Innovator Spotlight

Qmarkets’ Innovator Spotlight interview series – a unique opportunity to hear first-hand insights from leading innovation practitioners around the world.

innovation in mining

Striking Gold: The $40m Idea Unearthed Through Crowdsourcing

Hochschild Mining is a leading silver and gold mining company based in Lima, Peru. In business for over a century, the company continues to be run by the Hochschild family to this day. In 2020 alone, it produced almost 10m ounces of silver and 175k ounces of gold from its three active mines across South America. Hochschild’s innovation initiatives are...

An Interview with esolva: How Small Scale Innovation Can Generate Large Scale Impact

Idea and innovation management is sometimes seen as the domain of large organizations with dedicated innovation departments and tens of thousands of employees…However what people don’t realize is that these company-wide projects will often start off as a small-scale innovation initiative involving just a single department. Then once results have been generated and a proof of concept is established, it...

Ideating at Enexis – Driving Operational Innovation in Dutch Energy Sector

The Enexis Group finds itself in an industry prime for innovation stagnation; well-established solutions, a workforce often resistant to change, and heavy regulation on procedures and costs, means that spontaneous innovation is not something that can happen easily. Yet the company has managed to generate hundreds of new ideas each year since 2014, resulting in millions in cost-saving and improved...

The Innovation Hotline: How Colruyt Group is Championing Intrapreneurship with Collaborative Idea Generation

Often times, the most successful and innovative companies stem from the humblest of origins. Colruyt Group is a great case in point. Its rapid expansion from a small, family-run wholesale goods business in 1928 into a multinational conglomerate with 30,000 employees, can be attributed in part to the creative – and ingenious – ways it has crowdsourced ideas from employees....

How One of the World’s Largest Wineries is Fermenting Groundbreaking New Ideas with Qmarkets

Not so long ago, an Innovation Strategy Manager at a major vineyard was tasked with finding an efficient system for streamlining ideation. This system would need to be used to overcome departmental communication barriers, as well as drive the innovation that would help protect the company from wine industry disruption. The solution came in the form of an employee innovation...

How Israel’s Oldest Bank Is Engaging Employees to Become a Leader in Banking Innovation

In 2013, Bank Leumi embarked on a journey to make innovation one of its prime strategic goals. In order to achieve this goal, the Bank undertook an initiative to change their corporate culture, so every employee would see innovation as part of their daily work; an aim they should constantly aspire to. As part of the new corporate strategy, Leumi...

How the Israel Securities Authority is Engaging Employees to Boost Innovation

Yael Weiss Efron is an Innovation Manager at the Israel Securities Authority (ISA). Earlier in 2017, the ISA approached Qmarkets regarding the implementation of Qmarkets’ platform in order to run an idea and innovation management program. Following the successful launch of the program and its advancement to the next stages, we sat down with Yael in order to discuss the ISA...

Total’s Open Innovation Journey – How Partnership with Qmarkets Upgraded its Approachability and Accessibility

When Total, a global energy company that serves more than 4 million end-customers per day, was looking for a new Open Innovation (OI) solution in 2015, they turned to Morgan Ohayon, who became instrumental in choosing and implementing the Qmarkets innovation platform at both the company-wide and business-unit levels. Actively operating in more than 130 countries, Total is the world’s 4th...

How Qmarkets Partnered with NHS to Create the Most Sophisticated Healthcare Innovation Exchange Platform in the UK

Tammy Holmes, Innovation and Adoption Programme Manager for the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), talks about the changes in the healthcare industry in England, the challenges in implementing innovation, and how Qmarkets’ idea management platform has helped the WMAHSN effectively manage and implement evidence-based innovations to improve health and create wealth. The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network...

How to turn a Multinational Automotive-Finance Company into an Innovation Powerhouse

With over 3,100 employees in 36 subsidiaries, RCI Bank and Services is a multinational finance company which is focused on delivering innovative services to customers of the Renault and Nissan automotive groups. We sat down with Jean-Philippe Mathes, Innovation Lab Director for RCI Bank and Services, to learn more about his experience managing the company’s innovation project utilizing Qmarkets’ idea management...

How RTE, Europe’s Biggest Transmission System Operator Implemented a Collaborative Innovation Lab

RTE is an energy and utility provider, France’s electricity transmission system operator, responsible for the operation, maintenance and development of the French high-voltage transmission system. Approximately 100,000 km long, the system is Europe’s largest. We sat down with Ronan Minvielle, Innovation Manager at RTE, to hear about RTE’s strategic innovation project, powered by Qmarkets. On April 26th, Ronan will be a guest speaker at our Paris...

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