Wed.Feb 28, 2024

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Why are Innovators Curious Like Cats?

IdeaScale

As the tidal wave of Artificial Intelligence continues to disrupt many aspects of our lives, there is one skill it has yet to emulate, according to a recent article by the Singularity Hub “OpenAI’s GPT-4 Scores in the Top 1% of Creative Thinking”: “Of all the forms of human intellect that one might expect artificial [.

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AI-Powered Design Thinking: Accelerating Innovation and Insights

Leapfrogging

Introduction to Design Thinking Design thinking is a problem-solving approach that combines empathy, creativity, and rationality to meet user needs and drive successful business outcomes. It is a non-linear, iterative process that teams use to understand users, challenge assumptions, redefine problems, and create innovative solutions to prototype and test.

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How to Make Small Talk with Anyone from Anywhere

Harvard Business Review

Meet-and-greet conversations can be uncomfortable. And they can feel especially daunting when you’re paired with strangers from different cultures, like when networking in a global business context. In this setting, light and introductory-style conversations (what some of us know as “small talk”) can be very helpful, and even necessary. Small talk is a quasi-universal tool for initiating conversations with strangers from different cultures, for building a quick rapport, and for planting the seed

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Unleashing Innovation: Mastering AI-Driven Design Thinking Strategies

Leapfrogging

Introduction to Design Thinking Design Thinking is a non-linear, iterative process that teams use to understand users, challenge assumptions, redefine problems, and create innovative solutions to prototype and test. It is a methodology that combines creative and critical thinking to allow information and ideas to be organized, decisions to be made, situations to be improved, and knowledge to be gained.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets.

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What Employees Need from Leaders in Uncertain Times

Harvard Business Review

It’s one thing to lead through a normal range of uncertainty with its ups and downs. But how do you lead when the inflections, disruptions, dislocations, and other threat conditions pile up, as they have in the last few years? While the leader has little to no control over the external competitive environment, they have astonishing influence over the internal performance environment, including employee engagement, morale, and productivity.

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The Future of Design Thinking: Integrating Artificial Intelligence for Success

Leapfrogging

Embracing the Evolution: AI Meets Design Thinking The intersection of artificial intelligence and design thinking is poised to redefine the landscape of innovation and strategy. As AI continues to advance, its integration with design thinking processes promises to enhance decision-making, streamline operations, and foster more impactful innovation. The Rise of Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence has permeated various sectors, demonstrating its versatility and power in augmenting huma

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The AI Advantage: Supercharge Your Design Thinking Techniques

Leapfrogging

Introduction to Design Thinking Design Thinking is a methodology used by designers to solve complex problems and find desirable solutions for clients. A design mindset is not problem-focused, it’s solution-focused and action-oriented towards creating a preferred future. Design Thinking draws upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning to explore possibilities of what could be and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user (the customer).

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How well do you know your customers?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Howard Tiersky Early in my career, I had the chance to lead a product development team in creating a new kind of internal communication platform for large accounting firms. Our target users were auditors and tax consultants.

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How Etsy Became Profitable — Without Sacrificing Its Purpose

Harvard Business Review

If you’re trying to define your organization’s purpose, this episode is for you.

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Navigating the Pitfalls of Google’s Performance Max for Online Advertising

Brunner

Brunner Recommends Rigorous Testing Before Going with ‘PMax’ Google launched Performance Max in late 2021 with lots of fanfare about the benefits of AI-powered online advertising. More than two years later, reviews are mixed. At Brunner, we manage paid search engine marketing (SEM) for clients of all types with significant monthly spends.

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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Barcelona: Exclusive Innovation Meetup

Qmarkets

Join us in Barcelona on March 14 as we host an exclusive meetup event hosted by Qmarkets director of innovation solutions Emma Sendra. The session will be a unique opportunity to meet, network, and exchange ideas among esteemed peers in the field of innovation. You'll be able to engage with other innovation leaders, drawing inspiration from their initiatives, and share best practices about everything related to innovation management.

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How Local Businesses Can Compete with Larger Rivals

Harvard Business Review

Community engagement can help to set you apart.

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Barcelona: Exclusive Innovation Meetup

Qmarkets

Join us in Barcelona on March 14 as we host an exclusive meetup event hosted by Qmarkets director of innovation solutions Emma Sendra. The session will be a unique opportunity to meet, network, and exchange ideas among esteemed peers in the field of innovation. You'll enjoy a lunch provided by Qmarkets while engaging with other innovation leaders, drawing inspiration from their initiatives, and sharing best practices about everything related to innovation management.

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Unveiling the Power of Living Databases in Open Innovation

Yet2

Words by Carlos Pichardo In today’s dynamic business landscape, staying ahead is essential. As companies increasingly rely on external expertise and solutions, reliable databases are indispensable. Traditional databases fail to address the dynamic nature of innovation challenges. Enter the concept of “living databases” – a game-changer in Open Innovation.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and Guest Speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.