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The Myth of Serendipitous Innovation !

The Myth of Serendipitous Innovation ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
IIn 1891, a physical education teacher named James Naismith invented the game of basketball when he nailed two ordinary peach baskets to the wall of a gymnasium. His students loved the game. But, there was a problem. Every time a player shot the ball into the basket, somebody had to get up on a ladder and take it out. That wasted a lot of time and it ruined the flow of the game.

But then something happened. After many games, the bottoms of the peach baskets became so weak that they eventually broke off, allowing the basketball to fall straight through .... 

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We’ll never know for sure. But, what would you rather rely on? Pure chance? Or would you prefer to have a method that leads you to these same inventions in a systematic way?

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L’informatique cognitive : la rupture technologique de demain

L’informatique cognitive : la rupture technologique de demain | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Une rupture technologique au premier plan

En dehors des objets connectés, des plateformes, des assets, qui prend la décision de faire quelque chose ? Par exemple, dans le cadre de la voiture autonome, l’intelligence artificielle conduit-elle seule ou assiste-t-elle le conducteur ? Cet enjeu majeur ne se pose pas uniquement pour l’univers automobile.

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Des interfaces évoluées au service de l’humain ! 

Ce phénomène est rendu possible grâce à la personnalité de l’humanoïde. Il se montre légèrement taquin et très mignon ;() 

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Quel rôle doit jouer le journaliste à l'ère du numérique?

Quel rôle doit jouer le journaliste à l'ère du numérique? | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

La démocratie possède ses outils et le journaliste reste à la manœuvre. Sans cesse ce secteur s’est employé à répondre à la demande. La France avec ses 37 415 journalistes titulaires de la carte d’identité des Journalistes a perdu 489 professionnels depuis 2009.

Le plus grand nombre de ceux-ci font partie, encore aujourd’hui, de la presse écrite. La présence nationalement mais surtout aussi dans toute les régions d’un ou plusieurs titres offre des réseaux d’information dont la pluralité garantit aux lecteurs une liberté à la française très appréciable. Mais les combats, paradoxalement, perdurent. Si on peut considérer que l’information est due aux citoyens et qu’existe un «service public», tous les organes de presse sont sévèrement soumis au règne de l’argent et de leur nécessaire équilibre financier. Pour cette raison, l’État par ses aides régule les difficultés et desserre les cordons de sa bourse. Mais ces «flotteurs» parfois ne sont pas suffisants. La presse indépendante, baromètre de l’ambiance sociale, se doit de trouver sa place pour permettre la légitime expression des courants de pensée. Rassemblant ce qui est épars, elle seule peut rendre la cohérence indispensable aux opinions critiques qui forment ces courants, les idées qui courent, les modes émergentes, les raisons des expressions. Sur Internet, il suffit de lancer «décodeurs» et on trouve des blogs de journalistes en alerte. 

Le datajournalisme

 

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Quid demain du datajournalisme?

— Peut-on imaginer des espèces d’agences regroupant, triant et réalimentant soit les journalistes qui la valoriseront, soit directement aux lecteurs se contentant de l’info brute?

— C’est une bonne question. 

 

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Innovation is Never a Single Event !

Innovation is Never a Single Event ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

In the early 20th Century, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr engaged in a series of debates that would determine the future of physics.  Yet virtually nobody outside the physics community took much notice.  The true impact of what they were discussing wouldn’t be clear till a half century later. Eventually, engineers began to understand enough of what Einstein and Bohr were talking about to create some basic components, such as the transistor and the microchip; and those innovations led to the information age that unleashed a boom in productivity during the 1990’s.

The story encapsulates just how convoluted the path to productivity often is.  Discoveries of mysterious phenomena must be engineered into innovative solutions, a process that can take decades.  Then those solutions must be adopted by industry, which can take decades more. Clearly, we need to better connect the realms of discovery, innovation and transformation !

