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How to mobilise the right audiences for innovation challenges


When putting your innovation challenges together, make sure you have a complete plan with clearly defined, targeted audiences, across cultures and business units, as well as key messages, frequency expectations, a communication and incentives strategy.

The difference between DMAIC, DMADV, and Innovation Management


Now many of you might not be any the wiser on what DMAIC and DMADV might mean, unless you have had some exposure to Six Sigma.

How Open Data for Science Will Change How Businesses Compete

Digital Tonto

You no longer need a billion dollar budget to make a breakthrough, but can use the collective knowledge of the world’s scientists to imagine a new future. Related posts: How Data Will Transform. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How Neuroscience is Supporting Innovative Corporations


Progressive business leaders are building innovative actions, climates and ultimately cultures that align with “brain-friendly” science. In this article we outline some steps that you can take to support this kind of innovative organization.

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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Organizational Revolutions through Idea Hacking


Businesses face the dilemma dividing resources between protecting the current value chain and developing new value propositions that in time replace the old ones.

A light-bulb moment in Innovation Learning

Paul Hobcraft

Over the past few weeks, or is it months or is it even years, I have been constantly thinking through how we are learning in our innovation understanding.

The 3 Most Common Questions about Idea Management Software


I’ve been with IdeaScale since 2011. I’ve been on thousands of prospect calls. Though much has changed on our tool and in the innovation space, these questions are just as prevalent as they were in 2011. In 2017 I’m talking through the same concerns as I was 6 years ago.

Inside The Race To Build A Battery That Can Power The 21st Century

Digital Tonto

To solve truly big and complex problems, we need to build new platforms for collaboration. Related posts: The 5 Powerhouse Industries of the 21st Century. We Need 21st Century Solutions For 21st. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

For his upcoming 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.

Essential Tactics for Innovation Intrepreneurs

Innovation Excellence

For authentic innovation to occur at an organization, you have to craft the culture of a place to accept and embrace new ways of working together and being in the market.

Pre-Natals vs. Post-Mortems


So often, when a project or product doesn't go well or fails, organizations do "post-mortems" - they go over what went wrong, why, sometimes rushing to blame people first instead of looking at processes. What if we started doing pre-natals instead of post-mortems?

The Power of Positive Thinking Plus Strategic Thinking Questions


My dad was a huge believer in The Power of Positive Thinking. I think that book, by Norman Vincent Peale (affiliate link) was the first self-help book he tried to get me to read. For some reason, I particularly resisted The Power of Positive Thinking , although I’m hard pressed to say why.

28 Awesome Quotes on Failure

Idea Champions

Tried anything recently that didn't quite work out? Congratulations! Bottom line, there is no innovation without "failure." If your perception of failure is something to avoid , you can kiss your efforts to create something wonderful goodbye. Failure comes with the territory.

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.

Value-based Pricing Requires Value-based Innovations

Innovation Excellence

Value-based pricing is not just a pricing strategy. It is a go to market strategy. It is a customer-focused approach that touches innovation, segmentation, differentiation, communication and much more. Build Capability Business Models Growth pricing Pricing Strategy Stephan Liozu Value-based pricin

Daydreaming: Imagining Creates Reality


Ilustration by Christian Laborin. We live in a society that values and rewards efficiency over creativity. Yet, the tasks that lead to efficiency are slowly being taken over by robots and bots leaving us humans to do things that are not repetitive in nature.

Strategic Planning – 7 Ideas to Envision Your Future Organization


Suppose the strategic planning task at hand is imagining what your organization will look like at some future point. What are strategic planning exercises you can use with a team? 7 Ideas to Envision What Your Future Organization Might Look Like.

Creating new meaning on value creation and innovation in sustainability transitions

Norbert Bol

‘If we are not capable of changing, then who is?’. Sustainability transitions are different from other transitions that are created by entrepreneurs exploring commercial opportunities related to new technologies. Sustainability transitions are aimed at solving persistent problems such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, depletion of natural resources and social- and economic hazards.

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.

