December, 2018

What You Need to Know Before Creating an Innovation Culture

HYPE Innovation

Raise your hand if you don't want an innovation culture in your organization. The Innovation Manager

Packaging Innovation in 2019: Corporate Innovators and Startups Leading the Way

Rocketspace

Since plastics were first introduced, 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic has been produced. Due to their functional properties and low cost, the use of plastics as packaging feedstock was integrated into all global economies and its production increased twenty-fold over the past half-century.

Create! Don’t Compete

Game-Changer

I’ve had many meetings with principals in large organizations and companies who say, “I am worried my business will be completely replaced by some Silicon Valley startup. How can I build something to counter that?”.

The Need for Digital Innovation Platforms

Paul Hobcraft

I want to offer some thoughts that need us all involved in innovation to think about as we finish out 2018. If you are frustrated with your current innovation process then read on.

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Treat Your Innovation Pipeline just like your Sales Pipeline

Destination Innovation

Managing the Sales pipeline is a well-developed executive skill in any company selling large ticket items to business customers. Each sales person has to gather data and input their reports and forecasts.

Is Lean Management doomed in the age of Innovation?

Exago

It has been 30 years since the term Lean Management – a long-term approach that seeks to achieve incremental process changes to improve efficiency and quality – was first coined. Some say that Lean Management has now become obsolete; others talk about a ‘post-Lean’ world and say it is fated to die.

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Raising Capital for Your Startup? 5 Things Investors Are Looking For

Rocketspace

Fundraising is a process. It takes time and energy — more time and energy than you might think. And based on the conversations that we've had with experienced startup founders, raising capital for your startup, on average, takes three to six months. Startup Services

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How Borderlanders Prepare Us For The Future

Game-Changer

My friend Rachel Christensen gave an insightful talk at TEDxTijuana titled Beyond Your Border , the story of borderlanders: those people whose lives exist in two countries and prepare us for the future! Two months ago I invited Rachel to talk about this topic on my podcast; check it out here.

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The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating.

Paul Hobcraft

The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating and can this be changed? I have been often returning to scaling struggling with finding the best answers. Many organizations struggle with scaling.

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Breaking Taboos – Two Lessons for Innovators

Destination Innovation

During WWI there was tremendous demand for bandages and sterile dressings for Allied wounded on the Western Front. The US company, Kimberly-Clark, developed a new cotton-like material from wood-pulp. It was highly absorbent.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Imaginatik and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre to Co-Present During Poster Session at the World Open Innovation Conference

Imaginatik

Imaginatik will be attending the 5th Annual World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) in San Francisco, CA on December 13th and 14th. We’ve partnered with our valued customer, The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) to develop and submit an open innovation paper describing our work together and the resulting economic impact. Our paper was selected to present during the Poster Session on December 13th. We hope you can join us. This year’s WOIC theme is “Digital Transformation for Sustainability.”

Lesson 3 from true innovation managers: go for global participation

Exago

To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 3. The post Lesson 3 from true innovation managers: go for global participation appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago employees engagement participation

Who Are the Best Corporate Event Planners in London?

Rocketspace

Hosting a successful corporate event in London requires the expertise of a skilled corporate event planner. When it comes to planning events, time management, resource allocation, and communication across multiple teams are absolute necessities.

What Consensus Means For Driving Innovation

Game-Changer

Why do organizations fail? There are many reasons, mostly because they become irrelevant by failing to evolve and adapt to a changing world.

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.

Entering 2019 – What Do Each of Us Need to Focus Upon?

Paul Hobcraft

As we enter 2019 I always like to take a day or so, to reflect and think about what I should be focusing upon in the next year, around innovation. What has influenced me in 2018 and what I feel is shaping my thinking going into 2019?

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The Explosive Power of Trial, Error and Self-Play

Destination Innovation

In 1997 an IBM computer called Deep Blue famously defeated the world chess champion, Russian Gary Kasparov. It was seen as a seminal victory for a machine over the human brain. Deep Blue had been programmed by chess experts who gave it all the tactics and strategies known in chess.

