Wolters Kluwer just announced a new edition of our annual Global Innovation Awards, which is one of the key ways we drive innovation. In the Netherlands, we’re buzzing with ideas, and so we designed The Box, our internal innovation platform to capture ideas. Read further >
When searching in Google for “Data economy,” the first hit I got was a Wikipedia article on: “Economic data!” This sounds almost like an unintended pun.
Data has always been part of the economic system. Some of the oldest artifacts of recorded writing were lists of goods found in Uruk almost 5.500 years ago. But what we are currently observing is that the digital age is fundamentally changing entire industries, e.g. media industry (music or newspapers) or retail (see Amazon!). Moreover, personally identifiable information (sic!) is already contributing to profitable business. So internet technology – in combination with a growing information need in business processes (e.g. hype on Big Data) – is disrupting a lot of processes we are used to work with for a long time. In addition, a completely new quality to how we see and use data in the future is currently emerging.
In my last post, I argued why I believe innovation ‘simply’ starts with ideas and why ‘sharing’ should be the default response to this deeply personal thought. Sharing should be a habit if you want innovation to work. Read further >
Through his latest post, my colleague John Barker accelerated a discussion about technology and tools like Google Glass, which could augment the professional reality of our customers in a very radical way. People following our blog will remember that quite a few articles illuminate areas beyond textual information like the usage of visualization techniques. In this post, I would like go even a step further (or two).
Innovation is a fuzzy (even dirty) process, for which corporates are perhaps not the best environment. To get hold of it, there’s a wide array of methodologies you can apply to identify opportunities, validate and select the most feasible concepts. And while execution determines the rate of success at the end of the funnel, there’s no output without input: ideas. Read further >
In my last post I reflected on how the turmoil in our industry was visible or tangible at the world’s biggest event we have: Frankfurt Book Fair. Today, I will have a closer look at the opposite dimension. What the turmoil is doing to a person – in this case, to me.
Earlier this month I attended the UX Masterclass in Rome, one of the international meetings that the UX alliance periodically organize with specialists of user experience from all around the world. This was a great occasion to be updated about the current status of research and development around UX, winner methodologies, best practices and case studies. Read further >
Mobility is one major trend in the industry and also a cornerstone of our Wolters Kluwer strategy. People are using more and more tablets and smartphones, also in their daily professional routine. One recent trend in marketing is to exploit the behavior of people using more than one device at the same time (like a TV and a tablet) for addressing new sales channels, e.g. offering products on the tablet, which are complementing the format the user is currently consuming on TV. Translating this trend into our world could solve one major obstacle we currently face in product design. Read further >
The sixth edition of Wolters Kluwer Tech Conference that this year took place simultaneously in Minneapolis and Amsterdam has just ended. I had the great opportunity to participate in the event in Amsterdam and would therefore like to share information about the major topics discussed there, together with my overall impressions. Read further >
The long way from an innovative idea, coming from an individual or a team, to a new component or item that, delivered to the market and giving a relevant and sustainable profitability, is a complex and full of difficulties process. Read further >