Author Archives: Bryan Mahoney

USAA: A study in pervasive innovation

USAA’s campus in San Antonio, Texas In USAA’s world, innovation is conducted with one goal in mind: benefit the customer. In this member-based insurance and banking organization, no idea is a bad idea – there’s a structure in place that makes an innovator out of each and every employee, and their efforts yield 95% participation. […]

Making innovation real – free webinar

The demand for innovation is rising. Instead of seeing it as an ad hoc, grassroots effort, business leaders are becoming more engaged in developing innovative practices across their enterprise. Today’s business leaders are evolving beyond seeking “crystal ball” solutions in suggestion boxes. They want robust decision-making and portfolio management practices and tools, and the momentum […]

Partnering with P&G, Mead Johnson, more

Imaginatik’s 12 new customers in the first half of 2012 mark a growth in the company’s strategic service offerings, The UK Telegraph reports today. These companies include Procter & Gamble, Mead Johnson Nutrition, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers, plus two small annual deals in the UK and Spain and a pilot with a UK-headquartered global […]

The awesome power of “Thank You”

I sent my mother some flowers for her birthday recently. Being at the opposite side of the country from her means I have to put all my trust and faith in her local florist to deliver the goods, but let’s be honest – Moms appreciate any flowers at any time, and it’s hard to get […]

Free webinar: Rating innovation maturity

Think your company is innovative? We invite you to come see how it stacks up. In a webinar Wednesday, Aug, 1 at 11 a.m. ET,  we’ll share the provocative insights from Imaginatik’s innovation survey held earlier this year. This survey of Global 1,000 executives from around the world assesses five key aspects of an innovation […]

What to do with the innovation leftovers

We see ideation challenges generate a lot of high-quality ideas for companies. And we see companies toss the ideas they can’t use. We also see companies save ideas for later – the suggestions or collaborations that may be useful one day but don’t quite fit the problem they’re trying to address now. These “leftovers” have […]

Defending against the Innovation Killers

We talk so much about how to spread and grow innovation, but what kills innovation? What attitudes might hamper its progress? When it comes time to align your people and begin exploring new ways of creative thinking, you have to think along both fronts: What will our audience respond to, and what might turn them […]

The secrets to financial innovation

Where is the next wave of innovation in financial services going to come from? Mobile technology and web-based social media are already changing the ways in which we do business. But more than this, anticipating and preparing for this change will be critical for the world’s financial institutions to keep up with a rapidly transforming […]

Find us at FEI 2012 – you could win an iPad

Imaginatik is conducting an innovation maturity survey with organizations throughout the world for an upcoming research paper on trends in innovation. And we’d like your help. If you take the survey at the Front End of Innovation Conference May 15-17 in Orlando, Fla., you’ll automatically be entered in a drawing to win an iPad 3. […]

New paths to innovation in manufacturing

Over the past several years we’ve seen a shift in the innovation efforts of traditional manufacturing companies. While new ideas typically were left to the folks in R&D, that often gave business leaders a bevy of incremental improvements and occasional, often random breakthroughs. That system is hard to manage, and hard to qualify. As more […]

Open Innovation Today: Case study

Howard Smith of CSC presented a case study of his company’s innovation platform, built on Innovation Central, at the Open Innovation Today conference in Sweden this week. In this video he demonstrates how Imaginaik’s platform captures ideas in the “fuzzy front end” of innovation and helps people collaborate to transform those ideas into concepts and […]

Recap: ILF 2012 Boston

Click the images below to see our coverage of the presentations at Innovation Leaders Forum 2012 on March 8 in Boston. For a photo gallery of the day’s events visit this link.