Paul Hobcraft

Building out our innovation ecosystem in design and thinking

Paul Hobcraft

Finding the new building blocks of innovation ecosystem design and thinking. Why change our thinking and designing around innovation ecosystems?“.

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Innovation Passion led me here

Paul Hobcraft

Having an innovating passion. So many multiple strands constantly need to be pulled together to build a complete innovation picture.

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Please, we need a different Innovation narrative

Paul Hobcraft

Adapted from AFSC explaining a narrative, in this case, social justice. I have been struggling for quite some time with innovation’s increasing difficulties in influencing growth and achieving real impact.

Gaining energy and idea generation

Paul Hobcraft

Gaining energy and idea generation. I have been asking myself how a combined effect of innovation and ecosystem design thinking will support the energy transition we are undertaking to give it additional traction and generation. Let me share my thoughts and proposition here.

The Real Cost of an Effective Learning and Development Program

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors affecting training, and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

The fear of business contagion requires different innovation response

Paul Hobcraft

Business contagion requires different innovative responses.

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Building the use of the innovation work mat as a compelling business case

Paul Hobcraft

The Executive Innovation Work Mat as a compelling business case.

Innovations linkages to Strategy is vitally important

Paul Hobcraft

I have just finished the second of a planned series with one of my favourite long-term collaborators Jeffrey Phillips. The link to this conversation is here , it is just over 15 minutes long. as a conversation between us, where we emphasise the important linkage between innovation and strategy.

Applying innovation thinking to Affordability versus Sustainability

Paul Hobcraft

I recently wrote a post, “ Affordability versus Sustainability – a cause to be addressed.” ” That post looked at the shifts that I felt were underway in moving from a society that accepts where it is heading in expecting “affordability” is changing.

Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

“Without a major acceleration in clean energy innovation, reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 will not be possible.”

Phasing the Energy Transition by Technology and Horizon Management

Paul Hobcraft

Applying the Three Horizon Methodology is an Evolutionary Perspective. Innovation is the key enabler to turning our world from a fossil-led one into one based on renewables. For this to happen, our focus today should be fully on low-carbon technologies and their technical realization.

Product Market Fit: A Lesson from Sephora’s Head of Product

Speaker: Sneha Narahalli - VP, Head of Product at Sephora

In this webinar, Sneha Narahalli, Head of Product at Sephora (Digital, Data & MarTech), will give you an iterative method for identifying and developing Product Market Fit.

East meets West in understanding Innovation Cultural Orientation

Paul Hobcraft

East and West- the different meeting points in understanding. I lived for about fifteen years in Asia and the before, and in the in-between period, I travelled around the region a fair amount.

China the story of innovation and disruption.

Paul Hobcraft

part Image credit Knowledge @ Wharton. Disruption is all around us; it never seems to go away; it simply appears in a different and often entirely new form. The result is the same; it disrupts what we know and often in how we suddenly need to set about doing it differently.

Most corporations don’t understand how much change is created by innovation. 

Paul Hobcraft

The Value of the Three Horizons of Seeing Beyond. Applying the three horizon framework to innovation and change.

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The value of three horizon mapping for a Sustainability Journey.

Paul Hobcraft

Sustainability is one of the hottest topics in the business world at present. There is a hunt to find a new growth engine for a business and fundamentally show the pathway to a sustainable future.

New innovation approaches to counter the fear of Business Contagion

Paul Hobcraft

Choosing new innovative approaches to counter the fear of Business Contagion. What has been changing in how we approach innovation, and have we taken the opportunity to radically revise the innovation system and process accordingly?

Supply Chain Strategy (And Why Yours Isn't Working)

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

Providing the glue in the common language, communications, and context needed for successful innovation

Paul Hobcraft

The Tower Of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1563).

Going beyond the known of today

Paul Hobcraft

There are so many places where innovation is essential within the Energy Transition, due to the magnitude, size, and complexity of the change needed to achieve a decarbonized world. There is a world of innovating possibilities.

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Our innovation era: creative destruction or destructive creation- which?

Paul Hobcraft

I keep coming back to the dilemma often faced in innovation- do we practice “creative destruction” or “destructive creation? We are entering some perilous times in climate change and what this will mean in destruction in what we know, what we value and what we are used to.

