What Innovation Looks Like at an Energy Company

When you’re turning on your fan or firing up your laptop to get some work done, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about where that power comes from. But all of that thinking comes to the forefront of your mind when there are massive disruptions to that system.

How to Find the Idea at the Right Time

One of the things that was surprising to us at IdeaScale was that many of our customers came to us looking for idea management software not because they didn’t have enough good ideas, but because they simply needed a place for those ideas to live. How could that be the main reason?

How NASA Leads Intrapreneurial Innovation

Not everyone knows that NASA has embedded crowdsourcing into their strategy and capabilities. But in fact, back in 2011 (after they ran a highly successful crowdsourcing pilot) NASA established the Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI).

Innovation Differentiators: Information and Implementation

What separates the great innovators from the industry laggards? What empowers long-standing hierarchical organizations like LEGO to make big, creative bets that pay off (like the LEGO Movie) while other once-great brands like Tower Records, Pan Am, or Pets.com have all gone away?

How Data is Changing the Internet of Things

More than half of the world's data has been created in the past two years. As digital connection and creation - the Internet of Things - becomes ever more prevalent, we have to consider how data can better be interpreted, personalized, and improved. In this podcast, we explore IoT, and how it can impact your business.

Back in the Game: EA’s Near Death Experience

In this episode, Andy Billings, Vice President of Profitable Creativity at Electronic Arts, joins us. Andy is co-founder of Electronic Arts University, an internship program for graduates to begin careers in gaming, and is also an Innovation Advisor for the think tank, Singularity University, as well as to some of the largest corporate organisations within the USA.

2019-10-15T15:25:42-07:00September 15th, 2017|Categories: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast|Tags: , |

The Scrappy Intrapreneur Transforming Customer Experiences

In this episode, Kyle Nicholas McCray, Director of Innovation at American Pacific Mortgage Corporation, joins us to discuss his experience as an intrapreneur and innovator within an established financial business. We cover with Kyle his early career at Apple, his time as an entrepreneur and how that led him to set up Scrappy Labs, an innovation lab within APMC dedicated to exploring new and innovative products and services to revolutionize the relationship between the company and a new generation of homebuyers.

2019-10-15T15:25:43-07:00September 8th, 2017|Categories: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast|Tags: , |

Meaning Makers: How Top Leaders Use Stories

In this episode, we are joined by award-winning author, David Pearl, to discuss his career as a creative confidante and personal development advisor to a number of the world’s top CEO’s and organizations. David is a respected public and keynote speaker and is the founder of the Pearl Group, Opera Circus, Lively Arts and Impropera, as well as the non-profit organisation, Street Wisdom.

2019-10-15T15:25:44-07:00September 1st, 2017|Categories: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast|Tags: , |

Solving Wicked Problems: My Quest for Sustainable Agriculture

In this episode Pam Marrone, a serial entrepreneur, having founded, built and sold two biopesticide companies, joins us. She is currently the CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations Inc, a Nasdaq listed company at the forefront of the drive towards sustainable agriculture. This purpose drove her work at Syngenta, and is central to that of Terramera, the Vancouver-based agtech company that she is on the Board of.

2019-10-15T15:25:47-07:00August 4th, 2017|Categories: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast|Tags: , |

Innovation Ecosystem Podcast: Lessons from Season 3 and the Difficulties Innovators Face

In this episode, Mark briefly shares his key takeaways from season 3 followed by a special sneak peak at his interview for Idea to Value’s Innovation and Creativity Summit coming up next week. Listen in as Nick Skillicorn interviews Mark about his intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial experiences and his key advice for corporate innovators at all levels.

2019-10-15T15:24:14-07:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast|Tags: , |

Deciphering Innovator Archetypes with Tamara Kleinberg of LaunchStreet

In this episode we are joined by Tamara Kleinberg, serial innovator, keynote speaker, creator the Innovation Quotient Edge (IQE) Assessment and founder of LaunchStreet, a leading platform for individuals and organisations seeking to innovate. A few topics covered include lessons Tamara has learnt throughout her 20-year career advising companies such as Disney, General Mills, RICOH, P&G, J&J on how to create innovative cultures; why she so firmly believes that everyone has the possibility to be an innovator and the implications of this for leadership in large, established organisations; and walking through Tamara’s IQE Assessment the only tool designed to decipher a person’s natural innovative strengths and create the right environment for them to thrive.