Wed.Mar 20, 2019

Five Visible and Invisible Forces Behind Digital Innovation

InnovationManagement

Innovation is what leads to differentiation. There need to be both “hard” and “soft,” visible and invisible forces to drive the success of innovation management. Enabling Factors

Innovating when everything is "as a service"

RTI Innovation Advisors

I've been talking with a number of people who are more connected and smarter than me about digital transformation.

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To Drive Innovation, We Need To Hire For Diversity And Empathy

Digital Tonto

We need to focus far less on specific skills and “types” and far more on getting people with diverse skills, backgrounds and perspectives to work together effectively Related posts: 4 Ways To Beat. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Diversity Innovation

10 Things Your Corporate Venture Capital Arm Must Do

Rocketspace

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.

How do you apply the three horizon framework in your thinking? Steve Blank you are limiting your thinking.

Paul Hobcraft

Presently the three horizon model for innovation is argued as no longer applying to innovation as it has been suggested, or I feel so, in a recent article written by Steve Blank.

Top Five Skills of Innovative Leaders

IdeaScale

Leadership in innovation is more than positivity. Innovation is about skill as much as talent. While creativity is central to any innovation strategy, it takes more than just ideas to be an innovative leader. Here are the skills you need to not just lead your industry, but change it. Curiosity .

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“Decouple” the Value Chain to Drive Digital Disruption

Leapfrogging

“Decoupling” the value chain is the next big strategy for digital innovation and business models. Digital disruption isn’t just about the internet or mobile technology. It’s about the digitally-driven business models that forever transform business as usual no matter what you’re doing.

5 Charts That Show Challenges of AI Adoption in the Enterprise

Game-Changer

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies , underpinning them all is artificial intelligence. At this point, AI is blogged and reported about intensely on a day-to-day basis.

Why Do Startups Fail?

Innovation Excellence

Premise: There has been enough written about startups and reasons why almost all of them fail. So, why write another post about this?

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Employee Engagement Propels Innovation

Planview Spigit

Most companies will agree that innovation is critical to sustaining growth and remaining competitive. Creating a culture of innovation is seen by most business leaders as the number one way to drive innovation for the business. However, for this culture to exist, employee engagement is imperative.

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.

A Little Known 9-Word Tom Brady Quote is the True North Of All Success

Innovation Excellence

It’s not talent, skill, or even dedication that guides your path to success. It’s this. First things first. This isn’t a Patriot-ic column. Yes, I’m from Boston. Yes, I’m rooting for the Pats this Sunday. Yes, I cannot help but be drawn into the Super Bowl frenzy.

My Starbucks Idea : an Open Innovation Case-Study

Braineet

How Starbucks gathered more than 150,000 ideas and created new products and services by engaging its community. Open Innovation

Virtual Reality and Subliminal Marketing

Daniel Burrus

Virtual reality (VR) has become a reality, as nearly every tech company has created a product that features it, and it is now seen by many as mainstream. Facebook-owned Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and the HTC Vive are just a few examples of household names that have launched us into the future of the immersive experience.

Customer Co-Creation Examples: 10 Companies Doing it Right

Braineet

Discover how 10 big players are leveraging the power of co-creation to market new products and create growth. Co-Creation

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!

If you want your employees at the forefront of innovation, let them fly free

ideas4allinnovation

Flying freely without hindrance is a desire most companies share. Being quick and innovative is a demand they also share, because it isn’t just the client at stake: technology has brought new actors, capital, resources and talent to different markets.

Two Things Employee Engagement Software Must Do

Kainexus

According to Gallup, only 15% of employees report being fully engaged at work. That’s why it is no surprise that a growing number of companies are leveraging employee engagement software to try to improve that number.

Maintaining And Expanding Your Customer Base

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. Any business that lasts on a long-term basis has a stable base of customers. You need to not only acquire fresh leads regularly but find ways to keep your existing clients interested in your company and its services.

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How Open Innovation led by Purchasing works brillantly at GRTGaz

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Mathilde Delignou is project manager open innovation and partnership at GRTgaz, the French gaz transmission company. Surprisingly, her activity is part of the Purchasing department. She explians why. Innovation Rapid Innovation Unit GRTGaz Incubation intrapreneur Mathilde Delignou Open Innovation Start-up

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.

How To Retire Old Products And Bring The New In

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Don’t you hate it when you’re shopping online and you see something that you like. You click on it and you’re transported to the page where you can add the item to your checkout. Only you realize that the product is only available in certain colors, sizes or performance packages.

Inside the Bay Area's Ecosystem: Target, W.L. Gore, and More

Innovation Leader

Inside Gore Innovation Center, Target Open House, the Bolt makerspace and venture firm, AppDynamics, the 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium, RocketSpace, and Andreessen Horowitz

3 Warning Signs Your IT Strategy is All Wrong

MSSBTI

Strategic planning enables an organization to determine how its vision and objectives will be met through its resources and capabilities.

Why You Need Technology For Your Business

The Human Factor

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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Who’s Playing the Micro-Mobility Game?

Wellspring

Micro-mobility is one of the latest trends to emerge out of the transportation industry. It’s a concept that has gained so much traction that even major automotive players, like Ford and Volkswagen , are getting involved.

Enhancing Lead Generation Through Telemarketing

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. There are lots of obvious ways companies are engaging in lead generation in the current day and age. Online marketing is definitely one of them; from blogs, to search engine optimisation, to email marketing.

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#1,477 – Acoustic Meta-Material

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I have a new all-time #1 favorite invention. An acoustic meta-material capable of blocking all sound. No more 6 am wake up calls from garbage trucks, car alarms, jackhammers, woodpeckers, or noisy neighbors. No more need for ear plugs, sound machines, or sleeping pills either.

Outsourcing Could Be A Big Business Asset: So Here’s Why

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Sometimes it can be hard to know at one point outsourcing could be right for your business. At the beginning it just seems that everything falls to you.

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.

#1,478 – Mirrorworld

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Digital layers built on top of reality that create a sort of spatial internet could soon revolutionize society, ushering in a new era for mankind.

The Art of Pitching Innovation Ideas

Ankush Chopra

Some people believe that ideas have the ability to persuade people. A good idea will succeed on its own. I used to share this thinking early in my career. But the first few brushes with reality convinced me otherwise. Yes, it is a fact that a small number of ideas seem to become famous on their own.

Meet the New Aurea Support Portal: 6 Can’t-Miss Features

AureaWorks

As an Aurea customer, hopefully you have experienced Aurea’s new Customer Support Portal. The Portal offers an exciting and content-rich way to get your questions answered, share ideas with other users, and learn more about Aurea products that can potentially solve your biggest challenges.

Killing Zombie Projects

Xinova

Killing Zombie Projects By Nick Milanovich, PhD, Director Bio: Nick is a rare combination of scientist, speaker, and presentation coach with a head for marketing and sales. His distinguished career in science and R&D has exposed him to a wealth of fields and industries, from quantum mechanics to aerospace software and consumer products. He loves […]. The post Killing Zombie Projects appeared first on Xinova.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.