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    In a World Increasingly Filled With AI, How Do We Ensure That Machines Know Right From Wrong?

    Editor’s note: The more machines do for us, the more it behooves us to consider ethical issues. This post is an excerpt of an article on that subject that ran in the CIMS Innovation Management Report (IMR) in July/August 2018. … Read More

    Innovation? There’s a System for That

    Editor’s note: Durham-based Bell and Howell turned to CIMS about four years ago for help shifting its emphasis on mail-processing systems to digital services, becoming one of the first corporations to formally follow the CIMS System for Industrial Innovation. Challenges … Read More

    Beyond the Hype: Putting Design Thinking to Work

    Editor’s Note: Design thinking is a hot topic right now, observes Tucker J. Marion, associate professor in Northeastern University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group.  Professor Marion integrates design thinking into his product development classes and has worked on projects with design … Read More

    Give Power to the People For Innovation That Works

    Editor’s note: Gina Colarelli O’Connor and her research team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been studying how companies manage radical, or breakthrough, innovation since 1995. She believes that companies must recognize that innovation is distinct from other corporate functions, and … Read More

    8 Don’t-Miss Reads To Help You Stay-Or Get-Informed

    If your New Year’s resolution was to stay more current with news and trends in the innovation space but you’ve been slacking off, we’ve got you covered. CIMS Innovation Management Report Editor Mike Wolff carefully curates a list of the … Read More

    CIMS Annual Meeting to Focus on Digital Transformation

    CONTACT: MICHELLE GRAINGER, 919-513-0166 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2018 Learn How to Digitally Transform Your Business or Organization Research Triangle Park, N.C.–Digital transformation isn’t just a buzzword. Thousands of organizations around the world have engaged in the process of … Read More

    Making the ‘Chain’ Work for Business

    By Mike Wolff, IMR Editor Business Insider boldly proclaimed, “Your digital life will soon be based on the blockchain foundation and you will gradually capitulate to its immense power!” in its September 7, 2017 issue. So will this prediction come … Read More

    Could You Pass the Innovation Professional Test?

    Guest Post by Brett Trusko Maybe you walk the innovation talk, but are you an innovation leader–someone who will lead your company to new heights? Developing such leaders is one aim of the The International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP), … Read More

    Thoughts On Creating a More ‘Agile’ NPD Process

    Guest Post by Robert G. Cooper Editor’s note: In this excerpt from the September-October issue of the CIMS Innovation Management Report, Robert Cooper, “father” of the Stage-Gate model of new product development and ISBM Distinguished Research Fellow at the Smeal … Read More

    Harnessing the Power of Now to Predict the Future

    Guest Post By William Rand Editor’s note: William Rand, an assistant professor of business management at N.C. State University’s Poole College of Management, first introduced the term “nowcasting” — the idea that by using modern telecommunications, the internet of things, … Read More