Members attend monthly workshops to develop action plans for innovation Hot Topics. Putting the latest management and leadership ideas into practice.
Understand the 21st Century Customer: The trade-off between organisation and customer is turning upside down. Customers are thinking ‘my data belongs to me’ and they are exercising choice and control with the information they provide in very new ways. With the rules of the game shifting, October’s Innovation Day will explore how organisations, in all sectors, can prepare and prosper in the personal data economy.Contact us about joining
We say that our most valuable asset is the knowledge of our employees. However, organisations can often become too focused on using data to create insight and unintentionally miss out on the intuitive insights and judgements of their best managers and experts. This Innovation Day is about getting the best of both worlds: analysing data where appropriate (Smart) and using intuition of experts when that is more promising (Art), as well as how the two can help one another (SmArt). We are not always the calculating man, we are also sometimes ‘homo ludens’, the playing man. Our imagination can be more important than our analysis.
At the next Innovation Day, we will explore how to transform your business model and service delivery in a world that is now constantly faced with disruptive, agile and fast strategies. We’re delighted to welcome back Professor Victor Newman, an expert on strategic knowledge management, leadership and innovation, who will introduce a new way of thinking about the future of your organisation, through an accelerated out-of-the-box thinking tool: the Predator strategy technique.
‘Big Data’ has been around for a while – it’s woven into every sector. However, although organisations may hold an enormous amount of data, they’re not always using it to its full advantage. All organisations need to take Big Data and its potential to create value seriously if they want to stay ahead.
Augmented reality, or AR, is an increasingly mature technology. It has the ability to overlay the physical world with digital information, and have the two interact in real time. Pokémon Go is a famous recent example, but AR is more than a game. If used well, AR may have the capacity to deliver far-reaching strategic, service improvement and cost saving benefits. Whether in the private or public sector, AR is providing new opportunities for businesses and organisations to engage with customers, present and promote products and services, and transform processes. This month’s Innovation Day will focus on better understanding these new opportunities and will identify the real business case for AR today. Professor Mark Anderson will share with us great scenarios of how AR is already used in business and how to make AR come alive.