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Why San Francisco Remains The Top Innovation Hub

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San Francisco attracts people for many reasons: the Golden Gate Bridge, the Warriors, 49ers, or Giants, and, of course, technology. Tech continues to be the number one reason people flock to the Bay Area.

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Best Innovation Books to Read in 2019

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One thing noticeable amongst corporate innovation leaders is that they are constantly reading and discussing new concepts, models, and ideas. corporate innovation services blog corporate innovation books innovation books books on innovation top innovation books 2019 best books on innovative thinkin

Health Technology Startups Changing the Landscape of Healthcare

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Global health care spending is projected to reach $10.06 trillion by 2022. There are several factors that can explain the dramatic increase in spending such as growing and aging global population, rising life expectancy, and increasing incidents of diseases.

Cracks in Unicorns — Why Corporate Innovators Should Take Heart

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It is now 8 years since Marc Andreessen penned his famous essay “ Why Software is Eating the World ” in The Wall Street Journal. Since this time, tech titans have continued to grow like weeds through their “ blitzscaling ” strategy and the “uberification” of everything.

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.

The 6 Don'ts of Corporate Innovation

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One of the biggest challenges I hear from corporate innovators is getting internal buy-in from executive leadership for the projects they envision. This is, by far, the most mentioned barrier faced by innovation directors, managers, and analysts.

3 Things Your CIO Must Do

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Innovation is not about avoiding being Blockbuster — it is about looking at where you have an unfair advantage and building a strategy around it. That is why the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) is such an integral part of a company.

24 Innovative Startups Making Climate Change Impact in 2019

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The devastating effects of climate change are undeniable. We’ve all witnessed heartbreaking viral news: a starving polar bear , whales washing up on shores with car parts in their stomachs , the deadliest wildfires in California history , and the worst tornadoes in Alabama in 30 years.

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The Advantages of Fundraising with an ICO

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10 Things Your Corporate Venture Capital Arm Must Do

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Pursuing external innovation can be difficult within an organization, as many lack the team and tools to do so. Corporate Venture Capital can spur an organization’s growth by opening doors to new technologies while mitigating risk.

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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.

Why Your Organizational Structure is Fundamentally Incapable of Innovation

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The RocketSpace team was in Austin attending South by Southwest (SXSW) where 85,000 attendees discussed disrupting their markets with implementation of the newest systems and technologies.

A New Earth: Why Our Planet Demands Innovation in Agriculture

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The world is on fire all around us, and the problems can seem too huge and insurmountable to be fixed. Thankfully, agricultural innovation has many keys to the solutions, and consumers are increasingly supporting these innovations with their pocketbooks.

Innovation for Energy — What's Next?

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Last year, the UK government wrote an article about the future of energy, where they stated “The energy system of the future won’t look like today. The scale of change over the next 10 to 20 years will be considerable, and, we don’t know exactly what this change will look like.”. corporate innovation strategy corporate innovation services blog future of energy oil and gas energy innovation

The Most Definitive Innovation Trait — Curiosity

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I have sat through numerous executive sessions on innovation at a multitude of Fortune 1000 corporations, and, something always strikes me as the observer.

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!

3 TED Talks That Anyone Working in Transportation Innovation Needs to Watch

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2018 was a bumper year for mobility technology and for transportation.

Calling All Corporate Innovators: What’s Your Company’s Innovation Maturity Score?

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Nowadays, companies last less than 20 years on the S&P 500 , down from 60 years in the 1950s — a trend in large part caused by technological disruption. To put it bluntly, the corporate landscape can be summed up as ‘innovate or die.’

Why Diversity and Inclusion Driving Innovation is a Matter of Life and Death

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Diversity and inclusion. These two words are amongst the most important topics in today’s culture. Simply look at the Google trend for the search term “diversity and inclusion” over the past 15 years worldwide. In fifteen years, it has grown from nearly 0 to 100.

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Mobility Startups to Watch in 2019

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The transportation industry is taking it up a gear. The value chain is no longer delineated by traditional players and their skill sets —instead, a more holistic mobility ecosystem is developing. As part of this evolution, there are several players vying to build a strong position from incumbents such as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier one manufacturers to “new-school” tech-startups and opportunistic venture capitalists.

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.

Top 5 Innovation Trends in 2019

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80% of executives think their current business models are at risk to be disrupted in the near future and 84% say their future success is extremely dependent on innovation. So, what are the five top innovation trends that will mark 2019, and where should businesses be placing their bets?

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Packaging Innovation in 2019: Corporate Innovators and Startups Leading the Way

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Since plastics were first introduced, 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic has been produced. Due to their functional properties and low cost, the use of plastics as packaging feedstock was integrated into all global economies and its production increased twenty-fold over the past half-century.

The World's Top Emerging Innovation Hubs to Watch in 2019

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Raising Capital for Your Startup? 5 Things Investors Are Looking For

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Fundraising is a process. It takes time and energy — more time and energy than you might think. And based on the conversations that we've had with experienced startup founders, raising capital for your startup, on average, takes three to six months. Startup Services

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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.

Who Are the Best Corporate Event Planners in London?

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Hosting a successful corporate event in London requires the expertise of a skilled corporate event planner. When it comes to planning events, time management, resource allocation, and communication across multiple teams are absolute necessities.

15 Startups to Watch in Food-Tech

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Unicorn Farmers: How the Richest Farmers in the World Can Accelerate Innovation in Agriculture

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The global unicorn club has been making waves across news channels for the past 10 years. Tech Titans like Uber, Airbnb, and Coinbase, valued at over $1 billion, are synonymous with disruption, and consequently, are crowd favorites when it comes to venture investment.

8 Imperative Questions to Evaluate Your Corporate Innovation Maturity

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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.

Looking for an Event Agency in London? These 5 Agencies Are at the Top of Their Field

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Planning a corporate event is an exciting but demanding task. It is a chance to highlight your business and achieve dramatic results. Whether a seminar, conference, retreat, or product launch, planning your own event can leave. Event Venue

5 Critical Corporate Event Planning Dos and Don'ts to Save You Headaches

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Let's face it — planning and executing a successful corporate networking event, awards reception, or multi-day conference can be a massive headache. From finding a great corporate event space to coordinating with. Corporate Innovation

Hacking Corporate Culture: 3 Experts Weigh in on Innovation Culture Strategy

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Many CEOs are striving to create growth driven innovation fueled by engaged employees. In fact, a recent McKinsey study shows that 80% of CEOs think that their current business model is at risk.

Understanding the Investment Term Sheet: 5 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

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As you know, the path to startup success isn't paved with gold. Without a reliable funding source in place, your startup is destined to fail. If you're like most entrepreneurs, finding. Corporate Innovation

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.