New York London Sydney Timisoara Rotterdam Ghent
Creativity World Forum

Finding your creative mojo! Thoughts on Creativity World Forum day 2

The Creativity World Forum 2014 proved to be a great experience, leaving us feeling inspired and connected! Day 2 approached innovation by zooming in on the creative mindset: Tom Kelley, Debra Kaye, Ricardo Semler and other thought leaders took the focus away from innovation processes and emphasized the creative power of individuals, both from within and from outside the organization! And Robin Chase showed us why this means that the future belongs to the sharing and collaboration economy!Read more

Creativity World Forum

Don’t make me sit on the chair! Thoughts on Creativity World Forum day 1

When the creative minds of Europe unite, there’s bound to be magic in the air. Especially when Guy Kawasaki, Frans Johansson, Austin Kleon and many more impressive speakers are sharing their innovation stories. Find out in my thoughts below how each of them is dealing with the ‘innovation paradox’. Innovation paradox? Yes, we are encouraged to think BIG in innovation; to jump to the next curve and come up with radical and breakthrough new products and services. On the other hand, we can agree that all ideas are combinations of existing ideas. So how to be disruptive when uniqueness in itself can be questioned?Read more

Curiosity

Why the future of your business depends on curiosity

As published on Switch & Shift on January 27, 2014. In an economy of individuals with everyone in the world close to all the information in the world, organizations can no longer just copy-paste their strategy and plans from the year before. There is no way back. The open world is here to stay and expected to further accelerate. The future will be less about money, power or size, but more about agility, networking and sharing. In order to survive, businesses need to grow to a permanent state of curiosity, making it a core strategic competence.Read more

Blog Thomas

Me, Myself and I. The Next Design Superstar

Last week I was invited to speak at the Product Design + Innovation conference at the Oval Cricket Ground in London. The gathering of almost 40 speakers from leading international brands such as Cisco, Thomson Reuters, Telefónica Digital, Virgin Atlantic, Nike and Philips provided food for thought on how scientists, designers and users can collaborate in the future. Sessions on connected objects, the circular economy and the consumerisation of health covered a broad array of contemporary trends in industrial design. I’d like to focus on one stream of thoughts: how consumers are becoming the next superstars in design.Read more

MOA

InSites Consulting nominated with 2 MOA Innovation Awards

Last year, at the sunny, sunny beach of Zandvoort in The Netherlands, we’ve pulled off “The Double” at the MOAwards, the annual prizes for Market Research firms in the Netherlands. Kristof De Wulf won the Agency Researcher of the Year Award and our Dutch office the Research Agency of the Year Award.  And today, we’re happy to announce that we are nominated twice in the category Innovation Awards 2012! Together with RTL Netherlands InSites is nominated for a Facebook research community app, that was executed on the Facebook fanpage of The voice of Holland. The other Innovation Award is for InSites Consulting’s efforts for bringing gamification into market research online communities (MROCs).

Read more

accenture inno awards

Innovation in Financial Services alive and kicking

The Dutch Accenture Innovation Awards, Amsterdam at the Congress centre RAI, November 2011. 5 sectors – consumers products & Agri, Health & Public services, Energy, Media Communication High tech and last but not least Finance – were challenged to come up with innovative projects. In total Accenture  received more than 1200 projects! Let us take a look at Finance. For me an exciting universe even now in these stormy times where sector, resources, strategies and policies are questioned.
Read more