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Episode 29: “Radically Connected” with Jill St. Thomas, Executive Director, Tampa Bay Tech

Tune in to our latest episode Jill St. Thomas where we discuss how she’s helping the area’s best innovators thrive through Tampa Bay Tech. Here are five things we learned from this week’s episode: 1. Understanding your customer’s needs is critical. When the pandemic hit in March, Tampa Bay Tech took some time to pause …

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Business Acquisitions are Accelerating the Future of Work

What Salesforce’s acquisition of Slack means for innovation in workforce enablement.  In November, Salesforce bought the popular communication platform Slack to create a unified platform for its employees. Even though this was the largest acquisition in Salesforce’s 21-year history at $27.7B, this purchase was no surprise for the world of innovation.  The customer relationship management …

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Why Return On Innovation?

You need to speak “finance” to sustain your innovation efforts long-term. Kick-starting communication and nurturing resilience is sometimes the most challenging part of monetizing innovation. It’s not surprising that almost 54% of innovating organizations struggle to bridge the gap between innovation strategy and their return on investing in innovation. To get buy-in from your organization, you …

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Business Innovation Starts With Communication

How clear your organization communicates will define whether you achieve your innovation goals or not. As companies rush to keep up with the digitization of their workforces, teams need to align on investments made and their results company-wide. On the other hand, onboarding an entire organization onto new technology without a clear direction is not …

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Outcome-driven Innovation vs. Innovation Theater

How RIDG’s BI+LD methodology prepares companies for disruption. This time last year, many companies realized their existing strategies and organizational structures could not support innovation as quickly as they needed to. Whether it’s a pandemic or another type of disruption when companies encounter a crisis, they typically do one of two things: Rapidly testing and …

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Chief Innovation Officers Need to Pivot for Disruptive Innovation

Forrester released a new report on value orchestration and the future of work for CINOs. This year, companies had two choices: adapt or break under the pressure of uncertainty.  For many organizations, that ability to pivot and rethink the future of work saved their businesses through one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression.  …

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Press Release: RIDG Launches a Three-Part Return on Innovation Webinar Series

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA (March 1, 2021) —  RIDG, the innovation group helping enterprise organizations redefine their innovation strategies, is hosting a webinar series this month through May 2021 on the ROI of innovation. RIDG will host its first webinar of the year, Part 1: Innovation Planning and Building ROI, on Tuesday, March 9th at 10 …

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Generating Innovative Ideas in a Pandemic: Marriott Bonvoy Innovates for Remote Workers

During a time of mass disruption, companies need to step out of survival mode and innovate for their customers, no matter how challenging that is. I recently returned from a motorcycle vacation throughout the southeast U.S. It was a magical trip with multiple destinations from the Tail of the Dragon in North Carolina and Cherahola …

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Coffee with Ben Episode 41

Episode 41: Re-Injecting Cash Into Your Business with Powers Kane, Chief Revenue Officer, RecoupeTax

Tune in to our latest episode featuring Powers Kane, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer at RecoupeTax. We discuss how companies can increase their working capital by taking advantage of commonly overlooked R&D tax credits. This video series focuses on how companies innovate, strategically plan for the future, and create a strong employee culture. Here are …

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Episode 40: Enterprise Resource Planning with Chris Milan, VP of Sales, NexTec Group

Tune in to our latest episode featuring Chris Milan, VP of Sales at NexTec Group. We’ll discuss how ERP software is being used to streamline operational efficiency, especially in the food and cannabis industries. This video series focuses on how companies innovate, strategically plan for the future, and create a strong employee culture. Here are …

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