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Colin Nelson

Colin specializes in the social science that underpins how large or diverse groups collaborate online. He is an expert in the field of Collective Intelligence, supporting global organizations and communities on how to achieve efficient, effective, and sustainable innovation and business change using online tools and processes. Colin is a respected thought leader on Innovation Management and Enterprise Collaboration, publishing numerous articles on the topic. Colin has a background in Market Research, Information Management and Management Consulting. However, for the last 10 years he’s worked in new product development, Innovation Management and Collective Intelligence.

Colin's Posts

Higher Education

How Collective Impact Can Empower Innovation Challenges in Higher Education

What do you do when the problem you face is overwhelming in its complexity? What do you do when the experts you need are...

Innovating Where the Business Cares: Developing Areas of Strategic Innovation
Strategy & Alignment

Innovating Where the Business Cares: Developing Areas of Strategic Innovation

  Almost every innovation manager can recount stories of great ideas, concepts and products that people love and yet the...

Understanding Your Innovation Culture – A Business Insight From Swisslog
People & Culture

Understanding Your Innovation Culture – A Business Insight From Swisslog

How do your company’s employees react when asked to participate in enterprise collaborative innovation?  Do employees ch...

Innovation Management in support of Strategic Shifts
Strategy & Alignment

Innovation Management in support of Strategic Shifts

The number of external pressures on organizations continues to increase. Fast moving new markets, a wider range of compe...

In the Kingdom of the Complex Corporation, the Innovator is King
The Innovation Manager

In the Kingdom of the Complex Corporation, the Innovator is King

Recently I spoke at the Front-end of Innovation Conference in Boston about the role of Innovation Advocates. Specificall...

Innovation Advocates: Build a New Culture of Innovation from the Bottom up
People & Culture

Innovation Advocates: Build a New Culture of Innovation from the Bottom up

As organizations realize the value and impact that involving their employees can have in their innovation programs, shar...

Ideation ‘Jamming’ with active moderation
Methods & Frameworks

Ideation ‘Jamming’ with active moderation

Idea campaigns are a great way to have the collective expertise of large groups focused on a key business challenge or s...