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Building our understanding of the factory of the future

Paul Hobcraft

Siemens Digital Enterprise SPS Dialog Results. Last week, Siemens had a really valuable virtual event called their “ Digital Enterprise SPS Dialog “ Those that missed it you can watch previous sessions on-demand at any time via “Recordings”.

Innovation Isn’t Just About What You Know, It’s About Who You Talk To

Digital Tonto

The best innovators are not necessarily the smartest or even the hardest working, but those who actively build up a strong network of collaborators. What’s becoming clear is that collaboration is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How Have Organizations Approached Changed Management with COVID-19?

IdeaScale

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the preparedness of some organizations to deal with change. Other companies, however, are struggling to find new ways of doing business in a constantly shifting landscape. Here’s what we have learned about the response over the past six months.

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Highlights from November on Culture Audits, Budgets, and AI

Innovation Leader

We’ve gathered the best pieces of recent advice we’ve been given by innovators in our live show, report, and other online coverage

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!

6 Steps to Improvement in Manufacturing

Kainexus

One of the most important responsibilities of managers in manufacturing environments is to contain costs. The most obvious cost to eliminate is the cost of low quality. Defective products and lost labor hours add no value to the customer and represent a significant strain on the organization.

The core blocker to corporate innovation isn’t what you think

The Future Shapers

In this piece Tim reflects on his experiences leading intrapreneurship at Barclays to establish that, somewhat counter to the literature, it is not culture which is blocking intrapreneurship inside corporate organisations.

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#2,021 – Verse by Verse

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Writing poetry is one of my favorite things to do and I’ve gotten quite adept over the years at crafting celebratory poems for my friends, family, and co-workers for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, retirements, and other special occasions.

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Leaders from Lyft, Fitbit on How Diversity Drives Innovation

Innovation Leader

Leaders with experience at Fitbit, Lyft, and the Alliance for Smiles discuss hiring diversely and support talent in an equitable environment

The Pandemic Pivot: The Need for Product, Service and Business Model Innovation

InnovationManagement

The pandemic and economic depression the world faces is a dark period for all businesses, but there are also opportunities. The companies that see the opportunities, and pivot to exploit them, will succeed, while those that fail to innovate will fade away.

The 3 Pillars of Manufacturing: Anticipation, Innovation, Collaboration

Daniel Burrus

Disruptive digital technology will transform every industry in one way or another. The manufacturing sector is absolutely no exception, having spent the last decade bouncing back from being affected by a down economy.

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.

The ecosystem relationship of a rain forest is also how innovation interreacts and works effectively

The Future Shapers

Rain forests can be dense and impenetrable, so can innovation Understanding all that makes up innovation is like a dense tropical rainforest.

How Innovation Can Help Companies Be Successful During Difficult Times

Tullio Siragusa

How Innovation Can Help Companies Be Successful During Difficult Times. Every company at one point in time will face difficult circumstances. It can become difficult to serve customers and stay ahead of the competition. While it may seem to be an impossible task to make it through difficult times, there is still one aspect that can drive companies through them. Innovation.

Now is the worst time imaginable to reduce innovation budgets

Commodore Innovation

While the effects of COVID-19 vary dramatically by sector, many companies face significant pressure on their innovation budgets. If prior recessions are any guide , we might expect annual innovation spending to fall by 5-6%.

Podcast E6: Goal-Free Living

Stephen Shapiro

Episode #6 of the Invisible Solutions podcast is now live. In this episode we discuss the Performance Paradox (Lens #18 in Invisible Solutions) and Goal-Free Living. The Performance Paradox is based on the perspective that the more you focus on a goal, the less likely you are to achieve that goal.

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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.

Have You Reached Your Creative Peak?

Innovation in Practice

Do you feel you’ve reached your optimum level of creativity? If not, when is that going to happen? And if yes, how do maintain that level of creativity once you get past your creative peak? The Creative Peak Timeline.

