Innovation

If Your Employees Can't -- or Won't -- Innovate, It's Time to Let Them Go

These are the eight steps to unleashing your company's innovational potential.<p>Every organization has what I call innovational potential. They have the capability to innovate, but they don't realize it. They have the capacity for innovation but don't know how to unlock it. They think innovation is …

Employment

Smart toilets? As populations age, some countries find innovative solutions to a caregiving crisis

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>The world is getting older.<p>As boomers in the U.S. start hitting age 70 and beyond, they can take comfort in knowing they are not alone. Populations across the globe are aging right along with them.<p>At the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture …

Business

3 Innovative Companies With Agile Leadership

We don’t have to look far to find examples of innovation, whether it’s in the technology sector, consumer goods or manufacturing.<p>Apple, Amazon, …

Leadership

Happy 20th, “South Park”! Here Are Our Favorite Tech/Innovation Jokes From The Show

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of <i>South Park</i> this month, a look back at Cartman and Co.’s funniest brushes with tech culture and innovation.FS

South Park

The Great It Leap Forward

What will the information technology (IT) industry in India look like 30 years from now, when the country completes 100 years of independence? In the …

Technology is not enough to create connected cities – here's why

The United Nations (UN) estimates that by 2050, 66% of the world’s population will live in cities. This creates an unprecedented pressure on cities …

Problem-solving

1,000 Universities: IBM's Ambitious Plan to Fill Vacant Blockchain Jobs

There's a staffing problem in the blockchain industry: simply, there are too many open positions and too few blockchain specialists.<p>Now, to help meet …

Blockchain

NITI Aayog Invites Applications for Atal Innovation Mission's 'Mentor India'

Mentor India has already received strong support from Corporate India. More than 30 of India’s top thought leaders have signed up as Brand …

India

Throwback to the time Nandan Nilekani quit Infosys to launch Aadhar

Raghu Rai<p><i>In July 2009, Nandan Nilekani quit his job in Infosys and accepted the invitation of then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to serve as the</i> …

India

‘Innovation is like a Ferrari – cool and fast, but it can write you off’

Three brand experts explain their approaches to the innovation process.<p>Rebecca Haigh, head of innovation, Heineken<p>“We often hear that no idea is a bad idea – that we should generate as many ideas as possible, enter them into the pipeline and see what works. This is particularly pertinent in …

Urban

A Call For Tech-know Power

The 70th anniversary of freedom is a good time for an assessment. On one hand, we should celebrate our robust democracy and — despite some times …

Education Policy

These Young Entrepreneurs Are Focusing Their Efforts On The Sustainable Development Goals

At the second annual Young Sustainable Impact conference in Oslo, Norway, 25 innovators–all under 25, from all around the world–are coming together to develop solutions for global issues.<p>As a four-time entrepreneur, 25-year-old Virginia resident John McAuliff is no stranger to startup pitch …

Sustainable Development Goals

Uber In The Sky: Airbus's Transport Disruption Made In China

Airbus is starting a new innovation center in China for their new Urban Air Mobility concept.<p>An Uber-like service for air travel and “last-mile” …

Business

4 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Distribution and the Accompanying Channel Shock

The same major players have dominated travel distribution for a very long time. Could that change sometime soon?<p>In Channel Shock: The Future of …

Airlines

Reinvent, Stay Relevant

India’s IT industry has played a seminal role in shaping modern industrial India. It has placed India on the world’s centre stage. In 2017, the …

India

Silicon Blockchain: Intel's Distributed Ledger Strategy Is All About Hardware

In the age of advanced blockchain software, some companies still see potential in older technology in their search for security and scalability – …

Bitcoin

Construction sector hopes to build capabilities, attract more young Singaporeans with signing of MOU

SINGAPORE: The construction industry hopes that more young Singaporeans will join its ranks as training and prospects improve.<p>On Thursday (Aug 24), …

Singapore

A $2 Million Contest Seeks Solutions to Big Internet Challenges

In the season finale of HBO’s television series “Silicon Valley,” fictional startup company Pied Piper’s attempt to create a decentralized Internet …

United States

UPS’ Innovation Culture Is A Model For Industry And Defense

There is a myth that has captivated many senior business leaders, veteran investment analysts and even leadership in the Department of Defense. The …

U.S. Postal Service

Meet Fatima Hassim – the woman helping to drive growth within Vodacom Business

Fatima Hassim, Managing Executive: SME and Indirect Channel Vodacom South Africa, brings a wealth of experience in strategic management positions …

JMI Equity invests in Arena Solutions

Foster City, California-based <b>Arena Solutions</b>, a product development platform provider, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding. The investor was<b></b> …

Investing

This Program Is Aiming To Improve The Lives Of Girls Through Business And Innovation

Spring Accelerator helps businesses in Africa and South Asia create life-enhancing products and services for adolescent girls ages 10-19. Their goal is to reach over 200,000 girls by 2019.FS

South Asia

The Internet of Things is set to take off in the utilities sector as Lyceum Capital invests £20m in Wireless Innovation

Household items such as Amazon's Alexa and wirelessly connected boilers may be raising the profile of the Internet of Things (IoT), but private …

Internet of Things

TRAI Should Reduce India’s Interconnect Charges to Zero

The regulator should encourage IP while 2G should be phased out. Consequently, IUC should be brought down to zero at the earliest even as a …

Internet

This Technology & Innovation Convention Will Make You Rethink the Future, Here’s Why You Should Go

Happiness lives in the realm of novelty. As a species, we’re addicted to discovering, exploring and creating the new. It’s what’s taken us from …

Lifestyle

events and opportunities

for early stage innovators<p>E-Team Grant Program<p>Applications due October 4<br>Receive an E-Team grant and get training through our early-stage innovator …

Education

‘India, A Developed Nation By 2047’

Cisco executive chairman John Chambers, in an exclusive interaction with Suman K. Jha, says he sees immense potential in India’s future. He believes …

India

Artificial intelligence eclipses cloud and mobile projects to win the day at Microsoft 2017 Hackathon - News Center

What started in 2014 as an experiment to engage employees has turned into a strategic tradition to help Microsoft establish itself at the leading …

Artificial Intelligence

Apax to buy ThoughtWorks

<b>Apax Partners</b> has agreed to acquire Chicago-based <b>ThoughtWorks Inc</b>, a software development and digital transformation consulting company. No financial …

Investing

3 Ways to Create a Strategic Framework for AI Adoption

CIOs need to help leaders understand how AI will really impact their spaces and take steps to using AI to help achieve long-term business …

Business Technology