2018

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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.

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A Revolutionary Idea – Thinking Inside the Box

Destination Innovation

McLean in 1957. Containerization was a massively important innovation which powered the expansion of global trade but it was a difficult idea to implement. Before containerization, goods were physically manhandled as break bulk cargo. At the factory or warehouse goods were loaded onto a truck, driven to a port and then offloaded to await the next suitable ship.

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Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

Note: this was originally posted on Harvard Business Review Blogs , with terrific editing by Sarah Green Carmichael. Sometimes, the problem that we think we’re solving isn’t the real problem that we face. I was running a workshop with a multinational engineering firm when I ran into a perfect example of an air sandwich, which illustrates this point.

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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. Some have trained in the field with a high degree of specialisation, while others have fallen into the position from other areas and have moulded themselves to become the innovation leader of their company. Regardless, their goal is the same: to help propel and direct innovation within their organisation.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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The Arrival and Potential of Knowledge Graphs into Our World

Paul Hobcraft

Knowledge Graphs have a real potential to become highly valuable, topical and relevant. If only we can get them prised out of the engineer, data scientists, or software experts hands. We simply should so we can get this concept fully out into the real world, that of applying as solutions to real client problems, it would really help. I get tired of hearing about “use cases”, where concepts like KG often get caught-up in never-ending validation.

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Tools to Predict Your Company’s Future: Scenario Planning and Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

As an innovation strategist at IdeaScale, I focus on helping our clients think creatively about how best to engage their crowd and leverage the wisdom of the crowd to source ideas for new products and services and improve processes. I often share this quote by Wayne Gretzky “Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.” I have revised Gretzky’s statement to say “Skate to where the puck is going, not where it is.”.

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How To Prepare Your Kids For a Post-Digital Age

Digital Tonto

The jobs of the future will involve humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines and value will shift from cognitive to social skills Related posts: How We Should Prepare Our. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Innovation Management ? Definition, Processes, Frameworks and More

Viima

Innovation, innovation, innovation! There’s hardly a business event or conversation you can have without hearing the term.

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Putting the coordinates into your innovation World

Guide 4 Innovating

Innovation can be fairly complex in what needs to be pulled together, as often it ‘flies’ in contradiction to the normal organizations ways and wishes to work in structured, efficient ways. Innovation can often be rather chaotic and discovery driven. One of the useful ideas of using an external resource is to put additional coordinates into your innovation world, they see contradictions in a different way and can assist in working through the conflicting signals, so as to help align

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The 4 types of innovators: hunters, builders, explorers, and experimenters

Board of Innovation

Board of Innovation helps companies who want to stay ahead of the curve. Over the past years, we’ve supported many leading organizations like GE, Philips, ING, and AB-Inbev in designing and executing innovation strategies. By assisting multiple global innovation leaders in their innovation journeys over the years, we got to see how innovation itself has.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Living Labs and Open Innovation

HYPE Innovation

"Living labs" is a label applied to an array of very different innovation infrastructures that did not make it in the Jargon Madness finals of Forbes but is nonetheless “trendy, but confusing.” In this post, you will learn what it means and how linging labs is a usefuly concept for open innovatino programs.

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Six tips to help you think better at chess – and in general.

Destination Innovation

Here are some thinking tips to help make you a better chess player. Funnily enough the same approaches can be very helpful in other walks of life too. Develop your pieces. At the start of the game don’t move the same piece several times or launch a premature attack with just one or two pieces. This rarely works. Use each move to develop another piece and put it on a strong square.

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How Do We Build 21st Century Business Skills?

Tim Kastelle

“How do you teach people to be more comfortable with ambiguity?” That was the question from the person in charge of Talent for a big bank at a workshop we ran with them recently at UQ. My response was: “The first thing we need to do is give them projects to do where we can’t know what the right answer is in advance.” Of course, we often avoid doing this in universities, mainly because…… we’re uncomfortable with ambiguity ourselves.

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24 Experts Share How To Build An Organisational Culture That Drives Innovation | Collective Campus

Collectivecamp

The biggest killer of innovation programs is organisational culture. Learn from experts like Steve Blank, Adam Grant, Jacob Morgan and Lawrence Levy on how to make it work within your company.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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The chance to think differently about Ecosystems for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Thinking about ecosystems certainly allows us to go out of our normal scope of invention, innovation and being creative. The ability to tackle those larger societal problems within an ecosystem, or combine unique resources to overcome a complex challenge you are incapable of solving alone, do have greater potential in a collaborative adaptive system.

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Are Digital Transformation and Innovation the Same Thing?

