The Q-Review

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.

Digital Disruption and Your Workforce

Research by Accenture shows that 82% of business leaders anticipate their organizations will be digital within three years. Moreover, being digital is not just something that is a CEO’s fancy, a new buzzword to play around with. Employees also want your business to become digital. Read this article to learn six reasons why your employees want you to be digital.

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Innovation Timing

Almost as important as your innovation itself is your innovation timing. When time to market takes priority over innovation quality, or when you ignore milestones in early stages of...

Almost as important as your innovation itself is your innovation timing. When time to market takes priority over innovation quality, or when you ignore milestones in early stages of your innovation process, your innovation will suffer. Apple is a company that does innovation timing right. Tesla didn't, and is now paying the price. 

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Productivity Limits and the Impact of Innovation – How to Beat Amazon

Gartner’s Information (or productivity) Yield Curve describes the relationship between investment and the efficiency with which a given output or performance is achieved. Amazon is not only on that...

Gartner’s Information (or productivity) Yield Curve describes the relationship between investment and the efficiency with which a given output or performance is achieved. Amazon is not only on that curve, but in all likelihood, determines where that curve is for everyone else. 

Now, Gartner writer Andrew White has come up with a way in which companies can beat Amazon at their own game. Read more to learn how.

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Innovation Sighting: Task Unification in Samsung’s New Smart TV

There is a term in innovation called Task Unification, which works by assigning an additional task to an existing resource. In essence, you are taking something around you and...

There is a term in innovation called Task Unification, which works by assigning an additional task to an existing resource. In essence, you are taking something around you and giving it an additional job. One example of this is Samsung's new QLED TV, which is now able to smoothly blend itself into the surrounding decor when the TV is off, or display a preset image. Read this article for steps on how you can utilize the Task Unification technique to innovate newer, more helpful products.

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The Bigger the Back End, the More the Pushback.

Creating a culture of innovation in your company is a necessity, as without innovation, your company will be left in the competition's dust. But like every new step your...

Creating a culture of innovation in your company is a necessity, as without innovation, your company will be left in the competition's dust. But like every new step your company will take, this too will be met with resistance from those who have a stake in the game. This article provides you with some helpful advice on how to manage this resistance and keep it from throwing you off your game. 

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How to Rekindle your Innovation Culture

If you don't innovate, your company will die. If you don't innovate efficiently, your company will die. So what's left? Building an innovation process and culture is not something...

If you don't innovate, your company will die. If you don't innovate efficiently, your company will die. So what's left? Building an innovation process and culture is not something that comes naturally, but the alternatives are good motivation for why you should do so. This article shows several ways you can foster innovation in your company, both internally as well as externally. 

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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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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...

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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From Our Blog

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...
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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...
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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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