Thu.Feb 16, 2017

Insights from the Gartner CIO Survey


Gartner’s annual survey of CIOs reaches out to 2,944 individuals from across 84 countries. It’s a useful barometer for the state of digital transformation, and technology support for innovation.

Using Design Thinking to make your employees ready for the Internet-of-Things


Recent advances in technology put Internet-of-things (IoT)-innovation on top of the management agenda across industries. It is predicted to increase economic value by $11.1 trillion in 2025 (McKinsey 2015).

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Financial Institutions Eager to Buy, Invest in Fintech Startups


The global bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) recent purchased Mexican online payments startup Openpay as part of what it calls a strategy "to accelerate transformation by growing its portfolio of digital businesses." Earlier in 2016, the Spain-based institution acquired the Finnish online business banking service Holvi. It had already purchased three other digital firms and took a nearly 30 percent stake in a fourth in the two previous years.

Career Strategy: Dear Job, I Can’t Quit You


Are you in a job that looks, from the outside, as if it is perfectly stable, engaging, good paying, and the kind of position that people in your profession would die to get? Yet you, as the person in the job, feel trapped, under siege, and desperate to do almost anything else, but you can’t leave.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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Five Tips for Cultivating Creative Thinking on Your Team


Creativity is the great untapped resource on any team. How do you bring out the creativity of your team? It’s one of the harder questions to answer in innovation management, but it doesn’t have to be. With some smart thinking and careful decisions, you can bring out the best in your team.

Comment on The Ignorance of the Masses Cancels Out the Knowledgeable Minority by Stephen Shapiro

Stephen Shapiro

We also say “nail in the head” here in the US. And in both countries we’ve experienced the power of mobsourcing over the past year or so in very big ways


Digital Trust: Multi-cloud Data Value

Information Playground

In 2014 EMC partnered with Capgemini to conduct an industry survey on Big Data.

Comment on The Ignorance of the Masses Cancels Out the Knowledgeable Minority by Henry @ ISL

Stephen Shapiro

Very good article Stephen, you really hit the nail on the head, as we say in the UK. Now I’m just trying to think of one or two real-life examples of mob-sourcing that we might have seen over the last year or so…

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Keep it Simple – Like the Original Spreadsheet

Destination Innovation

Dan Bricklin was a student on a Harvard MBA course who struggled with all the models and calculations that the case studies required. In 1979 he invented the world’s first spreadsheet, Visicalc, in order to make his life easier.

Comment on The Best Protection is Being Known for Your Innovation by Henry @ ISL

Stephen Shapiro

Innovation’s a funny thing and to be honest when you get near the internet marketing crowd they’re always going to be looking for an easy way to do whatever it is they do – so it’s no surprise they pinched your content, I’ve had the same problem, maybe worse. Some years agoI wrote an eBook on setting up Google Business pages (way back in the day) and after a few weeks Google’d the title out of curiosity.

Comment on The Best Protection is Being Known for Your Innovation by Stephen Shapiro

Stephen Shapiro

Thanks for chiming in. I have Google alerts for the titles of my books. Nearly every day I get an alert that someone is selling my ebook illegally or allowing free downloads. I can’t stop those. Too many. In this case it was someone who is a “thought leader” who was using my content – and the content of others – to further his position in the market. That I can stop. As it turns out he hired an intern to do all of his social media/blogging.