Sat.Mar 11, 2017 - Fri.Mar 17, 2017

Business Needs Innovation Ecosystems

Paul Hobcraft

The significant transformation taking place around exploiting technology and digital management has made ecosystems and platforms a mainstream prospecting need, in most of our businesses today. We must engage in what all of this means and its business impact.

Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model

Hype

So many organizations struggle between their strategic goals and how the innovation activities can truly fit to achieve the level of contribution that is expected.

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First, ask what your innovation purpose is

Exago

What is your company’s innovation mission? And how does your initiative take part in carrying it out? The post First, ask what your innovation purpose is appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights challenges innovation management innovation-journey innovation-tips purpose

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The myth of a better mousetrap: A case study in bad innovation

Idea to Value

One of the most famous quotes about innovation goes as follows: Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door. Unfortunately, this is not how innovation works.

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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The Return on Innovation Investment for the Enterprise: At Least $50 Million

Imaginatik

One of the most common questions I’m asked focuses on innovation value. Specifically, how might I identify a tangible return on my company’s innovation investment and how can I summarily demonstrate that value within my organization ?

The innovation knowing/doing gap

OVO Innovation

The more we learn, the more we discover that innovation is vital to renew businesses of all sizes. Those that undertake significant innovation activities seem to grow and prosper. Those that neglect innovation seem to wither away. Executives understand this. More importantly, markets understand this. And when markets understand and signal something, executives get on board. Innovation, therefore, is an important component of future success of many companies, and executives understand this.

Find your worst nightmare… and make it come true!

IdeaScale

The next wave of disruption. Uber disrupted the world taxi market in a couple of years and even the courts are having trouble slowing their growth. Even in other less-Uber-dominated markets, you can still find similar locals services. But in either case the process of disruption is the same.

The Lean Startup Is Now Helping To Transform Government Funded Science Into Real Businesses

Digital Tonto

The Lean Startup isn't not just a series of techniques and tricks, but a fundamentally different way of thinking that can help anyone launch a new product or venture. Related posts: How Lean Startup. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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.

How to Educate Yourself for the Future

Innovation Excellence

In fact, a recent report from the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) showed that 40 percent of jobs are in danger of becoming obsolete. This phenomenon is called the Law of Accelerating Change, and it’s not going to slow down anytime soon.

8 Pieces of Creative Advice from a Great and Horrible Client

BrainZooming

Short Story: When it comes to creativity, start with and return to the underlying strategy ; that’s the most important piece of creative advice I have to offer. I’ve been trying to let go of some creative reins on the Brainzooming brand.

The Connected Leader: Relationships that Produce to Results

IdeaScale

No one is smart enough to solve really important problems alone. Networking is critical.

Mobility and Transportation Disruption: Manufacturing On-Demand

Rocketspace

When thinking about the future of mobility, manufacturing isn't an industry that immediately jumps to mind for most people. Trends Logistics Mobility

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.

The Complexities of Digital Transformation

Innovation Excellence

I have been reading about digital transformation everywhere I go on the internet for some time now and yet, I don’t yet see true success stories of a brand or a business that has actually successfully gone through and transformed, in the true sense of transformation. The question is why is this so?

2 Keys to Prioritizing Strategic Opportunities

BrainZooming

Short Story: Instead of voting on strategic priorities, use exercises incorporating individual perspectives and strategic conversations to make fact-based decisions on where to focus your company’s attention. How do you approach prioritizing strategic opportunities ?

Three Interesting Examples of Crowdsourcing in the Financial Sector

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing can add up in surprising ways. Can finance benefit from crowdsourcing? While open innovation and crowdsourcing are incredibly popular in other industries, the financial industry is necessarily more conservative about the technology it uses and the consumers it listens to.

Where to Find the Venture-Backed Startups Other Corporates Are Missing

Rocketspace

Silicon Valley. New York. Boston. Startups in these locales always claim the largest share of venture capital funds because of their proximity to the biggest and best-funded VC firms. Competition for deals is fierce , making it expensive to fish these markets for new investment opportunities or tuck-in acquisitions. Finance Corporate-Startup Partnerships Partnerships Venture Capital CVC

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.

Why Cultivate Innovation Agility?

Innovation Excellence

I was at a committee meeting recently and one of the guiding principles adopted by the team was “agile decision making – the 80:20 rule”.

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Strategic Planning Process – 2 Fun Ways to Frame Important Questions

BrainZooming

Short Story: You can take serious questions and wrap them in child-like situations to add fun and new thinking to a strategic planning process. One way to create greater engagement during a strategic planning process is through framing important questions in new ways.

If Not Now, Then.Later!

Mills-Scofield

Most of us have realized, or at least acknowledged, that life and careers are no longer linear, predictable, plan-able. We are told to be opportunistic (in a positive way) because we never know if the moment will be right again, hence the ever used adage, "Timing is everything."

9 Steps To Cultivating Genius In Your Work

Faisal Hoque

In making something, whether it is a business, an app, a book, or art, we bring something into the world that could come only from us. The post 9 Steps To Cultivating Genius In Your Work appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

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.

Why You Need a Personal Innovation Strategy

Innovation Excellence

The challenge we're facing is to avoid personal obsolescence, and to thrive amidst the churn. And that’s why I believe in developing a Personal Innovation Strategy -- a written out game plan to keep you on course and adding value no matter what’s going on in your life right now.

3 Short, Funny Strategic Planning Questions

BrainZooming

Short Story: Strategic planning questions that allow people to challenge conventional norms are fun and lead to disruptive thinking, so employ questions to harvest ideas from the wild possibilities. The other day, someone reached out looking for short, funny, strategic planning questions.

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Reputation is Everything. What’s Your Everything?

Daniel Burrus

Organizations as diverse as Samsung and Wells Fargo can attest to the fact that reputation is everything. And with the explosive proliferation of social media, reputation is only going to become more important. As a prevalent saying goes, you’re only one Tweet or Facebook post away from a public relations nightmare. But Anticipatory Organizations have long recognized the critical importance of managing reputation proactively whenever possible. Welcome to the Reputation Economy.

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Combining Startup and Corporate with Jenny Fielding of Techstars

InnovationManagement

In this episode of the Innovation Ecosystem podcast, we are joined by Jenny Fielding, Managing Director at Techstars, a global venture capital fund for innovative tech startups.

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.

Exploring The Future: When Robots Take Your Job

Innovation Excellence

Yes, a robot will most likely take your job - or at least change its current function dramatically - within the next two decades and experts seem to agree that the acceleration of this development will start around 2020.

Outside-In Innovation Strategy – 2 Ways to Take a Fresh Look

BrainZooming

I was talking with an engineer at a company that primarily employs engineers. The company focuses on materials testing. He told me how difficult it is for the organization to consider an innovation strategy. The reason why?

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If you don’t know what to do, you may be on the right track.

Mike Shipulski

What would you do if: You had to push through your fear of being judged? You had to break some rules to get an idea off the ground? You had a concept that would displace your most successful product? Your colleague tried to scuttle your best idea?

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