How to Make Running Your Business Look Easy: Analytics at Netflix

Michael Sims's picture

I confess that I have a burning passion for movies.  I constantly seek out new movies to watch and I am always at least somewhat (and often very) distracted if a movie happens to be playing wherever I am.  My girlfriend knows this and, quite kindly, acts as a second set of eyes out there for me, helping me make sure that I don’t miss out on any great films.

Why Organizations Should Focus on Nex’perts

Becky Partida's picture

Much has been written about the need to get younger generations interested in STEM fields.

How Disruptive Entrepreneurship Drives Business Transformation

Andrea Stroud's picture

Business Performance Innovation Network (BPI) in partnership with Tech Mahindra produced a research report based on an online survey of more than 250 enterprise business leaders and innovators across North America, Europe, and Asia. APQC recently interviewed Dave Murray, director of thought leadership at BPI, and Lakshmanan Chidambaram, senior vice president of North American operations at Tech Mahindra.

Who is Driving Data Centers' Move To the Cloud?

Andrea Stroud's picture

Transform to Better Perform is a new global thought leadership initiative developed by the Business Performance Innovation Network (BPI) in partnership with Dimension Data.

Why Does Data Visualization Matter?

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

I was recently able to speak with David Doney, vice-president of internal audit at SIRVA, Inc. about how analyzing data and presenting it visually are important competencies as the economy digitizes.

David will be speaking on our free webinar on May 28 at 11:00 a.m. CDT: Best Practices in Data Visualization

APQC: What do organizations need to make better, data-driven decisions?

Innovation: The New Competitive Equation

Andrea Stroud's picture

This month, the Busines Performance Innovation (BPI) Network published a report, Innovation: The New Competitive Equation. The report examines innovation strategies and roadblocks in today's enterprise. According to the report, 79% of survey respondents currently rate their companies' commitment to innovation as very high or growing. While the intention is there, companies are still experiencing significant roadblocks.  

Help Recognize True Innovation

Andrea Stroud's picture

The Edison Awards™ is inviting APQC's members to become part of the prestigious Edison Awards judging panel that recognizes, honors, and fosters innovation across a wide variety of industries and disciplines. This award honors excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation.

How Your Organization Can Better Manage Innovation Performance

Andrea Stroud's picture

APQC recently interviewed Dr. Scott J. Edgett the CEO and Co-Founder of Stage-Gate International, who APQC recently collaborated with for the benchmarking study Innovation Performance: Critical Drivers of Success. In the following question and answer session, Edgett, one of the top experts in product innovation discusses what organizations can do to better manage innovation performance.

Nike, Microsoft, and the NFL Tackle Innovation

Marisa Brown's picture

What do Nike, SG Helmets, and Microsoft have in common? They are driving innovation in the products used by players and coaches in the National Football League (NFL). Although the game itself hasn’t changed dramatically over the years, today’s players in the NFL can play in greater comfort and safety, thanks in part to 2014 Edison Award winners: Nike (an APQC member) and SG Helmets.

Success Rate and Profits of Innovation at Top Performers (Infographic)

Becky Partida's picture

Any organization developing a new product or service wants to ensure that it gets a successful and profitable project in return for its investment. But what kind of success rate and profit amount should organizations aim for? APQC recently partnered with Stage-Gate International to study how leading organizations perform on their innovation projects.