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Setting the right innovation challenge

Paul Hobcraft

Image Atos [link]. Atos is a global leader in digital transformation. Atos employees 110,000 across 73 countries with annual revenue of Euro 12 billion.

We Need To Rethink Agility For The Post-Digital Age

Digital Tonto

Over the past few decades, we have largely been moving faster and faster down a predetermined path. Over the next few decades, however, we’ll increasingly need to explore multiple domains at once and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The Lessons We’re Thankful For This Year


As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches in this most difficult year, it is undeniably human to focus on all that is lost. The toll of this pandemic is enormous even for those not directly affected by COVID. But light can often be found in the darkest of places.

Survey shows the most important skills for 2025 will be creativity and innovation

Idea to Value

According to the new 2020 Future of Jobs report by the World Economic Forum, there will be an increasing demand for skills related to Innovation and Creativity between now and 2025.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The Exago Smart Blue Jay release is out. A new experience for all innovators


Starting today, our leading, brand-new-look idea management platform makes it simpler and more appealing to participate in the innovation challenge. Plus, it highlights outcomes and user rankings, and you can check out all your activity, tasks and points on one new profile page.

IdeaScale Podcast – How NYU Was Able to Successfully Drive Change


Change management is a crucial part of innovation. Organizations must keep moving forward for transformation to occur. Universities are responsible for driving innovation. One 2018 study revealed funding for university research grew more than 5.5% each year over a ten year period.

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Podcast S4E88: Moodi Mahmoudi – Ideas are not the same as innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Co-Founder of the NEXT Business Design App, Moodi Mahmoudi. We speak about why ideas are worthless, how software is changing the Business Design world, and why ideas suck.

The Exago Smart Blue Jay is here. A new experience for all innovators


Following the launch of the Exago Smart app, 2020 now brings the Blue Jay Desktop Release – smart and captivating, offering more engagement and keener decisions. Our leading, brand-new-look idea management platform makes it simpler and more appealing to participate in the innovation challenge. The post The Exago Smart Blue Jay is here. A new experience for all innovators appeared first on Exago.

Is Sanitizing and Reusing PPE a Viable Innovation Strategy?


The COVID-19 global pandemic led to a shortage of products such as face masks, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper. While those are not products that can be reused, it may be possible to sanitize and reuse others like certain types of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Why Your Employees Are the Key to Recovery


In this article, we will look at how to identify and understand employee contributions, and learn how to work with idea generators, evaluators, and activators. The post Why Your Employees Are the Key to Recovery appeared first on InnovationManagement.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

9 Biggest Big Data Mistakes Every Company Should Avoid


9 Biggest Big Data Mistakes Every Company Should Avoid The success from Big Data and data analytics initiatives for a lot of traditional companies has been restricted to only small parts of their business. A huge impact through big data projects is something that not many have been able to achieve.

How Covid-19 Changed the Way These Organizations Innovate


Innovating During a Pandemic: How 4 Organizations are Thriving. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and, largely without realizing, I've embraced an additional role outside my usual designing, accelerating, and running open innovation programs. In fact, we all have taken on a new role.

Webinar: A Look Inside the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Innovation Lab


We’re on the cusp of substantial changes in transportation.

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The Human Factor: Digital Connectivity Still Needs a Human Touch

Daniel Burrus

We live in an amazing era of technology-driven transformation that’s redefining how we sell, market, communicate, collaborate, innovate, train, and educate—all in an amazingly short period of time.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

The drivers of innovation value

The Future Shapers

The importance of innovation to business longevity and the potential it holds for economic growth has never been disputed.

Innovation Isn’t The Goal


True disruption is rare , specifically because it means creating a simple solution for an unserved market at a lower cost. So I was delighted to start reading Jim McKelvey’s book The Innovation Stack. Jim is the co-founder of Square, the payments company, along with Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter. In the book he uses the story of Square to shine a light on how innovation happens when you create a solution for an unserved market; classic disruption.

Innovation Inception: 3 ideas to unlock the minds of leaders


Over the past 50 years, the average life span of companies in the S&P 500 has been cut in half. It is more critical than ever to help leaders increase the resilience in their organization.

6 tips to optimize your DTC subscription business model

Board of Innovation

We'll zoom in on 6 areas of your DTC subscription business model and give concrete tips to avoid the most common blind spots. The post 6 tips to optimize your DTC subscription business model appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Business design

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

The Innovation Room: John Saunders on Creating a Culture of Innovation


Welcome back for another episode of the Innovation Room. This time we're privileged to have John Saunders with us. John’s had a long and successful career on Wall Street, most recently as a Senior Vice President.

Public sector innovation recognised at the Smarter Working Live awards


18 award winners include Department for Education for Smarter Working Project of the Year London, United Kingdom. 27 November 2020 – Some of the most innovative and forward-looking public sector projects were recognised last night at the Smarter Working Live awards 2020.

The Innovator’s Guide to the Galaxy (of recruitment)


You’re an innovation professional. You’re innovative, you’re professional – what else could a potential employer want? Of course, it differs from environment to environment, but there are always certain go-to things to have up your sleeve in these situations.

What Can We Learn About Crowdsourcing in a Pandemic from NASA?


When COVID-19 shut down the United States in 2020, everyone wanted to be a part of the solution. At NASA, the entire NASA workforce expressed their desire to help the nation combat the virus – even though most of their employees were asked to work from home.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

What can Artificial Intelligence technology do and what to be mindful of?

The Future Shapers

The current COVID-19 Pandemic may well have an impact on AI trends as employment becomes increasingly uncertain and management decision makers take the opportunity to accelerate investment in Machine Learning and AI solutions.

Accelerating Innovation During Times of Disruption


In the beginning of 2020 business disruption was largely viewed as an “Airbnb” or “Uber” taking mind and market share from industry stalwarts. Today, business disruption is synonymous with COVID-19 closures and the corresponding economic slowdown.



Guest blog by Trishna Patnaik – What is quantum physics, and how dos it relates to creativity, innovation, and consciousness? Quantum physics is a branch of physics also known as quantum mechanics or quantum theory.

Barre3 CEO on the Future of Fitness

Innovation Leader

Barre3 CEO Sadie Lincoln explored how the company approaches innovation and how the company pivoted to meet the new demands of 2020

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

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The Future Shapers

What are the secrets of investing in innovation? What does it take for creativity to become routine?

Can Entrepreneurship Lead To Self-Realization?

Tullio Siragusa

Can Entrepreneurship Lead To Self-Realization? Self-realization is a term historically associated with having a family or traveling the world, but it truly means empowering yourself to bring about real change in people’s lives. As an entrepreneur you get the opportunity to create something of value for the world. You also create opportunities for people to grow as leaders. By enabling leaders, you create impact on people’s lives by challenging them to transform into better individuals.

#2,014 – Mysterious Monolith

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

2020 just got even more bizarre with a mysterious metallic monolith popping up the Utah desert. Was it put there by aliens?! As a random prank by an unknown artist? For what purpose? And when did it show up?! Inquiring minds need to know! Of course I want to believe that it was aliens.

Go for Launch: Structural, Sotero & Sophya

Innovation Leader

Three startups — focusing on virtual meeting spaces, making connections with the right talent inside your organization, and data security — demo their offerings

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”