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How Dallas is Blossoming Into the Most Innovative City in the South
With almost 1.3 million residents, Dallas is in fact home to more than 40,000 newly started businesses every year, boasting nine accelerator programs and 11 incubators within its municipal limits. However, Dallas is also home to over 20 innovative Fortune 500 companies, including Exon,...
Don’t WannaCry: How to Improve Innovation Management Security to Prevent Cyberattacks
As we saw all over the news, the past weekend, a hacker group released a ransomware virus, which has become known as WannaCry. The attack infected 200,000 victims in over 150 countries. Large organizations which were hit include FedEx, Telefonica, Renault, and the Russian...
How Qmarkets Partnered with NHS to Create the Most Sophisticated Healthcare Innovation Exchange Platform in the UK
Tammy Holmes, Innovation and Adoption Programme Manager for the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), talks about the changes in the healthcare industry in England, the challenges in implementing innovation, and how Qmarkets’ idea management platform has helped the WMAHSN effectively manage and implement evidence-based innovations to improve health and create wealth. The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network is one of fifteen AHSNs in England which lead collaboration between academia, industry and the National Health Service (NHS) – England’s publicly funded health system – across the West Midlands region. The WMAHSN strives to improve the health and...
Streamlining Success – How Continuous and Disruptive Innovation Examples Can Inform Business Transformation
Sometimes it seems like organizations, even large enterprises, live and die by their ability to implement innovations that completely redraw the market landscape, putting them at the forefront. But do these disruptive innovation examples reflect the strategy that all companies should adopt? Uber’s fleet of self-driving cars had barely been on the road a month this March when a vehicle in fully autonomous mode was involved in a collision with a human-operated car in Tempe, Arizona. Despite the company mushrooming from a tiny startup to a global transportation company in under ten years, completely disrupting the urban transport-for-hire model in...
Successfully Merging Innovation Theory and Practice in your Program
Eric Gabas-Varini is the Partner and Co-Founder of Innovation Framework Technologies, a consulting firm which was founded in Paris, but has since established regional offices in the United States, South Korea & Japan, with a network of associate offices in Latin America and the...
How to turn a Multinational Automotive-Finance Company into an Innovation Powerhouse
With over 3,100 employees in 36 subsidiaries, RCI Bank and Services is a multinational finance company which is focused on delivering innovative services to customers of the Renault and Nissan automotive groups. We sat down with Jean-Philippe Mathes, Innovation Lab Director for RCI Bank and...
How RTE, Europe’s Biggest Transmission System Operator Implemented a Collaborative Innovation Lab
RTE is an energy and utility provider, France’s electricity transmission system operator, responsible for the operation, maintenance and development of the French high-voltage transmission system. Approximately 100,000 km long, the system is Europe’s largest. We sat down with Ronan Minvielle, Innovation Manager at RTE, to hear about RTE’s...
Experimenting Your Way to Bolder Innovation
Colin Palombo, Managing Partner at Innovation Framework Technologies, explains how experimentation and innovation should work hand in hand to produce groundbreaking results. Amazon is one of the most innovative companies on the planet – launching successful, bold new products and services on a regular...
The 5 Ideation Archetypes – How You Can Benefit From Strategic Innovation Roles
In a perfect crowdsourcing world, a corporate executive will simply ask employees to suggest their best ideas and wait for the groundbreaking, ROI building, and fully-actionable ideas to roll in from all corners of the company. Every suggestion is easy to understand and build upon, all participate positively, and a new era of ideation descends upon your organization. . The reality, however, is a bit different. When you engage any large group of people in a crowdsourcing initiative, we often say that the “wisdom of this crowd” will deliver results. However it’s easy to overlook the synecdoche that is perpetrated...
Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?
Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition… “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” While not the original intent, many CEOs today would agree that this wisdom could be applied to relationships in the contemporary business world. Truly, the business world is getting smaller every day: drop shipping is giving the little guys an edge on big name brands, e-commerce is allowing local stores to expand their reach across oceans, and disruptive technologies such as 3D printing are making us re-think the boundaries of what we previously thought was possible. Understandably, the increase in...
Make America Innovate Again – Digital Transformation, Citizen Participation, and Government Efficiency
As a general rule, we hold our governments to a higher standard than that which we hold private businesses and corporations to. Private sector businesses are expected to only look out for themselves, but the government is meant to look out for us. Why...
6 Powerful Methods for Creating a Culture of Innovation
Fostering an innovative environment in your organization can be key to growing your business and developing opportunities in ways you have not yet even considered. An Accenture study found that over 90% of executives believe that innovation is central to the long term success...

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