IdeaScale

Some companies have an innovation strategy. Some companies have a digital transformation strategy. Are these the same thing? The short answer is “no” but both efforts are important and here’s a brief explanation and an example of each of them. Innovation. Innovation is the introduction of any significant, positive change. This can be changes in public policy, small improvements to a company’s processes, totally new, disruptive product offerings, and more.

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Innovating what we innovate

Jeffrey Phillips

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.

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4 Things Nobody Ever Tells You About Innovation

Digital Tonto

The truth is that there is no one path to innovation, everybody has to find their own way Related posts: #MonkeyFirst Innovation. Becoming A Successful Executive Doesn’t Prepare You To Innovate. 4. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Innovate Like Isaac Asimov – Lessons from An Innovator Years Ahead of His Time

Innovation Excellence

It should be no surprise that innovation is a constantly evolving field. As innovators, it is in our nature to constantly evaluate, optimize and reinvent our models and processes. Indeed, how can we expect to help our clients to evolve and reinvent their products and services if we cannot continuously improve our own? However, sometimes.

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The Shake Up Learning Members-Only Library! (FREE Downloads)

BrainZooming

The post The Shake Up Learning Members-Only Library! (FREE Downloads) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The FREE, Shake Up Learning Members-Only Library Has Arrived! New for 2018, the Shake Up Learning Members-Only Library of FREE Downloads ! I’ve been blogging since 2014, and I’ve always tried to create free and useful resources for educators.

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How to shape your innovation strategy in only 5 days

Board of Innovation

Go from the blank page on Monday to multiple innovation blueprints on Friday. The post How to shape your innovation strategy in only 5 days appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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Why Your Innovation Team Will Quit on You 3 Years In

HYPE Innovation

A lot can happen to an innovation program in three years. Some companies see their programs gain momentum and excel in that time. Other companies experience something different. According to former Volvo Trucks Innovation Manager Mike Hatrick, most organizations start to see their programs fail about three years in.

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Turn Payments Into Personalization: Unlock the Value of Transaction Data

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Don’t be a Zebra, Be a Giraffe

Destination Innovation

Zebra stands for Zero Evidence but Really Adamant. Zebras are people who see things in black and white. They are sure of their own opinions and they disdain information or science which undermines their beliefs. The king of the Zebras is Donald Trump. Tom Nichols is the author of the 2017 book, The Death of Expertise. In it he writes that ignorance is now seen as a virtue. ‘To reject the advice of experts is to assert autonomy, a way for people to demonstrate independence from nefario

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Well, No, I am NOT a Natural

Tim Kastelle

“I was looking for work that would make my heart sing.” Jamie Ford said that recently at a UQ Business School alumni event as she told us about the path her career has taken. She said that her current role as Head of Customer Experience for Uniting Care Queensland does exactly that. Jamie was one of the people that I interviewed for Design Thinking and Creativity for Innovation which is a free online course – please check it out!

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Why We Can't Innovate

Bill Fischer

In the face of disruptive innovation, most firms that we see recognize the threat fairly early, but fail to change the way that they go about innovating. They falsely believe that they "know" the customer, they champion the future, but invest in the present and they lack urgency.

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Shifting our thinking within the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

I always enjoy selected parts of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos and in this year’s #WEF18 agenda , it certainly had its good points. Overhaul though, I was a little disappointed, as it lacked the real leadership insights you come to expect, strong personalities did not seem to shine through this year from the speakers and panelists give.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

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. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges

Econic

The biggest challenges in corporate innovation and how to navigate them. Corporate innovation is hard. There are loads of challenges and pitfalls when trying to explore new opportunities inside of an existing organization. More and more, we’re seeing innovation programs close their doors after only a few years, with few senior leaders in the organization recognizing any real value from their efforts.

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What U2 and Madonna can tell corporations about innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

Let's get this right out there early: I am a huge U2 fan. From their earliest albums like October and Boy to their latest efforts, I'm a big supporter (well Zooropa not so much, but every great artist has at least one significant flub). On the other hand, I've never much cared for Madonna. Too packaged, too commercial, too much a formula it seems to me.

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Innovation “Gurus” Love To Talk About These 4 Myths — None Of Them Are True

Digital Tonto

What worked for Steve Jobs or Elon Musk Might not work for you Related posts: 4 Myths About Innovation That “Gurus” Love To Tell. There Is No One True Path To Innovation. Innovation Is The Only True. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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13 Plastic Packaging Alternatives

Innovation Excellence

Why should brands care? Plastics is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing right now. Thanks to David Attenborough’s Blue Planet, consumers are suddenly aware of the thousands of tonnes of plastic filling the ocean. As plastic is so prolifically used, especially in packaging, brands are going to need to act quick to.

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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