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Futureproofing NOW

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The most relevant innovation topics with the most interesting people, exchanging viewpoints and debating about the future.  It’s the one subject we don’t know enough about yet. What could be better?  Every month, hosts Andrea Kates and Sean Moffitt share foresights and interview seasoned corporate innovators, passionate change agents and pragmatic futurists to get to what’s next and the signals to watch for now.

About Futureproofing : NOW

As a natural extension of our global venture Futureproofing : Next, we decided to launch the Futureproofing Now webcast series to give a voice to some of the best global minds and players in the innovation industry.

With so many innovation efforts failing inside corporate and scaling companies, we think the world needs more cutting-edge education, more cross-pollination and more market-tested insight on how business modelling, growth generation, technology, talent & customer reinvention and trend extrapolation gets done now and in the future.

Join us on our monthly expedition of innovation in the wild, stay updated on our episodes and perhaps even suggest a topic/panelist.

ANDREA KATES

ANDREA KATES

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SEAN MOFFITT

SEAN MOFFITT

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Recent Episode – SEASON 1, EPISODE #5B

The Six Continents of Innovation (Africa, North America, South America)

Two interactive webcasts presented by our global innovation practice Futureproofing : Next (futureproofingnext.com).

With all of our connected technology, the world may be getting smaller but when it comes to corporate innovation, it’s not quite flat yet.

Innovation around the world has many different nuances given the socio-economic climates, geopolitical aspects, cultural differences, customer motivations, talent mindsets, regulatory conditions and technologies at play in each region. 

So we’re going to travel around the innovation world, not in 80 days, but in less than two hours. Along for our expedition, we’ve invited some of the most worldly innovative minds in each geography to get a flavour of how innovation gets done similarly and differently in their respective geographies.

We hope to provide relevant headlines and insights on how each part of the world is conducting its innovation activities with specific insights and predictions valuable for corporate practitioners. 

Since there is so much to talk about, we are going to split our world up into two. Our early webcast session will canvas the smartest insights from Asia, Europe and Oceania. Our later webcast session will travel back to Africa, North America and South America. 

What you’ll learn: 

  • General trends affecting corporate innovation – contrasting and comparing similarities and differences across geographies 
  • Specific regional/geographic issues, regulations, concerns and  barriers to corporate innovation 
  • Specific regional/geographic areas of excitement, optimism and contributors to corporate innovation 
  • Driving technologies 
  • Driving customer shifts 
  • Driving talent and routes to market
  • Applicable Insights about key global business topics:
    • Fintech
    • AI and Machine Learning
    • Open innovation, Collaboration and CoCreation  
    • Eastern Silk Road vs.Western Silicon Valley
    • Polarization  of Wealth, Jobs & Beliefs
  • Effective  business models & shiny company examples by geography 

. Guests: Brian Ardinger, Eric Osiakwan, Marcella Rueda

Season 1, Episode 5b    |    54min

Audio - Season 1, Episode #5B

The Six Continents of Innovation

Season 1/Episode 5a - The Six Continents of Innovation (Asia, Europe, Oceania)

Which are some of the biggest early revelations from our Corporate Innovation Playbook study?

“The 2019/20 Corporate Innovation Playbook” is the one of the most comprehensive studies on the pragmatic aspects of getting innovation planned and done inside companies.

As a preview to the full study’s findings we thought we would engage with innovators that have been in the corporate trenches as well as collaborators who helped us pull together the study on key preview thoughts and a glimpse at the early results before September.

What You’ll Learn: 

  • INNOVATION VALUE:  What is the importance of innovation by industry?  By company? How has that changed and been defined differently over the past 3-5 years?
  • TREND ACTION and PROCESS: How do companies currently track trends? What’s the mechanism for incorporating and acting on trends into your business strategy?
  • APPROACHES: What does innovation look like in companies? What are some of the approaches companies take that are common or unique? and why?
  • PERFORMANCE: How do companies’ rate in building new lines of business or successful internal initiatives today? Which functional area is driving the corporate growth agenda? What are the big contributors and barriers?
  • TECHNOLOGIES: What technologies are helping produce better innovation process? products and services? business models?
  • BUSINESS MODELS: What are the most interesting developments leading companies to capture more business value? Bankable business of the future.
  • CULTURE: How does an organization build an innovation culture? Who gets to lead it and how do you lead it? Is there a perfect structure?
  • CHANGING LANDSCAPE AND TRENDS: What’s on your radar now that wasn’t on your radar 5 years ago in the area of innovation?
  • METHODS: What are the most popular innovation schools of thought, tools or activities for innovation?
  • SIZE DIFFERENCES: What are the handicaps vs. how startups apply innovation? What are some of the corporate unfair advantages vs. startups that should be harnessed?
  • WHO’S DOING IT RIGHT: Are there brands, companies, organizations, groups that are “doing it right”?
  • EXTERNAL PARTNERS: How do companies leverage external partners to help with innovation?
  • PREDICTIONS: What are some safe bets and some outlier best guesses for a more innovative future?

