Baxi innovates with sand, pebbles and rocks

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

As part of an initiative to develop and clarify its approach to innovation, and to help engage its whole business in the innovation process, UK-based manufacturing firm Baxi implemented an innovation management platform from HYPE Innovation. Since its launch in mid-2016, Baxi’s “Xchange” platform has hosted 15 challenge-based campaigns, either targeting specific groups or open […]

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Maybe you don’t need an AI strategy

COMMENTARY

Maybe you don’t need an AI strategy. After all, it’s completely overhyped. Alternatively, it’s just a load of repackaged old stuff we’ve been doing for years. Either way. Or maybe you do. Here are three things every senior technology leader or architect needs to know about AI* in business: “AI” is not one identifiable, singular […]

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Salesforce Ignite: innovation to drive digital transformation

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

Over the last few years, Salesforce has been quietly brewing an innovation consulting service called Salesforce Ignite. With more than 250 engagements under its belt to date, the experienced Salesforce team helps customers to understand, prioritise and solve their biggest digital challenges, delivering tangible technical solutions based on the Salesforce platform. Helping clients become “customer […]

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Innovating in search of growth: Imaginatik’s Innovation Central

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Software vendor Imaginatik was first to market with an innovation management solution in 1996, and its product Innovation Central today provides a broad and flexible platform that supports end-to-end innovation management. Though the market opportunity has never been greater, the company faces increasing competition and needs to find new ways to differentiate. The godfather of […]

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On the Radar: InnoCentive

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

InnoCentive provides “Challenge Driven Innovation” services to businesses, government and non-profit organisations, connecting clients with a network of over 380,000 external “solvers” to address a variety of business problems through crowdsourced, open innovation. Who? InnoCentive provides “Challenge Driven Innovation” services to businesses, government and non-profit organisations through a combination of a technology platform, a ready-made […]

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SAP targets digital transformation through innovation

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

SAP’s Innovation Management offering combines a software product with professional services, and is designed to help organisations embrace innovation, particularly in the context of digital transformation initiatives. The product, SAP Innovation Management, focuses on the front-end aspects of innovation: enabling the collection, validation and selection of ideas. It integrates with SAP Project and Portfolio Management […]

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The Shape of Innovation // Ep. 7: Stoking the flames of innovation at Liberty Global

The shape of business innovation has changed radically over the past 30 years. This podcast series explores the changing shape of innovation through conversations with real-world innovation practitioners and leaders. In this 20’52” episode, Angela Ashenden talks to Roel de Vries, Innovation Programme Manager at TV and broadband provider Liberty Global, about the company’s innovation strategy […]

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The new world of innovation: your path to success

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

For decades, most organisations tried to drive innovation in just one way: by building internal R&D teams. This isn’t enough any more. Markets move fast. Barriers to innovation are lower than they’ve ever been. Your competitors are more agile. As Sun Microsystems’ co-founder Bill Joy famously said: Most of the smartest people work for someone else. […]

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The Shape of Innovation // Ep. 6: Structured innovation at the Met Office

The shape of business innovation has changed radically over the past 30 years. This podcast series explores the changing shape of innovation through conversations with real-world innovation practitioners and leaders. In this 30’42“ episode, Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth talks to Charlie Ewen, Director of Technology and CIO at the UK’s national weather and climate change service, […]

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The Shape of Innovation // Ep. 5: Community, creativity and innovation catalysts at Airbus

The shape of business innovation has changed radically over the past 30 years. This podcast series explores the changing shape of innovation through conversations with real-world innovation practitioners and leaders. In this 26’26” episode, Principal Analyst Angela Ashenden talks to Konstantin Gaenge, Corporate Innovation Manager at aircraft manufacturer Airbus, about his experience developing an innovation programme […]

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