Digital Europe: 5 things you may have missed w43


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Week 43: October 22nd - 28th, 2018

There is a lot happening each week in digital across Europe, so we wanted to take some of the pain out of staying up-to-date. Below are our top five digital happenings across the continent for this week.

innnov8rs conference in Madrid: three insightful & practical innovation stories from the trenches

Three heads of innovation/transformation/digital and change in some of the world’s largest organisations, share their real-life experiences on the reality of driving transformational change in their businesses. What realities are you also facing in your business? Read experiences by:

Ellen Kiss
Itaú Bank (largest bank in South America)
Head of Digital Marketing and Innovation

Jean Marc Landry
Atlantic Lottery Corporation
Director of Customer Innovation

Delphine Desgurse
La Poste
Head of Innovation

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Retail Insider ‘Digital Leisure & Hospitality Innovations Top 20’ report launches

Retail Insider this week launched of the second ‘Digital Leisure and Hospitality Innovations Top 20 Report’. The report showcases some of the best leisure and hospitality digital initiatives of the year.

We liked the food waste app Karma from Sweden; the Mastercard/Wagamama partnership for their ‘order/eat/pay & go’ app Wagamamago and Infram’s vertical farming technology for restaurants. There’s a lot in the report to digest, so download and dig-in.

View and Download the report

High-Growth Companies Buck Trend of Declining
Returns on Innovation

A recent accenture report estimates that $3.2 trillion has been spent on innovation-related activities over the last 5 years. Of note, it was high growth companies in the study that were best able to maximise the return from these investments.

There are 7 characteristics which were highlighted in the study that enables high growth companies maximise returns. Does your organisation exhibit any of them?

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Have your say.  The state of European tech.

The State of European Tech is one of the most comprehensive tracking studies about the impact of digital across the continent. This year, the study is focusing on diversity and inclusion in particular. What steps are investors and founders taking to improve diversity and inclusion? Have people in the community experienced discrimination?

Follow the link and have your say. Results will be published later in the year.

Share your opinion

Some ‘fun’.  Does every website you have come across in the last week remind you of this?

Chat-bots, pop-ups, GDRP acceptances, email sign-up screens….all before you get to the content you want to read? We are glad to see that it is not just the team at Alonso//Poli who are feeling a tad annoyed with parts of the internet of late.

View and ‘enjoy’