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Clutter can kill creativity and innovation

Clutter can kill creativity and innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Career expert and author Jonathan Fields shares his insights in a guest post on the connection between order and workplace productivity, creativity, and innovation.
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Are You Ready To Have Your Brain Connected To The Internet?

Are You Ready To Have Your Brain Connected To The Internet? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
By now we’re all familiar with the “Internet of Things” and have accepted that anything that can be digitally linked through the endless expanse of the internet no doubt will be. But what happens when one of those things is your brain? In another example of “this used to be science fiction,” that’s where we’re going next: neural digitization, our brains becoming nodes on the net.

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Is Uber’s London Ban Really Shunning Innovation?

Is Uber’s London Ban Really Shunning Innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
On Friday September 22nd TFL (Transport For London) ruled to remove Uber’s operating license for London, throwing 40,000 drivers and millions of users in the UK capital into a tailspin. In the 5 years since it began operating in the city, Uber has become ubiquitous with quick journeys around the city, even becoming a verb for travel amongst many of its users.
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The 7 Habits of Successful Academic-Innovation Leaders

Given the pace of change in higher education today, it should come as no surprise that colleges and universities are investing in research and development labs dedicated to academic and business-model innovation. Done right, these labs have the potential to transform institutional cultures. But investing in innovation as an organizational function won’t amount to much unless the leaders charged with driving innovation are able to thrive.

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3 Trends Driving Modern Manufacturing Innovation

3 Trends Driving Modern Manufacturing Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Imagine being able to make critical product decisions about material selection, scheduling and pricing, all in one place. That's what a "smart factory" can do for you.
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Why companies must focus on creating a culture of innovation through design thinking

Why companies must focus on creating a culture of innovation through design thinking | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In a fast-paced world where market incumbents can get toppled by start-ups, creating a corporate culture of innovation has never before been more important. A culture that is obsessed with improving customer experiences and encouraging a more open, collaborative approach to innovation. Putting customers at the center of the innovation process, can spark a cultural change.

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To Innovate or Not to Innovate

To Innovate or Not to Innovate | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation has been a hot topic of discussion for the past couple of years even though it is not a new or novel concept.  New ideas leading to improvements have been occurring since the beginning of time.  All one has to do is take a look at the evolution of the human species to see how important innovation has been leading to society as we now know it.   Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo Galilei could be considered the forefathers of modern innovators.  Their ideas and inventions paved the way for all who followed. The industrial revolution brought the topic to the forefront. Shortly after the likes of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Alexander Graham Bell blazed a trail with some pretty amazing inventions that improved the lives of many.  
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Smaller cities can build a robust startup ecosystem if they work together

Smaller cities can build a robust startup ecosystem if they work together | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska, sits on the state’s eastern border. Head west on I-80 for 45 minutes and you’ll hit Lincoln, Nebraska’s second largest city. Both cities have burgeoning tech-startup scenes, are raising capital and funding, and are making impressive contributions to the Silicon Prairie as a whole.
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Emerging Markets In The Digital Age

Emerging Markets In The Digital Age | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
My colleagues and I have been actively speaking about the evolution taking place in many emerging markets over the past few decades. We've seen dramatic shifts occurring, with the often one-dimensional economic models of the past giving way to new and diverse growth drivers. This evolution includes the rapid embrace of new technologies and the rapid digitalization of economies. Here, Carlos Hardenberg, senior vice president and managing director at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, further addresses the topic.
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What blockchain technology means for venture capital

What blockchain technology means for venture capital | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A look at how blockchain technology is disrupting the VC space.
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Here's 49 small communities innovating as well as the big cities

Innovation is the highest in regional centres that have research and development institutions and there are only 26 of these in regional Australia. But more than 150 regional areas have potential to match this innovation, a new index finds.
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CIOs must build adaptive IT workforces

CIOs must build adaptive IT workforces | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Today’s IT workforce must be agile and able to adapt to the business’s evolving needs. Here are three things CIOs can do ensure their teams can do that.
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A new technology is created that makes objects invisible 

A new technology is created that makes objects invisible  | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The people have been a long time fantasies about an invisibility cloak or the same hat. All this was carefully described in fairy tales. But recently scientists could come close to developing the development of such things in reality. A material was created with such a pattern that makes the object invisible.
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How companies are innovating the world of ecommerce at a rapid pace

How companies are innovating the world of ecommerce at a rapid pace | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It’s just the nature of the business. With all of the excitement surrounding innovative solutions and emerging platforms and hardware, tech developers and consumers, alike, are constantly looking ahead. However, constantly living in the future tense somewhat blinds us to the growth that occurs in certain avenues like ecommerce. According to a study by the International Trade Administration, ecommerce is expected to grow by 30.7 percent in 2017, which is an incredible figure when you think about the scope of the industry.

