Innovation Management

INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

We are strong believers in treating innovation management as any other management discipline that can be learned and used as a sustainable strategy for creating long-term value. Our goal is to facilitate an increased sharing of knowledge, best practices, tools and related resources among innovation practitioners and other professionals who want to bring the discipline of innovation to their organizations.

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Industry 4.0 and the Internet-of-Things (IoT): Learning from the German Chemical Industry

The keyword “Industry 4.0” is no longer an empty cliché or a black box; it is currently probably the most important topic within the German economy. Not only will existing processes be revolutionized – but also new businesses and business models will arise. More and more companies have already started to tap into its potential.

The Global Competitiveness Report 2016–2017

The Global Competitiveness Report assesses the competitiveness landscape of 138 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. Switzerland, Singapore and the United States remain the three world’s most competitive economies.

Getting Connected Products Right

Why do so many companies seem to be sitting on the sidelines when it comes to creating connected products and designing services that tie into them? The cost of adding wireless connectivity to a device is plummeting toward $1. Projections about how many Internet of Things (IoT) objects will be part of our lives, at work or at home, range from 12 billion by 2020 (Cisco) to 50 billion (Ericsson and Intel).

40 Design and Innovation Leaders in Social

Design Thinking Leaders discover innovative ideas by working through challenging, and often chaotic, situations where disruptive opportunities are typically hidden. These creativity-minded professionals embrace the consumer’s perspective and balance that with the brand’s needs and aspirations. The result? Simple, yet radical solutions that seem so obvious in hindsight.

Innovate on the Edges: How to Integrate a Startup into the Core Business

Using focused lean and agile startup methodologies, today’s Exponential Organizations (ExOs) are changing the way we do business forever. In this clip of the Innoview webinar series, Yuri van Geest and Anthony Ferrier discuss how corporate enterprises can use ExOs to disrupt an adjacent market and how to incorporate them back into the core business without destroying their entrepreneurial spirit.

2019-10-15T15:23:30-07:00September 7th, 2016|Categories: IM Channel One, InnoView|Tags: |

The Role of Innovation Professionals in Exponential vs. Incumbent Organizations

More than ever, mature organizations are being disrupted by competitors that seem to appear out of nowhere, and rapidly grab massive amounts of marketshare in a short amount of time. In this clip, Yuri van Geest and Anthony Ferrier talk about the role of innovation professionals in this changing business environment—how the exponential organizations (ExO) engage intrapreneurs to develop disruptive innovations on the edges of the core business, while incumbent organizations employ innovation professionals as ambassadors to implement standards and processes to involve employees in innovative thinking.

2019-10-15T15:23:30-07:00August 31st, 2016|Categories: IM Channel One, InnoView|Tags: |

The Global Innovation Index 2016

Since the release of the Global Innovation Index (GII) last year, the world economy has encountered a number of challenges that have led to further downgrades of global economic growth projections. In the context of such uncertainty, countries will seek ways to move the global economy out of its current holding pattern, thus avoiding a prolonged low-growth scenario. Innovation will be a critical ingredient to achieving this objective.

2019-10-15T15:23:32-07:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog Archive|Tags: , , , , |

Innovation that Matters: Tomorrow’s Winning Cities

Innovation that Matters examines and ranks 25 cities’ readiness to capitalize on the inevitable shift to a digital economy. It carves out critical trends every U.S. city leader can learn from and offers recommendations local leaders can adopt to strengthen their region’s digital competitiveness.

Digital Shoring for Networked Innovation

Companies are under pressure to innovate faster than ever, and collaboration beyond organizational boundaries is central to accelerated innovation. But few companies navigate collaboration well—or even find the right path to get started. To move forward, companies must change their operating models to enable “digital shoring,” the latest evolution of organizational “shoring” approaches.

How to Implement Design Leadership in Your Organization

While discussing the role of a designer in a corporate context, Lee Fain (Design & Innovation at Electrolux) and Anthony Ferrier (CEO, Culturevate) exchange views on a number of questions that are critical to the implementation of design leadership: How can design leaders scale their influence? Does the designer’s representation need to come directly from a designer, or can it come from another leader with an interest in design? Finally, where does design typically sit within an organization? Join us for this latest clip from Innoview - a new interview series with a focus on developing cultures of innovation and intrapreneurs within corporate settings.

2019-10-15T15:22:07-07:00May 5th, 2016|Categories: IM Channel One, InnoView|Tags: |

What’s the Interaction between Design and Design Thinking?

Design Thinking—a powerful methodology principally used in product design—is now influencing corporate culture, allowing everyone to be part of the creative process. Companies today are moving beyond simple brand and product design and are developing a strategic process to work more effectively and improve the customer experience. But how does this democratization of design principals within an organization effect the role and responsibilities of the designer? How does it change the way companies are thinking about design? In this clip from InnoView, Lee Fain (Design & Innovation at Electrolux) and Anthony Ferrier (CEO, Culturevate) discuss how design is changing in a corporate context.

2019-10-15T15:22:10-07:00April 20th, 2016|Categories: IM Channel One, InnoView|Tags: |

How do You Address Impediments to Innovation?

In this clip of InnoView (a new interview series in partnership with FEI and Culturevate), Scott Millward (Chief Learning Officer, Farmers Insurance) and Anthony Ferrier (CEO, Culturevate) talk about impediments to innovation in a corporate environment and what you personally can do to deal with these challenges or perhaps avoid them all together.

2019-10-15T15:22:11-07:00April 11th, 2016|Categories: IM Channel One, InnoView|Tags: |

Developing Cultures of Innovation and Intrapreneurs within Corporate Settings

In our first session of INNOVIEW (our new interview series, in partnership with FEI and Culturevate), Scott Millward (Chief Learning Officer, Farmers Insurance) and Anthony Ferrier (CEO, Culturevate) talk about Innovation Culture and how learning and HR professionals are playing a more active role within the innovation space.

2019-10-15T15:22:12-07:00March 29th, 2016|Categories: IM Channel One, InnoView|Tags: |

Contributors and Detractors: Ranking Countries’ Impact on Global Innovation

If nations increased their supportive policies and reduced their harmful policies, the rate of innovation worldwide would significantly accelerate. This report assesses countries on the extent to which their economic and trade policies either constructively contribute to or negatively detract from the global innovation system.

2019-10-15T15:22:14-07:00March 1st, 2016|Categories: Report|Tags: , , , , , , |