Fri.Sep 06, 2019

Innovate to Get Ahead of the Competition: The Sputnik Moment

Beyond the Obvious

On October 4, 1957, Russia launched a beach-ball-sized satellite named Sputnik, which orbited the Earth in just over ninety-six minutes. The previous frontrunner in the space race, the United States, was now the runner up. Our only competitor had trounced us, seemingly out of nowhere.

EIT Digital Conference 2019: Digital Business Models and Disruptive Innovation

Innovation Walk

The EIT Digital Conference will take place at The Egg in Brussels on September 10th, 2019. It will feature discussion panels, keynotes, and much more. There is a second invite-only event on the 11 th designed for partners and will present several talks and workshops.

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We Need to Stop Glorifying Failure and Do This Instead

Innovation Excellence

Over 50% of startups fail (and that number goes up to 75% for venture backed startups). The same is true of about three quarters of corporate transformations, which is probably why the average lifespan on the S&P 500 continues to shrink.

Local Government Strategic Planning Process

Cascade Strategy

Strategic planning in government can be challenging. You need to ensure stakeholder input is taken into account, your strategy is aligned across all city departments, capital projects are linked to multiple plans, and all involved are bought into the strategy.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

How robotics is changing the working world of the future

Lead Innovation

Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and other forms of automation are advancing at a rapid pace, bringing companies great benefits in terms of efficiency and productivity.

What Will You Do Next Year?


Many organizations are planning for 2020.

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Why Failure is a Fantastic Way to Learn


Interview with Nicholas Hawtin, the CEO of Nordic Legal Tech. Inspired by the Copenhagen Catalog , Ideanote team visited Techfestival to talk to people about some of its principles and their take on innovation. This time, we are talking to Nicholas Hawtin, the CEO of Nordic Legal Tech.

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Top Takeaways from the 2019 Innovation Trends Report

Review what you need to know from the 2019 Innovation Report released by Stanford Professor Bret Waters. Image taken from the 2019 Innovation Trends Report. Creating true innovation within larger, established organizations is notoriously difficult.

There's Gold in Them Hills


James Robertson shares a must read on the temptation among communicators to abandon the rust of their intranets for the promise of social and collaboration tools promised in abundance "out there.".

Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots: Teaching the machine to think


Even if you do not realize it, more and more Artificial Intelligence is present in your routine. Smartphones, cars with parking sensors, smart houses, banks, restaurants, call centers. And it doesn’t stop there: increasingly the AI gains complexity to bring many other technological applications. But where does this complexity come from? This area of computing uses computational methods and devices to make the machine “learn” to use the rational capacity of the human being.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Chemical Giants Discovers Novel Battery Technology Ideas with Open Innovation


New ways to increase battery performance and other winning ideas at a global open innovation competition

Cutting Out The Middle Man

The Human Factor

contributed post –. The middle man is someone who you are going to have become really accustomed to working with, because you will build up so many contacts over even just a few months. These contacts will be people who you’re relying on to do all of the middle work that you can’t do.

Book Review – Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Perez

Rmukesh Gupta

Overview: I bought this book on Audible after listening to the author talk to Roman Mars on his podcast – 99% Invisible ) and listened to the audio book, which the author has read herself. The book is primarily about three things: Design. Data and. Women.

Boosting Your Online Presence

The Human Factor

contributed post –. The internet is a massive part of modern business. Whether your company is based solely online, it has both and on and offline element, or even if it’s completely offline and you haven’t yet ventured into the world of online sales and business, you need an online presence.

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.