Scouting Trends & Tech

  • How the NHL’s Florida Panthers are Using Data More Strategically

  • What’s Changing in the Wine Business? Gallo’s Innovation Director Explains

  • How Chinese Retailer Suning Group is Deploying AI and Other New Tech

  • Inside athenahealth’s Interactive Telehealth Dashboard

  • PepsiCo’s Demand Accelerator Takes Consumer Insights to Next Level

Most large companies know they can get better when it comes to spotting emerging trends, integrating new technologies, and responding to changes in customer behaviors. But even when they do see these changes happening around them, they often lack the mechanisms to act quickly enough.

Our coverage of scouting defines several key activities, like aligning scouting activity with corporate strategy; operating the “radar system”; communicating what you see to the rest of the organization; running pilot tests and experiments; and helping the business deploy and scale the experiments that work.A good place to start is with our report “Best Practices: Scouting Trends and Emerging Tech.”

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Creating the Psychological Safety to Innovate at PayPal

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How Tyson’s CTO Is Using Big Data to Forecast COVID Spread

Because food distribution was labeled an essential business, Tyson Foods never shut down any of its plants. Right at the start of the pandemic — as early as January — Scott Spradley and his team began analyzing data to predict how infection might spread within them.

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Scouting Trends & Emerging Tech

How do large companies scout the trends and technologies that will be most relevant to their future success? Ourreport collects advice from executives...