Innovation Lessons from Rome’s Greatest Enemy


What innovation lessons can we learn from Hannibal, one of history’s most illustrious generals? In this piece based on a chapter from Paul Sloane’s ‘Think like an Innovator’, we’ll look at how Hannibal’s battle strategies and tactics can apply to innovation today - from using new and unexpected resources, to outflanking your competition, to understanding the importance of networking. Creative Leadership competition hannibal

Top 5 Advantages of Crowdsourced Innovation Management


Hundreds of years ago, only those who belonged at the top of the career ladder had access to information and research and development. There was little interaction with employees since management expected them to do their job based on practices established by the management themselves.

How a Strategic Planning Process Impacts Communication Options


We worked with a client to facilitate an information technology strategy vision. From before the engagement’s launch until near the completion, we asked for strategy documents spelling out corporate priorities, objectives, and expectations.

5 Keys to Unlocking the Innovation Mindset


This article is an excerpt from a 25 min keynote by Andy Cars during the Purple Ideas event hosted by Telia Company, January 17, 2017. If you prefer to watch the video here it is. Most of us hate advertisements, but if I had to pick one that I love, it would be Apple’s Think […].

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.

Agility Levels the Playing Field. Anticipation Changes the Game.

Daniel Burrus

The global marketplace is hardly a novel concept. But what is constantly new is the shifting challenge of knowing where you and your organization best fit into that setting—a form of ongoing flux that’s only going to accelerate in the future. That’s why an anticipatory mindset is critical to succeeding in an economy largely defined only by the geographic limits of the planet.

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United Nations will Recognize World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21

Innovation Excellence

On April 20, 2017, 10:00 am eastern, I. Rhonda King, Permanent Representative/Ambassador to the United Nations from St.

7 Ways to Appeal to Your Customers through IoT


To understand the impact of IoT on customer service you first need to know what it is. Briefly defined, IoT is a system of interrelated devices, digital machines, and objects that have unique identifiers. All these entities also have data transfer capabilities over networks without the need for human/human or human/computer interaction. In this article, we'll explore how you can redefine and improve customer relationships through IoT.

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Framing the Question: Improving Your Brainstorming Session

Michael Roberto

I listened recently to a Stanford Innovation Lab podcast with Professor Tina Seelig. During this episode, she interviews Emily Ma from Alphabet. They discuss the keys to an effective brainstorming session. During their discussion, they focused on important it is to frame the question properly at the outset of a brainstorming meeting. For instance, Seelig and Ma describe the question: "How might we create an awesome birthday party for our friend?"

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.

Expert Interview Series: B.J. Shannon of TINYpulse About the Role Employee Feedback Plays in Idea Management


Shannon joined TINYpulse in June of 2013 as Employee # 1 and now heads up the global Customer Success Team. We caught up with B.J. to discuss the value of employee feedback and how best to obtain and leverage this information in order to help a company succeed. What does TINYPulse offer that can improve employees’ morale and/or corporate culture?

Upgrade from a Pilot to a Prototype – Now!

Innovation Excellence

It could be about semantics. Or not. A pilot is not a prototype. It is my strong belief that innovation success derives from prototype initiatives that are carefully planned, properly funded or staffed, and supported from beginning to end by senior executives seeking breakthrough bounties. Design Innovation Processes & Tools Product Innovation minimum viable product MVP pilot Prototype

The Effective Expert

Mike Shipulski

What if you’re asked to do something you know isn’t right? Not from an ethical perspective, but from a well-read, well-practiced, world-thought-leader perspective? What if you know it’s a waste of time? What if you know it sets a dangerous precedent for doing the wrong work for the right reason?

81 Social Media Content Marketing Ideas – FREE eBook


I’m excited to be speaking again this year at several Social Media Strategies Summit events. The first is in Chicago on April 26-28, 2017. I’ll be speaking at the SMSSummit in New York this coming October (October 17-19, 2017).

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Case Study: How EDF Energy Improved Innovation by Focusing on Customer Centricity

Shetal Edwards, Head of Innovation Partnerships at EDF Energy, discusses how EDF Energy used ideation and collaboration to identify opportunities to improve customer experience and took action.