Marketing funnel: generate more leads using Data Science

mjvinnovation

Available for download at this link for our trend report 2019. Despite being from last year, this quote has never been more relevant as it will help a lot to guide these new times. (…) The future of the future indicates another path; it will be merely based on communication.

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How Regulatory Frameworks Drive Technological Innovations

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The spirit of regulation is to establish fairness and openness, which encourages better participation among innovators and users. Technology

How to get three big new ideas to commercial success, Feb 15

Innovation 360 Group

- Getting beyond meaningless Sharktanks . The post How to get three big new ideas to commercial success, Feb 15 appeared first on Innovation360. 2021 Events Accreditation Event Webinars

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.

019: What Makes Something Creative? The Characteristics of Highly Innovative Ideas

Innovation in Practice

Have you found the secret sauce in your product or service? Well, it turns out, there are characteristics of highly innovative products and services that tend to attract people’s attention more than others. .

#2,018 – Starfleet

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

As I sit here watching Season Three of Star Trek Discovery I’m bothered by the fact that Starfleet isn’t a real thing. I know, I know. We are generations away from getting to the point where we’d have spaceships capable of traversing the galaxy in search of sentient life forms.

6 Giant Companies That Nearly Flopped

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Apple, Google, Tesla, and more were not obvious winners at first. Here's what nearly took them down. Innovation

4 Corporate Innovation Trends Set to Disrupt the Business Landscape in 2021

Qmarkets

2020 was not what we expected, but nevertheless the old adage ‘out of adversity comes opportunity’ has never been more apt. The enormous pressure of the pandemic has caused irrevocable change, forcing organizations to adapt and innovate to survive.

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.

How investing in Data Visualization reduces uncertainties.

mjvinnovation

Let’s start with a strong statement: Data is inevitable. But how did it happen? Sometimes it seems like it was overnight. We woke up, and suddenly everything was generating data, and the race for advanced analysis had started well before that. In the 6th century BC, the philosopher Tales de Milet discovered the process behind electricity and decided to study it a little. Soon, more scientists plunged into this area of study.

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#2,020 – AlphaFold

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Using mRNA Technology to create a COVID-19 vaccine in record-time isn’t the only game-changing advancement making the rounds lately.

Aerospace: Strategic foresight in a modern world

ITONICS

Kara Cunzeman from The Aerospace Corporation on dreams, visions and conscious action instead of reaction. There is movement in the space industry: The goal of flying to Mars and colonizing it is getting closer.

4 Corporate Innovation Trends Set to Disrupt the Business Landscape in 2021

Qmarkets

2020 was not what we expected, but nevertheless the old adage ‘out of adversity comes opportunity’ has never been more apt. The enormous pressure of the pandemic has caused irrevocable change, forcing organizations to adapt and innovate to survive.

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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.

How Often Should Businesses Schedule a Deep Cleaning?

The Human Factor

source. Deep cleaning is essentially the intensive cleaning of any site, domestic or commercial. It includes tile grout and cleaning floors, changing air filters, cleaning upholstery and sanitising all surfaces.

#2,019 – mRNA Technology

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

What should have taken close to a decade to achieve (creating a new vaccine) has instead been accomplished in a manner of months. A historic race against time that will not only lead humanity past the coronavirus but into a whole new era of human health as well.

Why The Mom Test is still one of the best startup books

Articles from GroundControl

Recently, we worked together with author Rob Fitzpatrick to translate The Mom Test into Dutch. It’s one of the first books that we recommend to anyone that is involved with (corporate) startups or innovation. At the time of writing this, Rob’s book is more than 6 years old.

Now Is The Time To Get To Know The Modern Buyer

Brunner

As you know the Millennial cohort (born between 1981-1996) is a focal point for almost all B2C marketers. They have developed new buying behaviors and influence other generations to follow suite, forced change on go-to-market strategies, and essentially determine the fate of most brands. However, they shouldn’t just be a priority for B2C. They should be front and center for B2B organizations as well. How well do you know Millennials?

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.”