Sat.Apr 08, 2017 - Fri.Apr 14, 2017

How to mobilise the right audiences for innovation challenges

Exago

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.

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Daydreaming: Imagining Creates Reality

Game-Changer

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.

The Global StartUp Ecosystem

Paul Hobcraft

The 2017 report by Startup Genome recently came out (April 5, 2017) You can find it here “ Global StartUp Ecosystem Report 2017 ” which provides a 150-page review of the global state of startups.

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The difference between DMAIC, DMADV, and Innovation Management

Hype

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.

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 Cisco Works with Startups to Drive the Innovation Pipeline

Rocketspace

Major corporations don't need to be told to collaborate with startups and small firms to innovate – that message is being received loud and clear. But how they collaborate and what they learn from those collaborations can mean the difference between barely innovating enough to survive and being on the cutting edge of competitive innovation. Working With Startups Open Innovation Corporate-Startup Partnerships Innovation Models

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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The 3 Most Common Questions about Idea Management Software

IdeaScale

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.

Strategic Planning – 7 Ideas to Envision Your Future Organization

BrainZooming

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.

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.

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.

Organizational Revolutions through Idea Hacking

InnovationManagement

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

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

IdeaScale

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?

How a Strategic Planning Process Impacts Communication Options

BrainZooming

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.

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.

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.

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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Taking an Open Innovation Approach to Big Data in Europe

IdeaConnection

Big data has a huge role to play in innovation. Making it more freely available can create fresh new insights that lead to novel solutions and products.

How Neuroscience is Supporting Innovative Corporations

InnovationManagement

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.

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.

Building Innovation

Innovation Excellence

I have always admired the work of great architects. The challenges they face when designing a new structure seem overwhelming at first glance.

81 Social Media Content Marketing Ideas – FREE eBook

BrainZooming

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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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?

Is your company up for disruption? Possibly not

David Marks

For the best part of the past decade consulting firms and doom mongers have been heaping scorn on established companies and large corporations. Disruptive technologies and upstarts are wrecking havoc far and wide, they warned, and (unless you hire us) you will be the next to go.

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.

The Amazing Story Behind An Incredible Breakthrough

Innovation Excellence

Cancer Immunotherapy We tend to think of innovation as a moment of epiphany followed by an onward march toward disruption. Sure, there are always some twists and turns along the way, but fearless entrepreneurs seem to have no problem adapting, iterating and pivoting their way to incredible success.

The Power of Positive Thinking Plus Strategic Thinking Questions

BrainZooming

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.

People-Sized Solutions for Planet-Sized Problems

100open

The bigger the current problem you are facing, the smaller the first solution should be. Otherwise you’ll be overwhelmed by the magnitude of the challenge and never make sufficient progress. The majority of innovation efforts aim to be too big from the outset and are therefore destined to fail, because they do not function on a human scale. In addition too many innovations are focussed on solving small and specific problems which don’t really make very much of a difference to anybody.

Insights from 2,600 Continuous Improvement Practitioners

Spigit

Last year, we launched Spigit for Continuous Improvement , which enabled companies to get more out of their Continuous Improvement (CI) program by tapping into the collective intelligence of their employee base.

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.

Behind the Scenes: An Inside Look at Amazon’s Futuristic Distribution System

Innovation Excellence

Ever since Ford revolutionized auto production by implementing the assembly line in 1913, manufacturing has come a long way. One of the current innovations taking place pertains to distribution. With an extremely demanding multinational client base and fierce competition from rivals, fast and efficient distribution is becoming one of the greatest competitive advantages for a. Experience Innovation Industry Innovation Amazon Robots

Innovation Leadership: Managing Your Resources

Innovation in Practice

As an innovation leader, you are now responsible for a bundle of resources that you’ll need to get the job done. Those resources include human resources - your team - and also include financial resources in the form of a budget.

5 Keys to Unlocking the Innovation Mindset

IdeaHunt

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 […].

Learning Platforms and Personal Learning Pathways

Guide 4 Innovating

My mind has been swirling around the significant changes taking place around learning. Not just in the time we have available, suggested recently as 25 minutes per week to stop and learn but in the variety of ways we can learn.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.