December 20, 2016


Do Is the New Disrupt

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For great products to take off, it takes the right timing of two forces coming together: psychology and technology. That same combination has not been available for teams in the workplace. The collaboration industry has been taking small steps toward this intersection of technology and psychology for a long time. Register to watch live on January 24 as we make the leap.

December 15, 2016


Disruption in Insurance

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The insurance sector is being disrupted at a feverish pace. Disruptive startups never just settle for improving the current way of doing things. Instead, they focus on rapidly changing the...

December 8, 2016


Navigating the Aging Workforce Tidal Wave

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The US manufacturing workforce is nearing retirement age, and we are faced with the challenge of ensuring our world class manufacturing base does not blink as we transition through these waters.

October 25, 2016


Six Digital Disruptors Emerge as Finalists in Global Innovation Grand Challenge 2016

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Six superstar startups rose to the top of the Innovation Grand Challenge_Ski Solution competition launched last May.

August 11, 2016


Building Blocks for an Innovation Disruption (Part 2)

6 min read

Thomas Edison once said, “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” Yet even today, when there’s never been a better time to innovate, many still believe that all you need is the next brilliant idea to disrupt markets. Wrong. In today’s digital world, innovation takes as much perspiration, preparation and process as ever. […]

A closer look at the disruption in the Utility Industry

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Utilities are being disrupted by Digitization, distributed energy resources, and technologies such as the Tesla power wall, the Nest thermostat, etc. Let's take a closer look into the industry.

August 1, 2016


Digital Vortex: How To Compete and Win in a Digital World

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The vast majority of customers I speak with are senior line-of-business leaders, C-level executives, and boards of directors. They urgently want to know how technology can transform their businesses because they understand the risks of being displaced by digital disruption. In a recent conversation, the CFO of a leading worldwide retailer told me that the […]

July 8, 2016


Building Blocks for your own Innovation Disruption (Part 1)

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Cisco’s first company-wide innovation challenge, which disrupted all job functions and geographies, attracted widespread interest outside the company. Inquiries from innovation pros, articles in Network World, podcasts with the Human Capital Institute and Innovation Leader, and invitations to share best practices all ask:

July 7, 2016


Cisco’s Hidden Gem – Can you guess what it is?

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I have a good friend named Jeff, whom I’ve known for several years. Since I met him, he has been the lead singer in a band, playing at various local...