Nicholas D. Evans

Contributing writer

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.

Articles by Nicholas D. Evans

10 tips for running a world-class innovation contest
Managing Innovation & Disruptive Technology

10 tips for running a world-class innovation contest

Addressing key steps to structure an annual innovation contest, based on culture and core values, that strengthens best practices.
November 22, 2022
5 tips for building your innovation ecosystem
Managing Innovation & Disruptive Technology

5 tips for building your innovation ecosystem

If it’s innovation you’re after, look beyond the brand names. Chances are, they’re not as innovative as you may think.
May 17, 2022
10 CIO resolutions for 2022
Managing Innovation & Disruptive Technology

10 CIO resolutions for 2022

Is advancing your career on your personal to-do list for the new year? Let these ideas be your guide.
January 17, 2022
Managing Innovation & Disruptive Technology

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.
September 14, 2021
9 best practices for better innovation
Managing Innovation & Disruptive Technology

9 best practices for better innovation

Following these steps for prioritizing ideas will help you seize the most promising opportunities.
October 30, 2020
3 steps to developing a risk response advisory system
Managing Innovation & Disruptive Technology

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.
June 23, 2020
5 ways to fast-track your next AI implementation
Managing Innovation & Disruptive Technology

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.
August 20, 2019
Why you don’t need a Chief [insert new tech name here] Officer
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Why you don’t need a Chief [insert new tech name here] Officer

The next time you read a call to action about the need for a new CXO role, you can apply these three steps to take a more disciplined approach to getting to grips with the technology or trend and seizing the opportunity.
November 26, 2018
The 4 biggest cultural barriers to corporate innovation
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The 4 biggest cultural barriers to corporate innovation

It's important to be aware of the following warning signs – and to have a strategy to counter – if you want your company to be a world-class innovator.
June 15, 2018
SAP Ariba’s platform strategy
Managing Innovation & Disruptive Technology

SAP Ariba’s platform strategy

A discussion with Barry Padgett, President, SAP Ariba.
May 1, 2018
5 ways for public sector leaders to accelerate innovation in 2018
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5 ways for public sector leaders to accelerate innovation in 2018

Different approaches that can help to further advance the way ideas are sourced, shared, scoped and shepherded through the innovation process, so that public sector organizations can improve the yield of ideas moving through their pipelines.
January 25, 2018