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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

Our things are connected, now what? - 5 Essential Considerations to Be Ready for the IOT

Posted by Lauren Salisbury on Jul 12, 2016 11:49:44 PM

You have sensors on your 'things', and have connected them…now what?

Now we wait for the business to transform in front of our eyes as this is what ‘they’ say will happen with the Internet of Things right?

Not quite!

Here are 5 high level considerations to help you drive a strategy that embodies your ecosystem, with practical and pragmatic steps towards transforming your business:

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Why Big Data Matters in Innovation Management

Posted by Maria Wenning on Dec 30, 2015 2:51:19 PM

What does it take to sustain innovation in your organization? Ideally, you could devote time, money, and resources to a think tank that had nothing to do but produce a steady stream of promising innovations all day every day. But that isn't realistic for the majority of organizations that do not have the name Google or GE on a sign out front. Everyone else needs some assistance to achieve and maintain a state of regular and consistent innovation. Many forward-thinking businesses are finding that big data holds many of the answers to driving innovation. Here's why.

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Is Imitation More Valuable Than Innovation?

Posted by Oana-Maria Pop on Oct 13, 2015 6:00:00 AM

What do the Playboy Magazine’s beginnings, Swarovski’s Stardust collection, and a select range of Apple Stoers – not stores, the typo is deliberate - in Kūnmíng, China have in common? They have all found their glory in some more or less accepted form of innovation by copying/imitation.

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The Challenge is for Organizations to think differently about ecosystems

Posted by Paul Hobcraft on Jul 13, 2015 10:45:00 PM

(This is part two of an article on ecosystems - read the first part here)

Thinking about ecosystems certainly allows us to go out of our normal scope. The ability to tackle societal problems within an ecosystem can allow you to enter new markets that would have been impossible as an individual organization, as you did not have the collaborative ability to extend beyond more traditional channels of delivery or utilize the infrastructure, building on others specialization.

We are all making greater connections within ourselves as we find and connect to our own “tribes” that all the different social platforms are providing. Crowdsourcing is another example that is offering huge potential to exploit as it can encourage much to forge, serve and grow whole new communities from ‘simple’ beginning, building on real-time knowledge.

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Topics: Trends & Future Thinking

Opening up our thinking towards ecosystems has a powerful effect

Posted by Paul Hobcraft on Jul 13, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Our whole understanding of innovation is changing; there are numerous shifts occurring.

We are evaluating and changing our existing focus from closed (internal orientation) into ones that are having a far more open stance. We are searching for more collaborative innovation (external orientation) combining external partners into more ‘collective thinking’. This shift is offering us extra acceleration that is needed to improve our innovation performances from concept to market delivery.

Collaborative innovation is also leading us to higher chances of achieving greater impact and success, as nearly all novel ideas lay outside the organization's domain of understanding. As we increasingly include the customer and their needs within our understanding, these multiple collaborations and dialogues are building this better internal understanding.

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Topics: Trends & Future Thinking

Four future innovations to get excited about

Posted by Oana-Maria Pop on Jun 1, 2015 10:51:00 PM

Ever heard of the Doomsday Clock? It’s a symbolic timepiece that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with (innovative) technologies of our own making. According to recent estimates, man-made pandemics, cyber warfare, killer robots, number of nuclear warheads per capita, sea level rises and the horrendous piling of non-necessities thanks to e-commerce (same principle as the sea level rise except it occurs in your garage) have brought us no less than three minutes to midnight. Maintained since 1947 by the members of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, an optimistic bunch, you will agree, the clock is both appreciated and ridiculed around the world. In the words of Scott Brown at WIRED, “As meme, metaphor, and instrument of civic awareness, the Doomsday Clock is unmatched”.

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Innovation dilemmas of the future

Posted by Jaspar Roos on Mar 11, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Every now and then I look back to understand how the world thought of new innovations. I see some unexpected failures, which no one had expected. I, for one, did not anyhow. Think of Google Glass. Where are the hordes of people walking around with this sophisticated pair of glasses on their nose? They are nowhere to be found, as the device meets a strongly negative reaction from the audience. Consumers fear that their privacy will be violated by others. What does this mean for the year ahead? Forget for a moment the calibrated success stories of smart watches or life-prolonging wonder drug C60 that shook the medical world, but look at the innovation dilemmas that are coming our way. For there is the greatest uncertainty.

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The City As A Platform

Posted by Haydn Shaughnessy on Sep 16, 2014 7:00:00 AM

Cities and regions have an abundance of options for marking themselves out as innovative. The problem is, most of their tactics are easy to copy and most are part of a trend. The creative cluster, the industrial cluster, the science park, an open data initiative, or the smart city. Glance at an inward investment document and you are likely to see one of these mentioned. In a world that now seems to be hovering between innovation, disruption or demise, cities need to think differently.

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