DuPont CEO Stands Firm on Transformation

The measure of a company’s transformation success is often a debatable subject. Obviously most CEOs will have had their teams pull together the most attractive numbers to support their success, but as DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman found recently, some might not agree with claims such as; “our transformation…

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The Risk of Mobile Deployment

While mobile working has become the norm in many modern working environments around the world, along with flexibility and convenience comes the need to manage the very real risks that mobile deployment can expose unsuspecting organisations to. To help leaders evaluate mobility solutions, consider these six key areas…

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€415bn Digital Single Market Strategy

Last week the European Commission released its digital strategy which outlines 16 initiatives, in an effort to create €415 billion in additional European growth annually. The three pillars on which the strategy is based involve better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services across…

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The Making of a Successful Digital Marketer

Digital marketers have been said to have the most entrepreneurial jobs in marketing, and in this digital age, what makes a good digital marketer also helps make a good entrepreneur. The best digital marketers act and think independently and passionately, they map digital tools to business objectives, they balance strategy,…

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Digital – What's The Real Point?

Thousands of CXOs want to see their organisations become digital, but is being mobile, social, cloud-based and data-driven all it takes? Many organisations will suffer the consequences of being detached from concepts of value management, as they focus largely on technology, as was done in the technology-blinkered ERP efforts of years gone…

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What Innovation Leaders Do Right

Do you really innovate? Are your people motivated, organised and rewarded to repeatedly innovate? Do you create new business models?  These are just a few of the questions that can test how good companies really are at innovation. Although well-established companies tend to be better executors than innovators. Learn about …

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Kiwi Transformation Programme Governance

While transformation leaders need to carefully manage risks to effective governance, there are a raft of other considerations. These include, but are not limited to ensuring; adequate governance arrangements are adopted, independent quality assurance reviews coincide with times of high risk, longer-term people capability, capacity, and succession planning is in place, and ensuring the…

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Is Modern IT Transformation Struggling?

While some companies still face the challenge of implementing ERP, some mature IT establishments are exploring or embarking on digitally enabled business transformation. However, far too many IT leaders and architects are still stuck using the tools and skills that were fit for traditional IT. Ask your IT folk what…

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Digital Transformation, Execs & The Gap

The technology departments of most corporations are struggling just to keep applications operating, let alone leveraging new digital technologies to increase competitive advantage. So while CEOs want their CIOs to be leading digitally enabled business transformation, many CIOs are too bogged down in traditional IT to step up to the…

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The Games People Play

There is an increasing number of businesses beginning to understand the power of gamification platforms, but can gamification solve enterprises’ engagement problem? Many believe that the dream of harnessing customer and employee data can become a reality through gamification, and even SAP has just announced that…

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92% Recognise Innovation Importance

To survive and thrive in today’s dramatically changing world, all businesses must work hard to stay ahead of the curve. Continuing with old business models for all types of business will eventually result in closure and a recent survey revealed that 92% recognise the importance of innovation.

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3-D Printing Tipping Point

Manufacturers who have opted not to innovate and transform will get washed away like debris, as another tidal wave of digital disruption wipes out more complacent victims. In the way that Ice Harvesting had been one of the largest industries in the world, only to melt away when refrigerators disrupted…

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HP's Dream Machine

The powerful grip that Hewlett-Packard once had on the market has been disrupted and the shedding of 40,000 jobs since 2012, and decisions to split up the company serve to illustrate some of the consequences. But HP has a dream about “The Machine”. In an effort to rescue…

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