January, 2018

Shifting our thinking within the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

I always enjoy selected parts of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos and in this year’s #WEF18 agenda , it certainly had its good points.

How machines learn (a great video explanation of deep learning)

Idea to Value

In today’s dose of inspiration, I wanted to give you an insight into one of the most innovative technologies of the past few years which has the potential to revolutionise entire industries: machine learning.

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The 15 Enemies of Innovation

Game-Changer

When I put my consultant hat on I have a very easy way to detect whether or not your company is committed to innovation, and whether or not it will: the way you lead and prioritize. My examination has nothing to do with capability, but with leadership.

The Knowns and Unknowns of the Front End of Innovation

HYPE Innovation

The above quote is from the former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Henry Rumsfeld, who mentioned “unknown unknowns” (Rumsfeld, 2002). Since then, people have started using quadrants of knowledge, i.e., known known, known unknown, unknown known, and unknown unknown, to understand and explain the nature of risk but also of leading to an opportunity. For innovators so much of innovation is hard to detect, it needs discovery and working through these quadrants of knowledge as well.

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.

The 70-20-10 Rule

Digital Tonto

Innovation isn't just about coming up with new ideas, but also managing resources wisely Related posts: The 30 Years Rule – Innovation Takes A Lot Longer Than You Think. How to Manage. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Innovation is Always an Opportunity for Learning

IdeaScale

Innovation programs generate more than ideas and new products, they generate data and insights that can inform your strategic direction.

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Thinking about being more creative? Why don’t you ask around?

Idea to Value

Research suggests that proactive people, meaning those that take the initiative to change their job or their environment are more creative. Why is that? Because creativity is partly a social phenomenon.

3 Reasons Why AI Needs Emotional Intelligence

Game-Changer

While machine and deep learning are advancing the state of artificial intelligence , there’s still a long way to go before machines can replace us ; if ever. Still, we have to recognize that today we are surrounded by computing power: devices, virtual assistants and robots; it’s everywhere.

Executing Collaborative Innovation - The Hamburger Style

HYPE Innovation

Often I read articles or books about top-down vs. bottom-up innovation and why one approach would be better than the other. After spending more than seven years in the collaborative innovation space, I would advise going hamburger style! Ideation & Collaboration

We Need To Invite More Disruption and Messiness Into Our Lives — Here’s Why:

Digital Tonto

The corporate tendency towards tidiness can actually hurt productivity Related posts: The Physics Of Disruption. Good Disruption / Bad Disruption. Is Disruption Dead? The New Rules Of Disruption. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

Cohort 2 of the RocketSpace Mobility Tech Pilot Program founded by BP Kicks Off in San Francisco

Rocketspace

The second cohort of RocketSpace’s Mobility Tech Pilot Program officially kicks off today in San Francisco, bringing together 10 innovative international startups with a value chain of leading global corporate collaborators.

How to map costs for your innovation path to growth

Exago

In our economic environment, connecting innovation and strategic cost-cutting becomes relevant for all companies, both incumbent and challengers. The post How to map costs for your innovation path to growth appeared first on Exago.

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Using Design Thinking to Ready Your Company for the Green Economy

IdeaScale

In 2011, EY and GreenBiz Group conducted a survey of executives employed by companies generating revenue greater than $1 billion.

Intensity of Use of Technology, Not Just Access, Is What Creates Economic Opportunity

Game-Changer

As we enter 2018, it’s worth reminding ourselves that digital disruption is real. Need proof? The Next Economy will be driven by these emerging technologies : artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, drones, big data, internet of things, 3D printing, genetics and blockchain.

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!

The 10 Most Successful Innovation Blog Posts of 2017

HYPE Innovation

After we have just jumped into 2018, full of new year resolutions and a huge agenda on challenges everyone wants to stand up to, we created an overview of our most successful blog posts of 2017, hopefully being able to support your upcoming projects with some insights and valuable advices. Best of 2017: What a year it has been! A re-designed blog, lots of new reports and whitepapers and not to forget, the blog posts - 45 new ones in total.

