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Innovation Insights from across the Net

Welcome to The Q-Review – Qmarkets’ recap of some of the best innovation insights on the web! In this space we plan to bring you the most interesting powerful and helpful ideas from the world of innovation, searching the net to bring you the latest and greatest stories in innovation as well as our recent blog posts, highlighting innovation uses in the real world.

How Israel’s Oldest Bank Is Engaging Employees to Become a Leader in Banking Innovation

In 2013, Bank Leumi embarked on a journey to make innovation one of its prime strategic goals. In order to achieve this goal, the Bank undertook an initiative to change their corporate culture, so every employee would see innovation as part of their daily work; an aim they should constantly aspire to. As part of the new corporate strategy, Leumi realized that it would need an innovation management software engine to support the initiative.

We sat down with Bank Leumi’s Head of Internal Innovation, Ran Gavriel Zivan, to hear what led up to this process and what it entails for the Bank and the financial sector as a whole.

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A discussion on Corporate and Startup Collaboration with the Global Innovation Director at Nestlé.

Gerardo Mazzeo is the Global Innovation Director at Nestlé, a company, with 335,000 employees and over 2,000 brands in almost 190 countries. In this article, hear him talk about...

Gerardo Mazzeo is the Global Innovation Director at Nestlé, a company, with 335,000 employees and over 2,000 brands in almost 190 countries. In this article, hear him talk about their open innovation platform, HENRi@Nestlé, run on the Qmarkets Q-max platform, and how engaging startups on innovation projects has borne fruit for Nestle's innovation processes.

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The two major factors driving digital transformation

There are numerous reasons why businesses choose to embark on a path of digital transformation, the simplest being because everyone else is doing it and they also should in...

There are numerous reasons why businesses choose to embark on a path of digital transformation, the simplest being because everyone else is doing it and they also should in order to remain competitive. The two main causes for digital transformation, according to this article, are increasing customer expectations, and the benefits digital transformation can afford large organizations. Do you agree?

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The U.S. Drops Out of the Top 10 in Innovation Ranking

For the first time since Bloomberg's Innovation Index came out, the US has fallen out of the top 10, while South Korea and European countries are taking control of...

For the first time since Bloomberg's Innovation Index came out, the US has fallen out of the top 10, while South Korea and European countries are taking control of the list. Why is this, and what is propelling the innovation drive in these countries?

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Leadership Lesson: 5 ways to puncture stagnation and innovate innovation

Without innovation, business stagnate. But what happens when innovation stagnates? This article provides a set of steps you can use to reignite innovation in your organization. One example presented...

Without innovation, business stagnate. But what happens when innovation stagnates? This article provides a set of steps you can use to reignite innovation in your organization. One example presented is Ford, which launched a company-wide innovation initiative in 2006, and as a result, was the only automotive producer who did not need a bailout during the 2008 financial crisis.

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6 reasons to host a design thinking or innovation event within your organization

There are many benefits to holding an innovation event in your organization, far beyond just the innovation output that is created at these form of events. When done right,...

There are many benefits to holding an innovation event in your organization, far beyond just the innovation output that is created at these form of events. When done right, an innovation event can have a uniquely positive impact on the culture of innovation at the organization, as well as on the employees. This article provides six benefits to going beyond “innovation theater” and holding a proper innovation event. 

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Finding Your Company’s Second Act

In July 2016, Pokemon Go became the latest hit to take the world by storm. At the height if its popularity, nearly 30 million people were spending at least...

In July 2016, Pokemon Go became the latest hit to take the world by storm. At the height if its popularity, nearly 30 million people were spending at least an hour a day playing Pokemon Go. Three months later, the game virtually disappeared. FitBit, GoPro and TiVo all followed the same path, ballooning rapidly and then fading just as quickly. This is called the Second-Act Crisis, and is what happens to all companies that disrupt but don't follow up. This interesting article from the Harvard Business Review explains why this happens and how to prevent it.

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Talent And Diversity Drive Barclays Digital Innovation

Barclays has been a bank for 300 years, and is one of the world's leading innovative players in the FinTech industry. Read this interesting article which explores the culture...

Barclays has been a bank for 300 years, and is one of the world's leading innovative players in the FinTech industry. Read this interesting article which explores the culture of innovation at Barclays, Barclays Accelerator - the first FinTech accelerator to be run by a financial organization, and the steps Barclays are taking to remain an innovation powerhouse in the competitive British banking industry.

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When it comes to creativity, are you a sculptor or a painter?

There are many different types of creators and innovators. Some, the painters, look at something and realize what is missing. They then set off to innovate, creating something from...

There are many different types of creators and innovators. Some, the painters, look at something and realize what is missing. They then set off to innovate, creating something from scratch. Others, the sculptors, look and see what the problem is, and what shouldn't be there. They then set out to remove the things holding the innovation back from being a success. Which one are you?

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Why your innovation lab is failing

Innovation labs are a very popular way for companies to focus their innovation efforts and channel them into ways to move forward in an ever-changing and ever-disrupting digital climate....

Innovation labs are a very popular way for companies to focus their innovation efforts and channel them into ways to move forward in an ever-changing and ever-disrupting digital climate. Some companies, like Google with their innovation lab, X, have done this quite successfully, but others see their labs flounder and fail. This article presents several reasons why these labs aren't succeeding. 

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Mismatch between CEOs and investors could hold back transformation efforts

In the age of digital disruption, the classic market players keep looking over their shoulder as newcomers leverage new innovative technologies to cut into their market share. Traditional businesses...

In the age of digital disruption, the classic market players keep looking over their shoulder as newcomers leverage new innovative technologies to cut into their market share. Traditional businesses know that transforming operations to meet these disruptors head on is the key to staving off the new competition. CEOs, however, are torn between staying the course or completely rethinking their practices, many because they believe that their investors are both wary and weary of change. This could have disastrous effects on future digital transformation efforts. What should CEOs do?

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From Our Blog

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...
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Generating Value: A Talk with Qmarkets’ New VP Product

Sivan Leshem joined Qmarkets in 2011 as a project manager, before going on to manage the product delivery department during a period which would see Qmarkets grow into a...
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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...
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Discover the Next Generation of Idea and Innovation Management…

Learning from the Best… From multinational automotive manufacturers to high-tech medical organizations, at Qmarkets we’ve now helped hundreds of leading companies across the globe to achieve astounding and innovative...
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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...
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