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The Discovery of Useless Things

Science is a process of discovery and so is often more romantic than practical.  As Marie Curie put it, “A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.”  Great scientists are essentially great dreamers.

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How to Make Extreme Numbers Resonate

How to Make Extreme Numbers Resonate | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Both colossally large and infinitesimally small numbers can be hard to fathom, because they’re so abstract. Visualization can make data at the extremes easier to grasp. The key to doing it well is finding the right scale and the right approach. Here are three examples of visuals that make huge numbers, tiny numbers, and moving numbers easier to grasp !

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Use space to show transfers. Often you’ll see circular diagrams (called chord diagrams) that show values starting in one place and going to another. But enclosure in a circle can make it hard to read the information. Try using what’s known as an alluvial or a Sankey diagram to show flow in open space. The intermingling of lines enhances the sense of complexity ... 

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A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses !

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential. And then everything changed. Access to a world of infinite information has changed how we communicate, process information, and think. Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones. Innovation, creativity, and independent thinking are increasingly crucial to the global economy. 
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That’s why a new breed of educators, inspired by everything from the Internet to evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, and AI, are inventing radical new ways for children to learn, grow, and thrive !

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One chart that explains Alphabet, Google's parent company !

One chart that explains Alphabet, Google's parent company ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Alphabet gives Page and the senior leadership significantly more freedom to chase exciting projects and acquisition — regardless of how they fit into Google's mission "to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful."

Healthcare research? Sure. Improving cities? Why not. Radical life extension? Sounds like fun!

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Healthcare, urban research, self-driving cars, robots, radical life extension — Alphabet has some lofty ambitions !

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Will LiFi Take Big Data And The Internet Of Things To A New Level?

Will LiFi Take Big Data And The Internet Of Things To A New Level? | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

The enormous demand for WiFi and transmissions of mass quantities of data is putting a strain on the current technologies. With the predicted exponential growth of mobile devices, by 2019 more than ten billion mobile devices will exchange 35 quintillion (1018) bytes of information each month — and that’s just mobile devices. Factor in traditional computers, big data servers, and Internet of Things devices and you start to see the magnitude of the problem. 

LiFi is a category of Visible Light Communication; an LED light flickers at speeds undetectable to the naked eye to transmit data — a bit like high tech morse code. In fact, scientists have demonstrated in a lab that they can transmit information at as much as 224 gigabits per second, the equivalent of 18 movies of 1.5 GB each being downloadedevery single second. In an office setting, they were able to achieve speeds up to 100 times faster than average WiFi speeds !

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2016/01/12/will-lifi-take-big-data-and-the-internet-of-things-to-a-new-level/ ;

 

But scientists have discovered a method of data transmission more than 100 times faster than traditional WiFi, and it only requires that you turn on a light !

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This is the world's first electric drone that you can actually ride in — and it also flies itself

This is the world's first electric drone that you can actually ride in — and it also flies itself | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

The aircraft stands about 5 feet tall, weighs 440 pounds, and has a battery life that lasts long enough for a 23-minute ride at a speed of just over 62 miles per hour. The 184 takes off and lands vertically, similar to a helicopter. Recharging takes two hours for a fast charge and four hours for a trickle charge.

 

EHang says it's conducted 100 manned test flights with its current prototype, and says its current design is closer to a finalized production model than a concept.

The four propeller arms can fold upward for storage, and EHang says the 184 folded up takes up approximately the space of a traditional parking spot.

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Unveiled at CES, the 184 is the world's first autonomous electric aerial vehicle, designed to fly a passenger around short distances at a low altitude. !

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Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation | McKinsey & Company

Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation | McKinsey & Company | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Let’s face it: business models are less durable than they used to be. The basic rules of the game for creating and capturing economic value were once fixed in place for years, even decades, as companies tried to execute the same business models better than their competitors did. But now, business models are subject to rapid displacement, disruption, and, in extreme cases, outright destruction. Consider a few examples:

Bitcoin bypasses traditional banks and clearinghouses with blockchain technology.Coursera and edX, among others, threaten business schools with massive open online courses (MOOCs).1Tencent outcompetes in Internet services through microtransactions.Uber sidesteps the license system that protects taxicab franchises in cities around the world.
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In a disruptive age, established business models are under attack. Here’s how incumbent companies can reframe them !

