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Healthcare trends that are shaping 2020

Reading Time: 10 minutes We discuss the trends that will overhaul the healthcare industry in 2020. While data sharing, 5G, supply chain & logistics, and AI will be big, consumer behavior will make all the difference.

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Insurance technology trends that are shaping 2020

Reading Time: 7 minutes Read about the key challenges faced by insurance innovators as we discuss 5 trends that have been impacting the industry: AI, blockchain, digitization, personalization and data, as well as hiring and retaining technically skilled talent.

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Let’s speak the same innovation language

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’ve created two new resources to help you understand and explain what key innovation terms mean. Use our Innovation Glossary and Innovation Taboo game to interpret complicated themes and find jargon-free ways to break them down for interdisciplinary teams.

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5 Steps to create an international team of innovation catalysts

Create an international team of innovation catalysts in 5 steps

Reading Time: 6 minutes In early 2019, Cigna International engaged Board of Innovation to help accelerate their innovation capability by establishing a global innovation network. Not only did we recruit and build an international, cross-functional team of innovators, we kick-started their journey with a hands on, 3-month sprint. After being introduced to Design Thinking tools and encouraged to develop an innovation mindset, teams tackled one of Cigna’s critical business challenges.

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5 innovative ways to hack your business model

Reading Time: 6 minutes Innovation is often associated with the creation of new products and services. However, this type of innovation fails to provide the highest return on investment. Take a look at these 5 unique business models and learn why innovating your business model is a great investment.

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Confessions of a newcomer

Reading Time: 5 minutes In a few short weeks since my arrival at Board of Innovation, I’ve learned that this is a workplace culture that is exceptionally good at nurturing the full potential of its staff.

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Laws in the driverless future: what to expect

Reading Time: 5 minutes The future of mobility is a much-discussed topic as the automotive industry races to get to Level 5 automation (no driver required). But a somewhat less-discussed issue around autonomous vehicles is how governments will shape public policy once cars become 100% hands-free.

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10 innovative FinTech business models

Reading Time: 5 minutes From opening accounts to insurance underwriting and credit profiling, FinTech startups are piggybacking on the various services of traditional banks and flipping the conventional business models in the financial industry.

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7 examples of how companies can gain from customer insights

Reading Time: 5 minutes Empathy interviews and market research are all well and good. But it’s really when you walk a mile in your customer’s shoes that you strike gold. Here are some examples of how companies can and have gained from investing in more than just face time with their customer.

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How not to fall in love with your prototype

Reading Time: 4 minutes Prototypes are disposable. Build it just good enough to learn, frame and test user behaviours, and move on. Here’s what most people get wrong about prototyping, and our advice and tips on how to get it right.

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Orange Fab startup accelerator: one year later

Reading Time: 6 minutes One year ago, Orange Belgium launched its first “Orange Fab” with Board of Innovation’s help. Part of an international network of customized accelerators, the 3-month program offered startups a chance to test their business on the Belgian and Luxembourgish markets.

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Executive pitch do’s and don’ts

Reading Time: 8 minutes We believe that the best business idea should result in stakeholder buy-in. If the pitch is right, and the solution is validated and the business case makes sense, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t. But this isn’t always the way it goes. That’s why we’re sharing our know-how so that the jury’s only choice is to say yes.

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15 Insights from Innov8rs Miami

15 insights from Innov8rs Miami

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’m sharing 15 insights from the Innov8rs Miami conference based on my panel discussion with innovators from P&G, DB Schenker, the US Army, Itau Unibanco & GE.

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First we take Manhattan…

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s time we got square. We’re expanding our international presence, one city at a time. First stop: New York City. Here’s how we plan to get down to innovation business in the City that Never Sleeps.

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Customer journey map

5 ways to improve your customer journey

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today, every innovation-driven and customer-oriented organization makes use of customer journey maps to visualize several journeys and to ultimately improve the customer experience. The reason

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