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Jun

Smart Seeds 2018 – How I got to ride in a self driving car, and make friends and stuff

Smart Seeds is a 11 week global innovation program for young talent focused on complex infrastructure challenges. There are five challenges that focus on five key problems in our city, “Christchurch: Your Opportunity”, “Wai Care?”, “An Alternative Route”, “Working Towards Our Future” and “Embracing a New Transport Paradigm”. Each team has to come up with a creative concept and pitch it to industry leaders and key stakeholders. ... read full post

Posted by:  April Hickson , Junior Developer |  07 June 2018

innovation, social responsibility, Smart Seeds


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10

Apr

Waves of creativity – the tonic to manage the social impact of disruptive technologies

It was a privilege to spend a morning with Ken Robinson who talked about the pulse of innovation (thanks for the invite, Advice First ). Ken’s history is as a teacher, writer, researcher, adviser and speaker… And I would add comedian – his dry sense of humour was a highlight. But I’m not sharing my thoughts on what he spoke about to be funny, he really made me think. ... read full post

Posted by:  Steve Scarbrough , General Manager Business Applications |  10 April 2018

innovation, Creativity


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16

Jun

The anatomy and evolution of an idea – my involvement with Smart Seeds

I had the honour of being part of a scheme called Smart Seeds , an initiative by GHD that originates from Australia. Smart Seeds started off internally then became a global innovation program involving public and private organisations in different areas of the world. ... read full post

Posted by:  Matthew Batten , Developer |  16 June 2017

innovation, social responsibility, Smart Seeds


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14

Mar

Are kiwi companies innovating fast enough?

I attended the CxO Disrupt, an invite-only event tailored to the people who lead Kiwi businesses - an important group of people who will lead us and our country forward in times of change. For this reason I had high expectations, and thankfully wasn’t disappointed. ... read full post

Posted by:  Steve Scarbrough , General Manager Business Applications |  14 March 2017

innovation, Digital Transformation, Business, Disruption


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17

Mar

Microsoft Envision 2016: the chance to be part of a changing (business) conversation

It’s less than a month until this year’s Microsoft Envision conference , to be held in New Orleans on 4-6 April, and the Intergen contingent is getting excited, busily filling in their thought leadership dance cards and trying to work out how to cram as much as possible into three action-packed days (and, most importantly, how best to report back here to share the key takeaways and gems from Microsoft’s product strategists and business leadership). ... read full post

Posted by:  James Page , Practice Director Partners, Alliances & Channels |  17 March 2016

Business Intelligence, Dynamics CRM, innovation, Microsoft Dynamics, BI, Dynamics NAV, Dynamics AX, Data Intelligence, Microsoft Envision


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25

Nov

Game On: Improving business productivity with gamification

Want to ensure everyone is entering their timesheets? Trying to ensure everyone reads the latest HR policy? Need to increase survey participation rates? Simple: Just turn it into a game. ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Howell , Marketing Manager |  25 November 2011

innovation, SMARTS


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22

Feb

This year's top 10 trends in CRM innovation

In 2010, we found that CRM efforts were largely focused on results-oriented activity, with special attention paid to sustainability and customer retention. CRM was primarily used as a platform for nurturing and developing a better understanding of customers and using this increased knowledge to develop relationships. This was critical to businesses as a result of the economic climate and the changing dynamics of customers and internal resources that this climate created. ... read full post

Posted by:  Steven Foster , Client Director |  22 February 2011

CRM, innovation, 2011 predictions


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21

Oct

Money talks. A two-part* conversation about online innovation in the Financial Services sector. (Part one.)

  LPA HEALTH WARNING : Long post ahead – so if you prefer reading Tweets instead of blogs, here’s the abridged version (as a Tweet): @NZFinSecInnovation Innovation patchy. PFM growing. Social ubiquity unavoidable. Austerity is sexy. Watch niche players (esp. mobile). Everyone wants your data. FaceBank, anyone? ... read full post

Posted by:  Giles Brown , Web Strategist |  21 October 2010

innovation, financial services, Personal Finance Management


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17

Feb

Thinking about innovation

Organisations often look to promote innovation programs as a way to succeed in the marketplace. In my experience, these types of initiatives usually fail during the planning phases. ... read full post

Posted by:  Alex Natelli , Management Consultant |  17 February 2010

innovation


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