Talking Innovation
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Mini-I-Corps Program Yields Big Results

Guest Post by Pasquale Ferrari You’ve likely heard of AmeriCorps, and of course the Peace Corps, but did you know that there’s also an Innovation Corps™, or I-Corps? A program of the National Science Foundation and part of the National … Read More

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