April 15, 2019
In our last blog, we talked about why companies are investing in innovation as a strategic competency. The level of investment is significant: according to a recent Accenture report, $3.2 trillion has been spent on innovation-related activities over the last 5 years, and a majority of companies are planning to increase investments in innovation by Read More
March 26, 2019
“Can you Venmo me, Dad?” This frequent exchange with my son, brief as exchanges between parents and teenagers often are, speaks volumes about the pace and scale of innovation. Venmo is the classic FinTech success story. Two freshman roommates at the University of Pennsylvania wanted a way to transfer money via mobile phones. They developed Read More
February 27, 2019
Today we’re excited to announce our new strategic alliance with Eagle Investment Systems, a subsidiary of BNY Mellon, that will introduce the Startgrid platform to Eagle and BNY Mellon customers.
March 21, 2018
What roles do you need on your innovation team? Processes and frameworks alone can only take an innovation team so far. Finding the right people to be part of your innovation teams makes all the difference. Great innovation teams need to have individuals that possess high emotional intelligence and innovative qualities. These people often have Read More
March 6, 2018
Noted for his pithy opinions as a Supreme Court Justice, Oliver Wendell Holmes knew a thing or two about influence and innovation. “Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up,” he once said regarding collaboration. Holmes may have served long before innovation management was common practice in Read More
November 17, 2017
Innovation teams are in a tough spot. They’re at the nexus point of two very different (and equally complex) worlds. To source external innovation, they’re out building relationships in the fast-moving entrepreneurial world of startups, VCs, universities and accelerators. And to meet the needs of their enterprise stakeholders, they need to navigate an internal system Read More
September 11, 2017
Enterprises understand more than ever that innovation is integral to their success. Which means that innovation budgets are growing and there is increasing pressure to show financial returns from that investment (i.e., Innovation ROI). Unfortunately when it comes to valuing the solutions that innovation teams deliver, things often get a bit fuzzy. The more established Read More
August 28, 2017
Establishing a strategy and process for capturing business needs is the first step to accelerating the delivery of innovation. It seems obvious, but without understanding the demand you’re trying to fulfill, your chances of finding and delivering the right solutions are diminished.
July 12, 2017
If stock prices are a reflection of a company’s ability to produce future profits then it should also be a good indicator of whether investors believe the company is well positioned to navigate innovation-driven markets.
June 12, 2017
Fortune magazine came out with its annual survey of Fortune 500 CEO’s last week. My favorite question is when they ask CEO’s to name their biggest challenges. I pay attention to the responses because what people are worried about has a way of changing their behavior (including what they spend money on).