning. To keep the momentum going, idea management needs to clear away hurdles you may unintentionally put in the way. Whose Job Is It?”

Does Your Idea Management Software Go the Distance?

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Ideas are more than brainstorming. It’s easier to begin a project than to take it to fulfillment and easier to rest on your laurels than to keep pushing. We’ve all learned this, whether it’s that new hobby or a newly launched business, and it also applies to ideas.

How to Move from Process Improvement to Innovation

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There’s absolutely nothing wrong with process improvement, but it isn’t the same thing as process innovation. In some ways, innovation is about going “back to the drawing board.”.

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Using Data and Messaging to Drive Product Activation

Speaker: Ruben Ugarte, Founder, Practico Analytics

Onboarding users is filled with possibilities and challenges. Not only are you showing the user how to use your product, but it's also a chance to connect with them and understand their needs. Of course, it’s crucial to have a good onboarding experience to drive your activation metrics. Quality onboarding is the first step towards turning a newly acquired user into a repeat user. If you're looking to optimize your onboarding to improve your activation metrics, this webinar is for you. Ruben Ugarte will be focusing on how to improve all aspects of onboarding experiences by understanding how your current onboarding process is stacking up, and giving you the tools to prioritize what to try changing. With improved onboarding, you'll see less drop-off and a happier user experience.

Top Five Skills of Innovative Leaders

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Leadership in innovation is more than positivity. Innovation is about skill as much as talent. While creativity is central to any innovation strategy, it takes more than just ideas to be an innovative leader. Here are the skills you need to not just lead your industry, but change it. Curiosity .

Reap a Competitive Advantage with Effective Business Model Innovation

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Business model innovation is a fundamental restructuring of the beliefs that underlie existing ways that businesses create value. To a greater extent than product innovation, business model innovation forces rethinking of core beliefs about how businesses operate.

Top Innovation Leaders and the Lessons They Teach

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Innovation can be sparked by anything, and these innovators can help. Innovation is all about a diversity of voices. The more perspectives on a problem, the more creative and effective the solutions to them will be.

4 Ways To Invest In Your Employees’ Creativity

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Is your organization centralized or decentralized when it comes to innovation? In a company where innovation is centralized, a specific department is tasked with innovating for the entire organization.

Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.