March, 2018

The new ROI for digital innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation has had a bigger brother moving into the house next door; Digital Technology and between them, they have been busily knocking the walls down, to share the future going forward. The two have become interlinked, you seem to always need the one to respond to the other.


Participation leads to Innovation

Destination Innovation

Spigit is a leading innovation management software company. They recently published a research paper entitled ‘Quantifying a Culture of Innovation.’


How IBM Is Preparing The Enterprise For The Cognitive Age

Digital Tonto

It’s not enough to simply apply algorithms. You need to create data driven business models. Related posts: The New Era Of Cognitive Collaboration. Why Social Skills Are Trumping Cognitive Skills. We. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].


Building an Innovation and Insights Group from Scratch

Braden Kelley

Many of you reading this have created or operated innovation or insights programs for organizations of a variety of sizes, or are curious about how to go about it.


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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Innovators in FMCG love Direct to Consumer

Destination Innovation

In 2010 the Gillette brand which is owned by Proctor and Gamble held 70% of the US market for razors. It boasted continuous innovation in product design and enjoyed a gross margin of around 60%. Its market share has now slid to around 50%.


How To Solve A Really Tough Problem In 3 (Not So Easy) Steps

Digital Tonto

The key to solving fundamental challenges is to go both wider and deeper Related posts: The Uncertainty Problem. How to do a Turnaround in 5 (not so easy) Steps. Top-down vs. Bottom-up Strategy. How. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].


Rise of the Green Goblin?

Braden Kelley

For those of you out there who are comic book aficionados, you might be familiar with a super villain from the Spiderman series called the Green Goblin.


How the best Human Resource leaders make the most of innovation management


With innovation management capturing rising interest from human resource managers and directors, Exago’s team took part in the Expo’RH2018 in Estoril, Portugal, to discuss the latest news and trends in the sector. The event organised by the International Faculty for Executives gathered hundreds of HR directors from leading companies such as Nestlé, Ageas, Pfizer, Renova and McDonald’s, under the motto “Experience is the way”, on March 14 and 15.


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.

The Data Economy & GDPR – Innovating around Regulation!


When you hear the word “regulation” – the first thing that comes to mind is bureaucracy. Especially, when it comes to the European Union!


What Are The Key Success Factors For Applying Innovation In An Organization?


How do you put creativity to work? How do you implement it so it delivers innovation? What does a culture of innovation look like? There are no shortage of innovative companies to draw inspiration from who have been able to transform themselves.


Eight Tips for Better Conversations

Destination Innovation

Photo by Isakarakus on Pixabay. You probably know some people who are unremittingly dull company. You may be fortunate enough to know some brilliant conversationalists who can enliven any discussion. In which category would other people place you?


Why Most Technologies Move Slower Today

Digital Tonto

The next transformation will likely be far less visible, but potentially far more impactful, than the seemingly endless stream of "killer apps" that we've come to associate with progress. Related. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].


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.

Accelerate Your 2018 Commitments and Start the Year Strong

Braden Kelley

As 2018 picks up speed, perhaps you are a manager or leader with a project that you are responsible for finishing before the end of the first or second quarter.


You cannot survive doing more of the same

OVO Innovation

It seems so funny, looking back on a meeting I attended about 20 years ago. At that meeting a good friend was presenting a new book, entitled Who Moved My Cheese? He was recommending this book to all of us in the leadership team of a mid-sized ERP consulting firm. Of course most of us read it and thought - hmm - that's interesting. We need to get better at accepting change, instead of seeking to sustain the status quo. You don't need to worry any more about someone moving your cheese.


How to Boost Innovation by Recycling Existing Ideas


When it comes to innovation, businesses can often find it seemingly impossible to generate completely new ideas. In these early stages of product development, it can sometimes seem like all of the good ideas have already been taken.


Emotional Artificial Intelligence Explained in 5 Levels of Complexity


Confused about emotion AI? Our own Paty Hernandez sat down with 5 people – a child, teen, college student, grad student and expert – to explain emotional artificial intelligence. Neurosurvey is not yet up, but I’ll update this post as soon as it is.


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 Eight Pillars of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Recent years have seen the unprecedented progression of digital advances, with artificial intelligence and virtual reality making the stuff of science fiction movies not quite as unrealistic as previously thought.


The Silver Bullet Myth

Digital Tonto

All generalizations are false, including this one Related posts: Don’t Bet On Someone Else’s Success Story. The Bureaucracy Myth. The Myth Of The Moron CEO. The Big Idea Myth. Here’s Why Your. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].


Make Money using the Change Planning Toolkit™

Braden Kelley

Want to achieve faster and more effective change on a grand scale? I am super excited to announce that you can now can get a Commercial License directly on this web site or through a certified Change Planning Toolkit™ practitioner … Continue reading → Change Digital Transformation Association of Change Management Professionals Being First change leadership change management Change Planning Canvas Change Planning Toolkit Forrester Gartner ProSci Skillsoft Top 10


How the 'Not Invented Here' Effect Impacts Innovation Success


Getting past the 'corporate immune system'. Imagine the scene. A warm summer’s day. The tree-lined slopes of gentle hills stretch towards a darker valley below. There’s a river running through it, sparkling water, dappled light through the leaves. Now place a party of schoolboys there, shipped out from the nearby town – lucky kids from well-off families, enjoying the fun of summer camp. On the first day, they form into two teams.


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.

Ideas by Women


It’s International Women’s Day and it’s definitely a favorite holiday here at IdeaScale.


How Do We Distinguish Between What’s Trendy And A Real Trend?


Trendwatching is a big part of innovation work. For us, it’s important to distinguish between what’s trendy and a real trend. How do you do that? Futurist Amy Webb, as part of her presentation on 2018 Emerging Tech Trends Report at SXSW, responded the question.


Startup Engagement in Corporate Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Recently, Match-Maker Ventures and Arthur D.


How Gandhi Would Lead Us Toward An AI Future

Digital Tonto

We can’t lose sight of the fact that technology should serve people, not the other way around Related posts: 4 Things Gandhi Can Teach Us About Transformational Change. We Need To Stop Trying To. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Artificial Intelligence Movements Strategy


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.

What’s Your Innovation Story?

Braden Kelley

Many, but not all, innovations involve some kind of technology, and start as an invention. Many of these technology-based inventions that may eventually become innovations are created by startups, but many are created inside large companies as well. In both … Continue reading → Innovation marketing communications Storytelling success The Nine Innovation Roles Value Access Value Creation Value Translation


Optimise your cost-cutting strategy with the right innovation management tool


You can save time and money by having your employees contribute ideas for the cost-cutting strategy, as well as cost-optimisation ideas that can transform and impact the company positively. Examples from our clients' innovation management programmes show just that. The post Optimise your cost-cutting strategy with the right innovation management tool appeared first on Exago.


How to Avoid Voting Bias in Crowdsourcing


Crowdsourcing has been judged to be one of the most impactful, but least used digital hacks by organizations by Gartner. Why is that?


Poor Leadership Defined: Playing Not To Lose


Why has business education failed business? I have nothing against MBA’s. I’ve worked with plenty of them, from the best business schools. What I’ve found is that MBA’s are optimizers, not transformers; which tells you the answer to the above question.


Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.