November, 2016

To Manage for Innovation is to Manage for Progress not Stability

Game-Changer

Something extraordinary happened to the human species over the past two centuries: Economic growth transformed everyday life and changed poverty from a near-universal condition to a limited problem. The technologies that enabled this change emerged largely in Western Europe.

Testing My Personal Limits with Innovation

Braden Kelley

A few months ago I came across an article in Engadget about Physiclo, a startup company launched to provide resistance clothing for athletes. I’m assuming their name Phyisclo is a mashup of the words physical + clothing.

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Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviors of the ‘connected’ customer. Partly it seems executives don’t engage with their brand or business in the way that their customers do. There is often a difference in understanding the value creating points between them.

The Most Important Thing That Great Innovators Do Differently

Digital Tonto

Revolutions don’t begin with a slogan. They begin with a cause. Related posts: Great Companies Don’t Adapt, They Prepare. 6 Things Every Organization Needs To Innovate. How Lean Startup. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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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How to Create an Innovative Business Model?

Innovation Excellence

Editor’s note: Nike, the iconic change agent, perfectly symbolizes not only the energy, focus, and discipline to achieve success, but the excitement that continues to ignite individuals and companies everywhere.

Why We Are Entering A New Innovation Era.

Paul Hobcraft

Credit: Acacia Communications. I wrote this recently in a post entitled “ Bringing New Innovation is Stretching the Mind “ It opened with this view: “There is a profound shift taking place, relating to innovation.

Can We Teach Algorithms Right From Wrong?

Digital Tonto

We need to treat the standards by which artificial intelligences will operate just as seriously as those that govern our legal systems and how we educate our children. Related posts: Here’s Why. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Lessons learnt on 164 real innovation management challenges

Exago

To see more clearly what has worked better – or hasn’t worked – with our own clients in recent, real innovation management initiatives, we’ve selected 10 with different size dimensions, from different countries and continents and a variety of sectors.

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.

The 3 Traits that Enterprises of the Future Share in Common

Rocketspace

Byline: Michele McConomy. The open marketplace will always innovate faster than any corporation. Maxwell Wessel, general manager of SAP.io, an innovation arm within SAP, outlined a few reasons why. Corporate Innovation Working With Startups Traits

Is A.I. The New Buzzword?

Game-Changer

Kevin Kelly is quoted as saying that “The business plans of the next 10,000 startups are easy to forecast: take X and add AI”. Indeed, and 2017 may well be the year A.I.

Innovation pioneer Dieter Rams’ “Ten principles for good design”

Idea to Value

If you work in design or innovation, you might not necessarily have heard of Dieter Rams. But you will have definitely felt his impact in the design principles which underlay much of his work. Rams is renowned for his “less, but better” design philosophy, which helped him design a number of iconic products for both Braun (electronics) and Vitsœ (furniture and the 606 Shelving system) throughout the 1950s and 1960s, making both companies household names.

Swimming along a road in a flood of digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

I am so caught up in transformation, no, actually I am swimming in it. No gentle backstroke for me lapping in the digital transformations that are being written about, this is a hard swim, one I’m not sure I can stay afloat and make headway, yet I must, well actually we all must.

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.

Now, Anyone Who Wants Can Access The World’s Most Advanced Technology

Digital Tonto

Tech giants like Microsoft, Amazon, IBM and Google are making some of their most advanced resources available to anyone who wants to use them. Related posts: How Technology Can Save Government. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Making innovation a habit – the birth of the creative leader

Innovation Excellence

How Private VCs Are Fueling the Corporate Venture Capital Gold Rush, And How Your Company Can Take Advantage

Rocketspace

Not every VC believes in corporate venture capital. Well-known detractor Fred Wilson, co-founder of Union Square Ventures, recently said that startups that take money from CVCs are "doing business with the devil" and that corporates that invest in startups are wasting capital. Corporate Innovation Venture Capital

No idea is an island

OVO Innovation

The title of this post is a bit provocative, and that's on purpose. Every company wants to innovate, and further they desire that the limited innovation they accomplish succeed wildly. This is of course whistling past the graveyard, as most innovations, like most venture capital investments, won't return the initial investment. Instead, most companies demand innovation results on par with the iPhone while funding innovation with the equivalent of corporate bake sales.

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.

Open Innovation: 2 approaches towards value creation

Imaginatik

Open Innovation has been around for years. Like any concept or technology, a time-lag exists between when it emerges, gets used by early adopters, and becomes usable by many. Open Innovation (OI) is no different.

New insights on how your creativity decreases as you get older

Idea to Value

I couldn’t wait to teach you some amazing insights I recently found out on how creativity evolves over time, so I just grabbed by phone and shot this quick video for you.

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The Productivity Problem

Digital Tonto

The price for securing our future amounts to only a small fraction of pennies on the dollar. How are we coming up short? Related posts: Is Digital Technology Really Making Us Any Better Off? The 3. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How the Innovation in the IoT Will Boost Our Economy

Innovation Excellence

When people think about the Internet of Things (IoT) in relation to the economy, they generally fall into one of two camps. One side of things looks the IoT and sees money, to the tune of $11.1 trillion annually, if you look at McKinsey’s evaluation. Others focus on more dire aspects.

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.

6 Essential Podcasts for Corporate Intrapreneurs and Innovators

Rocketspace

Podcast listenership is on the rise in America, according to recent research by the Pew Research Center. Even though just 21 percent of people over 12 years old listen to podcosts, we like to imagine it's the busy, intellectually-curious professionals who are tuning in increasingly for brain food. Corporate Innovation Intrapreneur Innovation

Going Lean, Again

etventure

Friedrich Arnold, Senior Project Manager at etventure, explains how manufacturers can embrace the Lean Startup methodology as the centerpiece of their Digital Transformation. The Proud Leader.

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Knowledge as a social process

Hype

Walker’s Wagon Wheel tavern in the 1970s has a particularly important place in innovation history. Its name provides a great description of its role – like spokes on a wheel people and ideas converged on its centre and on a Friday night the air was full of conversation.

Microsoft Reinvented the PC – Enter Surface Studio

Idea to Value

Today, it seems that every social or age group of buyers is divided into dozens of subcategories for which the computer manufacturers create new models. The diversification of computer market has led to the production of various types of models in the last few years.

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.

Why Do Some Technologies Just Never Seem To Die?

Digital Tonto

The technologies that endure do not merely innovate with respect to features and functionality, but create value through forming new connections. Related posts: The 3 Big Technologies To Watch Over. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Why Social Skills Are Trumping Cognitive Skills

Innovation Excellence

From roughly the time of Jesus to Napoleon, life changed little. Then the industrial revolution replaced muscle power with steam power and human existence was transformed.

Watch, Read, Listen: Insight Into Corporate Venture Capital

Rocketspace

If you're looking for insight into the hows, whys, and whats of corporate venture capital investing, a good podcast, webinar, or video may provide helpful information and a dose of inspiration. To get you started, here are excerpts and summaries from a handful of podcasts or webinars on the topic. The first two came from conference presentations that Startup Grind posted earlier this year. Corporate Innovation Venture Capital

Ideas are at the Forefront of a New Organisational Era

Ideanote

Do you consider customer retention important? Is your CRM system a strategic tool used in developing leading, maintaining customer satisfaction or for calculating Lifetime Value of a customer?

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.