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Approximately 1.2 billion people are learning a new language. The majority are doing so in pursuit of a better life. As part of our mission to make education free for everyone, we studied millions of people spanning every country on the planet until we made a shocking discovery that led us on a journey around the world, throughout the Middle East and eventually inside one of the world’s largest refugee camps in Azraq, Jordan - where even more unexpected discoveries awaited.
Open Innovation has become an important aspect of most companies’ innovation activities. While there are many success stories, there have also been many disappointments. For open innovation to really pay off, it’s critical that it moves from the front end of innovation into the business units of each company. In short, it’s not what you start, it’s what you finish. Examine effective practices to connect open innovation more effectively to the rest of the company and finish the innovation job.
Driving innovation in today’s fast-paced world requires more than knowing who your target consumer is. Understanding world and industry dynamics enables us uncover shifts in consumer behavior to compete successfully today. Discover how a foresight competency, strategically placed in the organization, can move you closer to the future, understand external drivers of change propelling the disruption and build a brand strategy.
I will outline how technology has changed the face of work and then talk about how culture is now evolving to reflect those changes. I will then go through how this impacts talent acquisition and the changing ways that companies will organize.
The Peripatetic Prognosticator’s Dilemma is knowing how to identify the right indicators, that will lead to the most relevant inspiration, which in turn will provide the necessary insights for innovation. This is NOT another trend-spotting futurist slide show of artifacts from the future. This is a course in awareness. Part art, part science, and part magic – these are Signal Detection Tools and Insights that will empower you to identify the “what’s next” BEFORE it becomes a trend.
Contact Elizabeth Hinkis at Elizabeth.Hinkis@KNect365.com or 646-616-7627
Many inventions and innovations were described in stories decades before they became a reality. That science fiction informs or inspires product design has become an established practice. This session will explore Futurist Prototyping as a process that leverages the rich tradition of science fiction storytelling to empower a broader and imaginative process of postulating possible future evolutions of technology and the environments enabled by them.