Innovation Without a Genius On-Hand

Truly effective business transformation requires innovation, but not every company has the luxury of an innovation genius or two on-hand. Systematic Ideation is an article based on extensive research, which presents a playbook of four cornerstone innovation strategies that provide a structured method to generate innovative ideas. Also discover…

Read More

Digital Process Innovation

To incorporate digital process innovation into their operations, IT executives need to change some of the traditional behaviours and mind-sets in their organisations. In addition to the dual-speed IT architecture required for digital process innovation the folk at McKinsey explain that there are three key actions IT execs can take to encourage…

Read More

Are You Fit for Transformation?

It’s one thing wanting to drive a digital enterprise transformation, but it’s another being ready to do it and the Digital Capability Framework describes the three transformation capabilities required as: 1. Innovation Capability 2. Business Transformation Capability 3. IT Excellence Developing sufficient maturity in…

Read More

Touching Emotions With Digital Tech

Customer Centricity is core to value-orientated digital transformation, and emotions need to be at the heart of customer centricity, particularly when 80% of a person’s life is guided by emotion. Game changing digital technologies such as mobile virtual reality (VR) create emotional connections between the product and the…

Read More

Innovation is the Name of the Game

As Statoil and GE announced the winners of their first open innovation challenge, research published in a new 18-page report reveals that innovation centres are increasingly replacing traditional approaches to R&D. However, many companies are struggling with their innovation efforts as only 38% of the 200 surveyed said they…

Read More

How to Become a Digitally Mature Enterprise

For years, business transformation experts have recited the fact that transformation is about business and not technology, but many organisations still suffer at the hands of those that fail to see the bigger picture. Countless ERP disasters and siloed digital transformation attempts provide the lessons learned that many turn…

Read More

Five Steps to Pull Marketing Into The Digital Era

A recent report from McKinsey revealed that a staggering 84% of marketers do not have a formal content strategy or distribution process. Regardless of whether a business consists of a single person or 100,000 employees, lack of a content strategy reflects a lack of strategy-driven digital transformation. Read…

Read More

74% of CEOs Concerned About Disruption

Over 40% of CEOs are at least somewhat concerned about their current business model, while 74% are also concerned about new competitors disrupting their business model. That said, it must be worrying for investors to learn that despite these concerns, 71% of CEOs believe their company will be largely…

Read More

Big Data & Entrepreneurial Breakthroughs

Peter Diamandis and Dan Sullivan discuss cutting-edge breakthroughs for entrepreneurs and how you can use data to gain an unfair advantage. Among other things, Peter also shares one of the most cutting-edge breakthroughs for entrepreneurs, and three actions you can take to grow your business 10x or 100x and positively impact…

Read More

New DTO Chief for Aussie Digital

Australian Government digital services must meet the Digital Transformation Office (DTO) Digital Service Standard, which establishes the criteria that ensures Australian government services are simpler, faster and easier to use. As David Hazlehurst announced his departure from the DTO last week, the new Chief Executive Paul…

Read More

How Leaders Transform Business at NYSE & HP

Listen to two executives explain how they are transforming business at the New York Stock Exchange and Hewlett-Packard. NYSE President Tom Farley explained; “it’s really not a choice if you want to be the leader in tech listings,” and added; “You can’t act like a 200-year-old company.” HP…

Read More

The Road to a Disrupted Car Industry

A lot has happened to the car industry since Ferdinand Verbiest built a steam-powered vehicle around 1672 as a toy for the Chinese Emperor. As this report explains, new entrants and technologies are poised to upset the entire value chain, with a completely different business concept. Yesterday…

Read More

The Why of Transformation

While the “why” of transformation is said to be clear to the majority of chief executives, the response to the “why” often results in initiatives that are by no means transformational. A good probing question to ask your organisation is; “how will our (so-called) transformation initiatives protect against the threat of…

Read More

The Trouble With Transformation

Well-informed leaders and managers know by now that the digital economy calls for them to innovate, digitise and transform their companies. Despite this, many struggle with knowing what and how to transform, which when not remedied, often produces disappointing outcomes and a lot of pain along the way. After…

Read More

How to Transform Business Models With Six Degrees of Innovation

A new 74-page report from the Cambridge Judge Business School concludes that businesses transforming themselves successfully exhibit one or more of six shared patterns between technology and market demand. Read about the six degrees of innovation and how companies leveraging one or more of these business model characteristics can…

Read More

Lessons to Learn about Transformation

Too many organisations still approach business transformation in an IT project-like fashion, which is why many remain riddled with the chaos and confusion that gives rise to the fact that most transformations are not the success stories people expected them to be. Transformation leaders would be wise to…

Read More

Has Innovation Fatigue Set In?

Few things make creative people wearier than empty talk about innovation, and yet the “innovation” word is now so commonplace that it’s at risk of losing its value as a motivating brand attribute. Some company leaders boast about innovation, and yet have no innovation processes in place, or culture where…

Read More

Stakeholder Management Interview

Inadequate management of stakeholder relationships is often the cause of transformation trouble. Despite world-class knowledge of technology and business processes, some folk leading complex initiatives lack the ability to manage stakeholders effectively, and so the troubles begin to take hold. In the 32 minute interview below, Rob Llewellyn talks with Dr…

Read More

Six Tips to Become a Multivocal Leader

Inadequate management of stakeholder relationships is often the cause of transformation trouble. Despite world-class knowledge of technology and business processes, some folk leading complex initiatives lack the ability to manage stakeholders effectively, and so the troubles begin to take hold. In the 32 minute interview below, Rob Llewellyn talks with Dr…

Read More

Smart-Tools for Smarter Transformation

On the one hand companies are bravely embarking upon their digital enterprise transformation journeys, but on the other hand, many are doing so using antiquated tools that give rise to countless horror stories. It’s laughable that $50M transformation programmes are attempting to manage risk in spreadsheets, when tools such as…

Read More