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The Next Great Digital Transformation Is Almost Upon Us and It Will Be Truly Different | Inc.com

When engineers from Xerox PARC showed off their revolutionary new personal computer, the Alto, at the company's global conference in 1977, senior executives weren't particularly impressed. It just didn't seem to be relevant to their jobs or their business. Their wives, however, were transfixed.<p>The …

Innovation

Big Ideas Are Getting Harder to Find

Stanford economists show productivity has not matched increases in research and development.<p>Modern-day inventors – even those in the league of Steve …

In a world where criminals keep getting smarter, how should we fight cybercrime?

Week after week, headlines about the latest cybersecurity attack dominate the news agenda. Criminals continue to target high-profile organizations …

Artificial Intelligence

Chocolate innovation: Sweet tooth hackers solve cocoa farmers’ challenges

While chocolate is a sweet treat for consumers around the world, its producers face many challenges. Every year, more than five million family …

Innovation

It’s Not A Coincidence That Innovative Cities Become Very Unequal

A new study finds that as people in cities file more patents, the gap between rich and poor in those cities starts to increase.<p>Three decades ago, San Francisco was a mostly middle-class city. On a map of inequality at the time, most neighborhoods show up as either middle-income or low-income. By …

Why Urgency is the Most Important--and Overlooked--Element of Innovation | Inc.com

I'm a big fan of Stephen Covey's thinking, especially the "urgent vs important" dilemma. If you are familiar with this you know his thinking is that we spend far too much time on urgent issues, and not nearly enough time on important matters. Innovation faces this dilemma in spades.<p>If you can find …

Innovation

The Future Of Work: 3 Jobs That Will Still Exist in 2030 | Inc.com

The American workplace has been undergoing a revolution over the past two decades. Between 1996 and 2016, U.S. jobs that were production-, transportation-, or office-based fell 11 percent; their managerial counterparts saw a 41 percent increase in jobs added during that same period. That meant the …

Freelancing

How a new breed of techno symbiosis could shape the future of the cloud

The recently announced strategic partnership between Microsoft Corporation and Chinese tech giant Huawei is set to bring more of Microsoft's …

Microsoft Corporation

Huawei takes on Industry 4.0 and the Mittelstand

Industry 4.0 offers new opportunities for Chinese provider Huawei to expand its Western footprint.The post Huawei takes on Industry 4.0 and the …

Smart Cities

The Essential Role Of Data And Analytics In Innovation And Start-Up Success

For innovative businesses, one of the crucial roles that data plays is proving to a sometimes sceptical audience that your product provides a new solution to a recurrent problem.<p>You know that your idea will change the world – but gathering facts and figures to convince other people is much simpler …

Advancing Ideas in the Corporate World | Inc.com

The other day I was watching my daughter play bubble soccer - a whimsical version of traditional soccer with a twist - each player is wearing a giant, plastic, air-filled bubble that leads to lots of bumping, bouncing and rolling.<p>It made me think about how surviving bubble soccer is a lot like …

Innovation

Techstars Launches New Accelerator Dedicated to Social Good

There are founders who start their day with a mission to do good and solve the most pressing social and environmental issues facing the world …

Meet Eric Ries — reluctant start-up guru who sparked a movement

Eric Ries’s first book is often nicknamed the Silicon Valley bible. But the zeal with which enthusiasts promote The Lean Startup and its principles …

Top tips for successful business innovation

In our recent web chat on what it takes to be an innovative business, experts discussed approaches, challenges and pitfalls.<p>How do you define innovation?<p><i>Bianca Miller-Cole, founder, Bianca Miller London and <br>The Be Group</i><p>Innovation is about creating a new solution to an existing problem,<br>or taking an …

Innovation

How to Launch a Product Without Starting a Business | Inc.com

There has never been a better time to pursue a product idea.<p>I really believe that.<p>You don't have to drain your savings account or quit your day job to get a concept off the ground. You don't need co-founders, investors, or even to write a business plan.<p>From the advent of rapid prototyping and …

Innovation

The future of blockchain in organizations and business ecosystems

<b>The problem with most coverage on the future of blockchain, a.k.a. the technology of trust in a digital economy and decentralized hyper-connected</b> …

Blockchain

5 Reasons to Attend a Hackathon

Many people find that working together creates better results than working solo, especially when innovating new ways to use technology and protect it …

Scaling Civic tech

How can we harness technology to promote civic engagement and more responsive government?<p>Though technology has transformed our lives as consumers, …

Innovation

The future is interdisciplinary

The Liberal government's effort to align the budget with the main estimates has weakened an already broken system by creating a "massive central …

Canada

The Risk To R&D From Rising Economic Nationalism

by Barry Jaruzelski<p>In the <i>2017 Global Innovation 1000 study</i> titled <i>Will Stronger Borders Weaken Innovation?</i>, Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting group, examines the impact that the rise of economic nationalism and protectionism could have on the global innovation model that most companies have …

Innovation

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Bet Your Business On A Platform | Inc.com

Hertz is a nearly 100 year-old business valued at about $2 billion. Uber is an 8 year-old business valued at $50 billion. Marriott is a 90 year-old business, with hotels all over the world, and is valued at $39 billion, while AirBnB achieved a similar value in just 11 years and doesn't own any …

Innovation

A glimpse of the future? South Korea to pilot next-gen ICT technology at 2018 Winter Olympics

SEOUL: Picture being able to experience first-person 360-degree views from athletes at the Winter Olympics via virtual reality. Imagine as well the …

Ideawake helps established corporations tap their employees' innovative, creative thinking

Buy Photo<p>In Coby Skonord's world, a startup company is like a speedboat. A Fortune 500 company is a cruise ship.<p>Each has its advantages: Speedboats …

Who will save the world from digital colonialism?

Henna Zamurd-Butt speaks to the women who are working to create an open, inclusive internet<p>Closing the digital divide.<p>The next billion online.<p>UN …

Human Rights

Why the ‘end of the startup era’ could be great for entrepreneurs

Three prominent tech thinkers recently declared the end of the startup era, questioned the future of tech innovation generally and heralded the rise of the “Frightful Five” — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft — who will dominate the future of tech. All of the posts make credible …

How Estonia can solve Britain’s biggest socio-economic problem

A few years ago, a UK government minister asked me what I thought was the biggest socio-economic problem facing Britain.<p>I ran through a predictable …

It’s high time our manufacturing firms got smarter

From robotics to artificial intelligence (AI), advances in technology have been gathering pace over recent years.<p>Built on the digital advances of the …

6 Reasons Why China Will Lead In AI

Kai-Fu Lee is very bullish about the future of AI in China. He started his lunch keynote at MIT’s AI and the Future of Work event by predicting that self-driving cars will become a mass phenomenon in the U.S. in 15 to 20 years. But in China it will be “more like 10 years.”<p>That may come as a …

Artificial Intelligence

Ten important shifts impacting IT organizations over the next 36 months

As digitally-fueled disruptors continue to roil and reshape businesses and industries, the clear mandate for every enterprise is to reimagine and …

Innovation