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A 5 step approach to challenge and rethink existing business models. If you cannot play the game, change the rules !

MUST READ :-)

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Corporate Shamanism for smart Innovation and more Humanity !

Corporate Shamanism for smart Innovation and more Humanity ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Take risks. Leap into unknown and unexplored areas. Express yourself in new ways. Do these things to locate, validate, and capitalize on new areas of growth for your business. There are formal methods and processes for unlocking potential and manifesting new realities. We always tell clients to be true to themselves, their organizations, and to be a positive force on the planet. We embolden and encourage. We connect them to the real lives that use their creations. For these reasons, we would like to state that real innovation work is a form of Corporate Shamanism.

“Shaman” is a word of the Tungis people of Siberia, which means “one who sees in the dark.”

 

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A good shaman sees him or herself as a “hollow bone” through which healing and messages are transmitted to “clients”. Isn’t this the same work as an Innovation Catalyst who strives to connect their clients with their own humanity and the humans who use their products and services? 

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7 Top Tech Trends Impacting Innovators in 2016 !

7 Top Tech Trends Impacting Innovators in 2016 ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

2015 was a transformative year for technological innovation !

2016 continues that technology trend with more disruption in sight. Below is a short list of Chuck Brooks' predicted trends for the coming year ... 

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#IoT & #BigData

#DataScience & #DigitalTransformation 

#AI & #AugmentedReality  

#Quantum and #SuperComputing

#SmartCities

#3dprinting 

#Cybersecurity

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Raising your Digital Quotient | McKinsey & Company

Raising your Digital Quotient | McKinsey & Company | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

With the pace of change in the world accelerating around us, it can be hard to remember that the digital revolution is still in its early days. Massive changes have come about since the packet-switch network and the microprocessor were invented, nearly 50 years ago. A look at the rising rate of discovery in fundamental R&D and in practical engineering leaves little doubt that more upheaval is on the way. To gain a more precise understanding of the digitization challenge facing business today, McKinsey has been conducting an in-depth diagnostic survey of 150 companies around the world. By evaluating 18 practices related to digital strategy, capabilities, and culture, we have developed a single, simple metric for the digital maturity of a company—what might be called its Digital Quotient, or DQ ... 

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Following the leader is a dangerous game. It’s better to focus on building an organization and culture that can realize the strategy that’s right for you !

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The Internet Shouldn’t Run on Dirty Energy

The Internet Shouldn’t Run on Dirty Energy | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

The internet may seem to exist in the ether, but its plumbing includes a vast network of data centers, also known as server farms, which need power to function. In 2010, data centers represented 2% of all electricity use in the United States. Globally, it equates to 2% of all annual emissions linked to climate change. While that amount may not sound like much, it is almost equivalent to the impact of shipping all goods around the world each year. If the world is to become ever more efficient and reach global climate goals, internet power will need to play its part ... 

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Why the time is right to invest in renewables !

An internet powered by 100% renewable energy is within our reach. For business, this means more choices, lower costs, and greater reliability, all while meeting corporate and global climate goals.

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Adopting Holacracy to Fuel Innovation !

Adopting Holacracy to Fuel Innovation ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
We examine and define Holacracy, including the objective of this alternative management structure--a framework that's been popularly in the media, but not always reported on accurately. We then answer: can Holacracy spur innovation? 

Holacracy can be defined as an organizational structure that many call “manager-free,” where roles are defined around the work, and not the people. Implemented through self-organizing teams, Holacratic organizations typically encourage transparency, autonomy, local decision-making and a common set of rules or governance that workers voluntarily buy-into ... 

