September, 2021

How the GSAs 10X Program Advances Government Innovation

IdeaScale

Overview : Founded in 2017 off of a popular crowdsourcing initiative, the Government Services Administration (GSA)’s 10X program internally crowdsources ideas to design new approaches and launch new programs.

Find a Local Solution to a Local Problem

Destination Innovation

Arunachalam Muruganantham was born in 1961 in Coimbatore, India. His parents were poor hand-loom weavers. The family was pushed into penury when his father was killed in a road accident. At 14, Muruga (as he is known), dropped out of school.

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Workplace Engagement Is Getting Personal

Business and Tech

A leading expert on employee engagement discusses the rapidly evolving relationship between employer and employee. Employee engagement — loosely defined as the emotional commitment a worker has towards their employer — is low in the United States, hovering at just 36 percent.

Your customer doesn’t care what you think of your idea

Idea to Value

Many innovators and creatives are shocked when they finally release their new idea into the world, and instead of a storm of new customers rushing to their door, they get… … nothing.

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

My own transformative dynamics of disruption

Paul Hobcraft

The Gordian Knot We Are All Facing. I can honestly say I have been back at school for the past months. This remote learning stuff has been hard, challenging but stimulating. Let me tell you about this as it recognises how things are changing in our world and certainly in my world, in particular.

What to innovate now

Jeffrey Phillips

For years, actually almost two decades now, I've been working with corporations, government agencies and non-profits to help them generate new ideas and create new products and services.

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Sixteen Sci-Fi Predictions Which Came True

Destination Innovation

We tend to think that it is difficult to predict the future because it is. Who forecast 9/11 or Covid? Where are the flying cars, paperless offices and 2 day working weeks that we were promised?

Simple Steps That Can Help Prevent Drowning at Your Home

Business and Tech

While drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children 1 to 4 and a leading cause for children under 15, there are things you can do to add layers of protection to your home to prevent a drowning.

Abilene’s paradox: How we decide to do things nobody really wants

Idea to Value

Have you ever been in a situation where you think nobody likes the decision which everyone agreed to? This might be explained by the Abelines Paradox. Coined by management expert Jerry B.

The essential five sense-making steps in any innovative transition

Paul Hobcraft

Today’s call is for more ‘search, scope, speed, stretch and scale’ irrespective of the challenge being worked upon. These are essential steps in any transformation work, in any innovation undertaken to take discovery through to commercialisation.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

The Blind Men & The Elephant: An Open Innovation Blueprint

Lucas Potasso-Justino

Curb Transactional Open Innovation and Embrace an Integrated Ecosystem Strategy “It’s a wall,” “It’s a snake,” “It’s a rope,” “It’s a spear,” “It’s a fan,” no, “It’s a tree,” and so goes the story of “The Blind Men & The Elephant”. The tale is a great example that shows how you and your team

The Economics of Disinformation

Digital Tonto

We have blundered into a situation in which we increasingly see—and believe—things that aren’t true. We have essentially created a global village at war with itself. At its core, the solution to the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Examples of Lateral Thinking in Marketing

Destination Innovation

Brand marketing offers tremendous scope for lateral thinking. In the UK there are several price comparison sites for services such as car or house insurance. How can you differentiate yourself? One of the most well-known brands is Comparethemarket.com.

4 Ways Leaders at All Levels Can Support Employee Mental Health

Business and Tech

Mental health challenges don’t discriminate based on seniority level, and there certainly has been no shortage of stressors lately. Kelly Greenwood Founder and CEO, Mind Share Partners.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Building an Agile & Innovative Organization

Idea to Value

In recent years, more and more companies have realized the need for innovation as they’ve seen businesses all around them, and perhaps even their own business, being disrupted.

Agile 206

My multipliers for innovation at the Front End of Energy

Paul Hobcraft

Following my last post, “ I aim to put more innovation into the front end of Energy “, I want to outline why I am focusing increasingly on this front end of the energy transition (FEE) within my innovation work.

To Drive Innovation Don’t Just Invite Ideas — Be Open To Change

Game-Changer

Every organization, of any size, has a culture. Whether it was defined at the start or it wasn’t; it has one.

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The Next Paradigm Shift: From Agile to Future-Fit

Lucas Potasso-Justino

Good news is 2021 will be shorter since Earth is spinning faster and faster, scientists say. Bad news is the pace of technology advancements is speeding up exponentially, and it’s getting harder to stay in the game. Increasingly, organizations are facing immense pressure to stay hypervigilant, to be proactive, and to discover new

Agile 138

Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.

Why Visualization Tools are a Logical Next Step for Innovators

IdeaScale

Innovation is everywhere, and for many businesses being able to innovate fast is a non-negotiable requirement. Why is it then that so much innovation continues to stall with using outdated technology?

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A True Smart Home Is a Water-Efficient Home

Business and Tech

Making your home more water efficient is an impactful way to live more sustainably without even thinking about it. As the Earth’s temperature becomes warmer with climate change, the greater the need for freshwater.

How “Tip of your tongue” moments help explain creativity

Idea to Value

Have you ever had a situation where you were in an argument with someone, but couldn’t find the perfect thing to say. And then hours (or even days) later, the perfect response pops into your head for what you should have said back then.

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My own transformative dynamics of disruption

Paul Hobcraft

The Gordian Knot We Are All Facing. I can honestly say I have been back at school for the past months. This remote learning stuff has been hard, challenging but stimulating. Let me tell you about this as it recognises how things are changing in our world and certainly in my world, in particular.

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

The Atom, The Bit And The Gene: Silicon Valley’s Innovator’s Dilemma

Digital Tonto

The next few decades before us will look a whole lot different than the past few. Moore’s Law is ending and we’re entering a new era of innovation. Our future will not be written in ones and zeros, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How to Build a Future-Fit Innovation Portfolio

Sonia Couture

We used to think of the future as something that is far, far away. Time between disruptive changes has become significantly more compressed and how much time we have to prepare for the future is shrinking ever faster. The pressure this places on organizations to continually reinvent themselves is staggering. You cannot just

IdeaScale Podcast – How Global Packaging Corporation Winpak Uses Shark Tank-like Practices and IdeaScale to Innovate

IdeaScale

Overview: On the Ideascale Nation podcast , we talk with Manuel Moreno, Corporate Director of Innovation at Winpak. As a global packaging company constantly in need of ideas, Winpak developed 25hundred Innovators, which reduced the challenges of geography and language. The Challenge.

Creating a Workplace Culture of Caring Post-Pandemic

Business and Tech

Darcy Gruttadaro, J.D., is the director of the Center for Workplace Mental Health, a program of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation that develops resources, tools, and trainings to help address the mental health and well-being of those in the workforce and their families.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Podcast S6E130: Esther Gons – Innovation Accounting

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Ether Gons, Founder of GroundControl and author of the Corporate Startup (with Dan Toma) and Innovation Accounting.

The essential five sense-making steps in any innovative transition

Paul Hobcraft

Today’s call is for more ‘search, scope, speed, stretch and scale’ irrespective of the challenge being worked upon. These are essential steps in any transformation work, in any innovation undertaken to take discovery through to commercialisation.

Solving The Productivity Puzzle

Digital Tonto

In theory at least, reviving productivity shouldn’t be that complicated. It seems that everything we need to do we’ve done before. We built the most effective scientific architecture the world has. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

ISO 56000 For Innovation Management: Everything You Need To Know

Ludwig Melik

ISO 56000 looks like a lot of numbers and letters, but essentially it is the international standard for innovation management. It is a set of standard operation procedures designed to provide a general framework for all organizations, regardless of type, sector or size, toward the successful implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of an innovation management system.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.