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Six million dollar innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

Since I write about innovation regularly, I often receive questions about "the future" of innovation. Who really knows anything about the future of innovation, when many of us don't fully comprehend all of the tools and activities for innovation that are available to us now. My standard response is in the title of the post. In the future, we'll do innovation work much more quickly than we do today, we'll be smarter about our approach and increasingly we'll never do it alone.

How to Keep Your Creative Team Fresh & Inspired

IdeaScale

Creativity is about more than just art. Creativity is how we get great innovation, but encouraging creativity in a structured environment, like work, can be a bit tricky. Fortunately, with a little creativity of your own, you can get the ideas flowing.

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.

Have You Seen These 7 Cool Conference Venues in London?

Rocketspace

Hosting a conference is no easy feat. There are a ton of preparations to make leading up to the event. From seating and food to speakers and exhibitors, event planners must. Event Venue

Transform Your Customers, Don’t Just Serve Them

Game-Changer

Do you or your organization lead its customers? Yes, lead. Not just serve them, but lead them. In other words: Do you look out for them? Do you demand of them when they don’t demand more of themselves? Do you transform them?

How can Lean and Innovation make your business evolve to 4.0?

Exago

Once the go-to strategy for ensuring business efficiency and growth, in the context of the current reality, Lean Management has been branded by some as being outdated. But, in a more evolved form, this business approach has in fact shown that it can complement Innovation Management when it comes to company operations, and could be the answer for businesses to remain competitive in today’s world. The post How can Lean and Innovation make your business evolve to 4.0? appeared first on Exago.

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Ten Top Places to Visit in the Cape Town Area

Destination Innovation

Photo of Cape Town by HP Botha on Pixabay. The Western Cape of South Africa has much to offer the visitor. Here are some recommendations for fascinating places to visit. Cape Town. Watched over by the imperious Table Mountain, Cape Town boasts many splendours.

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

The state of innovation at the end of 2018

RTI Innovation Advisors

Since everyone is compelled to write at least one backward looking story at the end of the year, I've chosen as my topic a review of innovation at the end of 2018. This review isn't meant to be an attempt to grade innovation activities or suggest better or worse approaches, but to think about innovation holistically and consider the implications and ramifications of where we are, and where we who would like to think of ourselves as innovators will be moving in the future.

Align Innovation Incentives to Goals

IdeaScale

A lot of crowdsourced innovation programs will tell you to offer incentives to your community of participants in order to drive engagement – but sometimes that’s a challenge for organization either because of budget restrictions or company regulations.

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De Beers Group’s GemFair™ and Tracr™ move into RocketSpace Campus in London

Rocketspace

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A New Role For Humans: Prepping Data So AI Can Learn To Do Our Jobs

Game-Changer

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies , underpinned by artificial intelligence.

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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.

Lesson 2 from true innovation managers: top management commitment is needed

Exago

To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 2. The post Lesson 2 from true innovation managers: top management commitment is needed appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories business transformation commitment engagement innovation-priority leadership

The Greatest Bluff in WW2

Destination Innovation

The bluff is a tactic often used to deceive an opponent into believing that your hand is stronger than it really is. For example, when playing poker, you might bet heavily with a weak hand in an attempt to convince other players to fold. Admiral Graf Spee. In 1939 at the outbreak of WW2, Hitler ordered the German Navy, to intercept and destroy Allied merchant ships.

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Alert to the press: prototypes aren't finished products

RTI Innovation Advisors

I rise today to do something I find strange. I'm actually going to defend Elon Musk. Musk is receiving a significant amount of negative press after his unveiling of the Boring Company's (if you need to throw stones, do so at that name) pilot tunnel. To the shock and dismay of many people, the prototype is only a mile long and uses Tesla cars rather than the futuristic car depicted in mockups.

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What is an Employee Satisfaction Survey?

IdeaScale

An employee satisfaction survey is a powerful tool that the Human Resource department in general and managers in particular use to understand the level of satisfaction of the employees associated with the respective organization.

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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!