Is Uberization the Future of Intelligence?

[The French Version of this article was published in Harvard Business Review France] A grinning Jean Botti, CTO at Airbus Group, entrusted us with one of his dreams: A smartphone app that would produce a synthetical and analytical overview of the knowledge possessed by the best experts in a given domain ; the sum of all knowledge components inside a brain. Is it possible to imagine monetizing immaterial assets such as knowledge, expertise or know-how, as is already the case with Uber and Airbnb, who make a network available and then monetize underused physical assets? Are we on the cusp of the Uberization of intelligence? We’ve conducted interviews with several tens of innovation managers, from R&D, strategy, marketing of big corporations for

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Panel Discussion on Innovation Intelligence @ Mardis de l’Innovation

Marc Giget strikes again. The innovation thinker who pens forewords is also the focal point around which the French innovation community gathers. Over 200 people attended this week’s edition of his seminar. Topic of the session : Open Innovation — perspectives after ten years of practice in a digital world. Presans coordinated the session. This isn’t Albert Meige’s first gig here. This time he came to present the main trends from the book he just finished co-writing with Jacques Schmitt. His talk was interspersed with subliminal encouragements to acquire it. The vision of the future he described is shaped by the twin waves of digitalization and commoditization. This rapidly approaching scenario would also see players of various sizes converge towards similar strategies. On the level of intermediaries and service providers, time hasn’t decisively answered the question

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Innovation Intelligence: Commoditization. Digitalization. Acceleration. Major Pressure on Innovation Drivers.

In our book Innovation Intelligence, we give an overview of recent, disruptive trends that induce changes in the way large corporations deal with open innovation. The book was written after approximately 40 interviews with the Chief Technology Officers and Chief Innovation Officers of large international companies such as Airbus Group, Danone, TOTAL, and Faurecia, among others. We are very pleased to have two prestigious preface authors: Marc Giget, President, European Institute for Creative Strategies and Innovation Jean-François Minster, Senior Vice President Scientific Development, Total The book is 318 page long and is composed of 7 chapters (in addition of the introduction and of the conclusion): Chapter 1: The Internet of Skills & Knowledge Chapter 2: The Parrot AR.Drone Case Chapter 3:

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Presans invited to the Tuesdays of Innovation (video)

On February 26th 2013, Marc Giget invited Presans to the “Mardis de l’Innovation” to present its vision of the Open Innovation and crowdsourcing. (See video at the bottom of this post!) Les Mardis de l’Innovation (the Tuesdays of Innovation), presented by Professor Marc Giget, aim to spread the culture of innovation in various forms through open conferences and debates. Topics include: theories and key concepts of innovation, best practices in innovation around the world, innovation in areas of rapid change, important periods of the past for innovation and innovation in other countries. The theme of the evening of February 26, was the Open Innovation and crowdsouring. Marc Giget presented the recent developments in crowdsourcing with a focus on crowdfunding. Then four

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PRESANS: selected to participate in the Grenoble Innovation Fair

On the 20th and 21st of October, PRESANS will be presenting X-Search at the Grenoble Innovation Fair. About the Grenoble Innovation Fair The Grenoble Innovation Fair is a European forum for innovation-oriented startups, laboratories, and industry. For its third edition Grenoble Innovation Fair is broadening its scope to cover more new or emerging innovations in Europe, welcoming 150 start-ups and laboratories in an exhibition space dedicated to networking with industry and technology demonstrations. More than 1,500 people from all over Europe will be taking part in GIF11 to : Develop their innovation networks Identify opportunities for collaboration Discover unsuspected sources of innovation PRESANS will present X-Search PRESANS was selected by the organizers to present X-Search, the Worldwide Expert Search Engine.

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One Million Experts on X-Search!

PRESANS has launched X-Search (presans.com/x-search), the first Worldwide Expert Search Engine less than 3 months ago. It took us a while to go through all the awesome comments and feedback you sent us. We read them all and today, we have great news to announce: more, more and more! Access one million of experts worldwide for free! PRESANS is proud to announce that X-Search, has recently reached 1 000 000 (one million) experts in base. This is an amazing progression since the launch of the of the tool in February 2011. The expert database behind X-Search covers most European countries, including France, England and Germany. Worldwide! We have been claiming that X-Search is worldwide, and then we put a temporary

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