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How Innovation Management is Radically Transforming in 2021, and What It Means for You

March 16th, 2021|

Every new year I create a series of personal and professional resolutions. Sure, many fade into (foggy) memory, but this year I was determined to once again focus on building out my professional network. So I’ve been getting out there and having some great conversations with smart leaders, who are connected to innovation development from different career levels, competencies, geographies and industry sectors.

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.

Psychoanalysis of Artificial Intelligence

October 25th, 2017|

IRIBU, the robot, a gold medalist at the last International Robot Olympics, slowly sits on the couch and leans back with a grin on face. He is in a large square room, decorated with antiquity, providing the intellectual ambiance for a tactical discussion.

Key Customer Service Trends You Need To Be Aware Of

October 24th, 2017|

Customer service is an essence of modern business. It surpassed prices and products as the most important brand differentiator a long time ago. According to the recent survey, almost 100% of global consumers claim that customer service is crucial in their choice of the brand. That’s why you need to stay up to date and learn about the key customer service trends in this article.