Sat.Feb 23, 2019 - Fri.Mar 01, 2019

Every Digital Transformation needs a water carrier

The Future Shapers

Every Digital Transformation and innovation needs a water carrier. That is to say, the successful Digital Transformations and Innovation teams need someone who is prepared to fetch and carry, who is tirelessly energetic, who operates with the end in mind, who is prepared to do the unbeautiful stuff, who believes that a strong melody carried by a powerful rhythm is worth a thousand grace notes, and whose overall performance, season after season, sends out the message of devotion to a cause.

Where speed, innovation, technology and strategy collide

RTI Innovation Advisors

An old saying, often attributed to a Chinese philosopher, goes something like this: may you live in interesting times. Some people say that it isn't a "saying" so much as a subtle curse. Interesting times - interesting to whom? Interesting why? I think we are all about to find out what interesting times look like, because those times are about to unfold, and no one can really interpret the repercussions. Major shifts on the horizon Why are times about to become more interesting?

The Surprising Thing That’s Killing Your Creativity


Productivity and creativity fuel professionals as they make strides in their field. But small things can chip away at workflow, substantially impacting projects and presentations. Focus is an essential skill to exercise in the office, but it is in jeopardy because of one significant threat—distractions. Strategies

How To Encourage Your Team To Take Breaks


At work, you just want to power through, to get done what you need to get done, so that you can go home. This, unfortunately, leads us to lots of bad behaviors and unhealthy choices. We skip meals—or eat meals out of the vending machine.

How To 169

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

How to Move from Process Improvement to Innovation


There’s absolutely nothing wrong with process improvement, but it isn’t the same thing as process innovation. In some ways, innovation is about going “back to the drawing board.”.

How To 208

More Trending

Innovation Strategies from 6 Leading Innovation Firms


You may remember our blog post from a few months back where we identified the top firms driving innovation. We now want to go one step further and uncover the top strategies from each of these consultancies.

The AI Revolution: Stats, Trends and Developments in 2019


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

Trends 141

Impact of Crowdsourcing in the Healthcare Industry


Though crowdsourcing has recently gained popularity in many industries across the world, it’s not necessarily intuitive for it to be part of healthcare. However, crowdsourcing has begun to have a notable impact in the health sphere, such as in patient diagnosis, engagement, and more.

Podcast S2E30: Scott Kirsner – Turning innovation management in to a real career path

Idea to Value

On today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, I speak with innovation leader Scott Kirsner. Scott is the founder of Innovation leader, and today we talk about some of the research his company has found about how innovation works in large companies, and what innovation specialists do. Topics covered in today’s episode: 03:00 – what innovation managers do after they leave their position in corporations, and how long they stay in their positions.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Innovation Strategies from 7 Leading Innovation Firms


You may remember our blog post from a few months back where we identified the top firms driving innovation. We now want to go one step further and uncover the top strategies from each of these consultancies.

Four Things Nobody Ever Tells You About Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Every enterprise needs to innovate. It doesn’t matter whether you are a profit-seeking business, a nonprofit organization or a government entity, the simple truth is that every business model fails eventually, because things change over time.

Is Your Innovation Management Process Inclusive?


Working together means expanding your definition of “together.” ” Inclusivity is vital across any organization. But it’s particularly important for innovation, and will only become more so as society goes through new shifts and as your organization changes.

IBM’s 2019 “5 in 5” Predictions Point To A New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

The company sees deep scientific partnerships as the way to reimagine entire industries Related posts: 2019: The Return Of The Large Enterprise. We Need To Rethink Innovation For The 21st Century. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology New Era of Innovation

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.

14 Innovation Theme Candidates: If 2020 Were the Year of. ?


How far out are you looking out to create significant changes in your business ? Through the next six months? The end of the year? How about looking out at least to 2020 with an innovation theme to set priorities?

eBook 94

There Are 3 Ways To Innovate, But Only One Can Win The Future

Innovation Excellence

Very few businesses last. While we like to think we live in a particularly disruptive era, this has always been true. Entrepreneurs start businesses because they see opportunity and build skills, practices and processes to leverage it.

What You Can Learn from Playing With Your Brain

The Human Factor

The human brain is a remarkable organ. As anyone who reads my blog knows, I’m a big proponent of playing with it. First of all, it’s a lot of fun. The human brain is inquisitive by nature, and it enjoys finding answers and solving problems.

Big Companies Shouldn’t Try To Act Like Startups. Here’s Why

Digital Tonto

Big companies have advantages in deep expertise and resources, but can’t match the entrepreneurial energy of someone striving to build their own business Related posts: When Corporations Fund. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Startups

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!

Interview #2: Innovation through Network Thinking™ (Daria Tataj)

Innovation Walk

CEO of Tataj Innovation , international keynote speaker , author ( Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A New Growth Model for Europe beyond the Crisis ), a chair of High-level Advisors to Carlos Moedas (EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation), and World Economic Forum Digital Leader.

Cooperation for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

One of my Polish agricultural machinery clients was having a hard time. His budget for marketing had been halved, even though his sales targets were maintained at growth rate. I had a lengthy conversation with him about options in cooperation.

15 insights from Innov8rs Miami

Board of Innovation

I'm sharing 15 insights from the Innov8rs Miami conference based on my panel discussion with innovators from P&G, DB Schenker, the US Army, Itau Unibanco & GE. The post 15 insights from Innov8rs Miami appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Expertise Events innov8rs miami

Successful sustainability

Norbert Bol

On our way to becoming a green economy, we need products and services that have a positive impact on the environment and society. Companies are researching, developing and testing many environmental product and service innovations. Clausen et al.

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.

Artificial Intelligence: Disruption or Opportunity?

Daniel Burrus

Artificial intelligence (AI), one of twenty core technologies I identified back in 1983 as the drivers of exponential economic value creation, has worked its way into our lives. From Amazon’s Alexa and Facebook’s M to Google’s Now and Apple’s Siri , AI is always growing — so keeping a closer eye on future developments, amazing opportunities, and predictable problems is imperative. IBM’s Watson is a good example of a fast-developing AI system.

Future of Innovation is Highlighted By These Two Amazingly Simple Products

Innovation Excellence

All too often, we ignore the most obvious and valuable ideas because of this. If you’re a Shark Tank junkie, like I am, you’ve probably noticed that some of the best ideas the sharks invest in are pretty mundane and straight-forward.

The 2020 CIO: Predictions and Insights


Digitalization has been a game-changer for CIOs. Long gone are the times when their role was confined to IT infrastructure maintenance. Gartner’s latest survey reveals that 95% of CIOs expect their jobs to change or be remixed due to digitalization and technology influx.

80% Of Brainstorming Sessions Don’t Work

Gregg Fraley

80% Of Brainstorming Sessions Don’t Work. Seven Idea Generation Fails. Redefine Brainstorming and Get Better Results. I might be getting to old to hold back on saying this about ideation, aka idea generation, aka brainstorming. My inner skeptic and snarky soul wants to scream it.

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?