Nicholas D. Evans

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Nicholas D. Evans is the Chief Innovation Officer at WGI, a national design and professional services firm. He is the founder of Thinkers360, the world’s premier B2B thought leader and influencer marketplace as well as Innovators360.

10 strategic tech trends for the infrastructure industry in 2022

3 tips for combatting not-invented-here syndrome

3 tips for combatting not-invented-here syndrome

Company culture and internal politics can block ideas at any time as they make their perilous journey from concept to value. These techniques will help you knock down those barriers to innovation.

How (and why) to create an emerging technology heat map

How (and why) to create an emerging technology heat map

Use this rapid assessment tool to uncover the emerging technologies and trends that are of strategic importance to the business.

Consequential innovation: 4 tips for unlocking hidden growth opportunities

Consequential innovation: 4 tips for unlocking hidden growth opportunities

For innovation to be consequential, you must strike the right balance between incremental innovation and disruptive innovation. Here's how to get started.

16 traits of a world class chief innovation officer

16 traits of a world class chief innovation officer

Your innovation program, and the role of the CINO, is too important to leave to chance. Make sure whoever holds the top innovation job has these essential qualities.

9 best practices for better innovation

9 best practices for better innovation

Following these steps for prioritizing ideas will help you seize the most promising opportunities.

Building enterprise agility

Building enterprise agility

Why and how to foster this key capability in your organization

3 steps to developing a risk response advisory system

3 steps to developing a risk response advisory system

Much like DEFCON is used in the U.S. Armed Forces to react to changing threat levels, your enterprise needs its own PANDCON to deal with changing pandemic conditions. Here's how to get started.

Post COVID-19 business models: Finding the new normal

Post COVID-19 business models: Finding the new normal

Pivots and process changes, yes. New normal? Not so fast.

5 ways to fast-track your next AI implementation

5 ways to fast-track your next AI implementation

Some quick wins around this important enabling technology can further the business case for more investment in broader digital transformation and innovation initiatives.

The digital transformation debate: It’s about people AND technology

The digital transformation debate: It’s about people AND technology

Technology is an integral part of the strategic themes for digital transformation and the new competencies of the top performers.

Introducing the “lazy economy” business model and implications for CIOs

Introducing the “lazy economy” business model and implications for CIOs

As you explore the art of the possible around the lazy economy, here are three implications and recommendations for senior IT leaders.

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