Sat.Apr 28, 2018 - Fri.May 04, 2018

The 7 (+1) things you have to do to succeed as an Innovation Director

Exago

As companies fight to stay ahead of the innovation curve, the role of the Innovation Director is developing and growing in significance.

Hallmarks of Organizational Ambidexterity

Innovation Excellence

If you are a frequent reader of my posts, you may know we’ve been relentlessly highlighting the importance of organizational ambidexterity as vital requirement for modern dual corporate innovation approaches. Managing today’s business and creating future’s business successfully at the same time is probably the most demanding, yet indispensable challenge for future-proof organizations and their leaders. But what are hallmarks of successful organizational ambidexterity? What do.

How Should We Educate Children to Win the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Innovation Excellence

If for nothing else than the future of your children, take 12 minutes to watch this: If you agree, then thriving in the fourth industrial revolution will require nothing short of restructuring public education at all levels, not just k-12.

If You Want To Learn Problem Solving, Learn From Designers

Game-Changer

Earlier in the week I was having a conversation with a friend who asked me about problem solving. He wanted to know my thoughts on the best way to learn how to solve problems. My response: If you want to learn about problem solving, learn from designers.

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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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We Need To Rethink Innovation For The 21st Century

Digital Tonto

It’s better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late Related posts: We Need 21st Century Solutions For 21st Century Problems. The 5 Powerhouse. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

TRANSFORM calls on social enterprises to apply to the open call

Exago

To help scale bold ideas to tackle the world's big social, environmental and economic issues, the Unilever partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is now calling on social enterprises to apply to TRANSFORM. To invite ideas and promote collaboration to further catalyse impact, they have chosen Exago’s open innovation software. The post TRANSFORM calls on social enterprises to apply to the open call appeared first on Exago.

What the U.S. Coast Guard Can Teach Us About Innovation

IdeaScale

The Coast Guard has changed the game with innovation. When we look for inspiration with innovation strategy, we rarely consider organizations outside the corporate world. But it’s not just start-ups and big companies innovating.

The HOW and WHY of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Innovation is difficult because it demands new work. But, at a more basic level, it’s difficult because it requires an admission that the way you’ve done things is no longer viable. And, without public admission the old way won’t carry the day, innovation cannot move forward.

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.

It’s Not Just Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, The Internet Is Broken, But We Can Fix It

Digital Tonto

There's a massive security hole in cyberspace and we need to close it Related posts: The Internet, The Web and the Future of Media. In Defense of Facebook. Why Your Social Strategy Is Broken And How. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What’s New In Corporate Innovation

Imaginatik

Could Blockchain Technology Help Avoid Another Cambridge Analytica? When you nestle up on the sofa and log into your favourite social media account or do a bit of online shopping are you aware, REALLY aware, how your data is being accessed and used, and by whom? Facebook, for example, generates tens of billions of dollars (and growing) a year in revenues from advertisers looking to use your highly targeted data, based on your social habits, hobbies, preferences etc.

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5 Valuable Innovation Lessons Companies can Learn from Google

IdeaScale

Google didn’t put the world at a fingertip without innovation. Is there a company that more perfectly defines modern life than Google?

The Value of Innovation at a Time of Crisis

InnovationManagement

We often talk about the role of innovation in an age of constant, radical disruption, as defined by the 4th industrial revolution. Within this new environment, innovation leaders should play an essential role in helping the organization thrive and drive growth.

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.

Do You Have What It Takes To Dream Big?

Innovation Excellence

Five things that will bring your dream to life and keep it alive.

Digital Twins

Beyond the Obvious

Do you have a digital twin? The concept first formed on consumer sites like Yelp, but it’s becoming a catchphrase in marketing and sales. The idea is that dedicated users of sites like Yelp eventually notice that there are other users whose tastes, interests, and “favorites” match their own.

