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Friday Innovation Roundup – 11 April 2014

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Here are a few great articles and reports we found across the web:

Deloitte – Tech Trends 2014 – Inspiring Disruption – Each year, Deloitte study the evolving technology landscape, focusing on disruptive trends that are transforming business, government and society. The theme of this year’s report is “Inspiring Disruption”. The report lists 10 emerging technologies for CIOs and other IT executives to consider in order to improve their B2B and B2C engagements, transform their business, and help their markets and industries evolve.

How to Drive Innovation in Five Steps – Five crucial tips from Kristi Hedges, Forbes contributor and author of The Power of Presence: Unlock your Potential to Influence and Engage Others.

KPMG – Why Crowdsourcing is the Future of Employee Engagement – KPMG report on the growing importance of crowdsourcing for employee engagement. “Crowdsourcing gives employees a voice to engage in challenging debate, to share their views truthfully and honestly”. By Klaus Woeste, head of People & Change at KPMG.

Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators – HBR article by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Professor of Business Psychology at UCL, on “the importance of the ability to generate many ideas, discover the right opportunities to develop them, and act with drive and dedication to achieve a meaningful goal.”

How Can We Best Innovate to Drive Economic Growth? – By Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge, for The Guardian. Excellent article on the current state of innovation in the EU.

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