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CDO: Understanding Organizational Readiness

Posted by Lauren Salisbury on Jan 19, 2017 11:34:22 PM

The Chief Digital Officer’s leadership is key to success as digital has a transformational impact within and beyond the organization.

In this final installment of our three-part blog series exploring the critical considerations for any company embarking on Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled growth, we examine how the new Chief Digital Officer (CDO) leads the convergence of operational and information technology along with its transformational impact across the ecosystem.

Building on our previous blogs, where we explored how to leverage the connected industry ecosystem for monetizing and delivering connected solutions, we look into the changes your business should expect through this transformation and the cultural considerations of the CDO leading this change.

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Topics: Trends & Future Thinking

CDO: Understanding Delivery Acceleration

Posted by Lauren Salisbury on Jan 19, 2017 11:31:24 PM

The Chief Digital Officer’s awareness of the ecosystem’s current and future capabilities is critical for accelerating delivery.

In this second of our three-part blog series exploring the critical considerations for any company embarking on IoT-enabled growth, we explore how the ecosystem allows the CDO to leverage previously unattainable access to resources at suppliers, partners, customers and even competitors to bring new opportunities to life.

Building on our first post, where we explored different ways to monetize IoT, we examine the different options for delivery and discuss the steps to a successful outcome, emphasizing the importance of relationships, partnerships and openness.

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Topics: Trends & Future Thinking

Unfuzzying the Front End of Innovation. An interview with Liberty Global's Spark Team

Posted by Tim Woods on Jan 17, 2017 4:27:20 PM

Roel de Vries and Sarah Kelly are the innovation managers for Liberty Global’s innovation program, Spark. In May 2017, they’ll be presenting at the HYPE Innovation Managers Forum in Bonn. In the following interview we asked them to provide a heads-up on their session, and some of the key talking points.

Your talk is about unfuzzying the front end of innovation, how did you arrive on that subject?

We’ve noticed that there is still a large misconception about what innovation really is, and in particular for us, what an innovation program is, and is not. Employees tend to think they can just submit an idea, and people will rally around that idea and then see it implemented.

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Topics: Ideation & Collaboration

The Power of User-Led Innovations

Posted by John Bessant on Jan 10, 2017 7:31:00 AM

Babies are wonderful, a constant source of fascination as you share their discovery of a rich new world and see things afresh through their wide bright eyes.  But they also have side effects, some of which can bring you back to earth with a bump!  Dealing with nappy changing is a good example – a chore for most of us, but for a few people also an unlikely source of inspiration for innovation.

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Topics: Ideation & Collaboration

How does innovation management help in digital transformation?

Posted by Tim Woods on Jan 9, 2017 10:30:28 AM

The power of digital disruption is so immense that it now sits on the top priority list for almost every executive. Whether the threat comes from new digital natives entering the market, traditional competitors upping their digital quotient, or other markets using a digital channel to launch a competitive offering. On the flip side, as GE is demonstrating, the opportunity for growth is equally immense.

In a new report by HYPE and MWD Advisors, we looked at the role that innovation management programs can play in helping companies to make this transformation.

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Topics: Disruption & Transformation

The CDO Imperative: Understanding your Ecosystem

Posted by Lauren Salisbury on Jan 5, 2017 6:25:00 AM

The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) is not only leading the convergence of operational and information technology, but also driving its transformational impact across the wider ecosystem.

In this first post we look at some of those patterns we’re seeing and we explore exactly how they’re already delivering real financial value.

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Topics: Disruption & Transformation

How to Get Started Innovating on Customer Experience

Posted by Elena Ozeritskaya on Jan 4, 2017 7:10:00 AM

In recent years, customer experience has emerged as a major differentiator for large companies. In a McKinsey survey of senior executives, 90 percent of respondents confirmed that customer experience is one of the CEO’s top three priorities.

So how to start working and innovating on customer experience? There are so many articles, methods, strategies etc. that it can become a confusing and complex task for you as an innovation manager or customer experience manager to even get started.

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Topics: Methods & Frameworks

Our 10 most popular articles from 2016 - with summary

Posted by Tim Woods on Jan 3, 2017 9:50:09 PM

Over the past year we've tried to offer valuable content for innovation managers, and not to spam you with more innovation waffle (there's enough of that out there). I hope we did a decent job in that regard?

But among the daily bombardment of things to read, you might have missed some posts, so here's a shortcut to the most popular 10 from 2016, and since we're all so short of time, each has a quick summary to help you decide if it's worth your time reading.

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Topics: The Innovation Manager

The 3 Types of Promoters Needed to Support Your Innovation Process

Posted by Oana-Maria Pop on Jan 3, 2017 10:39:37 AM

There is a lot of talk nowadays about closing the so-called innovation “gap” or the difference between what leaders say they want in terms of a new product, service, process, or business model innovation and what their organizations actually deliver. 

Organizations can, and often do, fail to meet their innovation goals for a number of reasons and, depending on where you get your daily fix of leadership articles, these reasons will vary.

Some studies, for example, talk about the absence of a well-articulated innovation strategy or the failure to understand the external environment. Others blame failing to set expectations right and “issues” with decision-making – yes, according to McKinsey, as many as 65% of senior executives are only "somewhat," "a little," or "not at all" confident about their innovation decisions.

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Topics: Ideation & Collaboration

Why Failure is an Essential Component of a Strong Innovation Strategy

Posted by Maria Wenning on Jan 2, 2017 8:39:00 AM

What good could possibly come out of failure?

Harrison Ford was a failure as an actor for years. Twelve publishers turned down J.K. Rowling's manuscript for Harry Potter. A recording company (no doubt an ancestor of those book publishers) turned down the first Beatles album. Viagra, penicillin, pacemakers, and the smallpox vaccine were all born out of failures.

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Topics: People & Culture

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