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Are Holacracy-Powered Organizations Better at Innovating? More engaged workers. A more responsive organization. Happier customers.
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While innovation boosts the growth factor for companies, people agility supports the long-lasting factor.  Holacracy drives people engagement and motivation :-)

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Clever New GitHub Tool Lets Coders Build Software Like Bridges

Clever New GitHub Tool Lets Coders Build Software Like Bridges | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Do No Harm

Scientist uses a clever engineering technique called Branch By Abstraction. Basically, it wraps your old service in an extra layer of software that handles communication with the outside world, juggling all inputs and outputs. GitHub calls this an abstraction layer, or an experiment. You can then can write your new code to fit the abstraction layer, ensuring that it can handle all the same inputs and outputs. Once this is done and properly tested, you can flip a switch so that the abstraction points not to your old code but to the new.

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GitHub's new tool lets coders rebuild old software from scratch without ever turning off the switch !

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The 6 Ways Big Companies are Innovating against Silicon Valley !

The 6 Ways Big Companies are Innovating against Silicon Valley ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Unicorns Vs. Titans of Industry: How Fortune 500 approach technology innovation: An Indicative Research Report by Indicative's Matt Levin.

It’s not just the startup world, that speaks ubiquitously of “unicorns,” used to describe billion-dollar startups, or the public declarations from prominent venture capitalists like Marc Andreesen that “software is eating the world” that foresee the potential digital disruption in every corner of the economy. In fact, with old industry stalwarts like Jeff Immelt, the CEO of GE, declaring that “every company is a software company,” the public perception is often that for many existing titans of industry, their remaining days at the top are numbered. 

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While many disruptions are often unforeseen, and many Silicon Valley startups are targeting weak incumbents on a business model level (e.g. Uber vs the tens of thousands of small cab companies all over the world), many of the largest industry incumbents are not as disadvantaged ! 

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Directions of Mobile App Development Trends in 2016

Directions of Mobile App Development Trends in 2016 | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Challenges for 2016

Previous years reveal the leading role of innovations and the most likely trends for the future of the mobile industry. Profound changes are driven by new gadgets, such as Google Glass, Apple Watch, fitness trackers, Android Wear and other wearables, along with the idea of the Internet of Things and cloud technologies. And, it is already possible to investigate some main challenges for developers in 2016 !

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5 trends ...

- Write the code. Change the world 

- Enterprise apps are more profitable for developers

- Cross-platform tools will take the leading positions

- Internet of Things progresses to a new level

- Security

 

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Michel CEZON's curator insight, January 27, 4:30 AM

Mobile Apps for B2B, a growing trend for 2016 :-)

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Hey Millennials, Your Mom Is About to Follow You on Snapchat

Hey Millennials, Your Mom Is About to Follow You on Snapchat | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Facebook started taking off in 2007, once it reached 15 percent of the adult Internet users in the United States. Its predecessor, MySpace, began hitting the mainstream in 2006 upon reaching just over 20 percent. “This spot between 15 and 20 percent penetration seems to be where these social services just take off,

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The disappearing message service is aging up, and it's about to go mainstream !

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Today Every Company must be a Service Provider and a Software Company

Today Every Company must be a Service Provider and a Software Company | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Companies will need to think innovatively about customer needs. CEOs must ask ‘In the IOT what is our new value proposition?’ Firms will have to hire software engineers to design and deliver service solutions based on usage data. They will need data analysts to review all the data they gather from their devices. In other words every company will have to become a service provider and a software company – or perish.
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‘Once the things in the IoT are connected and given a voice, they become more than just ‘things.’ They become part of a living experience shaped by interactions among people, places, and objects, among product, nature, and life,’ said Olivier Ribet, VP of High Tech for Dassault Systemes. ‘They become contributors to what beckons just beyond the IoT: the Internet of Experiences.’  

