Blog Profile / Web Strategy by Jeremiah


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Posts on Regator:412
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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Graphic: Corporate Innovation Programs Come in Ten Flavors

Above: Click to see high-res version, of the 10 Corporate Innovation Programs Recently, at Crowd Companies, we published a research report on the Corporate Innovation Imperative (short version available on Slideshare), and found that...Show More Summary

Call for Insights: Innovation Success Measures Report

Do you have proven success measures for your corporate innovation programs? If so, we’d like to interview you for an upcoming Crowd Companies report that I’m working on with Jaimy Szymanski The report will showcase how companies are measuring success for each of the 10 corporate innovation programs established in previous Crowd Companies research. Looking internally [...]

Infographic: Blockchain Opportunities for Every Industry

By Jeremiah Owyang and Jaimy Szymanski Blockchain technology has the potential to upend the way every industry manages its information and data, not only financial services. Imagine being able to track shipments through your supply chain with ease, down to the individual package or even component level. Or, executing a contract with a vendor without [...]

Corporate Innovation Talent Strategy: Intrapreneurship, Universities, and Acquisitions

By Jeremiah Owyang and Jaimy Szymanski Corporations are struggling to keep pace with technology trends, but the real innovation challenge lies in their internal culture. In other words? The “tech issue” isn’t an issue! According to our recent survey, the top challenge companies face in corporate innovation is fostering an internal culture of experimentation and [...]

Recipe: How to Bake Your Own Silicon Valley

I’ve visited many-a-region that have interest in creating their own “Silicon Beach/ Mountain/ Cliff/ Island/ Plane/ Desert,” and that is truly wonderful. Along the way, I’m often asked what makes Silicon Valley successful? The elusive recipe need not be hidden in a vault, or be passed on down from Nana to her next of kin. [...]

How Advanced Corporations Innovate: Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS

In our research on corporate innovation, we found the most advanced companies allow competitors to innovate in their own buildings. Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS enables outside innovation inside the company. As a result, they’re improving the entire industry, including efforts of competitors, in order to positively impact society as a whole. Above: Crowd Companies’ [...]

Corporate Innovation Programs Come in Ten Flavors

Our recent research on Corporate Innovation Programs (download the high level version) found that companies are attempting to act more nimble and agile by deploying a combination of these innovation programs. Frequency varies, and budgets are skewed around Startup Acquisition, being the bulk of the investment. Corporations are taking pages from startups, to emulate the [...]

Corporate Innovation Programs Focus on Teams and Empowering Internal Innovation

Though there are many ways to approach innovation, the majority of companies focus on building innovation teams or “Innovation centers of excellence,” as well as fostering internal education, before moving toward external deployments. Show More Summary

Your Guide to Innovation and Design Methods

By Jeremiah Owyang, with co-contributor Ryan Brinks Corporations are approaching innovation processes and methods in different manners. Here’s a sample of common methods that we’ve commonly heard in our interviews from our recent report on the Corporate Innovation Imperative (download). Feel free to leave comments below with a design process or method that you feel [...]

Intrapreneurship Programs: Engage your Employees, Activate Diverse Ideas, Satisfy Customers

Most large corporations have a wide range of customer types. It often spans many countries, languages, and cultures. To help create the right product solutions for your customers, savvy companies are activating their employees (not just the dedicated product team) to unleash innovation from all areas of the company, which results in a diverse set [...]

How Corporate Innovation Programs are Measuring Success

Corporate innovation programs are primarily measuring revenue to show success –but that’s a risk, it a small incubated program is being compared to the primary billion dollar business lines. ROI is a fallacy metric of corporate innovation. Basing program success on ROI too early, rather than dedicated innovation KPIs, will not yield an accurate representation [...]

These Ten Delivery Drones Are Coming To Your House

By Jeremiah Owyang, with co-contributor Ryan Brinks Drones come in many shapes and sizes, and are coming to a front door near you. Retail, logistics, and the way we shop and consume will never be the same. We call this trend the “Autonomous World” when robots are able to augment, supplant and replace human workers [...]

Corporate Innovation Challenges: Culture, Budgets, and “Frozen” Management

Corporate innovation leaders face many challenges when attempting to get innovation programs off the ground. Peter Schwarzenbauer, chairman of BMW (a Crowd Companies member), is quoted saying, “Innovation is a willingness not to be understood for a long period of time.” Change agents are those whose radical, innovative ideas are not internally understood –and the [...]

Who’s Leading Corporate Innovation? Examining the Corporate Innovator Persona

Experience and Education Set the Foundation for Leadership. This is a detailed breakout from our recent report on the Corporate Innovation Imperative, over the coming months, more will be revealed about how large companies are behaving like startups –while using their unique capabilities as a large organization. Attracting the right talent for innovation is a [...]

Report: The Corporate Innovation Imperative

Our latest research report is now available, which was focused on how large companies are internally getting ready for the many waves of technology disruption that are here now, and coming. Companies need to be ready, with a dedicated innovation program –not just knee-jerk reacting to each new set of technologies that emerges. We asked a [...]

Robots, Yes Robots, Could Be Trump’s Greatest Threat

The rise of automation is destined to replace some worker employment, and it could increasingly cause friction with efforts to create new jobs, a hallmark of the Donald Trump administration. Many studies have forecast a day when repetitive and labor-intensive jobs will be recast by automation, though the jury is still out about whether the [...]

The Rise of the Political Brand

Corporations are being expected to take a political stand, a risky proposition that could result in backlash, boycotts, or a raving army of advocates. Since the dawn of business, the influences of politics have resulted in private political advisors, quiet lobbying in political offices, and funding political programs. But now, customers are expecting brands to [...]

Automation Is the Next Phase of the Collaborative Economy

This may come as a shocker to many, but in the next few years, the peer-based sharing/collaborative economy will shift to automation. I’ve studied this market closely and want to make some clear predictions on where things will head. Four years ago, I mapped out the Collaborative Economy, which is the phase where humans get [...]

Four Threats That Could Decay Silicon Valley

By Jeremiah Owyang, from Silicon Valley In many respects, Silicon Valley sits atop the world. Its growth and influence has made it the globe’s top location for innovation, STEM jobs, IT patents, venture capital funding, and Internet and software growth, and Unicorn startups galore. And yet there’s also been a shift in the Valley’s culture. [...]

Call for Insights: Contribute to our next report on the industry impacts of blockchain

Crowd Companies’ next research report will explore the industry and business impacts of blockchain––beyond financial services––and we’re looking for qualified interview subjects. We’ve explored many resources, videos, conferences, articles,...Show More Summary

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