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2018: The Shift To A New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

Great companies don’t adapt, they prepare. Related posts: Innovation Needs To Shift From Disrupting Markets To Tackling Grand Challenges. The Shift Economy. The Art Of The Shift. A Radical Shift. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Cohort 2 of the RocketSpace Mobility Tech Pilot Program founded by BP Kicks Off in San Francisco

Rocketspace

The second cohort of RocketSpace’s Mobility Tech Pilot Program officially kicks off today in San Francisco, bringing together 10 innovative international startups with a value chain of leading global corporate collaborators. Open Innovation Corporate-Startup Partnerships Business Development Innovation Models Mobility Electric Vehicle

The Geek who Changed the World

Destination Innovation

Tim Berners Lee. Sir Tim Berners Lee is known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He created its three fundamental components: the formatting language HTML, the address system URL, and the HTTP system for linking sites. He was born in 1955 and grew up in London. As a schoolboy he was an avid trainspotter. He learnt about electronics from tinkering with a model railway. He gained a first-class honours degree in physics at Oxford University and became a software engineer.

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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?

A Deeper Look at the Psychology of Innovation

IdeaScale

Anyone can think innovatively! It’s easy to assume that the great innovators of history are nothing more than geniuses who win the intellectual lottery. But really, innovation is about psychology, not IQ.

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$16 Billion of our Tax Dollars goes to Animal Research—Here’s why that’s Not Okay.

Game-Changer

Perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects of animal testing is that humane, cheaper alternatives are available. For example, in vitro testing using hu. Animal Rights Enlightened Society WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. animal abuse animal cruelty animal testing drug companies drugs medical trial pharmaceutical

4 Essential Tips for Better Innovation Performance

HYPE Innovation

Right before January 1st, I felt an (in)explicable urge to “rant” about New Year’s resolutions on LinkedIn. And I had my reasons: websites were, as they usually are, racing to publish/ showcase stock advice, standard methods/tools and other types of “one-size-fits-all” solutions for all conceivable innovation management problems. Strategy & Alignment

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This Startup Is Using Pollution to Help Build a Clean Energy Future

Digital Tonto

It could shift the economics of energy toward renewables Related posts: Why Energy Storage May Be The Most Important Technology In The World Right Now. Inside The Race To Build A Battery That Can. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

5 ways you are limiting your capacity for innovation

Innovation Excellence

Every company wants to disrupt their market or category. But most game changers tend to be new entrants from other categories, entrepreneurs or small, regional, niche players. It is rare for established brands and companies to to truly upset the apple cart and upend their competition.

What’s New In Corporate Innovation 26 January 2018

Imaginatik

As we head on in to the 2 nd month of the year, this post highlights recent articles on hot topics that are shaping and changing the future not only of innovation and the tech space, but of our lives. Enjoy this next instalment! Why Digital Transformation Is Now On The CEO’s Shoulders. Go digital or go home. Digital transformation is a global phenomenon and a universal disruption, changing every industry and every sector.

The 4 Dynamic Stages of Collaborative Innovation – Number 4: Idea Implementation

IdeaScale

How to bring ideas to life? After collecting, refining and reviewing ideas, now comes the big moment; you’re ready to start implementing those ideas.

Does the Future of Privacy Depend on Cryptocurrency?

Game-Changer

The way the world is changing there is lots of personal information that is shared. Much of this is without individuals being fully aware of what is happening behind the scenes. This occurs not only on the internet, but it also happens in financial elements.

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.

In Defense of Experiment Velocity

Grasshopper Herder

As corporate innovation gets more trendy, businesses are keen to put clear KPIs in place to measure the effectiveness of innovation teams and hold them accountable for making progress. There is a rush to replace traditional KPIs with more actionable metrics such as experiment velocity. The post In Defense of Experiment Velocity appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Corporate Startup Teamwork & Leadership Experiment Design & Template Metrics & Innovation Accounting

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Anatomy Of A Breakthrough

Digital Tonto

Innovation is never a single event Related posts: The Inside Story Behind A Miracle Cure. Let’s Not “Yada Yada” Innovation. Here’s How We Can Win The Race To Cure Cancer. The Story Of Technology. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

7 Terrible Public Speaking Tips

Innovation Excellence

If you want to be a great speaker then you need to start letting go of some old advice and start using these alternatives. I’ve been a professional speaker for 25 years and a speaking mentor and coach to colleagues for nearly 20 years. There is a magic in truly connecting with an audience that.

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Why leaders with a clear vision connect innovation and strategic cost-cutting

Exago

A successful cost-cutting strategy is connected to an organisation’s capacity to evolve, to innovate, and to do it as whole. Companies can, in fact, keep innovating in ways that do not require high investments in new products’ research and development, and which can save substantial amounts of time and money. The post Why leaders with a clear vision connect innovation and strategic cost-cutting appeared first on Exago.

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.