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Optimization vs innovation

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You might have tried it before: as you incrementally tweak your web application with small changes, you can’t seem to convert your users any better. It seems as if you’ve hit a dead end. A large number of A/B tests and multivariate testing seem to have found the best working solution. Is the essence of my application just not good enough to convert better?

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UBS Innovation Boss: «Disrupting Ourselves on Blockchain»

UBS Innovation Boss: «Disrupting Ourselves on Blockchain» | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
UBS sees Blockchain technology sweeping over financial services as soon as one year from now, Veronica Lange, the Swiss bank's head of innovation said. But how is the bank preparing to effectively disrupt itself?
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Will Technology Boost Or Destroy Your Career?

Will Technology Boost Or Destroy Your Career? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The technological progress we witness today is fascinating and scary at the same time, with emerging technologies penetrating more and more our daily and working routine. Even though innovative breakthroughs create many opportunities and provide solutions, development of technology has been so rapid that ethical concerns have arisen around the potential that it could have too much impact, and potentially threats to the job market.

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Egypt's fintech innovators pick up speed

Egypt's fintech innovators pick up speed | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
There is new hope for Egypt’s large unbanked population thanks to recently formed financial technology (fintech) accelerators and the launch of services to bring people into the banking sector. Among recent developments, savings app Feloosy is matching savers with banking partners (see box). Also, in May, Cairo-based innovation hub Flat6Labs launched a fintech incubator called the 1864 Accelerator in partnership with Barclays Bank Egypt, whose year of establishment in Egypt gave the name to the new project. The American University in Cairo and Commercial International Bank started their own fintech accelerator in July. With just 10% of the Egyptian population having access to bank accounts, there is a lot of work to be done.

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Top 10 Retail innovations in the past 12 months

Top 10 Retail innovations in the past 12 months | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In an age of digital transformation, how are physical retail stores innovating? What advances in AR, VR, beacon technology and delivery services have we seen in the retail industry in the past year? Note: in order to read some of these articles, a Springwise Access account is required.
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Disruption From Inside Out Is Key to Hospitality Innovation, Says Two Roads CEO Niki Leondakis

Disruption From Inside Out Is Key to Hospitality Innovation, Says Two Roads CEO Niki Leondakis | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It’s genuinely not enough for a boutique or lifestyle hotel to just look good anymore. Looks can only go so far, but real, genuine hospitality and customer service are what will convince customers to book, and to return, for years to come.
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Defence R&D key to Canada's innovation solution

Defence R&D key to Canada's innovation solution | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation might be the latest buzzword in Ottawa, but it is so much more than that. It is a central idea underpinning the Trudeau government’s economic policy.

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The Barriers to Innovation

The Barriers to Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It’s hard to be an innovator. You have to come up with cool new stuff, make it work, and get people to use it. Not easy! Depending on your situation, there can be barriers, active and passive, to being a successful innovator. Lots of people in business and government love to talk about how they’re innovative, and how they foster innovation. Hah! In all too many cases, what they actually do is build and sustain barriers so strong and so high that innovation is nearly impossible.
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Succeeding in the new manufacturing landscape

Succeeding in the new manufacturing landscape | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Amid the dawn of a new industrial revolution, the winners will be those who can adapt, embrace technologies and respond to new demands. Diego Tamburini, manufacturing industry strategist, Autodesk, explains.

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The Innovation Line That Divides Associations

The Innovation Line That Divides Associations | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A new study on innovation from Marketing General suggests that there’s a distinct line separating associations that are innovative from those that aren’t. Is there some middle ground here?
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5 Innovations & Technologies of the Future

5 Innovations & Technologies of the Future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
We can see the future! The information and technology industry is going through a very revolutionary change where developed and developing countries are actively participating in offering the best and advanced technology solutions. But all of us are curious what will be the future like? Anything like shown in the Sci Fi movies?

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Internet Librarian International: Innovation in Action

UKeiG members get a 25% discount for Internet Librarian International (ILI): Innovation in Action, which takes place at Olympia, London on 18/19 October. Examples of ‘Innovation in Action’, the theme of this year’s ILI, abound through the conference programme – not least in the presentations of the three keynote speakers who will each give a perspective on the trends and challenges shaping the information landscape.

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Think Great Innovation Drives Mobile Commerce? It's Actually This:

Think Great Innovation Drives Mobile Commerce? It's Actually This: | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Technology has given retail a face lift, spurring the dramatic rise of e-commerce. Millennials are particularly in love with online shopping, with 67% preferring it to in-store buying. With this mobile-loving group leading e-commerce, over half (53%) of consumers use smartphones to meet their shopping needs. That doesn’t mean, however, that companies are doing the greatest job providing an exceptional mobile shopping experience. In fact, consumers are due for big improvements.

