Sat.Sep 22, 2018 - Fri.Sep 28, 2018

Invention, Anteater Style

Xinova

Innovator Profile Series: Inventor Profile: Dr. Angele Sjong Invention ain’t all rainbows and unicorns. Entrepreneur and consultant, Angele Sjong, PhD experiences a metaphysical headache when she sets about inventing. She loves it, but repeatedly confronting the supposedly impossible ignites conflict between both sides of the brain. Invention for her is an intellectual street fight involving […].

Innovating what we innovate

RTI Innovation Advisors

It finally came to me last week. For over a decade I've been working with corporations, trying to help them accelerate their ability to generate new, interesting ideas to market as viable products and services. In some instances we've been successful, and in other instances there were interesting failures. I've recognized for a while that some major challenges exist.

How Technology Can Augment Human Collaboration

InnovationManagement

Innovation requires collaboration, but collaboration is stuck in a rut. Data science can help us climb out. It can increase the scale, the intentionality, and the nuance of how we collaborate. With the right data and algorithms, we can set our teams up to do something innovative.

You Need an Innovation Value Proposition and Here's Why

HYPE Innovation

An innovation value proposition (IVP) is not the easiest place to go. It must build meaning and purpose and provide that unique identity that enables innovation to flow. Building your innovation value proposition is critical to your innovation success. The Innovation Manager

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Fix the Problem or Design it Out?

Braden Kelley

Let’s start with the problem. According to The Plastic Pollution Coalition (January 3, 2017) – “It’s National Drinking Straw Day! Each day, more than 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded in the U.S. alone.

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De Beers Group And RocketSpace Collaborate on Technology-Driven Business Transformation Solutions

Rocketspace

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Video Games Should Be Used at Schools and Universities To Enhance Learning

Game-Changer

There is debate about what the future of education looks like and how we’ll get there. What isn’t debatable is the number of challenges we face in the Next Economy; primarily reskilling.

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Finalmente! Exago Start innovation software is now in Portuguese

Exago

Recently launched in English and Spanish, the Exago Start innovation software is now available in Portuguese as well. Adjusting configurations for the best results, the all-new edition helps you kick-start your corporate innovation programme easily, empowering your teams to innovate. The post Finalmente! Exago Start innovation software is now in Portuguese appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago Software idea management platform idea management software Portugal

What You Need to Know About Open Innovation Programs

Rocketspace

Due to trends like digital transformation, corporate innovators in every industry started to look at and partner with much earlier stage startups. But, these early-stage startups often need to go through many pivots before they can find product/market fit.

What are the Limits of Innovation?

IdeaScale

We are living in a time when most science fiction fantasy seem possible. After all, we are living in the world of bionic limbs, stem cell research, and artificial intelligence. Because of all this, sometimes it seems like there’s nothing we can’t do. But is that true?

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

6 Characteristics You Must Cultivate To Unlearn

Game-Changer

Many leaders rely too heavily on past achievements, practices, and ways of thinking to drive positive results today, but they often need to unlearn those behaviors before they can take a step forward; this is the essence of innovation.

Should You Fix the Problem or Design it Out?

Innovation Excellence

Let’s start with the problem. According to The Plastic Pollution Coalition (January 3, 2017) – “It’s National Drinking Straw Day! Each day, more than 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded in the U.S. alone.

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How One Organization Created A Movement That Transformed Healthcare

Digital Tonto

Before you can change actions, you must first transform values and beliefs Related posts: How To Create A Movement Within Your Organization. This Children’s Hospital In Dallas Is Reimagining The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Health Care Movements

Crowdsourcing Storm Solutions

IdeaScale

We are in the peak of hurricane season here in the US and numerous people are recovering from the loss and destruction in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Motivating Innovative Behavior

Innovation in Practice

Innovators are at their best when they feel a sense of purpose. As a marketing leader you play a key role in that dynamic. Innovators have to feel good about the products and services they put into the marketplace. They need to feel appreciated for the work they do and the risks they take.

Who Should Own Innovation In Your Company?