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The Future is Pittsburgh's To Lose

The Future is Pittsburgh's To Lose | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The city’s rise as a global innovation city reflects decades of investment in emerging technology, a new Brookings report says.
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The Future Belongs to Creativity: Why We’re Doubling Down on the Creative Agency

The Future Belongs to Creativity: Why We’re Doubling Down on the Creative Agency | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
According to the headlines and the pundits, it’s the worst time in recorded history to be an ad agency. Yes, even worse than during the previous 15-plus years, when we heard that it was the worst time to be an agency. I have never seen an industry so down on itself. Yes, we face disruption, change, and challenge, but that’s the world today. The same forces reshaping our business are doing the same to retail, entertainment, automotive, and most other industries. There is no place to hide from change.

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Blockchain Innovation In Healthcare And Life Sciences

Blockchain Innovation In Healthcare And Life Sciences | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
“The blockchain is the most consequential technology since the internet. The internet is programmable information. The blockchain is programmable scarcity.”
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5 Technologies That Are Currently Changing Business Transactions

5 Technologies That Are Currently Changing Business Transactions | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Today, thanks to technology, our world has become smaller and there are no physical boundaries or time zones to limit our business transactions. Instead there are new and faster ways of doing business with each other, distance notwithstanding.

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The Time to Innovate is Now!

The Time to Innovate is Now! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Why is innovation in education so crucial today?

I have been an educator for over 20 years. Throughout my career I have witnessed a number of initiative, advertised to:

raise test scores
improve student achievement
boost attendance
engage students
energize teachers
transform education
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Artificial intelligence will change our world

Artificial intelligence will change our world | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Medicine will look and be practised differently in the future.

Already, digital health and, in particular, artificial intelligence are changing doctors’ jobs.

In the not-too-distant future, patients will be at the centre of the healthcare system, with care and management delivered on a “platform”, rather than face to face.

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Why has Google bought HTC's smartphone tech business?

Why has Google bought HTC's smartphone tech business? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Google has spent $1.1 billion on a 2,000-person research and development team from HTC. Apple and Samsun
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Corporate innovators: How to get your slow organization moving faster

Corporate innovators: How to get your slow organization moving faster | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation in theory and innovation in practice are radically different. Here are some simple tools to get your company’s innovation pipeline through the obstacles it will encounter.

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Making Sure That Patent Law Doesn't Suffocate Innovation | RealClearMarkets

Making Sure That Patent Law Doesn't Suffocate Innovation | RealClearMarkets | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As an early-stage investor in technology companies, I’m used to many kinds of risk. Does the new technology actually work? Is there a market for the new product, the new device, the new drug, the new process? Is there a business model to get a return on the investment needed to bring the product to market? Is there an entrepreneur and a team in place that can actually make the business plan happen?
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The End Of The Beginning Of The Fintech Revolution

The End Of The Beginning Of The Fintech Revolution | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
This week saw the launch of Innovate Finance’s inaugural Fintech Growth Forum to support members on their journey to growth and create a dialogue to handle topics like culture, diversity and talent. With Liz Lumley as moderator and a welcome address from new CEO Charlotte Crosswell, the day brought issues that affect companies that are trying to grow in the financial technology sector to the surface.
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Why the "murder" of the modern energy industry is key to securing a bright future

Why the "murder" of the modern energy industry is key to securing a bright future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Three times in the last year, I’ve sat across a boardroom from different C-Level executives in the trillion-dollar utility industry, talking about the future. A common unifying thread in these talks was that while electricity consumption may be going down, the price of everything we use to generate that electricity is going up. For the industry, energy consumption is a revenue source, while generation is a cost. See the problem?

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How a digital factory can transform company culture

How a digital factory can transform company culture | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Companies are beginning to use digital factories as incubators of more agile ways of working, often filtering the best attributes of the factory culture back to the larger organization.

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