Hosts: Andrea Kates, Sean Moffitt

Guests;  Indrahan Nugroho, Ross Dawson, Lars Ib

Season 1/Episode 4 - The Corporate Innovation Playbook

Which are some of the biggest early revelations from our Corporate Innovation Playbook study?

“The 2019/20 Corporate Innovation Playbook” is the one of the most comprehensive studies on the pragmatic aspects of getting innovation planned and done inside companies.

As a preview to the full study’s findings we thought we would engage with innovators that have been in the corporate trenches as well as collaborators who helped us pull together the study on key preview thoughts and a glimpse at the early results before September.

What You’ll Learn: 

  • INNOVATION VALUE:  What is the importance of innovation by industry?  By company? How has that changed and been defined differently over the past 3-5 years?
  • TREND ACTION and PROCESS: How do companies currently track trends? What’s the mechanism for incorporating and acting on trends into your business strategy?
  • APPROACHES: What does innovation look like in companies? What are some of the approaches companies take that are common or unique? and why?
  • PERFORMANCE: How do companies’ rate in building new lines of business or successful internal initiatives today? Which functional area is driving the corporate growth agenda? What are the big contributors and barriers?
  • TECHNOLOGIES: What technologies are helping produce better innovation process? products and services? business models?
  • BUSINESS MODELS: What are the most interesting developments leading companies to capture more business value? Bankable business of the future.
  • CULTURE: How does an organization build an innovation culture? Who gets to lead it and how do you lead it? Is there a perfect structure?
  • CHANGING LANDSCAPE AND TRENDS: What’s on your radar now that wasn’t on your radar 5 years ago in the area of innovation?
  • METHODS: What are the most popular innovation schools of thought, tools or activities for innovation?
  • SIZE DIFFERENCES: What are the handicaps vs. how startups apply innovation? What are some of the corporate unfair advantages vs. startups that should be harnessed?
  • WHO’S DOING IT RIGHT: Are there brands, companies, organizations, groups that are “doing it right”?
  • EXTERNAL PARTNERS: How do companies leverage external partners to help with innovation?
  • PREDICTIONS: What are some safe bets and some outlier best guesses for a more innovative future?

Hosts: Andrea Kates, Sean Moffitt

Guests;  Paul Barter, Jaime Foucher, Sharon McIntyre

Season 1/Episode 3 - WHICH INNOVATION SCHOOL REIGNS SUPREME? Design Thinking Vs. AGILE INNOVATION VS. LEAN INNOVATION

Which innovation school of thought should triumph for today’s fast-changing age?

Will it be:
Agile Innovation  – and its focus on fast iteration, sprints and building the right things, or…

Lean innovation – and its focus on experiments and validating a business model fit, or…

Design Thinking – and its focus on big problem solving exploration and empathy for the customer

What you’ll learn:

•    The Three Key Schools of Modern Innovation Explained
•    The Strengths of Each Innovation Approach
•    The Weaknesses of Each Innovation Approach
•    When and Where to Ideally Use Each One
•    Wherever the Debate Takes Us…

Hosts: Andrea Kates, Sean Moffitt

Guests; Mark Randall, Emily Watkins, Sam McAfee

Season 1/Episode 2 - Get to Next - The Six Essential Steps to Deliver Innovation

In our second webinar episode, Futureproofing : Next co-founders Sean Moffitt & Andrea Kates discuss the two common gaps corporate innovators experience – a lack of smart, simple & scaleable process and a corporate culture that supports the whole effort. In this webinar, we discuss each topic with the help of Roland Harwood, open innovation expert and Managing Director of Liminal and Denise Lee Yohn, branding and culture expert and author of “Fusion” and “What Great Brands Do”. In our discussion, we go beyond ideas and get at some of the more pragmatic aspects of actually delivering corporate innovation and the blindspots that get companies in trouble trying to get to next.

Hosts: Andrea Kates, Sean Moffitt

Guests; Roland Harwood, Denise Lee Yohn

Season 1/Episode 1 - How to Increase the Success Rates of Corporate INNOVATIOn

In kicking off our Futureproofing Now webcast series, we thought we would get very elemental – how do we increase the suuccess rates of corporate innovation.  We know companies need innovation and they need to get there faster, but the performance rates and actual perception of how well its being implemented does not sync up with the need.  In this webcast, we try to bridge company aspiration with reality and invite long time friend and innovation colleague Samantha Yarwood and veteran brand and growth steward Neil Cohen along for the ride and to see what sticks.

Hosts: Andrea Kates, Sean Moffitt

Guests: Samantha Yarwood, Neil Cohen

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Citius. Altius. Fortius. In Posterum. The future is only getting faster. Find out how it all plays out here in our schedule of future episodes.

August 27th, 2019

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Sept 24th, 2019

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October 22nd, 2019

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Nov. 14th, 2019

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December 10th, 2019

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