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5 Keys to Evaluating New Ideas

5 Keys to Evaluating New Ideas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The innovation process can generate a myriad of ideas—in fact, it usually results in more ideas than could reasonably be acted upon. One of the more difficult challenges we’re often tasked with is deciding which ideas to move forward with and which ones to discard. How do you determine when to take an idea from a vision to a reality?

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The Engaging Economy

The Engaging Economy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In the New Competitive Economy, where the role of the universities as the drivers of Innovation and Creativity in industry is becoming more and more important, Europe has a new challenge – to redefine its value chaine, to integrate the global networks with new ideas, new solutions and new proposals of competence. The Engaging Economy is a contract of trust in this agenda of change, an agenda of construction of a new effective vision for the future.

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Three ways to attract and retain talent in the age of disruption

Three ways to attract and retain talent in the age of disruption | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Companies can adapt to a changing workforce by embracing flexibility, encouraging ‘intrapreneurship’ and fostering a sense of purpose.
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Blockchain in the Boardroom: Toward Enterprise Deployment

While the price of cryptocurrencies and the ICO market tend to steal the spotlight, behind the scenes a growing number of enterprise businesses are evaluating blockchain technology.

These companies seek to enhance the business processes that impact our everyday lives.

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How the Best Restaurants in the World Balance Innovation and Consistency

How the Best Restaurants in the World Balance Innovation and Consistency | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The restaurant industry is notorious for being competitive, risky, and low-margin. This is no less true for the world’s most acclaimed high-end restaurants. Despite being able to charge hundreds of dollars for a meal and being fully booked months in advance, top restaurants often still have a hard time turning a profit. And they face an even greater challenge: maintaining flawless consistency, while simultaneously being innovative and cutting-edge.

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2018 Will Favor Reinvention Over Invention

Applying familiar innovations is the key to finding new solutions--when the timing's right.
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​3 Most Disruptive Innovations Of The Millennium

​3 Most Disruptive Innovations Of The Millennium | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In a millennium filled with innovations, a look at some of the most disruptive to industry
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Why the energy sector must embrace blockchain now

Why the energy sector must embrace blockchain now | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Power and utilities have yet to fully adopt blockchain technology. Find out how energy providers and consumers alike could benefit.
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Banker: Five ways VR and AR are disrupting the market

Banker: Five ways VR and AR are disrupting the market | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Imagine walking into a store and the sales assistant already knows what you are looking to purchase, knows what product specifications you require, can provide you with an assortment of options that fit your needs and readily assists you with mobile checkout, including coupons and promotions tailored just for you. Oh, and the sales assistant also happens to be a robot so you can skip the small talk. Don’t be surprised if this scenario becomes a reality within the next five to 10 years.

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It Doesn’t Have to Be the Way It Is

It Doesn’t Have to Be the Way It Is | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Are you happy with the way things are right now?

Probably not, if you’re reading blog posts about innovation. There’s likely something bothering you. It might be something small, or large. If we’re not happy with the status quo, there’s only one thing that will change it – doing something differently. This always starts with an idea.

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6 Ways to Encourage Young Inventors

6 Ways to Encourage Young Inventors | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Is your child always coming to you with an idea? Do you save cardboard boxes and paper towel tubes so your child can bring their ideas to life? Is your child always asking you how things work? Sounds like you might have a young inventor on your hands! Children’s minds are very active and imaginative, so it makes sense that they might have a natural knack for creating things. Here are some ways you can encourage your young inventor to pursue their passion.
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Four ways to stay ahead as digital disrupts your business

Four ways to stay ahead as digital disrupts your business | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As you read this article, you’re one of over 3 billion people connected to the internet right now. That’s nearly half of the people on Earth. Some of these people are shopping, catching up with friends, or, like you, reading this. Others are managing global supply chains, responding to customer service requests, or building an app that’s going to change the world.
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The 10 Cleverest Tech Ideas Of 2017

The 10 Cleverest Tech Ideas Of 2017 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
They’re not disruptive or futuristic. They involve no landmark technology. But these little innovations make using tech products measurably better right now.
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In The Age Of Innovation, Youth Need Urgent Digital Access To Get To University

