16 Sectors Unprepared for Digital

Business leaders in at least 16 sectors are so caught up in their existing methods and practices that they are still not fully prepared for the digital transformation of their industries. As a consequence, they are exposing their companies to the risk of digital disruption, with commercial transportation, power utilities, healthcare and automotive sectors being…

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The Biggest IOT Business Opportunities

The Internet of Everything will become the nervous system of the human economy, and entrepreneurs who capitalise on this will drive massive value into business and society. So what does an entrepreneur or CEO need to consider, if they are to be part of the $19 Trillion business opportunity…

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Adding Value to Society and Business

For decades companies have been focused on providing value to shareholders, while paying superficial lip-service to society. But times have changed and while it is important to operate a profitable business, there is an increasing expectation from customers, governments, and communities that companies they do business with provide significant value to society…

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Aussie Digital Transformation Plans

A few weeks ago we announced that the Australian Digital Transformation Office (DTO) had arrived with Interim CEO David Hazlehurst at the helm. Federal agencies have been told they need to have a Digital Transformation Plan ready by September 2015. It will be interesting to learn what Digital…

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5 Exponential Catalysts of Transformation

Exponentials are innovative technologies for which performance relative to cost and size is outperforming Moore’s Law. But leaders must take a proactive stance on innovation as an organisational competency, if they are to avoid falling victim to the disruption brought on by powerful technologies such as these 5 exponentials triggering…

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Estonia's Start-up Revolution

With Estonia having more startups per capita than any other country in Europe, small fortunes are being invested in the young bright minds that are leading this revolution. Even Estonia’s government acts like a new tech firm by offering e-residency. Catalina Albeanu considers what the media learn from Estonia’s…

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90 Min Crash Course in Design Thinking

In 2005 Hasso Plattner made a personal donation of USD 35 million to fund the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, which was then followed by a sister institute in Potsdam Germany. If you are not fortunate enough to make it to Stanford or Potsdam, you might…

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43 Years of Transformation

To remain competitive, modern business needs to find value in a world made up of Cloud, Internet of Things, Big Data, Mobile and Social Media, etc. Some companies have nailed it, others have been forced to close, but many more are destined for the digital graveyard over the next decade due to their failure to…

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Anticipating Digital Disruption

Why didn’t a cab driver think of Uber? Why didn’t Barnes & Noble think of Amazon?  Why didn’t Blockbuster think of Netflix? Why didn’t Marriott think of AirBnB? How can we anticipate digital disruption?…

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Programme Manager Selection – Podcast

Listen to Rob Llewellyn talk about effective programme management, and clear up some of the confusion that exists around project managers and programme managers.

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How to Realise Your Exponential Potential

As the digital economy matures, we are seeing shifts in industry after industry where the digital is replacing the physical. The most obvious example, which helps make this point is the music industry, and the image above illustrates how digital has disrupted the music industry’s physical revenue.

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24 Actions to Transformation Success

In the recent Transformation Revelations post we pointed to the assessment of 13 large-scale European transformations where only 4 were very successful, and the media echoes this dire success rate with a never-ending stream of case studies. In addition to adopting a proven holistic transformation methodology such…

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All Survivors Will Have Become Tech Firms

Experts know that in the decade that follows, every “surviving” company will have gone to the trouble of transforming themselves into a tech company. Their leaders will have prepared to ride the Digital Wave and not be left on the beach – unprepared, uninterested, and believing that…

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GPM First for Project and Programme Experts

Gower Publishing has long been know as one of the leading publishers or project and programme management books, which accompany its vast range of business books. They recently launched a platform where people can learn, share and collaborate on all-things related to projects and programmes.

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Certified Business Transformation Experts

From driving licences, to lawyers, doctors and accountants, many high profile roles require individuals to prove themselves through certification is their chosen profession, before being let loose on roads, court cases, patients and accounts. Unfortunately for stakeholders and shareholders, this does not apply to people charged with transforming companies. Line…

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Digital Transformation Trends in Retail

Digital transformation is something that every business that survives the next five to tend years will embrace, and the one industry that faces us all on a daily basis is Retail. There is a digital revolution taking place in our malls and it…

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Non-Negotiable Innovative Leadership

While the world is teaming with innovation hype, and many companies talk about their desire to be innovative, we often see them going no further than fixing internal issues by running change (not transformation) programmes and implementing IT systems that are simply pre-requisites for effective operations. Discover…

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How to Win Buy-in Using the Persuasion Cycle

Whether we are dealing with our own teams or key stakeholders, to be successful in our work we need be to skilled at getting through to people and cause them to do something different or think about something in a different way. Learn…

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How to Become a Global Business Innovation Master

The Business Transformation Academy in Switzerland is now accepting applications for the 2015 Global Business Innovation Master which will be held between 8 and 19 June. Among other things, participants can expect to acquire a richer understanding of how to integrate innovative digital technological innovations with new business models, increase…

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Disruption Through Exponential Technologies

Not so long ago, Moore’s law represented an impressive pace of progress, but “exponential” technologies accelerate even faster. We are seeing massive numbers of start-ups, and incubators quickly capitalising on this exponentially growing technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Digital Manufacturing/3D printing, Synthetic Biology, Digital Medicine, Nanomaterials, and others that will transform products,…

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