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The Hunt for Secret Nuclear Tests Digs Up Scientific Gold

The Hunt for Secret Nuclear Tests Digs Up Scientific Gold | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Today, one of the network’s biggest applications is seismology !

The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization exists to detect and thus deter testing of new nuclear weapons. Absent power to actually do that, the CTBTO has to prove its worth in other ways. So it’s courting scientists.

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After the tsunami caught Indian Ocean countries by surprise, the commission began sharing its seismic data for a tsunami warning system. With the data-sharing infrastructure in place, scientists have since used it to map whale migrations, track nuclear fallout from Fukushima, and detect submarine and plane accidents.

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How can technology help humans and animals communicate? Speech vests for service dogs, of course

How can technology help humans and animals communicate? Speech vests for service dogs, of course | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

IMAGINE YOU’RE A DIABETIC and you use a service dog trained to alert you if it senses your blood sugar is falling. These dogs are incredibly useful, because diabetics can lapse into “hypoglycemia unawareness,” where they don’t notice their own oncoming symptoms. The canines do, and they intervene. But sometimes a diabetic shock can emerge so suddenly the human passes out. Then the dog’s in a quandary: How does it go for help? Because dogs can’t talk.

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The new field of #animal-computer interaction is developing tech to help service dogs and other animals communicate more effectively with #humans !

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Your Key To #Creativity – The Projected #Mind !

Your Key To #Creativity – The Projected #Mind ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
To make new theories, new inventions, and other great creations, we have to do better than adjusting existing theories and designs. We must forcefully move our mind beyond the existing thinking about the subject. We must move out of our conscious world and focus our mind in a new place occupied only by the new creation.
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Abstract Thinking and Refocusing the Mind

“Imagination is more important than knowledge” – Albert Einstein

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Embracing Quick Wins and Quick Losses

Embracing Quick Wins and Quick Losses | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
When moving a new product or service through the development cycle, there are generally four outcomes a New Product Development (NPD) team can expect. Two of these outcomes are especially good – although which ones they are might surprise you. It may seem counterintuitive, but one of the positive outcomes does not result in revenue – or even a product – and organizations must learn to embrace this notion.
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No one likes to fail. The goal of innovation is not to aspire to Quick “Losses”, but to acknowledge them as an acceptable and insightful part of the development process. Expensive and time-consuming projects (Slow “Losses”) drain resources at the expense of those with a higher chance of commercial success ! 

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Go Big or Go Home: A Report from #CINONY2015

Go Big or Go Home: A Report from #CINONY2015 | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

@Sheraton Times Square Hotel for this year’s edition of the Chief Innovation Officer Summit, New York. The agenda showcased a host of diverse and compelling speakers including, among many other notables, GE’s Chief Scientist, NASA’s Chief Knowledge Officer, WalmartLabs Innovation Lead, Gap’s Dean of Innovation, and Samsung’s Chief Innovation Officer. As you’d expect, several powerful threads and themes emerged across the two days: the continued emergence and application of design thinking; corporate CEOs growing desire for adjacent innovation; suggestions on how large companies can engage with entrepreneurial thinking; how to implement best-in-class innovation practices; and even thinking and acting like a start-up within a global multi-national, all while exploiting the inherent benefits of size and scale…

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Clearly Signals is on to something, and something’s definitely going on in the data marketplace, something big. Just consider two of the observations from Kobi’s address:

90% of the world’s data was created in the last two years (Source: Bain), and90% of CEOs say big data analytics is now one of their three top priorities (Source: Accenture)

 

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Every Engineer needs a Businessman?

Every Engineer needs a Businessman? | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
The world as we know may be run by businessmen, but it is definitely shaped by engineers. Every engineer would said that the world will be a better place if tech guys made more decisions. In their microcosms (organizations) they often rule, but how much help do they need from the non-tech side?
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In corporations engineers often become managers – and as an engineer working in software industry where 95% of positions are held by engineers I can say that things can work well in this arrangement !

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