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Is AI valuable or a threat? The Innovation Summit asks the pressing questions

March 26, 2018

Events

Now in its 8th year but taking place in Europe only for the second time, The Economist Events’ Innovation Summit will be held in London on September 20th. The 2018 edition, which follows summits in Africa and America earlier this month, will focus on the peak hype around Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The most innovative companies invest in digital innovation

Four things that the most innovative companies swear by

January 25, 2018

Latest Reports

Companies that capitalise on the four elements of digital innovation, including big data analytics, fast adoption of new technologies, mobile products and capabilities and digital design, out-innovate competitors and grow faster, according to an annual report from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

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The rise in demand of the CIO in 2018

January 11, 2018

Innovation Factory

As businesses recognise the potential of innovation in both workforce and technology, the demand for Chief Innovation Officers (CIO) is expected to rise in 2018, according to recruitment firm Hays.

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Is blockchain technology innovation the infrastructure of the future?

January 4, 2018

Spotlight

Cryptocurrency and blockchain adviser Markus Wyss tells us why he believes that the innovation possibilities of blockchain technology are limitless.

Looking ahead to business innovation in 2018

The top 5 business innovation trends for 2018

December 7, 2017

Innovation Factory

The year 2017 saw a rapid pace of digital transformation in global business, and the coming year will be no different. From AI to the fundamental power of the people, we look at the top 5 trends that are set to define business innovation in 2018.

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Why companies should invest in innovation to compete in a digital economy

December 1, 2017

Innovation Factory

At the 4th World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, which drew to a close yesterday, China announced that its digital economy reached 22.58 trillion yuan ($3.4 trillion) in 2016, accounting for nearly a third of the national GDP. The same report said that 22% of the world’s current GDP is closely related to digital economy.

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Creating global innovation success through multicultural collaboration

November 7, 2017

Spotlight

Karina R. Jensen, author of the recently published book “Leading Global Innovation”, presents a new framework for facilitating multicultural innovation and collaboration.

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How innovation still drives the world’s oldest brands

October 27, 2017

Innovation Factory

The global consumer goods corporation Procter & Gamble (P&G) is celebrating its 180th anniversary, yet it has managed to keep its innovation pace, alongside a growing number of agile, disruptive startups and hot new companies. One of Forbes’ World’s Most Innovative Companies, P&G isn’t the only centenarian brand to have kept its edge.

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The 50 smartest companies in 2017 – MIT editor’s pick

September 13, 2017

Innovation Factory

Apple, Space-X, Amazon and Facebook all feature in MIT Technology Review’s list of the 50 smartest companies in 2017, which may not surprise you. Yet some incumbent companies also make the ranking, along with start-ups such as Carbon, Face++ and Gamalon.

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Always look on the bright side of AI?

September 6, 2017

Advanced Learning

In July, Elon Musk reignited the debate around Artificial Intelligence (AI) by saying it poses a “fundamental risk to the existence of human civilisation” and that we must act to prevent the worst. Read more here.