Blitzscaling: Could it be the Key to Innovation Success at Your Company?

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The Innovation Scout is dedicated to bringing you the latest trends that impact innovation in your firm. Last year we brought you key insights and briefings on the rise of AI-powered voice recognition and its impact on innovation and future business opportunities. Now we bring to you two critical innovation trends and an excerpt from a paper, Blitzscaling and Beyond, by Dr. Nick Vitalari, an expert on innovation and scaling and organizer of an upcoming Forum on January 16, 2020, Blitzscaling for Good, anchored by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh. His paper and upcoming forum support the two trends we […]

In or Out Corporate Innovation

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  Corporate Innovation on life-support. What’s an Innovator to do? It’s no secret, that in today’s internet-speed environment, “innovate or be amazon-ed” is the new mantra. But, according to a PwC report, nearly three-quarters of businesses admit that they are not out-innovating their competitors. Much of Internal Corporate Innovation continues to look more like ‘Theatre Innovation’ than the real deal. The flaws: too siloed, too insular, too slow to adapt, too many sign-offs, too many hurdles; the internal constraints go on and on. When Scott Emmons, Neiman Marcus’ head of innovation left the company (in early 2019), he wrote an op-ed on […]

Artificial Intelligence: The 4th Industrial Revolution is Here

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In 1950 Alan Turing published his landmark paper outlining the creation of computer systems that would ‘think’ like a human.  If you could hold a conversation with a machine that was indistinguishable from another human – voila  proof of a ‘thinking machine’. This description set the stage for what we know as the broad category: Artificial Intelligence. It’s been almost 70 years since Turing’s publication, but this revolution isn’t really about recreating a human’s brain or intelligence.  It’s about taking our human capacity way beyond our capabilities. AI is not about one single emerging technology, rather it defines a completely […]

Voice First – Marketing’s New Super Power

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Don’t consider yourself an island on TikTok. It is, after all, a social network, so you must socialize with others. Reply to every comment that people leave on your videos. Watch other peoples’ videos (preferably in your niche) and leave thoughtful, interesting comments there, that can spark an ongoing conversation. Avoid spammy type comments such as “Nice video.” Look for other experts in your niche and try and collaborate with them. You will usually find it easiest to do this with other broadcasters of a similar size to yourself, or perhaps a little bigger, check this link. You are far more likely […]

MassChallenge selects The Innovation Scout – press release

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The Innovation Scout joins Global Network of Startups Providence, RI May 28, 2018 – The Innovation Scout, a company that accelerates corporate innovation and product development using Machine Learning and Big Data announced that it has been invited to participate in the first ever Mass Challenge Rhode Island accelerator program. Selected from nearly 400 promising startups across industries and regions around the world, The Innovation Scout will join the most competitive cohort to date. “We are thrilled to be counted as a MassChallenge high potential startup. Their unrivaled connection to global corporate leaders and connection to an international group of […]