digital era

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    Are Corporate Innovation Centers The Last Hope for Companies Too Big To Fail?

    February 9, 2017 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, Reports

    Companies once deemed “too big to fail” are increasingly exposed to failure. The threat of disruption is everywhere. Startups are taking on the Goliaths in every market. Scores of malls across the United States are in collapse. Many household brand names are losing ground or even shutting completely. Regardless of industry, businesses face digital Darwinism, the evolution of technology and markets. Disruption is just a matter of when, where and why. To compete, executives must make tough decisions but more so, they must look to new horizons for new insight and direction. Whether companies thrive or cower in the face of digital Darwinism is a choice.

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    The Digital Tsunami

    January 26, 2017 | By: | In: Column & Opinion

    These days, when migrants arrive at a refugee camp, one of the first things they ask for is access to WiFi and electricity to recharge their cell phones. Their smartphone is as basic a resource for survival as food and water. This is a vivid reminder of the fact that we are fully immersed in a digital world.

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    There is no Innovation Today Without a Digital Component & Vice Versa

    January 24, 2017 | By: | In: Interviews

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is a leading science and technology company in the sectors of healthcare, life science and performance materials. In this interview, Dr. Christoph Huels, Chief Innovation Officer at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, discusses entrepreneurial thinking, strategy, ecosystems and culture in the digital era.

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    Innovators: Are You Smart Enough For 2017?

    January 20, 2017 | By: | In: Column & Opinion

    We can all see that global commerce has evolved, innovative excellence has advanced and entrepreneurialism has accelerated. Just to make things more interesting, all of this change happened extremely rapidly. But how about our own intelligence? Are we really smart enough for 2017 and beyond? Ambition encourages us to reach for success, so let’s test our own entrepreneurial intelligence to see if we’re up to the challenges of 2017.

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    How AI Can Bring on a Second Industrial Revolution

    January 18, 2017 | By: | In: Videos

    “The actual path of a raindrop as it goes down the valley is unpredictable, but the general direction is inevitable,” says digital visionary Kevin Kelly — and technology is much the same, driven by patterns that are surprising but inevitable. Over the next 20 years, he says, our penchant for making things smarter and smarter will have a profound impact on nearly everything we do. Kelly explores three trends in AI we need to understand in order to embrace it and steer its development. “The most popular AI product 20 years from now that everyone uses has not been invented yet,” Kelly says. “That means that you’re not late.”

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    Disruption Planning 2- Creating Options and Pathways

    December 6, 2016 | By: | In: In-depth Articles, Strategies

    In this in-depth article Haydn Shaughnessy discusses why traditional ROI decision making is becoming irrelevant and how options planning is a key element of competitiveness. In these uncertain times firms need to recognise and analyse their options thoroughly in order to be ready for inevitable change.

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    Leadership Summit: Why Working Together is Critical for Growth

    November 21, 2016 | By: | In: News

    Connectivity, collaboration, sustainability and inclusiveness were the key themes of the opening session of the high-level Leadership Summit, sponsored by TRA, UAE and moderated by Jeremy Wilks of Euronews, media partner of the Leadership Summit.

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    Artificial Intelligence is an important Component of Digital Transformation

    November 2, 2016 | By: | In: Interviews

    We are all part of a giant transformation, “digital world is eating up physical world” – enterprise, individual, activity, relationship, emotion, etc., almost every entity around us is getting through some degree of digitization. Michael Wei, Director of Samsung AI research center in the US, discusses the current developments, activities and challenges in artificial intelligence and its part in the digital transformation agenda.

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    Innovation that Matters: Tomorrow’s Winning Cities

    May 31, 2016 | By: | In: News, Reports

    Innovation that Matters examines and ranks 25 cities’ readiness to capitalize on the inevitable shift to a digital economy. It carves out critical trends every U.S. city leader can learn from and offers recommendations local leaders can adopt to strengthen their region’s digital competitiveness.

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    Two Books for the Chief Innovation Officer

    September 9, 2014 | By: | In: Book Reviews, Enabling Factors

    Organizations, embracing innovation, have taken the seemingly logical step of designating people to help “foment a culture of innovation.” Enter the chief innovation officer.

  • Transforming the Front-End of Innovation: a New Digital Paradigm

    Transforming the Front-End of Innovation: a New Digital Paradigm

    June 24, 2014 | By: | In: Roundtable Discussion, Videos

    Digital technologies have transformed the world we live in and innovation processes have been affected dramatically by these approaches and transformations. In this IM Channel One Roundtable Discussion on June 19, 2014 we explored how practitioners and organizations are adapting and/or rethinking their strategies and best practices for the front-end of innovation in presence of new transformational digital technologies.

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    A New Management Innovation – the Chief Digital Officer

    December 26, 2013 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Global business is currently undergoing one of the most significant changes seen in the last thirty years. What commenced as a computer hardware revolution in the 1980s has now given way to a software revolution that is impacting every organisation, a revolution which is accelerating at such a rate that many businesses are having difficulty keeping pace.

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    The Driving Forces of Change

    July 18, 2013 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, Serialized Books, The Innovation Master Plan

    Six major forces are driving change in today’s world. Developing a successful innovation program requires that your organization understand and master all of them.

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    Engagement Is Key to Business Performance: Digital Innovation as Catalyst

    November 23, 2012 | By: | In: News

    Booz&Co wrote in their article “The Social Life of Brands” on Strategy+Business that the value of a brand is linked with the relationships it has with its customers, creating and retaining them. For marketing, its fundamental task is managing these relationships. In a recent research by Gallup the results were striking, a 240 percent boost in performance was achieved when both employees and customers were enaged. This is exactly, in a highly technological driven business environment, digital innovation is the catalyst that improves engagement and provide means to manage relationships better, faster and in a cheaper way though digital.

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    Better Collaboration Between the CIO and CMO to Reach the Digital Consumer

    July 6, 2012 | By: | In: News

    This is the outcome of IBM’s new survey on the marketing industry. Chief marketing officers (CMO) and chief information officers (CIO) must join forces in order to connect with today’s consumer across new channels including mobile devices and social networks. Sixty percent of marketers point to their lack of alignment with the company’s IT department as the biggest obstacle to reaching today’s consumers.

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