Trends & News2020-03-20T15:59:23-07:00

The Key Steps Innovation Professionals Should Take in a COVID-19 Environment

April 15th, 2020|

Obviously COVID-19 is having an enormous impact on all aspects of our lives, with the scope and scale of business disruption being immense and incredibly challenging. But disruption is what innovation people are generally excellent at responding to, so the question becomes - “how do you and your team support your organisations within this environment?”

Coronavirus Crisis Only Heightens the Need for Innovation and Co-Creation

March 24th, 2020|

Those of us that work in the innovation management sector need no convincing of the benefits that it can bring to businesses and government departments all over the world. Adopting an innovative culture and approach allows an organisation to survive and thrive in the highly competitive modern business world and helps prevent them from becoming irrelevant or even obsolete.

8 Tips for Startup Entrepreneurs During COVID-19 Crisis

March 19th, 2020|

The coronavirus pandemic is turning out to be an international economic crisis, with ramifications for all industries and markets, similar to the crisis of 2008. A cross-border economic crisis affects companies large and small, challenging an organization's management and its employees.

5 Business Innovators of 2019

April 17th, 2019|

Innovation is what creates progress and change. Without the introduction of new ideas and processes, we'd never get any further in life than where we are right now. In business, specifically, innovation means changes to technology and the economy. By always releasing a new, better product, companies constantly up the game to be better in every field.

About Digital and Innovation – and What’s in Between

April 16th, 2019|

Digital and innovation - two big words that one defines, but are not always clear and precise. Many organizations of different sizes understand today that it is necessary to play in the Digital and Innovation fields in order to remain relevant, but it is not always clear how and how much.

How Is Technology Impacting the Financial Landscape?

April 12th, 2019|

Advancements in technology are the main cause of disruption across various industries these days. Technology brings numerous benefits and various opportunities for businesses. However, adopting and adjusting to new tech can oftentimes be quite challenging.

The 6 Best Places to Work in Denver

April 10th, 2019|

Colorado has rapidly become one of the most prominent cities in the technology sector, but not all tech jobs are created equal. If you're looking for a new tech job in the Denver area, here are some of the most promising opportunities.

Blockchain and the New World of Work

April 1st, 2019|

How will blockchain technologies impact the future workplace? A new world of work is on the horizon. Specifically, the development of blockchain technology has created new opportunities to rethink how and where we work.

The State of Crowdsourced Innovation in 2019

March 25th, 2019|

Looking to the crowd for knowledge isn’t a new concept. The Sydney Opera House was the result of an open call for designs to a global community (to which 233 people submitted ideas) and the now-iconic building was selected from amongst them.

The Technology That Makes You Buy More Online

March 19th, 2019|

Who among us doesn't shop on Amazon, EBay or Ali Express? Remember when we still went to actual stores for every single purchase? It wasn't that long ago. And if you think we've reached the end of the process, you're mistaken - the world is going to keep changing. The direction is clear. We're in the midst of a tremendous change.

Tech That Could Change Your Life

March 8th, 2019|

It's sometimes crazy to think that a simple gadget can completely alter someone's life. However, you only need to consider the smartphone to realize just how effectively that can happen. Before smartphones, people needed all of their tech services on their computer which was usually stationary in their homes.

Will AI Change Healthcare Forever?

January 3rd, 2019|

Industry-disrupting innovation only occurs every so often, and very rarely in steady and sustainable growth cycles. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of these disruptors, and it’s highly versatile. From picking the next song on Spotify and predicting favorable stock trades, to robot assisted surgery and disease diagnosis, AI is taking every sector by storm.

Tech That’s Transforming Consumerism for the Better

December 28th, 2018|

Consumerism is already undergoing some big changes, and there will likely be even more as technology asserts itself as a dominant presence. But how exactly will these up-and-coming technologies impact manufacturers, retailers and, of course, modern shoppers?

The Problem With Australian Innovation Programs: and Lessons for Other Countries (Part 2 in series)

September 4th, 2018|

Over the past few months I have been spending time with a range of Australian companies, getting to better understand their business models and approaches to innovation. While there is plenty of good news for Australian businesses and their innovation practices (see my previous article), there is a justified sense of concern around maintaining sustained, robust growth in the face of digital and exponential disruption.

How the World of Esports is Taking Over Streaming Services

February 22nd, 2018|

As competitive gaming raises in popularity, streaming services are being flooded by gamers. When the world's most iconic gaming tournaments go live, viewers from around the globe travel to arenas and tune into streaming services so they can watch their favorite gamers battle for eternal glory and riches.

Hey Interface, What’s New?! – Conversational Commerce: People, Problems and Pitfalls

February 7th, 2018|

Apple’s anticipated addition to the Smart Speaker conversation will be released on Friday. Much as been said about this speaker and the broader commerce implications resulting from the confluence of voice recognition and AI technology. A confluence dubbed as conversational commerce by Uber’s Chris Messina in a piece published on Medium in 2015.

Impact Assessment: The Innovation Paradigm Shift that is Coming

February 6th, 2018|

In the context of business management and economics, innovation has mainly been considered as a source of profit and growth. But innovation can also have a transformative role and recently more and more innovators and entrepreneurs are not only considering the financial returns of their projects, but also the societal impacts that they might bring with them.

Freedom to Fail, Freedom to Innovate

January 23rd, 2018|

Everyone seems to agree that innovation is a risky business: it involves a lot of experimentation, which often ends up in failure. High tolerance for failure therefore can be considered as a major prerequisite for any successful innovation program.

The Cost of Innovation in Healthcare

January 12th, 2018|

Medical technology is without a doubt the biggest innovation to the healthcare industry. It can be called the largest driving factor and is a key role in virtually every aspect of healthcare. It’s becoming more and more clear that medical technology is influencing the way we are thinking about healthcare—especially patient care and efficiency—and will continue to shape the industry for the foreseeable future.

5 Things Innovative Companies Can Learn From Amazon

December 7th, 2017|

It is no secret that Amazon is a titan of industry. Given their tremendous success, they are quite obviously doing more than a few things right. While there are undoubtedly a myriad of different reasons that this company has become the giant that it now is, today we will be taking a look at five of the lessons that other companies can learn from Amazon.

How to use Twitter as a Powerful Idea Discovery Tool

February 17th, 2010|

Twitter can be a powerful tool for developing breakthrough ideas. In fact, it's one of the best tools for exposing you to new ideas, insights and trends. Unfortunately, it has gained a reputation as a place where narcissistic people talk about the glorious minutiae of their lives - such as, "Guess what I'm having for breakfast?" There is some of that, of course, but it is also a vibrant community where people share some amazing ideas and resources.

Innovation Strategy: Matching What is Possible with What is Needed

October 28th, 2009|

Corporate innovation has traditionally been driven from the technology side; from departments like R&D and engineering. It’s an approach that can be very successful. Indeed, it has often led to great breakthroughs. But if a company wants to win in today’s value-based economy, this is no longer the best way of doing things.