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Will Innovation Management Leverage AI in the Future?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Jesse Nieminen What role can AI play in innovation management, and how can we unlock its true potential? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about AI in the last year.

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Science Fiction Becomes Innovation Reality This Way

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell When H.G. Wells was born in 1866, there was no electricity or cars or even indoor plumbing. Still, his active imagination conjured up a world of time machines, space travel and genetic engineering.

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The Key to Success: Essential Qualities of a Good Keynote Speaker

Leapfrogging

Introduction to Keynote Speaking Keynote speaking is a pivotal element of many corporate meetings and events, setting the tone and establishing the framework for the entire occasion. It is a specialized form of public speaking that requires a unique set of skills and attributes to be effective. The Role of a Keynote Speaker A keynote speaker holds the influential role of opening an event with a speech that encapsulates the core message and theme of the meeting.

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How Disruptive Business Model is Changing the Game

IdeaScale

In recent years, a new type of business model has emerged that has disrupted traditional industries and transformed the way we live our lives. This disruptive business model is changing the game in many different ways, from offering new products and services to disrupting existing markets. At its core, a disruptive business model is one [.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets.

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How “True Believers” Can Undermine Change

Digital Tonto

In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt makes the point that many of our opinions are a product of our inclusion in a particular team. Because our judgments are so closely intertwined with our identity, contrary views can feel like an attack. So we feel the urge to lash out and silence opposition. That almost guarantees a failure to survive victory.

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Scaling a business depends on controllable factors

Jeffrey Phillips

One of my favorite musicians is (was) Warren Zevon , who had a great sense of humor and was also a good musician. You may be familiar with his song "Werewolves of London" but perhaps one of my favorite songs of his is " Lawyers, Guns and Money ". In the song, he describes what it will take to get out of a particular jam, and notes that neither lawyers, guns or money will get him out of his predicament.

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The Challenge of Retaining Startup Talent After an Acquisition

Harvard Business Review

People are among the most prized assets of many startup companies, so when employees leave after an acquisition, it can be a substantial loss for the acquiring company. Why do so many startup employees leave, and how do startup acquisitions impact their careers? Using U.S. Census Bureau data from 1990 to 2011 that encompasses 230,000 acquired startup workers, the author researched these questions and discovered significantly higher turnover rates among acquired workers compared to regular hires.

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Turning Status Quo into Your Ally

Rmukesh Gupta

I recently read a blog post by Seth Godin titled, “The four cohorts of the status quo“ It reminded of the fact that as leaders, we need to understand the concept of status quo, how to leverage it and deal with it, as appropriate. This ability to not allow status quo to hinder our pursuits is a high leverage or impact skill for any leader.

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Addressing digital transformation project challenges | Sopheon

Sopheon

Regardless of industry, digital transformation projects are a top priority today. According to IDC , global digital transformation spending will grow to an estimated $3.4 trillion by 2026. Digital transformations are necessary, but they’re also painful. And they fail at a rate of about 70%, according to McKinsey.

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Revolutionize Your Event: Selecting the Best Innovation Keynote Speaker

Leapfrogging

The Importance of Choosing the Right Keynote Speaker The selection of a keynote speaker is a critical decision that can significantly influence the success of your event. A speaker’s ability to captivate, engage, and inspire the audience sets the tone and leaves a lasting impression. Impact of a Keynote Speaker on Your Event The right keynote speaker can elevate your event by bringing a wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to the stage.

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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The Future of Marketing Is Intergenerational

Harvard Business Review

Older consumers can’t just be an afterthought for brands — but that doesn’t mean just shifting the focus from one generation to another.

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Imposter Syndrome

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: One of the things that I have experienced myself and heard from many other leaders is the feeling of being an imposter. Everyone of us at some point in time, have felt the feeling of being an imposter. Sometimes it could be because, we don’t see what someone else sees in us, as capability and/or potential. Other times, it could be that we are not sure if we deserve the leadership position that we currently occupy, specially when we see some really good people on the team.

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Embrace Your Disgruntled Customers

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Howard Tiersky Every day, businesses find themselves faced with unhappy customers; if you’re like most people, you might feel apprehension when an unhappy customer requests a meeting with you.

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Ignite Inspiration: Selecting an Innovation Keynote Speaker for Your Corporate Event

Leapfrogging

The Role of a Keynote Speaker in Corporate Innovation A keynote speaker can be a powerful catalyst in corporate settings, sparking innovation and inspiring change within an organization. The choice of speaker can set the tone for the entire event and influence the mindset of every attendee. Defining a Keynote Speaker’s Impact on Corporate Events A keynote speaker does more than just address the attendees of a corporate event.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and Guest Speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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People Probably Like You More Than You Think

Harvard Business Review

Do people understand the impressions they make on others or do their anxieties lead them to assume the worst? Across nearly 10 years of research and tens of thousands of observations, the authors have come to this answer: people underestimate how much others like them, and this bias has important implications for how people work together.

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Instead of Firing Employees, It is time to Love them!

Rmukesh Gupta

For a lot of people around the world, today is a day that marks the celebration of love and lovers. The origin of the festivities are not clear though. You can find a lot more about the potential origin story of the day here or here. There has been a lot of people being let go from their jobs in the last few months. On top of that, given the current socio-political-economic situation that we are living in, I would not let any opportunity to celebrate go by.

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This One Word Will Transform Your Approach to Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton Have you heard any of these sentences recently? “We don’t have time” “Our people don’t have the skills” “We don’t have the budget” “That’s not what we do” I hear them all the time.

