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How the Israel Securities Authority is Engaging Employees to Boost Innovation
Yael Weiss Efron is an Innovation Manager at the Israel Securities Authority (ISA). Earlier in 2017, the ISA approached Qmarkets regarding the implementation of Qmarkets’ platform in order to run an idea and innovation management program. Following the successful launch of the program and its...
The EA Error (How Neglecting Customer-Centric Innovation Can Spell Disaster)
A Problem, there Is… In late 2017, video game company EA was in the final stages of releasing a long-anticipated game, Star Wars Battlefront II. One player was surprised to discover that it would take a total of 40 hours of gameplay to unlock just...
When Disruption Becomes Destructive: How Can Financial Services Companies Close the Innovation Gap?
The financial services ecosystem is going through its most profound transformation since the invention of ATMs some fifty years ago. Small, fast-moving start-ups are revolutionizing the global landscape with creative market-responsive solutions that are becoming increasingly accepted and utilized. Given the highly fluid nature of the digital marketplace, and the accessibility and timeliness of these offerings, pundits predict that this disruption in financial services megatrend will only accelerate. The impacts can trigger permanent effects on consumers, companies and even countries, as the industry accounts for a generous percentage of the total world GDP. Several estimates put its total value...
Disruptive Innovations Highlight a Specific Dilemma for Legacy Financial Institutions
The innovator’s dilemma, across industries, is that in order to become great, a company has to do many things right. It must listen to its customers, direct its investments to the highest-return opportunities, improve the quality of its products, manage its relationships with suppliers, correctly assess and cope with competitive threats, all amongst many other time and resource consuming activities. Sometimes, however, doing everything right and, thus, moving too far up the market chain can lead to failure, especially in the financial services industry. Let’s first take a step back and put financial services companies in context. Like every...
How to Create and Scale an Employee-Centric Company Culture to Increase Profitability
The Pandemic of Engagement Employee engagement is a powerful predictor of business growth, productivity, and efficiency. In a study carried out by Canada’s Queens School of Business, data shows that organizations with the most engaged employees accomplish “65% greater share-price increase, 26% less employee...
Qmarkets’ CEO Noam Danon Interviewed by Leading Tech Writer
Noam Danon, CEO & founder of Qmarkets, was interviewed last week on the latest episode of the “Technology Blog Writer” podcast by host & author Neil C. Hughes. Noam was the latest guest on a long list of illustrious CEOs, experts, academics and celebrities...
Innovation SOP: Does Effective Leadership Lead to Effective Crowd-sourcing?
Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. This week, we take a look at Innovation Leadership – how has the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) evolved into the Chief...
Innovation SOP: How Chief Innovation Officers Can Develop Trust Between Work Teams
Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. This week, we take a look at Trust Development – how to successfully develop trust among your employees, and why this should...
Total’s Open Innovation Journey – How Partnership with Qmarkets Upgraded its Approachability and Accessibility
When Total, a global energy company that serves more than 4 million end-customers per day, was looking for a new Open Innovation (OI) solution in 2015, they turned to Morgan Ohayon, who became instrumental in choosing and implementing the Qmarkets innovation platform at both the company-wide and business-unit levels. Actively operating in more than 130 countries, Total is the world’s 4th largest international oil and gas producer and provider, and the 2nd largest solar energy operator. Founded in 1924 as Compagnie Française des Pétroles, Total experienced continuous expansion over the decades, to a staff of 98,000 today. With the energy...
Innovation SOP: Driving Corporate Innovation by Bettering Employee Engagement
Welcome to Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. This week, we take a look at innovative employee engagement practices – the benefits of harnessing staff expertise for innovation and how to successfully create culture that supports this. An organization’s employees are vital components in a successful corporate innovation delivery plan. Their buy-in is essential to not only ensure the successful execution of the innovation program as a whole but also towards recruiting them as long-term assets that go above and beyond the stated...
Keeping Score: What’s the Right Scorecard for Your Idea Management Campaign?
When running an idea management campaign, one of the most crucial steps is the expert evaluation stage. Without properly scoring the relevant ideas, focus may be put on ideas which are either impractical or which require too many resources to develop, instead of on ideas which...
Qmarkets & Amer Sports – An Innovative Partnership that Created Unprecedented Blue Collar Employee Engagement
From mobile innovation solutions to analog internal marketing, gamification, and employee meeting spaces, read our case study to learn all about Amer Sports’ approach to innovation today. Who Are Amer Sports? Amer Sports is a large, international, Nasdaq-Helsinki-listed sporting goods company with both B2B and...

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