Innovation Excellence

Do You Have the Right People Running Innovation? See what the latest research says about who should “own innovation” in the corporation Who is responsible for innovation within your organization?

The Retail Business Is Dead. Long Live The Retail Business!

Digital Tonto

Value never disappears, it just shifts from one place to another Related posts: Retail Isn’t Dead, But It Does Need To Adapt. The Future of Retail. How To Stop Worrying And Learn To Love The Retail. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation Retail

Why Aptitude Tests Are Important for Jobs in Innovation

InnovationManagement

Innovation is one of the main ways in which a business can differentiate itself from the competition. Innovation could take place by improving business processes or by entering new markets after upgrading current product and service offerings. To be innovative, companies need creative employees who have the ability to transform ideas into reality. Strategies apptitude communication innovation problem solving

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

Innovation is Learning. For many years I kept the concepts of innovation and learning in separate boxes. I thought innovation was creating new things of value, and, learning was understanding new things. I always suspected there was a closer connection.

Top Five Technological Innovations in Medicine

Innovation Excellence

Over the last few years, the health industry has experienced a major shift in technological innovations. What seemed impossible years ago can be solved now only with the touch of buttons. Modern technological innovations in drugs and equipment have completely revolutionized the health sector.

How we built a feedback culture with tacos, burgers and sushi

Board of Innovation

Before joining Board of Innovation as a People & Culture Lead six months ago, I had already been working in the domain of ‘Human Resources’ for ten years. I found out, most people hate feedback at work. And why wouldn’t they? It’s often limited to the yearly, generally dreaded, performance reviews. And often, feedback is more. Continue reading. The post How we built a feedback culture with tacos, burgers and sushi appeared first on Board of Innovation. Jobs Recruiting Team Intrapreneurshi

Key Trends in Transportation Innovation

InnovationManagement

When people think of the transportation industry, they are often thinking of auto manufacturers, but it includes a wealth of other companies and products: from shipping and logistics firms, to travel transportation, non-motorized transport (like bicycles) and more. Strategy 3D printing gig economy lyft autonomous vehicles sustainability transportation

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

5 Innovation Trends of 2018 that will Disrupt the Corporate Landscape in 2019

Qmarkets

2018 has very much been a year of “epic partnerships”. The Avengers teamed up with the squad from Guardians of the Galaxy to face down Thanos. Prince Harry finally tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

Five Ways to Tell if Someone is Untrustworthy

Innovation Excellence

“Trust is the superglue of relationships, but if you spot these behaviors, it’s time to find a new partner to do business with.” ” I’m going to ask you to trust me on this.

Maintain Strategic Focus through Annual Planning

Focused Momentum

For those with a fiscal calendar starting in January, the autumn months will be dominated by one thing: budgeting. By mid-September, the budget kick-off meeting has been booked, and negotiations have already begun on how next year’s assumptions need to change.

Innovation Thesis

The Future Shapers

President Kennedy’s address to the joint session of the US Congress on May 25th 1961 can be viewed as the start of the space race: “… I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth …” – John F. Kennedy. But his words could have very well been NASA’s innovation thesis.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

THAT’S Not In My Contract

The Human Factor

Contributed post – If staff enjoy working for you, they’ll be happy to embark on near enough any project you hand down. Even those employed in, say, marketing, may be happy to switch to distribution if you need them to.

How To Win In The New Era Of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

IBM, to a large degree, invented the information technology industry. For the first half of the 20th century, it dominated the market for tabulating machines.

Webinar: 5 Steps to Becoming an Intelligent Organization

MSSBTI

5 Steps to Becoming an Intelligent Organization with Lu Hao, PhD and MSS Data Scientist.

Lessons learned running corporate teams like startups

The Future Shapers

Being a strong supporter of Lean Startup principles, I always try to apply them to problem-solving, especially in situations of extreme uncertainty. Lean Startup principles help to de-risk our product or service before scaling. In this case, we applied the Lean Startup approach to develop a highly effective framework for the development and implementation of new ideas and products within organizations.

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.