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The Forgotten Merits Of Business Model Innovation

The Forgotten Merits Of Business Model Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Which business model to use is one of the most fundamental strategic choices that entrepreneurs, CEOs and general managers can make. When we think of innovation, we usually think of creating or refining new products, but innovation can occur at every level of business. In fact, a less publicized form of innovation, that which focuses on the business model, may actually lead to the most profound results.

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How To Fast-track Innovation

How To Fast-track Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Can scale and innovation coexist? Yes, but legacy companies must be willing to learn from their nimble competitors.
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The web is past peak innovation: It's all negative returns from here

The web is past peak innovation: It's all negative returns from here | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Open Source Insider In all the years I have been using FOSS software, the most common complaint I've seen about FOSS software is that the "design" is "terrible", "laughable" or some witticism about forks and eyes.

What's interesting about this criticism isn't its longevity, that's to be expected since for most of the people registering this complaint what they mean by "bad design" is "I don't like it." And, alas, no software can be everyone's ideal.

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Learn From the Best: Google's Nine Principles of Innovation

Learn From the Best: Google's Nine Principles of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Google is widely considered, by both the general public and business experts, to be one of the most innovative companies in the world. So how does Google promote a culture of innovation and ensure that innovative ideas are properly implemented, creating profitable new products that position the company for long-term success? Google’s “recipe” for driving innovation is no carefully guarded secret sauce. Rather, Google has openly shared this information with the public. In 2013, Google codified a new set of “Nine Principles of Innovation,” which updated the version first unveiled by former Google executive Marissa Mayer in 2008.

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How to implement innovation - whatever your company's size

How to implement innovation - whatever your company's size | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard about companies getting super excited about their sexy new innovation units only to shut them down a year later to focus on the ‘core’. 
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Software Startups: A Goldmine For Investors

Software Startups: A Goldmine For Investors | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
There is no ‘formula for success’ when it comes to startups. 90% of young companies fail, despite having creative ideas and a willingness to get it right. The reasons for this are many, but arguably the main one is an inability to raise initial capital.

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London's the world's top fintech hub as industry eyes new success measures

London's the world's top fintech hub as industry eyes new success measures | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
London is the best city in the world for fostering fintech, ahead of New York, Silicon Valley and Hong Kong - but it faces a run for its money from Singapore - as the industry pushes for better measures for assessing its contribution to the economy and the government's new industrial strategy.

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Sibos: No holes in Swiss fintech innovation

Sibos: No holes in Swiss fintech innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
PalmerSwitzerland is a hot bed of financial technology innovation, according to speakers at a Sibos Innotribe session in Geneva.
Brigitte Baumann, CEO of GoBeyond, argued that ‘angel investing’ in financial technology start-ups can be considered as a new asset class, and that Switzerland is leading innovation in this space.

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Smart Disruption: a perspective on innovation for Australian organisations

Smart Disruption: a perspective on innovation for Australian organisations | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
We’re living in an exciting time. The rapid advancement of technology – in particular mobile, automation, artificial intelligence, social media and the Internet of Things – is driving major changes for both businesses and consumers alike.

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How to Build a Thriving Startup Ecosystem Anywhere

How to Build a Thriving Startup Ecosystem Anywhere | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
From giving your problem a voice to encouraging innovation, here are five steps to help entrepreneurs build an innovative environment in their cities.
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5 Successful Open Innovation Examples

5 Successful Open Innovation Examples | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Both large and small companies have agreed that innovation and creativity are essential tools to sustain business success and improve market competitiveness. However, the traditional “closed” innovation model faced barriers and in the top of them is the lack of new idea generation among the internal company team. Open Innovation model was first coined to Dr. Henry Chesbrough, Executive Director, Center for Open Innovation, Haas School of Business, who defines it as “Open innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology.”

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3 Key Social Norms for Innovation

3 Key Social Norms for Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Every organization develops a set of social norms that guide people's behavior automatically. Norms are behaviors that people engage in a particular context without thinking about them. These norms influence the way people interact and they allow people to signal that they are part of the same social group. Obeying norms tells the people around you that you can be trusted, because you understand how to act around them.

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How To Apply Disruptive Innovation To Your Career Growth And Personal Achievement

How To Apply Disruptive Innovation To Your Career Growth And Personal Achievement | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In 1995, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen articulated his theory of disruptive innovation in one of the most influential business books of all time, The Innovator’s Dilemma. Christensen described an innovation at the low end of the market that eventually upends a market leader and the industry itself. Disruptors secure initial foothold at the low end of the market, offering inferior, low-margin products.
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