Category Archives: Health/Healthcare

Innovation or Not – Progressive Protein – Powder be Gone

As an athlete and a basketball coach I’m always on the lookout for interesting things that fit into a regular workout, enhancing the experience and the outcomes, without detracting. So, no gimmicks, awkward gadgets, or things that require me to adapt to them. They have to fit into my workout and the workouts I direct ...

Public Sector Innovation: moving innovation from the margins to mainstream

UNDP remains one of the few UN agencies that supports governments in setting up Public Sector Innovation Labs to experiment with new approaches to policy-making and that advises government partners on designing Open Innovation Prize Challenges.

The Amazing Story Behind An Incredible Breakthrough

Cancer Immunotherapy We tend to think of innovation as a moment of epiphany followed by an onward march toward disruption. Sure, there are always some twists and turns along the way, but fearless entrepreneurs seem to have no problem adapting, iterating and pivoting their way to incredible success. That makes for inspiring stories, but the truth ...

How Experian Built a Disruptive Data Business

When Eric Haller graduated with a degree in finance from San Diego State University in 1990, he didn’t have any clear idea of what he wanted to do. If he was on the east coast, he probably would have gone to work at an investment bank, but he ended up taking a job as a statistical analyst at Visa in Foster City, and would later say that it was a case of being in the right place at the right time.

How Experian Built a Disruptive Data Business

When Eric Haller graduated with a degree in finance from San Diego State University in 1990, he didn’t have any clear idea of what he wanted to do. If he was on the east coast, he probably would have gone to work at an investment bank, but he ended up taking a job as a statistical analyst at Visa in Foster City, and would later say that it was a case of being in the right place at the right time.

The Future of Insurance: 15 predictions for 2017

  Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from Matthew Griffin’s upcoming paper The Future of Insurance 2020 & Beyond. It is clear from the developments and progress made in 2016 though that the industry’s appetite, pace, and propensity for change, albeit partially fuelled by an increasingly competitive and dynamic marketplace, is accelerating. It’s unlikely that ...

Turning the Innovation Tables

Recently, I attended an interesting program co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina's health care innovation program and AARP. The program was set up to bring together people who had an interest in solving problems relating to prescription drug use. Watching this unfold got me thinking. We're doing corporate innovation all wrong, and the innovation sprint that UNC and AARP were conducting have got it right. They have the ingredients correct and the order of activities correct. Let's imagine for a second what this would look like in a corporate setting.

Transhumanist Innovation and the Future of Work, Health, and Personhood

“Transhumanism” isn’t a word that many people are familiar with. At least not yet. Just as “The Internet of Things” and “Automation” have begun to creep into the popular english lexicon, “Transhumanism” will also see its day at the forefront of our zeitgeist–perhaps sooner rather than later. The more popular and perhaps crude term for ...