Mon.Oct 21, 2019

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Data-driven or insights inspired?

Jeffrey Phillips

As the phenomenon of digital transformation continues to unfold, we need to be wary of certain absolutes that will work their way into our language, our thinking and our consciousness. It's common, especially in the early stages of any emerging trend for new ideas and new thinking to take on more meaning than is intended, and eventually to become accepted facts rather than the conjectures or ideas that they really are.

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Five Takeaways from Our Innovation Conversation with Clorox


IdeaScale hosts a monthly podcast with innovation leaders, intrapreneurs, and other game changers out there. This past month our interviewee was Dr. Navin Kunde who currently leads the Open Innovation group at The Clorox Company, a US-based consumer goods company in the Fortune 500. The post Five Takeaways from Our Innovation Conversation with Clorox appeared first on Innovation Management.


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The Digitization of Energy

Paul Hobcraft

We are on the cusp of a new digital era in energy. Digital technology has been involved in the energy system for decades. What is new, is the pace of digitalization occurring through technological innovation, providing solutions that enable the energy system to be transformed? Digitalization across the energy landscape is determining the system-wide changes of connectivity; it is linking, monitoring, aggregating, and controlling assets to cause a fundamental “blurring” between who supplies and w

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How IS Prescriptive Analytics transforming the future of business And decision-making


The prescriptive analytics software market will reach $1.88 billion by 2022. -Gartner. The analytics world is fast changing! As the need to leverage data across functions becomes more and more imperative, organizations are fast deploying modern analytics tools that not only predict the future but also recommend the best course of action. . Given the 21st century’s incredible data explosion, historical data and shallow insights from traditional analytics like descriptive and diagnostic analytics

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Empowering Retail Associates to Enhance the Customer Experience

Speaker: Andrew Regan, Managing Partner at BlueSeed Retail Ltd.

Did you know that 70% of new retail technology fails to deliver expected benefits and can often decrease customer value, service, and experience? With that in mind, how can we empower our store associates to leverage new technology to optimize the customer experience and boost productivity? This exclusive webinar with Andrew Regan will dive into strategies to empower retail associates for success with new technology.

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How Emotional Intelligence Can Shape the Future of Work

Tullio Siragusa

How Emotional Intelligence Can Shape the Future of Work. Some experts believe that artificial intelligence may at one point replace humans in the workplace. Why? Simple! Machines are more effective than humans, they aren’t distracted, they obey instructions, they don’t have egos, feelings, opinions, or emotions and are always focused compared to humans.

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Book Excerpt: How to Avoid the Post-Design Sprint Slump

Innovation Leader

What exactly is a post-Design Sprint slump, and how do you know if you’re in one? Author and facilitator Douglas Ferguson lays out the symptoms in an excerpt from his new book, “Beyond the Prototype.

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Advanced Analytics in HR: Applications and Examples


HR departments tend to generate a lot of data. However, in most organizations, HR leaders struggle to transform this data into meaningful insights. In fact, according to Gartner , only 21% of HR leaders believe their organizations are effective at using talent data to inform business decisions. However, the situation is fast changing, the importance of talent analytics or HR analytics in driving efficient hiring and talent management processes has rapidly grown in the past couple of years.

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The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do To Ensure Your Success

Innovation Excellence

Of all the advice on starting and running a business none is more important than this. About 30 years ago my business partner and I were in the world headquarters of our startup — the second bedroom of my small condo. I had just created a rift between us by investing in a $1000 laptop.

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Beyond the Problem – Bonus Benefits of Kaizen Events


Kaizen events , sometimes called rapid improvement events, are an effective way of solving difficult challenges within organizations. A team of stakeholders and subject matter experts takes a few days away from regular order to focus on improving a process. Because the effort is concentrated, root causes can be identified, and potential fixes implemented in short order.

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Looking at Eric Ries and The Startup Way

Innovation Excellence

With a wry grin, Eric begins his talk by knocking on the idea of certification: “A certified entrepreneur is a certifiable idea.” This was the perfect opening to a cunningly smart talk that cuts straight through the morass of corporate politics. The author of The Lean Start Up and The Startup Way began his talk.

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Future Focus: Constructing Unshakeable Stability in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

We’ve all heard the buzzwords to describe new supply chain trends: resiliency, sustainability, AI, machine learning. But what do these really mean today? Over the past few years, manufacturing has had to adapt to and overcome a wide variety of supply chain trends and disruptions to stay as stable as possible. Stability has become key in this post-COVID world, and will remain key moving forward.

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The 8 Hidden Venture-Killers

Peer Insight

You probably know the rock band The Killers. Or perhaps you’ve heard of The Ladykillers , the 1955 film starring Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers. But do you know about the Venture-Killers ? . Large enterprises struggle at launching fast-growing ventures because they fall victim to hidden venture-killers. Many of these obstacles are the same corporate attributes you’re most proud of.

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How Innovation, R&D, and Strategy Executives Get Paid

Innovation Leader

If you’re doing innovation-related work in a large organization, how much should you be earning? And if you’re adding new positions to your team, what should their compensation packages look like?

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How to Boost Company Innovation with Crowdsourcing


Harvest the power of the crowd to unlock your innovation potential.

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For all the "A" words that are woven into A+ employee experience - Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere, Any Language, etc - AVAILABILITY deserves to be at the top.

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Unlocking the Secret to Product Team Success: Data, Empathy, and a Whole Lot of Communication

Speaker: Donna Shaw - Senior Product Manager & Eric Frierson - Director of Innovation for Public and School Libraries

Successful product management is more than building a product: you’re also building a team. Working with cross-functional teams can appear chaotic, especially if your goals differ! It can be challenging to figure out how to communicate with team members and stakeholders. However, with some forethought and insights, you can build a successful product management team—one that collaborates to create a product that truly delights your customers.