January, 2018

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.

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 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! ]].

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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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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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.

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! ]].

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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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.

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.

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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Expecting or Reacting to innovation

OVO Innovation

I'm a bit mystified this morning, mystified by the fact that so many people I interact with are constantly talking about innovation, and how often they are surprised by it or overtaken by events. The word innovation seems to be on everyone's lips, is constantly in the news, but somehow the concepts behind these words never go beyond the surface. Why is it that smart people who are constantly speaking about innovation and hearing about innovation are so often overtaken by innovation?

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A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

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! ]].

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.

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

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

The Simple Cure for Overthinking

Innovation Excellence

In front of me sit 40 six sigma “black belts,” appraising me warily, all squinty-eyed and knit-browed. I’ve been asked to give them an introduction to design thinking. I don’t have a six sigma belt of any color.

Why we should expect more disruptive innovations

OVO Innovation

I've used the example of Tower Records before - a behemoth astride the recording industry - brought low very quickly by a sudden shift in music distribution. The shift from physical media to digital media, and the shift from albums to songs as the distribution format made Tower suddenly obsolete. Similarly, Blockbuster experienced almost the exact same disruption.

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! ]].

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.

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

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’s New In Corporate Innovation 11 January 2018

Imaginatik

A very Happy New Year to you all as we continue with our second edition of “What’s new in Corporate Innovation”. Following on from our last blog, showcasing a number of interesting and highly topical articles, this week we have picked another three noteworthy pieces that we hope you will enjoy. Pure Play Retail Is Dead’ — How Walmart & Jet.com Are Shaping The Future Of Commerce.

Why you should work with an innovation consultant

OVO Innovation

OK, here comes the pitch. I'm an innovation consultant. I've been working in the innovation space for over 12 years. I have a somewhat (cough) vested interest in writing a blog post about why you should work with an innovation consultant. Of course if you happen to select this particular consultant you'll be exceptionally successful, but there are some other perfectly acceptable consultants out there. But I digress.

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

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! ]].

Unilever pledges £40 million to social innovation using the Exago software

Exago

In partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development, the multinational Unilever has pledged £40 million to support social enterprises through the joint initiative TRANSFORM. To invite ideas and collaboration to further catalyse impact, they have chosen Exago’s open innovation management software. The post Unilever pledges £40 million to social innovation using the Exago software appeared first on Exago.

The Real Story Behind an Innovation

IdeaScale

Innovation is more than just one person’s idea. Whenever you read about innovation, you’re sure to hear about how Steve Jobs changed everything with the iPhone. It is, to many, a perfect moment, a recent point in time where a company came along and changed everything out of the blue.

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The True Driver of Innovation: Is It The Environment Or The People?

Game-Changer

Over at Forbes Stephannie Denning asks whether it’s people or environment that drive innovation. It’s both. But if you don’t have the people, start with the environment. Innovation is a network. Let’s start from the end and work to the beginning.

The 2018 Business Guide to Implementing an Innovation Program

In today's fast-changing world, companies must have the ability to evolve to fend off competitors, attract new customers, and retain existing ones. Innovation powers this evolution. No industry sector anywhere in the globe, from traditional and stalwart ones such as banking and agriculture to relative newcomers such as software and technology companies, can ignore the need to innovate.