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E-Commerce Innovation Partner Insights

The New Era of Retail Has Arrived

Retailers are at a critical juncture, where they must invest in solutions, and future-proof their brand, to flourish in this new environment. The way forward will require much more than a short-term remedy, because the “new normal” of retail isn’t temporary: It’s here to stay.   More

Business Innovation Partner Insights Tech & Society

The Customer and the Company: Covid Changes Almost Everything

Customer experience, is a well-established business discipline. But now the era of Covid has upended everything. Trust, digital connection, both physical and digital security, and even empathy are newly-reinforced elements in what it means to give customers a satisfying and positive experience.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Innovation Manufacturing

Broaden Your View of Biology– It Could Soon Drive $4 Trillion in Value

A new report on the “bio revolution” finds that bio-based production of goods will have major economic impact over the next 20 years, and help combat climate change.   More

Innovation Jobs Leadership

Harnessing Technology for Human Connection

Right now, technology is our next best option to fill the void left by the lack of quality social interaction. This is also a chance for long-lasting, positive change.   More

Business Finance Innovation

A Community Commitment at Morgan Stanley’s Multicultural Innovation Lab

The Multicultural Innovation Lab coaches and supports tech-enabled companies with a female or multicultural founder. It's an important commitment from a major company towards equity.   More

CDX Finance Innovation

How Citi and Truist Accelerate Digital Transformation

Our continuing CDX Digital Roundtable series recently welcomed innovation and emerging product executives from the banking giant Citi and the new regional bank Truist (formed by the merger of SunTrust and BB&T).   More

CDX Innovation

Masters of Corporate Innovation: W.L. Gore and thyssenkrupp Elevator

Our CDX Digital Roundtable series recently welcomed leading innovation experts from W.L. Gore and thyssenkrupp Elevator. Each of these industrial innovation powerhouses is leveraging external innovation to drive digital business transformation.   More

Innovation Leadership Partner Insights

Six Reasons Open Source Is the Tool for Now

When companies accept the power of community and let go of a little control, they learn that open source broadens the range of ideas and talent that can contribute to any corporate software project, with often stunningly effective results.   More

Innovation Media & Marketing

Golden Gate Bridge Fatigue, and Other Tales From the Brave New World of Online Events

It’s only been 6 weeks since most large gatherings and events were canceled. Many of us are quickly finding out that, when done right, online events and conferences can be a lot less expensive and remain effective in surprising ways.   More

CDX Healthcare Innovation Transportation

Hyundai, Gilead Sciences, and Charlene Li on Innovation Now

Our CDX Digital Roundtable series recently welcomed leading innovation experts from Gilead Sciences and Hyundai as well as digital transformation expert and author, Charlene Li. All of them are leveraging external innovation to drive digital business transformation.   More

Healthcare Innovation

In Healthcare, It’s a Virtue to Be Virtual

The United States has some of the world’s best healthcare, but it’s not equally distributed. In fact, it’s designed to be unequally spread. That’s something we need to fix.   More

CDX Innovation Leadership

CDX Virtual Summit Underscores Vast Digital Business Transformation post Covid-19

Amidst Covid-19's disruptions, aggressive companies are brewing lemonade, with digital transformations that could have taken years: Lyft, BCG Digital Ventures, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and others.   More

Design Healthcare Innovation

Inspired at CES, Seattle Teenagers Tackle Tech to Diagnose Covid-19

At ages 15 and 16 respectively, Sage Khanuja and Nikolas Ioannou were among five winners of Young Innovators to Watch award at CES in January. Their project, Spria, was a low-cost 3D-printed device that could, when administered with a mobile app survey, detect early signs of COPD. Now, they’re developing a smartphone-based technology to offer clinical-quality testing to assess lung capacity just with a phone alone.   More

E-Commerce Innovation Jobs

Retail Experts on a Strategy for This Weird New World

One thing that has indisputably changed in this weird, altered world we’re all now in is how we shop. We brought together two experts on those changes and how to understand them.   More

CDX Innovation

Tobaccowala: The Covid Moment as Great Reinvention

“Unlike other crises, this is a global, simultaneous political, financial, and humanitarian crisis…this will move all of us to rethink everything, which is why I call it the Great Reinvention,” said Rishad Tobaccowala, a long-time Publicis senior strategist and widely-followed futurist, during a powerful conversation in a CDX digital roundtable recently.   More

CDX Innovation Leadership

Rita McGrath on How Business Should Act Now

We are entering new and uncharted territory for business. How can companies manage through such a disastrous “inflection point”? What does this moment mean for corporate digital transformation? Few have a more informed and nuanced understanding of such questions than Rita McGrath.   More

CDX Innovation Resilience

Companies Respond to the Crisis with Open Innovation

In this environment companies may have little choice but to move toward the movement known as "Open Innovation." It takes cultural readiness, but is a reliable tool for a dangerous period.   More

Innovation

The Next ‘Endless Frontier’ of Science Research

Much of the framework for America’s scientific prowess was built on a 75-year-old report. In this piece, an academic outlines some specific things that must be done to strengthen the nation’s place as an innovation hub.   More

CDX Innovation

A Mantra for Big Companies: Collaborate With Start-ups

It’s no longer enough for large companies to rely on incremental innovation to grow. Companies must change how they innovate, with a long-term view, writes Schneider Electric's chief innovation officer.   More

Business Innovation

Why Innovative Firms Do Better for Investors

The Conference Board recently began measuring the impact of innovation. Here are some takeaways.   More