September, 2018

Using Lean Innovation to Transform the Way the City of Hayward Solves Problems

Moves the Needle

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LEAN 101

Innovation cannot expand without the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

We are a long way away from fully capturing the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4I)R in an inclusive and holistic way. To do this, technology adoption and diffusion across the ecosystem needs to improve dramatically.

These Are The Biggest Innovation Challenges We Must Solve Over The Next Decade

Digital Tonto

What we often forget about innovation is that it's a very human endeavor and, to measure as true progress, humans always need to be at the center. Related posts: Innovation Needs To Shift From. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation

You Need an Innovation Value Proposition and Here's Why

HYPE Innovation

An innovation value proposition (IVP) is not the easiest place to go. It must build meaning and purpose and provide that unique identity that enables innovation to flow. Building your innovation value proposition is critical to your innovation success. The Innovation Manager

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.

Fix the Problem or Design it Out?

Braden Kelley

Let’s start with the problem. According to The Plastic Pollution Coalition (January 3, 2017) – “It’s National Drinking Straw Day! Each day, more than 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded in the U.S. alone.

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Seven Verbs which Define Great Leaders of Innovation

Destination Innovation

Leaders of innovation have a bias for action. They get on with things. No matter how well the business is doing they are not content to settle for what has been achieved so far; they are restless to try new initiatives. These seven verbs describe some of their key actions. Focus.

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Optimism in Innovation, Thinking About Risk Differently

Paul Hobcraft

For me, there is never enough talked about innovation risk. Innovation is held back so often because the quantification of risk cannot fit into an organization’s current assessment and measurements of risk. It is often too intangible, full of unknowns as the very nature of anything new and different.

The Future Belongs To The Radically Curious

Game-Changer

This is the challenge we’re facing in the Next Economy : how do we train people for jobs that are yet to exist? The catalyst for this question is the threat and opportunity of automation , driven by algorithms and robots that will dominate the workforce; people need digital skills.

What U2 and Madonna can tell corporations about innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

Let's get this right out there early: I am a huge U2 fan. From their earliest albums like October and Boy to their latest efforts, I'm a big supporter (well Zooropa not so much, but every great artist has at least one significant flub). On the other hand, I've never much cared for Madonna. Too packaged, too commercial, too much a formula it seems to me. But both U2 and Madonna have something to tell major corporations about how to stay relevant for decades: reinvent yourself.

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Finalmente! Exago Start innovation software is now in Portuguese

Exago

Recently launched in English and Spanish, the Exago Start innovation software is now available in Portuguese as well. Adjusting configurations for the best results, the all-new edition helps you kick-start your corporate innovation programme easily, empowering your teams to innovate. The post Finalmente! Exago Start innovation software is now in Portuguese appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago Software idea management platform idea management software Portugal

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.

Twenty Great Sales & Marketing Questions to Ask About Your Product

Destination Innovation

If you are launching a new product or service or if you want to review sales and marketing tactics for an existing product or service then here are twenty probing questions to ask. They are intended to challenge conventional assumptions and to take you back to the basics of sales and marketing.

How Corporate Innovators Master Startup Outreach

Rocketspace

How does a corporate innovator approach startup sourcing and startup outreach? How does a corporation direct an innovation campaign to properly align with the technology startup ecosystem?

My 5 S for future Innovation: Smart, Stacks, Scale, Storage, and Software

Paul Hobcraft

Technology is radically altering our need for innovation. We see increasingly innovation is feeding off the “ digital response rate ” Connecting technology and innovation is altering how we should re-access organizations ability to build out.

Video Games Should Be Used at Schools and Universities To Enhance Learning

Game-Changer

There is debate about what the future of education looks like and how we’ll get there. What isn’t debatable is the number of challenges we face in the Next Economy; primarily reskilling.

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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.

Innovating what we innovate

RTI Innovation Advisors

It finally came to me last week. For over a decade I've been working with corporations, trying to help them accelerate their ability to generate new, interesting ideas to market as viable products and services. In some instances we've been successful, and in other instances there were interesting failures. I've recognized for a while that some major challenges exist.