In The Age Of Innovation, Youth Need Urgent Digital Access To Get To University | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
At the core of the education ecosystem must be the idea that African problems require African solutions.
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The future of customer experience and how digital transformation is as much a human problem as it is a technology problem

The future of customer experience and how digital transformation is as much a human problem as it is a technology problem | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Today’s interview is with Brian Solis, Principal Analyst and Futurist at Altimeter, a Prophet Company. Prophet is a consultancy that helps clients find better ways to grow by creating relevant brands and customer experiences, driving accelerated growth strategies and leveraging digital as a transformative force. Brian joins me today to talk about the state of customer experience, digital maturity, digital transformation, digital Darwinism and the future of customer experience.

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Developing countries need to wake up to the risks of new technologies

Developing countries need to wake up to the risks of new technologies | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Technological advances associated with the fourth industrial revolution – including artificial intelligence – allow the automation of an increasingly wide array of processes in increasingly interactive and sophisticated ways. These advances will likely give rise to many opportunities for economic and social development in developing countries, for instance by increasing food production.

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Lessons From The Most Digitally Advanced Country In The World

Lessons From The Most Digitally Advanced Country In The World | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Estonia is, perhaps, the most digitally advanced society in the world. This Baltic region country with less than 1.5 million citizens has been occupied frequently through its history, including by the Soviet Union between 1944 and 1991. In the aftermath of independence, particularly progressive leaders decided to leverage advanced technology as a means of simplifying the lives of citizens. As early as the mid-1990s, the government made radical moves to eliminate paper in its interactions with citizens, forming the basis of what would become an almost entirely digital society.

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The 5 Things Your AI Unit Needs to Do

The 5 Things Your AI Unit Needs to Do | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Not a day goes by without the announcement of the appointment of a new VP of Artificial Intelligence (AI), a Chief Data Scientist, or a Director of AI Research. While the enthusiasm is undeniable, the reality is that AI remains an early-stage technology application. The potential is vast, but how managers cut through the AI hyperbole to use its power to deliver growth?

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How Crowdsourcing Is Shaping the Future of Everything

How Crowdsourcing Is Shaping the Future of Everything | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Technology is not replacing humans. Our connected world is empowering humanity as never before.
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Diversity in business really does boost innovation, according to a new study

Diversity in business really does boost innovation, according to a new study | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A new study reveals what many people have known all along—diversity in the workplace is good for innovation.
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4 big tech predictions for 2018

4 big tech predictions for 2018 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
2018 will see the continued advancement of some key technology realms: most notably in the areas of virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), and voice-enabled chat and Chatbot interactions, says Mpumi Nhlapo of ICT solutions provider, T-Systems.

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Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone can build a pedestal.
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A manifesto for designing cities

A manifesto for designing cities | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
“The city is a people’s art, a shared experience,” a Philadelphia architect and planner named Edmund Bacon once wrote, adding that any urban designer’s job was to “conceive an idea, implant it, and nurture its growth in the collective minds of the community.”
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Creating a more collaborative workplace - 3 ingredients you can't miss

Creating a more collaborative workplace - 3 ingredients you can't miss | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A collaborative workplace requires a certain degree of give and take and works on the essence of shared understanding among employees. Kevin, our guest author shares three ingredients for a successful collaborative workplace from giving freedom to employees to top management commitment
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How machines learn (a great video explanation of deep learning)

How machines learn (a great video explanation of deep learning) | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In today’s dose of inspiration, I wanted to give you an insight into one of the most innovative technologies of the past few years which has the potential to revolutionise entire industries: machine learning.
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Mobile innovation: The catalyst for digital transformation

Mobile innovation: The catalyst for digital transformation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Mobile innovation, particularly when matched with today’s emerging technologies, remains at the center of fast transformational change for organizations big and small. In fact, 72 percent of global executives are planning at least five enterprise mobile initiatives over the next year and 21 percent expect revenue to increase at least 10 percent as a result of mobile initiatives.

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