Innovations Degrees of Connectivity, Interactivity and Sharing for Ecosystem Design

Paul Hobcraft

The three degrees of ecosystem design- the innovating equation. In any ecosystem thinking and design, we do need to find this “sweet spot” for encouraging more innovation. For me, it is the ability to build the dynamics within the involvement required.

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New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

Getting back to the Future about Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Paul Hobcraft and Jeffrey Phillips in conversations around innovation. I have just finished the first of a planned series with one of my favourite long-term collaborators Jeffrey Phillips. Here is the link to the recording.

Thinking sustainability needs a mix of future scenarios.

Paul Hobcraft

The accelerating need to build a sustainability pathway. Sustainability is rising to be top or close to the top of a boards agenda.

Why do we have difficulties to self-disrupt?

Paul Hobcraft

“Why do we always seem to have internal difficulties to self-disrupt?”. Now that is an interesting question. My quick and simple answer is to look at all the internal constraints you can see, or those around you can add to your list or the ones you place on looking outside your own organization.

The Critically Important Innovation Narrative

Paul Hobcraft

Whatever we do, we do far better when we become emotionally connected. Often understanding a good story builds this emotional connection or simply puts you off. Stories can inspire and spark even greater ideas.

Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

Speaker: Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

We are falling badly behind on our invention in technology for the Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

No energy transition will be achieved without invention and innovation, yet we are failing badly at present to fund research, development and in deployment.

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?

Innovation requires a more dynamic systematic approach

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation requires a more dynamic, systematic approach. All companies talk about innovation and its growing importance, but why is it that still so few succeed in actually doing it on a repeatable scale? What inhibits innovation? What would drive innovation success?

Positioning my innovating approach

Paul Hobcraft

I want to find a new way of approaching innovation, a new positioning, and these are my opening statements to be questioned and built upon. Chasing dedicated focal points, looking for big transforming “impact points” Helping to deliver them Opening need to achieve.

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Shaping the Future: Product Strategy in the Age of Uncertainty

Speaker: William Haas Evans - Principal Consultant, Product Strategy Practice Lead, Kuroshio Consulting

In this webinar, we'll explore product strategy obstacles and present practices to overcome them while driving clarity and alignment across your executive team.

My own transformative dynamics of disruption

Paul Hobcraft

The Gordian Knot We Are All Facing. I can honestly say I have been back at school for the past months. This remote learning stuff has been hard, challenging but stimulating. Let me tell you about this as it recognises how things are changing in our world and certainly in my world, in particular.

Building the Innovation Business Case

Paul Hobcraft

The building always the Innovation Business Case offers a unique approach to tackle one of the real problem areas within innovation- making the case compelling. One of the toughest aspects within Innovation is making the Business Case.

Setting the right innovation challenge

Paul Hobcraft

Image Atos [link]. Atos is a global leader in digital transformation. Atos employees 110,000 across 73 countries with annual revenue of Euro 12 billion.

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”.

Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.

I aim to put more innovation into the front end of Energy

Paul Hobcraft

I see the front end of energy as the critical feeding-in point for the energy transition. So what does this means exactly? The front end of energy for me is the point of discovery and validation. It is the place I feel I can make the best contribution within the energy transition.

Connecting innovating value comes from Ecosystem thinking

Paul Hobcraft

Ecosystems can offer so much connecting value out there to ‘form’ around. We are witnessing a very radical change, driven by technology, increasingly disrupting and breaking down past traditional boundaries, partly built to defend positions so as to achieve economic scale.

Human-centred innovation in a digital world.

Paul Hobcraft

Today we are facing many current disruptions where we need to react fast and intelligently. There are many situations we are facing that are a race against time.

The Cascading Innovation Effect.

Paul Hobcraft

Visual source; [link]. We need to think about a choice-cascade integrative model for innovation. Often we fail to understand our role in contributing to innovation; we need a cascading effect.

Secure Your Supply Chain: How to Build Resiliency for the Future

Speaker: Bart Huthwaite, Principal, RSM, Operations and Supply Chain

In this webinar, Bart Huthwaite will explore best practices in building and improving supply chain resilience for a successful and productive future.