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! ]].

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

How to introduce a cost-cutting strategy in your innovation initiative: Step 1

Exago

To introduce a cost-cutting strategy in your innovation management initiative and ensure that your business remains relevant and able to maximise its potential under less favourable circumstances, five major steps should be taken.

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

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4 Essential Tips for Better Innovation Performance

Hype

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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

The Knowns and Unknowns of the Front End of Innovation

Hype

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.

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.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

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! ]].

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

RTI Innovation Advisors

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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$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

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

The 10 Most Successful Innovation Blog Posts of 2017

Hype

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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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.

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! ]].

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.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.

Why we should expect more disruptive innovations

RTI Innovation Advisors

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.

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.

Executing Collaborative Innovation - The Hamburger Style

Hype

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

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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Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

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! ]].

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.

Why you should work with an innovation consultant

RTI Innovation Advisors

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.

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.

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?