Scouting Trends & Tech

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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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How Reliant Energy and Google are Addressing a More Competitive Market

Utility companies typically aren’t known for innovation. But Texas-based Reliant, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, and partner Google are forging a new path…


How Activision Blizzard is Growing its Audience Beyond Hard-Core Gamers

Ken Wee, Chief Strategy Officer of Activision Blizzard, shares insights on esports, the company’s focus on its biggest franchises, investing in mobile games, free-to-play offerings, and more. 

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Merriam-Webster CDO on Getting the Digital Skeptics Onboard

Merriam-Webster’s Chief Digital Officer Lisa Schneider shares insights on avoiding digital fatigue and getting a traditional company on board with a large-scale digital transformation. 


7 of the Best Tools for Bringing Serendipity Back

One thing is painfully absent from the work-from-anywhere era: serendipity. We’ve been testing out tools that support serendipity this year. These are seven of the best.


There Is No ‘Workplace of The Future,’ Says Knoll VP

Tracy Wymer, VP of Workplace Strategy at design firm and manufacturer Knoll, shares predictions for how the office will change in 2021 and beyond. 


Inside the Creation of Harley-Davidson’s New Line of Electric Bikes

Everything from the concept to the name of Harley-Davidson’s new electric bike brand is an homage to the company’s history. Brand Director Aaron Frank shares more…

Research Report


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...