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    Using Global Insights to Drive Local Innovation

    October 28, 2014 | By: | In: Strategies

    “Innovation” has become yet another buzz-word, used overwhelmingly by organizations to distinguish themselves from competitors. This article explores one strategy that local champions can use to be more innovative in their local markets: scan the globe for trends and insights and generate insights and ideas that can be adapted to drive innovation at the local market level.

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    Live Web Event: How Your Organization Can Cash-In on the Latest Trends in Innovation

    October 15, 2014 | By: | In: Channel One Invitations

    Innovation is such a hot topic of discussion that it can be difficult to determine the next initiatives to undertake to grow the maturity of your innovation program. Join us on November 12th for an enlightening webcast, where we will highlight several innovation trends to consider implementing today for measurable results tomorrow.

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    Taxis vs. Uber: A Perfect Example of Resistance to Change

    October 14, 2014 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    In cities all over the world an ugly war is being fought by “traditional” taxi companies against a new form of competition from Uber and other ride-sharing services. This article points out three things traditional taxi companies have in common with businesses of the past.

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    What Happens When Leadership Focus Shifts Away From Innovation?

    October 2, 2014 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology, Organization & Culture

    Corporations tend to focus on fads, often packaged into corporate initiatives or programs, that roll in and out of favor over time. Attention from leadership around any single initiative doesn’t last forever, and it will shift to the next bright and shiny object at some point. How do you prepare for when this happens?

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    18 Top International Trend Sites

    August 7, 2013 | By: | In: Front End of Innovation, Life Cycle Processes

    As innovator you need to look ahead and prepare your organization for the future. Not an easy job, knowing the world is changing at an increasing pace. What’s going to happen? How will my market change? What new technology is out there? How are target groups changing? And what impact will it have on us?

  • Asian Aviation Takes Off

    Asian Aviation Takes Off

    May 10, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies, Trend Alert

    While most of the world’s airlines and markets suffer low growth rates, Asia stands out with growth rates of 9% in 2012. Asia is one of the most competitive aviation markets with 75% of routes serviced by 3 or more carriers. Seven of the ten busiest global air routes are in Asia.

  • Ocean Mining – a race to the bottom

    Ocean Mining – a race to the bottom

    April 17, 2013 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    The blue economy, the term ascribed to a wide range of activities such as fishing, shipping, coastal tourism, energy, cable laying and mining, presents huge opportunities. Estimates of the current value vary from $6-$21trillion; a recent study put the value added arising from the EU opportunity alone at €500 billion, rising to €600 billion by 2020. Investment is growing, but also environmental concern. Deep sea mining is at present a small but increasingly significant element of that economy.

  • Parking: the Future has Arrived

    Parking: the Future has Arrived

    April 3, 2013 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    Parking can be one of life’s frustrating experiences- trying to find a spot, hunting for change or an attendant to pay, or the ever infuriating experience of receiving a ticket. The “internet of things” (IoT), a combination of sensors, analytics, and communications infrastructure is transforming parking and many other everyday tasks.

  • SoLoMo – Capturing Hyper-connected Consumers

    SoLoMo – Capturing Hyper-connected Consumers

    March 27, 2013 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    2013 has been heralded as the year of SoLoMo – Social, Local, Mobile – really takes off. SoLoMo could bring a revolution in retailing, marketing, consumer research, public relations – to name a few, as it becomes the ultimate loyalty card, direct mailshot, secret shopper, and feedback loop. Companies will need to be more agile, able to provide real-time relevance to hyper-connected consumers.

  • Innovation in Higher Education

    Redefining Accreditation: From Courses to Competencies

    March 6, 2013 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    As demand grows for alternatives to the traditional model of earning a university degree based on coursework, a new model where universities grant degrees based on skills competencies is gaining momentum and credibility.

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    Wearable Technology – From Geek to Chic?

    February 20, 2013 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    Wearable technology – smart watches and smart glasses especially, but others too – are being touted as the next big thing. And the race is well and truly on with giants such as Apple and Google entering the field but also smaller companies such as Pebble and mc10. The challenge will be to overcome the geek image much wearable technology has had until now and make us ‘want’ another device. Specialist applications may indicate the way forward at first, especially in sport and health.

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    Big Data- About You

    February 13, 2013 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    Normal, routine activities from daily life generate large amounts of data. Who owns this data, has access to it, and what they can do with it is largely unregulated and undisclosed. Little-by-little more and more aspects of daily life are recorded and stored meaning very little of what you do, where you go, and who you see is not being watched and recorded.

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    Who Needs Paper?

    February 6, 2013 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    The paperless society has been touted for decades, but paper’s use has been growing for millennia. With the growing capabilities, convenience and mobility, of new technologies reaching maturity, are we finally seeing a tipping point toward a society of less paper?

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    Pet Power

    January 30, 2013 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    Growing numbers of pets world-wide, and an increasing willingness among their owners to spend large sums of money on them, present significant opportunities. However, there are also growing concerns about health risks to humans and the need to monitor pets more effectively. Pet owners may be willing to help.

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    Arctic Opportunities

    January 23, 2013 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    The Arctic has been warming twice as fast as the global average, and a new low was set for Arctic sea ice last year. Although the environmental concerns in the region are mounting, economic opportunities have also ramped up.

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