Has Apple lost its mojo?
Apple / Innovation / Technology

Has Apple lost its mojo?

Remember when Apple was the new shiny thing that everyone wanted?- when each launch was  amazing, unexpected, innovative? Apple products were something only the cool kids had. Well, now everyone has an iDevice- and Apple is emerging as the embarrassing uncle looking repetitive and outdated, with their profits  dropping for the first time in a decade. I’m … Continue reading

Enterprise / Entrepreneur / Government / Innovation / Technology

Creating a culture that encourages innovation

‘Innovation’ is quite the buzz word within businesses looking to beat the recession, keep a competitive edge, or move in a different direction. Talking about innovation is far from actively encouraging and implementing it, however. For it to be truly engrained in the organisation a shift in the culture, as well as a change in … Continue reading

Entrepreneur / Innovation / Technology

‘Innovation at the sharp end’- a Fujitsu discussion evening

On Wednesday evening I attended Fujitsu’s ‘Innovation at the sharp end- How can organisations turn good ideas into bottom-line growth?’ Amongst other speakers (namely, David Smith, Fujitsu UK and Ireland CIO & CTO and Mario King, VocaLink CEO), Matt Kingdon of ?WhatIf! gave an engaging presentation on Freeing the radicals: how to manage the innovation … Continue reading

Innovation functions in large organisations
Civil Service / Fast Stream / Government / Innovation / Technology

Innovation functions in large organisations

6 weeks ago I (reluctantly*) finished my role in the Department for Work and Pensions’ Innovation team. I’ve now had some time to reflect on the role and the place of innovation functions in large organisations, with the following observations, insights, and tips for success: You’re not an inventor In the context of introducing change … Continue reading