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Customer Interview Webinar: Leading A Succesful Program

Qmarkets

Hear from our clients from a leading global software company as they share key learnings about how to lead an enterprise innovation program successfully. Drawing on their own experience of launching and running Qmarkets platform, you'll discover a wealth of best practices and insights to guide you to innovation success at your own organization.

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How Mature Companies Are Scaling Transformational New Businesses

Scaling transformational innovations in large companies is challenging due to ‘Company Fit’ issues, which arise when the resources, processes, and priorities (RPPs) of the core business are not aligned with the needs of the new business. Many companies have learned how ambidexterity—the ability to both ‘exploit the present and explore the future,’ can help them address these issues for ideation and incubation of new innovations, but scaling transformative business innovations remains a challenge

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Why Collaboration Is Critical in Uncertain Times

Harvard Business Review

Recent research suggests that when resources become limited, many business leaders’ inclinations are to become risk-averse and protect their own interests, fostering a culture of conservatism and prioritizing stability over innovation. In such circumstances, the emphasis often shifts toward preserving existing assets, reducing expenditures, and maintaining the status quo, which can hinder the organization’s ability to adapt, pivot, and thrive in a competitive environment.

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Becoming Leaders worth Following: The Importance of Nuance

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: If there is one thing that we lack in our society and as an extension within our organisations is nuance. Almost everyone is polarised on almost every issue. We forget that there is not many things in the world that can be binary in nature. However, almost all the conversations we are having in public or private seems to be binary in nature.

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Goals Are Not the Goal

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski All goals are arbitrary, but some are more arbitrary than others. When your company treats goals like they’re not arbitrary, welcome to the US industrial complex. What happens if you meet your year-end goals in June? Can you take off the rest of the year?

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Future-Proofing Energy: Innovative Solutions for the World’s Growing Needs

Daniel Burrus

The world population today is a little less than 8 billion people, and this number will only increase in the coming years — A definite Hard Trend future certainty. It is estimated by industry experts that by the year 2050, the population will reach around 9.7 billion people. Along with this increase in population comes an increased demand for basic human necessities, such as food, clean water, clothing, and shelter.

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How Automation is Driving Efficiency Through the Last Mile of Reporting

Speaker: Jamie Eagan

As organizations strive for agility and efficiency, it's imperative for finance leaders to embrace innovative technologies and redefine traditional processes. Join us as we explore the pivotal role of digitalization and automation in reshaping what is commonly referred to as the “last mile of reporting”. We’ll deep-dive into why digitalization is no longer a choice, but a necessity for finance departments to stay competitive in a fast-paced environment touching on: 2024 trends for the Office of

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What Does Banning Short-Term Rentals Really Accomplish?

Harvard Business Review

Concerns that short-term rentals fueled by platforms like Airbnb have caused long-term rents to rise in major cities has caused some governments to place limits, including bans, on them. But research of New York City found that short-term rentals are not the biggest contributor to high rents, especially when it comes to the most vulnerable segments of a city’s residents.

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Lessons in Life and Leadership from the Game “Snakes and Ladders”

Rmukesh Gupta

When I was young, we used to play this game of Snakes and ladders. It was one of the best pastimes I had. So, I look at it with a lot of fond memories. Yesterday, I stumbled onto this version of the game and it made me think a lot about how insightful the game was at multiple levels. The game offered insightful glimpses into life, risk and a lot more.

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Want to Put AI to Work? Prime Your Organization With These 5 Shifts

Planview

If AI poses one problem for leaders, it’s that there are too many opportunities. How do you select the right path for your organization out of all the available paths while keeping AI use responsible and ethical? Pair these considerations with internal and external pressures to rapidly adopt generative AI and scale it, and leveraging AI is easier said than done.

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We need fresh perspectives in our thinking towards the Energy Transition.

Innovating4Energy

How do we accelerate the Energy transition? What contribution does fresh innovation provide? If we do not learn to share and collaborate more, we will fail. Simply put, the Energy solutions will not scale or resolve the changes and complexities we have in designing a new Energy Structure with radically different designs and capabilities. I have been revamping my www.innovating4energy.com offering in a more focused way.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Why the Tech Industry Won’t Disrupt Health Care

Harvard Business Review

At first glance, it looks like health care in the United States is ripe for disruption. Digital technology advances have the power to help address the shortcomings of care delivery: It costs too much, its quality isn’t what it could and should be, and millions of people live hundreds of miles from the nearest hospital and/or don’t have a primary care doctor.

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Customer Service and CX – Not Just For Front Line Staff

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Customer service is not a department. It’s a philosophy that everyone in an organization must embrace. It’s the same with customer experience (CX), which most people view as a strategy. However, both customer service and experience must be rooted in a company’s culture.

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How to Unlock Flow Visibility and Predictability Using a Value Stream Management Solution

Planview

In the fast-paced world of business today, one thing is clear: leaders want results, and they want them fast. They’re constantly seeking ways to deliver more, faster, and at a lower cost, all while maintaining high quality. This drive for efficiency and effectiveness is the foundation of modern business strategy. In this blog post, we’ll delve into how to maximize value within the first 12 months of using a value stream management (VSM) solution.

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How Can Spatial Computing Make Industrial Development More Intuitive and Seamless?

Entrepreneur - Innovation

It's about improving the customer experience by combining virtual reality and physical reality.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.