Sydney Innov8rs conference: Come and learn from me and 40+ live innovation speakers

Idea to Value

It’s my honor to announce that I will be one of the featured workshop leaders at the upcoming Innov8rs conference in Sydney , Australia, from the 25th -27th September 2018. I will be joining over 40+ other live speakers at this amazing conference.

5 Brands with Inspiring Sustainable Innovation Stories

IdeaScale

It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in – one of the key innovation trends is sustainability. That means business practices, products, packaging, etc. Almost all of our customers have run a sustainability campaign (and if they haven’t yet – they’re planning on doing so soon).

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CEO to CEO: Tips for Corporate Innovation Success

Rocketspace

Are you a CEO of a corporation that is looking to innovate to remain relevant in today’s market? Here are some tips on how to successfully achieve innovation in your corporation from RocketSpace’s CEO, Duncan Logan, who sits in the middle of corporate innovation every day.

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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.

4 Things You Need To Know About Big Data And Artificial Intelligence

Digital Tonto

The winners in the cognitive era will not be those who can reduce costs the fastest, but those who can unlock the most value over the long haul. Related posts: 4 Ways Every Business Needs To Use. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Artificial Intelligence Big Data

6 Characteristics You Must Cultivate To Unlearn

Game-Changer

Many leaders rely too heavily on past achievements, practices, and ways of thinking to drive positive results today, but they often need to unlearn those behaviors before they can take a step forward; this is the essence of innovation.

The quiet desperation of corporate innovators

RTI Innovation Advisors

Over the last year I've been conducting a one person listening tour, talking to a lot of my peers in consulting, as well as prospects, customers and friends who work in government and industry. Of course many of these conversations revolve around innovation and new product or service development (or the lack thereof), and how people are engaged in their work and their roles.

Why are medium enterprises still failing to innovate?

Exago

Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are still failing to innovate, and those that don’t keep up with the creative and innovative pace will inevitably fall behind.The intense competition that SMEs face requires them to reconsider their competitive positions and embrace innovation to enhance business competitiveness. The post Why are medium enterprises still failing to innovate? appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights difficulties innovation management innovation-priority medium enterprises

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 Seven Best Practices for Enterprise Innovation Management

IdeaScale

Strong leadership is key to enterprise innovation. Enterprise products are a complicated sector of any industry. An enterprise product not only must be all things to all stakeholders, it must also meet exactingly high standards, which can vary widely from industry to industry.

De Beers Group And RocketSpace Collaborate on Technology-Driven Business Transformation Solutions

Rocketspace

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The Power of the Ignorant Leader

The Future Shapers

Strive to be a Stupid Leader. Stupid – Adjective – Lacking Knowledge or awareness. In this 4th Industrial Revolution characterized by the massive disruptions and opportunities that Globalisation, Emerging Technologies, and a Generational Diverse Workforce bring, it is understandable that many leaders feel under immense pressure to be the most knowledgeable person in the room. I wonder if this is the leader’s best strategy at this time.

Build For Real: LEGO Has Topped Itself With A Real-Size Driveable Bugatti Chiron

Game-Changer

I love LEGO and supercars! From the department of “WOW” here’s something that will blow your mind. LEGO is well-known for building life-size objects of anything they can imagine. But I think they’ve topped themselves with a life-size driveable version of the Bugatti Chiron!

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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.

Army Futures Command - fighting the last war?

RTI Innovation Advisors

In what may seem a bit of sour grapes, since my own hometown lost in a close race to Austin for the site of the Army Futures Command, I'd like to think through what's right, and more importantly, what's potentially wrong, with the Army Futures Command. And I'd like to suggest that many of the factors that will cause the Army Futures Command to struggle are also issues that every large company also faces. The question Defense News asks is: Can Austin make the Army weird ?

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The 70-20-10 Rule for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their customers want?

Are Digital Transformation and Innovation the Same Thing?

IdeaScale

Some companies have an innovation strategy. Some companies have a digital transformation strategy. Are these the same thing? The short answer is “no” but both efforts are important and here’s a brief explanation and an example of each of them. Innovation.

What You Need to Know About Open Innovation Programs

Rocketspace

Due to trends like digital transformation, corporate innovators in every industry started to look at and partner with much earlier stage startups. But, these early-stage startups often need to go through many pivots before they can find product/market fit.

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!