A Successful Product Improvement Workflow

IdeaScale

For the next three weeks, IdeaScale will introduce a proven IdeaScale workflow that is being used by our highest performing communities. Our hope is that these workflows become templates that you can use in your own communities.

Why Innovation is the Key to Improving Our Healthcare System

InnovationManagement

In the United States, American citizens receive treatments for diagnoses that at one time meant certain death, and they enjoy the longest lifespans in recorded history.

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.

The Opportunity Cost Of Not Innovating

Innovation Excellence

It seems to be ingrained in businesses to ask, “what’s the cost?” when considering a new innovation, but rarely do they ask, “what’s the size of the opportunity we miss if we don’t do this?”. Business history is unfortunately plagued with examples of companies that have paid a high price for not innovating. Creativity Innovation marketing Product Innovation Strategy ideas innovative thinking

Chief Digital Officer - To have or not to have

hackerearth

Digital transformation is real, today, and here to stay; there is no debate about that. However, organizations across industries vary significantly in the transformation process they adopt. Of the few common practices, the one that's highly debated is the position of a Chief Digital Officer.

Why Innovative Value Propositions Are Killed By Misguided Value Delivery Implementation

Adam Hartung

Start-ups and marketing development teams can create great ideas. But that's just halfway to success. Implement well to win. Entrepreneurship Food and Drink Innovation Marketing Strategy fedex naked wines nakedwine.com strategy

How Open Innovation Can Help Boost Business for Barclays

IdeaConnection

To discover new technologies that can improve the way it operates and the services it offers to clients Barclays hosts an annual global open innovation challenge. The winner of the 2018 contest announced this week is Trade Ledger, a start-up from Australia.

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.

This 30 Day Plan is the Secret to Disrupting Yourself

Innovation Excellence

Follow this 30-day program and you will forever look at disruption as the gateway to innovation. Disruption is one of the least well understood aspects of innovation and life in general.

Leading People in the Digital Age

ImagineNation

We are living in an era where that is defined by one continual exponential technology wave after another, called the Digital Age. It is transforming everything we do, from how we do business and especially in putting leading people in the Digital Age at the top of the corporate agenda.

Implementing Big Business Leadership In A Small Business

The Human Factor

Running a successful business, no matter how big or small, starts and ends with effective leadership.

How to Make the Impossible Possible and Other Useful Tricks From Magicians

Stephen Shapiro

All the skills that make a magician great also apply to ambitious entrepreneurs. Do you have what it takes? I’ve always loved magic. For me, it went beyond entertainment; it was an intellectual endeavor. I enjoyed trying to figure out how an illusion was done.

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.

This Non-Profit Is Building A Network To Innovate Education

Innovation Excellence

Talia Milgrom-Elcott went to Harvard Law School with the idea of making the world a better place. An early role model was Charles Nesson, a professor at Harvard who devoted his career to defending the downtrodden.

Leading People in the Digital Age

ImagineNation

We are living in an era where that is defined by one continual exponential technology wave after another, called the Digital Age. It is transforming everything we do, from how we do business and especially in how organizations plan to lead people in the Digital Age.

Innovation Sighting: Amazon’s New Delivery - The Division Technique in Action 

Innovation in Practice

Amazon.com Inc., the largest internet retailer in the world, is paving the way for another delivery option by bringing packages directly to a customer’s car.

The Innovation That Fuels The Craft Brew Revolution

InnovationManagement

Beer is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages. It was brewed around the ancient world at various times, in Mesopotamia (known today as Iraq), ancient Iran, ancient China, Egypt, and Armenia, ranging from 3,500 to 10,000 years ago. Beer was one of the first fermentation processes undertaken by humans. Strategies innovation management marketing

Corporate Innovator Incubator Halves Mobility Innovation Vetting Timeline; Simultaneously Saves 30% in Costs

A leader in smart, high-performance automotive space, recognizing the imminent disruption its sector faces from autonomous vehicles, began a practice to encourage and field pitches from mobility startups and other technology innovation companies…