Innovation

2018: The Year to Shift to a New Era of Innovation

The time to prepare is now<p>A century ago, most Americans lived much like people in ancient times. As Robert Gordon explains in <i>The Rise and Fall of American Growth</i>, few had indoor plumbing, electricity or an automobile. Everyday chores, such as cooking a meal or washing yourself could take hours of …

Success

Why the innovation race is getting automated

Today’s business climate is fraught with a justified sense of existential dread. Its source is not new – competition and disruption have existed since the beginning of commerce. But today that anxiety is aggravated by bigger stakes, readily available funding, rapid information flow, and an …

Entrepreneurship

Calestous Juma’s legacy of supporting innovation in Africa is the gift he gave us all

Three years ago, when we started discussing what an Africa edition of Quartz would look like it didn’t take long for us to come to the conclusion that telling the continent’s stories through a lens of innovation would be the most rewarding approach for our readers.<p>The truth is that while we knew …

Africa

The relentless, unstoppable force that spooked Murdoch and Lowy

It is hard to think of a more fitting conclusion to 2017 for corporate Australia than the two seismic deals involving Rupert Murdoch and Frank Lowy …

Rupert Murdoch

Startup Street: British Carmaker Picks Five Indian Startups As Innovation Partners

At MG, we aim to foster a culture of constant innovation and it is heartening to see ground-up hardware and core product innovations from young teams …

Startups

The literary genius of Africa’s leading innovation scholar, Calestous Juma

Calestous Juma, the towering Kenyan scholar of technology and development, died on Friday (Dec. 15) at the age of 64 in Boston, Massachusetts.<p>Juma, who was a faculty professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School, was known for his work on innovation, and how that intersected with sectors including …

Why sustainability is the key driver of innovation

The UN's sustainable development goal is to enhance scientific research, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries by 2030.<p><b>We continue our</b> …

Sustainability

Can Innovative Disruption Be A Tool Of The future? Both In Business And Politics

Harvard Business review two years back, reported the theory of disruptive innovation, as having proved to be a powerful way of thinking about …

Goods and Services Tax

We have to create our own Googles, Facebooks, Ali Babas: Jayant Sinha

Panaji: “For India to achieve leadership in the 21st century, to build a new India of our dreams, we have to build it through innovative, …

India

Digital revolution good for small businesses, not so much for job security - Davies

Johannesburg – The SA economy must brace itself for the radical and disruptive change the digital industrial revolution will bring, according to …

Business (South Africa)

HR platform Bayzat looking to bring order to fragmented industry

The entrepreneur Talal Bayaa found success after his insurance and human resources fintech Bayzat set out to solve one problem and found an even …

United Arab Emirates

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CES

#ANC54: Opportunity for growth with digital revolution, says Davies

Johannesburg - Day two of the ANC 54th national elective conference started off with unfinished business from Saturday night. Delegates remained in …

Cyril Ramaphosa

Why smart contracts and blockchains are coming sooner than you think

For centuries, massive, critical components of our global economy have been organized around legacy infrastructure. Vastly important industries, like government and finance, continue to stagnate behind the capabilities of modern technologies, a demonstration of how complex and regulated systems …

Bitcoin

3 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Understand About Blockchain Technology

No single entity has veto power over the rest of the network in a blockchain, eliminating top-down corruption and manipulation while empowering the community.<p>The rapid evolution of the internet has reinvented what it means to be a business owner. In the same way that the digital economy has …

Bitcoin

How Technology Is Transforming the PR Industry

PR has always been -- and will likely always be -- a people-driven industry. That doesn't mean there's no role for tech to play.<p>While some sectors have welcomed the digital era with open arms, others have been far slower to progress. The PR industry may have grown 7.4 percent in 2016, but the …

Success

Having a Digital Edge Is Not Just About Technology

A survey of global executives revealed five key practices that differentiate the most digitally mature companies from their less advanced counterparts.<p>Are you scrambling to make your company more <i>digital</i>? If so, you're not alone. Yet, many companies make the mistake of equating digital with …

MIT Sloan

#5 Reasons Why Start-ups Should Invest in R&D to Produce Innovative Products and Services

It is a widely accepted misconception that investment in R&D is only for large scale organizations and established brands<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Innovation today has become an over exploited word in the start-up and entrepreneurial world. …

Entrepreneurship

Africa’s leading innovation scholar Calestous Juma has died

Calestous Juma, the luminary Kenyan scholar who championed the cause of innovation and technology in transforming African countries, and whose books and papers about the environment, biotechnology, education, artificial intelligence, and the politics of land in Africa made him a towering figure …

Africa

Accenture aims to take AR and VR commerce into the mainstream

Virtual reality may be stalled with consumers, but it might be catching on with enterprises. That’s one of the messages delivered recently by the “extended reality” team at Accenture, the big tech and business consulting company.<p>Extended reality applies to augmented reality, virtual reality, and …

Business

Why Design Thinking is the Future of Management

Why companies and leaders should reconsider their current philosophy of project management and why they cannot afford to ignore the value of Design …

Design Thinking

Understanding The Real Innovation Behind The iPhone

When the iPhone emerged in 2007, it came with all the promise and pomp of a major Steve Jobs announcement, highlighting its user interface and slick …

Mobile

How CA Technologies is brewing startups within a big enterprise

I first met Otto Berkes when he was one of the founders of Microsoft’s Xbox team, alongside three other crazy Microsoft colleagues. They hatched a crazy scheme to get Microsoft in the console business, and now it’s a multibillion-dollar enterprise. I wrote a book about them and the work they did as …

Business

IBM and team is working on Blockchain Technology in Food Sector

Walmart, JD.com, IBM and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies announced a collaboration for blockchain …

Agriculture

Continuous Innovation – Love the Problem

In 2009, entrepreneurs from all over the world joined in on a grassroots movement taking place that led to the Lean Startup. The reason the Lean …

Lean Startups

Why Cutting Taxes Won’t Make America More Innovative

As the U.S. Congress considers the tax proposal put forward by Republicans, there has been plenty of debate over how it would affect innovation. Proponents argue that lower taxes would increase corporate investment; critics contend that the bill would hurt research universities and that the bills …

Equality

Why We’re Still Just Getting Started on the IoT Journey

I’ve been working on IoT projects since before the Internet of Things became a buzzword. From the beginning, as we were connecting equipment and processes for the first time, we knew we were onto something big.<p>And big it is. Billions of devices are already connected to networks, and every day …

Cisco Systems

A Successful Model for Accelerating Medical Innovation

The Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California was established in 1998 as a non-profit organization to bridge the gap between biomedical invention and the creation of commercially successful medical devices that save and improve people’s lives. It …

Medicine

Smart Cities Jury Meet- Convention to pick India’s best ideas and innovations

<p>We will neglect our cities to our peril, for in neglecting them we neglect the nation. This quote from John F Kennedy acquires a completely new …

Cities

Slush 2017: Car brands like Tesla and Porsche are entering the tech scene

Juuso Hämäläinen / Kai Kuusisto / Slush / Flickr<p><b>With 20,000 attendees and speakers like Al Gore, Sally Krawcheck and the Finnish President, Helsinki tech conference Slush came back bigger than ever this year.</b><p><b>2017 was also when major car brands entered the startup fray, with many new digital</b> …

Electric Vehicles