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Here’s The Secret To Scaling Without Diluting Your Company Culture

Period of massive growth! Are there any words in the English language more terrifying to the HR Professional? But why Ben? I hear you ask. Surely growth is good, we make more sales, we hire more people, the company ...

Ben Lind
16 Sep

Here’s The Secret To Scaling Without Diluting Your Company Culture

Period of massive growth! Are there any words in the English language more terrifying to the HR Professional? But why Ben? I hear you ask. Surely growth is good, we make more sales, we hire more people, the company ...

Ben Lind
16 Sep

Managing Energy Transition through Innovation

In the past few months, I have been placing an increasing focus on the energy transition we all need to undertake in our energy systems, to build a more comprehensive understanding of the parts that make up the whole of ...

Paul Hobcraft
09 Sep

How do chatbots and channel selection work?

According to Gartner Twenty-five percent of customer service and support operations will integrate virtual customer assistant (VCA) or chatbot technology across engagement channels by 2020, up from less than two percent in 2017. Chatbots can be used to automate and simplify a ...

Symprio
02 Sep

Recognizing an innovation need

Increasingly I am noticing that Organizations are facing the increasing dilemma of how to organize and manage within their present systems and structures their innovation activities.Innovation is becoming far too complex for the innovation process installed within the (one) ...

Paul Hobcraft
20 Aug

Remarkable Modern Auto Technologies

Technology is one of the critical forces that are reshaping the automotive industry. By the year 2022, there will be approximately 125 million connected cars globally, according to studies by Counterpoint Research IoT tracker. Driving is naturally an exciting experience, and in ...

Sally Perkins
14 Aug

Should the Utilities & Energy sectors be considering Data Lakes?

In my other life as the host of the North East’s premier innovation event ‘Innovate Now’, I get to hear about the amazing work being done across all kinds of industries and the benefits they bring ...

Ben Lind
08 Aug

Checking for the global pulse of innovation

As a report, the 2019 Global Innovation Index (GII) is a whopper, at 450 pages, although 50% of this is detailed economic profiles and data tables for each country within the index.This GII report investigates and reports on 129 countries and then analyzes ...

Paul Hobcraft
30 Jul

All things considered for Innovation Thinking

When we are designing innovation for the future, the search is even more centered around strategically connected value creation.The task of searching to resolve more complex problems allows Design Thinking to step up and become a far more visible ...

Paul Hobcraft
22 Jul

Startup proof-of-concept is not a dirty word

IntroductionOne of us recently spoke with a startup advisor about problems we have seen with startup proof-of-concept pilots/trials for corporate incumbents.  He reported similar experiences, saying: “You know, with startups in [country x], PoC is now a ...

Robert Mollen
16 Jul

Spotlight on software considerations in R&D

Defining software development is one of the most challenging areas for R&D advisers and HMRC alike.The question that needs to be addressed is: “What are the eligible R&D activities that fall within the specific ...

GovGrant
08 Jul

Spotlight on software considerations in R&D

Defining software development is one of the most challenging areas for R&D advisers and HMRC alike.The question that needs to be addressed is: “What are the eligible R&D activities that fall within the specific ...

GovGrant
08 Jul
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