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Infographic: Blockchain Opportunities for Every Industry

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:47:07 +0000

By Jeremiah Owyang and Jaimy Szymanski Blockchain technology has the potential to upend the way every industry manages its information and data, not only financial services. Imagine being able to track shipments through your supply chain with ease, down to the individual package or even component level. Or, executing a contract with a vendor without [...]



Corporate Innovation Talent Strategy: Intrapreneurship, Universities, and Acquisitions

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:39:46 +0000

By Jeremiah Owyang and Jaimy Szymanski Corporations are struggling to keep pace with technology trends, but the real innovation challenge lies in their internal culture. In other words? The “tech issue” isn’t an issue! According to our recent survey, the top challenge companies face in corporate innovation is fostering an internal culture of experimentation and [...]



Recipe: How to Bake Your Own Silicon Valley

Sun, 21 May 2017 10:46:05 +0000

I’ve visited many a region that’s interested in creating its own “Silicon Beach/Mountain/Cliff/Island/Plane/Desert,” and that is truly wonderful. Along the way, I’m often asked what makes Silicon Valley successful. The elusive recipe need not be hidden in a vault or passed down from Nana to her next of kin. Here’s a tried-and-true recipe that was [...]



How Advanced Corporations Innovate: Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS

Mon, 08 May 2017 21:47:20 +0000

In our research on corporate innovation, we found the most advanced companies allow competitors to innovate in their own buildings. Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS enables outside innovation inside the company. As a result, they’re improving the entire industry, including efforts of competitors, in order to positively impact society as a whole. Above: Crowd Companies’ [...]



Corporate Innovation Programs Come in Ten Flavors

Mon, 01 May 2017 11:23:41 +0000

Our recent research on Corporate Innovation Programs (download the high level version) found that companies are attempting to act more nimble and agile by deploying a combination of these innovation programs. Frequency varies, and budgets are skewed around Startup Acquisition, being the bulk of the investment. Corporations are taking pages from startups, to emulate the [...]



Corporate Innovation Programs Focus on Teams and Empowering Internal Innovation

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:14:16 +0000

Though there are many ways to approach innovation, the majority of companies focus on building innovation teams or “Innovation centers of excellence,” as well as fostering internal education, before moving toward external deployments. In Crowd Companies’ recent report, The Corporate Innovation Imperative (download here), we identify 10 types of innovation programs corporations pursue when looking [...]



Your Guide to Innovation and Design Methods

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:26:26 +0000

By Jeremiah Owyang, with co-contributor Ryan Brinks Corporations are approaching innovation processes and methods in different manners, we’ve seen catalogs of over 70 examples. Here’s a sample of the most common methods that we’ve commonly heard in our interviews from our recent report on the Corporate Innovation Imperative (download). Feel free to leave comments below [...]



Intrapreneurship Programs: Engage your Employees, Activate Diverse Ideas, Satisfy Customers

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:56:06 +0000

Most large corporations have a wide range of customer types. It often spans many countries, languages, and cultures. To help create the right product solutions for your customers, savvy companies are activating their employees (not just the dedicated product team) to unleash innovation from all areas of the company, which results in a diverse set [...]



How Corporate Innovation Programs are Measuring Success

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:16:38 +0000

Corporate innovation programs are primarily measuring revenue to show success –but that’s a risk, it a small incubated program is being compared to the primary billion dollar business lines. ROI is a fallacy metric of corporate innovation. Basing program success on ROI too early, rather than dedicated innovation KPIs, will not yield an accurate representation [...]



These Ten Delivery Drones Are Coming To Your House

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:06:46 +0000

By Jeremiah Owyang, with co-contributor Ryan Brinks Drones come in many shapes and sizes, and are coming to a front door near you. Retail, logistics, and the way we shop and consume will never be the same. We call this trend the “Autonomous World” when robots are able to augment, supplant and replace human workers [...]