2018

A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

I have written extensively, certainly over the past eighteen months, about our need to take innovation into a new era, designed for today and tomorrow’s “fit for purpose” Below you will see my view of how I see this sketched out, as my suggested concept outline. Does it make sense?

The 15 Enemies of Innovation

Game-Changer

When I put my consultant hat on I have a very easy way to detect whether or not your company is committed to innovation, and whether or not it will: the way you lead and prioritize. My examination has nothing to do with capability, but with leadership.

We Need To Invite More Disruption and Messiness Into Our Lives — Here’s Why:

Digital Tonto

The corporate tendency towards tidiness can actually hurt productivity Related posts: The Physics Of Disruption. Good Disruption / Bad Disruption. Is Disruption Dead? The New Rules Of Disruption. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Don't forget the steak: What Super Bowl ads forget

OVO Innovation

There's an old marketing adage that you sell the sizzle, not the steak. Sell the benefits, not the features. I wonder, as I watch Super Bowl television ads, how many marketing people have forgotten the basic tenets of their craft. This isn't to say that the ads aren't catchy, funny, endearing and often engrossing. But sometimes the ads are so interesting or so well developed that they neglect to tell us what they are for.

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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6 absolutely crazy ideas that worked and made money

hackerearth

“Good ideas are always crazy, until they are not.”. -Larry Page, Co-founder, Google. Genius ideas come in many forms. And sometimes, they come from the least expected places. Innovation knows no boundaries.

Executing Collaborative Innovation - The Hamburger Style

Hype

Often I read articles or books about top-down vs. bottom-up innovation and why one approach would be better than the other. After spending more than seven years in the collaborative innovation space, I would advise going hamburger style! Ideation & Collaboration

How to Drive More Innovation In Your Workforce

InnovationManagement

Let’s face it, creativity separates humans from the rest of the animals. Our species has opposable thumbs and with that, it seems, the inborn drive and ability to alter our environment. No wonder the topic of innovation ability provokes such primal emotions.

5 ways to improve your Customer Journey

Board of Innovation

Read More. The post 5 ways to improve your Customer Journey appeared first on Board of Innovation. Design Thinking Customer Journey Customer Journey Mapping design thinking

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.

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.

3 Reasons Why AI Needs Emotional Intelligence

Game-Changer

While machine and deep learning are advancing the state of artificial intelligence , there’s still a long way to go before machines can replace us ; if ever. Still, we have to recognize that today we are surrounded by computing power: devices, virtual assistants and robots; it’s everywhere.

We Have Learn To Embrace Uncertainty And Confusion

Digital Tonto

If answers were easy to come by somebody else would already have found them Related posts: The One Big Reason Every Business Needs To Embrace Complexity. Broken Logic, Uncertainty and Emergence. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Will big data solve the innovation gap?

OVO Innovation

For many companies, I think there is a relatively significant gap between what they actually generate as compelling new products and what they wish they generated. We could call this the "innovation gap". The gap is real, and it means that many companies aren't as profitable or as competitive as they'd like to be.

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.

How to Be More Creative

Idea Champions

Most people agree that creativity (and it's twin brother, innovation) is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative or more innovative. Makes sense, right? The question, however, is a tricky one, not unlike asking "How can I have a good marriage?"

IdeaScale’s Top 5 Emerging Trends for 2018

IdeaScale

We get to learn a lot from our customers. They share the campaigns that they’re launching, they tell us what they’re interested in learning, and they tell us how others are responding to the same problems that they have.

The Simple Cure for Overthinking

Innovation Excellence

In front of me sit 40 six sigma “black belts,” appraising me warily, all squinty-eyed and knit-browed. I’ve been asked to give them an introduction to design thinking. I don’t have a six sigma belt of any color.

Conquer the Idea Management Platform: Ask the Right Questions

Ideanote

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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.

How Value Co-Creation can Boost Your Innovation Process Significantly

Hype

No matter the industry, co-creation of value is a hot topic. Marketing specialists swear by it; manufacturers and service providers try to integrate it in their innovation practices; researchers study it. Value co-creation happens within networks and enable individuals, groups and organisations to connect, collaborate, solve problems and satisfy heterogeneous needs and expectations together.

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Why ignoring your workforce could be damaging your innovation output

Idea Drop

Listening and acknowledging the input from everyone across your organisation is key, not only for staff engagement but also to ensure that the business grows and evolves at the right pace and in the most appropriate direction.

L.L. Bean Alters Its Unlimited Returns Policy

Michael Roberto

Bean announced a major change in its famous product return policy yesterday. The Maine-based retailer always used to allow customers to return goods years after purchase with no questions asked. Their lifetime guaruantee stood out as one of the distinctive elements of the firm's value proposition and brand positioning. Now, though, the company has put a one-year limit on product returns.

Role of Artificial Intelligence in Predictive Analysis Using Sensor Data

Tata Consultancy

A little over a year ago, when I wrote about Predictive Analytics for Man and Machine , I discussed how predictive analysis of sensor data from humans and machines can help create wellness-driven systems for people’s health and predictive maintenance for machines, respectively.

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.

People Walk Away When You Waste Their Time and Talent

Game-Changer

Miserable, undervalued, overlooked, not living up to my potential, taken for granted. These and other words are used by people who’s employeer doesn’t let them be the best version of themselves at work. Last week I met two very talented guys with high technical chops.

2018: The Shift To A New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

Great companies don’t adapt, they prepare. Related posts: Innovation Needs To Shift From Disrupting Markets To Tackling Grand Challenges. The Shift Economy. The Art Of The Shift. A Radical Shift. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Why you should work with an innovation consultant

OVO Innovation

OK, here comes the pitch. I'm an innovation consultant. I've been working in the innovation space for over 12 years. I have a somewhat (cough) vested interest in writing a blog post about why you should work with an innovation consultant. Of course if you happen to select this particular consultant you'll be exceptionally successful, but there are some other perfectly acceptable consultants out there. But I digress.

What are the good and the bad costs in your innovation agenda?

Exago

When introducing a cost-cutting strategy in your innovation agenda, you should first have a clear view of your company’s strategy and map out good and bad costs for programme intervention, at macro and micro levels.

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.

Innovation Funnel Examples

IdeaScale

IdeaScale offers a number of functions that will support you gathering key data and delivering efficient collective decisions. With custom funnels, you can assemble these functions into a workflow that serves your specific needs.

7 Terrible Public Speaking Tips

Innovation Excellence

If you want to be a great speaker then you need to start letting go of some old advice and start using these alternatives. I’ve been a professional speaker for 25 years and a speaking mentor and coach to colleagues for nearly 20 years. There is a magic in truly connecting with an audience that.

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The Connection Between Great Leaders and Idea Management

Ideanote

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How Big Data is Sure to Give Your Business a Competitive Edge

InnovationManagement

Just like oil became a valuable commodity in the 20th century, data is also proving to be priceless to companies and business organizations in the 21st century. Data analysis specialists have projected that by the end of 2020, business enterprises will have data amounts equivalent to 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes. Trend Alert

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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