The Imaginatik Innovation Blog

Chris Townsend
03.30.2015
Customer Experience is becoming massively important for companies in today's digital and connected world. Being a customer centered organization requires a clear understanding of the client's needs, technology and, often, cultural change within companies. In recent years, many enterprises have...
Elisa O'Donnell
03.25.2015
Innovation at its heart is all about change. Changes in the way people think, the processes by which work gets done, and even the organizational structure and governance systems by which decisions get made. More importantly, innovation is about change in mindsets, behaviors and interactions. But...
Ralph Welborn
03.24.2015
Health, Finances, Telecommunications... Everywhere, companies are being shaken by transformation – a fancy word simply reflecting changes in economic logic, technology affordance and new ways of engaging with customers, and in the market. The interesting thing about transformation is that the...
Ralph Welborn
03.23.2015
For any talent with disruptive ideas but lacking business strategies, accelerators for start ups are a seductive idea: They provide funds, mentoring from experts, and the opportunity to capture the attention of a large company looking for new partners. It sounds tempting, doesn't it? Executing on...
Ralph Welborn
03.16.2015
Companies innovate to create and capture value – easy to say. Much harder to do is knowing which types of value are needed, and how to make the needed innovation move from idea to impact. Many CEOs ask a simple question critical when it comes to innovation efforts: “When will I see some results?”...
Ralph Welborn
03.03.2015
I was talking with two executives last week – one a CEO of a pharmaceutical firm and the other the Chief Innovation Officer and Head of Regulatory Affairs for a Fortune 100 company. Different industries, different days, similar urgent needs, same question. And the question? How do they catalyze...
Ramon Salinas
02.26.2015
While working on a brief project at freelancing site oDesk in 2012, I remember thinking that anyone could find projects in this virtual workplace, exploring any interest in which they could prove proficiency. A year later, an oDesk study found that 72% of freelancers "moonlighting" after regular...
Andy Horn
01.16.2015
Many years ago, I had the pleasure of working at Mercury Communications (Cable and Wireless), at a time when big innovations were brewing in telecom. The entire industry paradigm was moving away from POTS (“plain old telephone stuff”) to PANS (“pretty amazing new stuff”). Our CEO (Mike Harris)...