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Author: Dillon Carter

Ezassi to attend FEI Boston 2018

We will be attending the annual FEI Boston 2018 event. While there, we'll be showcasing our innovative platform and processes that have helped our client base increase user engagement, time-to-innovate, number of ideas and, most importantly, quantifying how it affects their bottom line. We'll be networking on location and attending social events to answer questions and ask some of our own. After working in various industries, we've found some similarities that make the innovation process effective and streamlined. We've seen first hand how developing a culture of innovation internally leads to higher employee engagement and empowerment that helps solve some your most vital problems.  Many companies are trying their best to create innovation within their companies but still struggle. We bring a level of expertise and processes to build and implement a culture of innovation successfully.   The FEI Boston Innovation Conference is designed to help you master the art of serious innovation with...

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himss conference 2018 speakers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Announcing The HIMSS Conference 2018 Speakers Lineup [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today we are excited to announce the HIMSS Conference 2018 Speakers . The conference date is March 5 - 9, 2018 and will be held in Las Vegas, NV. The speaker lineup includes:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="15px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Eric Schmidt, Financial Advisor, Former Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc (Parent company of Google)   Machine learning and the cloud are fueling moonshots that are already changing how we fight disease and improve health for millions of people. But there’s still so much untapped potential. Healthcare is being transformed entirely, with each new technological breakthrough. During the opening keynote, Eric Schmidt will provide his perspectives on what we can do to speed up the progress and make sure technology is being put to its best use, making life better for people everywhere.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][vc_column_text]David Shulkin, MD, Secretary of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs   The Honorable David J. Shulkin was nominated by President Trump to serve...

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innovation and growth leadership summit speakers (2)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Announcing Innovation & Growth Leadership Summit Speakers Lineup [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today we are excited to announce the Innovation and Growth Leadership Summit Speakers. The conference date is February 27-28, 2018 and will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. The speaker lineup includes:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="15px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Quinault Childs, Research Manage, Food Futures Lab   Quinault is a research manager in IFTF's Food Futures Lab. He comes from a background in food and agriculture entrepreneurship, which most recently includes co-founding a company that uses insects to upcycle food waste into animal feed. He is fascinated by applying systems thinking to explore the interconnected nature of food and society, using storytelling as education, and encouraging everyone to become more adventurous eaters. Quinault holds a B.S. in Human Factors Engineering and an M.S. in Agriculture, Food, and Environment—both from Tufts University in Boston, MA.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][vc_column_text]Karen Stanton, Global Marketing & Branding Director at International Flavors & Fragrances   A dynamic and energetic leader and change...

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HIMSS Conference Speaking topics

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] HIMSS Conference 2018 Speaking Topics the HIMSS conference 2018 speaking topics are a spectrum of new technologies and processes. A place you're able to learn, meet and network with others around the following topics. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_text_separator title="Topics"][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="45px"][vc_column_text] Privacy, Security and Cyber Security Delving into the policies, procedures, workflow and management pertaining to your security efforts.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="125px"][vc_single_image image="5845" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space height="115px"][vc_column_text] Connected Health and TeleHealth Examine connected health and telehealths role in the future of medicine.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="115px"][vc_single_image image="5847" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space height="115px"][vc_column_text] Data Analytics/Clinical and Business Intelligence Examine provider and organizational focused best practices.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="5844" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space height="100px"][vc_column_text] Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Investment Examine all aspects of health tech innovation and venturing into the investment world.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="100px"][vc_single_image image="5846" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space height="135px"][vc_column_text] Health Information Exchange, Interoperability and Data Integration Examine all aspects of information exchange and interoperability[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="150px"][vc_single_image image="5848" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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What are the most commonly used innovation software stage-gate process stages? When deciding upon your stages of innovation, it’s important to understand what those stages should be and how to best manage an idea at each stage. To clarify the process, we want to break down the most common stages within an innovation software stage-gate process.   Innovation Software Stage-Gate Process Stages Identified   Innovation Software Stage-Gate Process #1: New Naturally, all ideas will start at the New stage. This is your innovation idea inbox and where most of your sorting will take place.   Innovation Software Stage-Gate Process #2: Request for Information After an idea has been deemed interesting as a possible solution, the organization will typically require more information to dive deeper into the idea, what’s involved and the requirements or limitation of the proposed solution. Reaching out to the submitter will enable you to better understand the submitters background as an expert and how they will...

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We’ve written about the innovation software process before, but understanding how ideas flow through innovation software is very important from a couple of perspectives, depending on which style of innovation you move forward with; internal or external.   Ideas Flow Through Innovation Software Innovation - The Unstructured Idea Capture Format The first style of an innovation process we should talk about is the unstructured style. With open innovation software, you open yourself up to collaboration among users, to better develop, collaborate and iterate on ideas, don’t put much in terms of limits on those ideas (allowing for more creativity and disrupting ideas) and ultimately create an environment to innovate safely with your innovation resources. This format is used when users have signed off on the necessary terms and conditions and non-disclosure agreements. Many customers use this internally, where all ideation and innovation is safe from IP risks.   How a submitter submits their idea with an...

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Innovation software should move swiftly, but often it’s quite a sluggish process for most. It’s so important to have an innovative system in place to ensure your process is working not only smoothly, but effortlessly, to accelerate innovation. Your time-to-innovate should be a key metric to measure. It tells you exactly how efficient your process currently is. How long does it take for an idea to go from brand new submission to the last stage of your process or drop off?   A Proper Acceleration Innovation Software A proper innovative solution would include features of automation and streamlining. Automation lends itself to a hands-off approach which frees more time to focus on the high priority submissions you’ll be getting from your submitters. The key feature you’ll want to be autonomous are mainly communications between the system and your submitters, reviewers and collaborators. This pushes engagement through the roof consistently.   Next, we would want a...

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