In Digital: Value Creation vs. Competition

We hear it all the time – new startups competing with traditional businesses, if not replacing existing industries and categories altogether. Disruptive technologies like cloud computing and enterprise mobility have lowered the barrier to entry, if not totally eliminated it. Aspiring entrepreneurs need not worry about leasing an office space,…

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The Leadership Team Is the Company Culture

Company culture is a critical success factor in digital transformation initiatives, and digital transformation impacts three areas of opportunities, in their order of importance: people, process and technology. Unfortunately, between IT organizations and their respective consulting partners, the focus has almost always been the last – technology. Why?…

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Transformation Constrained by Legacy Process, Plans & Culture

While all companies need to see digital technologies become an integral part of their business, this needs to be done in an innovative and integrated  manner, as opposed to simply plugging in and configuring standard solutions. While standard solutions can automate processes and save money, this is neither innovative or transformational, but…

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10 Secrets to be Digitally Transformed in 2016

Digital transformation (DX) is not only an innovation trend – it is at the focal point of business strategies across all industry sectors and markets. Top-down strategy by top leaders: The integration of DX in the core strategy is the way to design new business…

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How to Cultivate People Who Create Miracles

Innovation to change business models, ways of working and create competitive advantage is one thing, but while leaders have read about disruptive innovation, many are not prepared to put in the effort to participate in radical transformation – which should be a concern for shareholders. Bran Ferren said; “They tell their…

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Switzerland, UK & Sweden Lead Global Innovation Index

Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United States of America are the world’s five most innovative nations, according to the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2015. Economies that outperform their peers for their level of gross domestic product are designated in the report as “innovation achievers.” The index covers…

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55 Shades of Innovation

A new methodology known as “The Business Model Navigator” has been developed by the Business Model Innovation Lab in St Gallen, Switzerland to help companies innovate their business models, and move from the old to the new. The methodology structures the process of innovation of a company’s business model and encourages…

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Innovation Knowledge Base

Enroll in this innovation knowledge base for free to access over 30 easy-to-read blocks of innovation content, each of which will lead you through to some of the world’s finest impartial innovation intelligence sources. Access the Innovation Knowledge Base…

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How to Measure Innovation

The World Economic Forum recently asked can you measure innovation? When it comes to deciding how to manage and measure Innovation in your organisation it’s important to understand what Innovation means to you and your customers, and establish concrete KPIs that can be developed by formalising your Innovation process. But…

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Australia Could Do Better

Less than 5% of small and medium-sized firms in Australia seem to collaborate with higher education or public research institutions and this lack of collaboration between business and academia could be a threat to Australian business. History has shown us that Australian inventors and companies can be world leaders…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The 4 Lenses of Innovation

Many of us witness the world’s young bright minds seizing on opportunities to disrupt entire industries and wonder how on earth did they figure that out. A new book called The Four Lenses of Innovation debunks this illusion by explaining how innovation is systematic, methodical, and something we can all achieve. Read a…

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Innovation in Higher Education

It takes far more than academic qualifications for young people to be successful in today’s world, so education establishments need to do more to prepare students for the highly competitive world that awaits their contribution. There are too many high-performing academics who lack the entrepreneurial and life-skills required to…

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Fuel Your Innovation From a Red Box

In today’s world of emerging technologies, markets and consumer demands, innovation is no longer a “nice to have” but a “must have” for any business and here are some practical ways to incorporate innovation into your business. Adobe’s new Red Box (aka Kickbox) contains everything you need…

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Killing Innovation and Survival

While some companies are killing innovation without knowing it others such as IBM and Samsung have led 2015 with over 6,000 patents between them. In our rapidly changing world, thousands of mighty corporations are taking a shortcut to the digital graveyard as they rest on their…

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The 1% Innovation Solution

When strategy defines a direction and innovation defines the exciting unknown, how can you combine the two? And even if you only devote 1% of time to innovation, does your team have the right innovation capabilities? or do they just feel they can be innovative because it’s a fun and…

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Creating Value Through Innovation

Kayak Managing Director Nicolás Scafuro has also worked at Netflix, Ask.com and others. Listen him talk about creating value through innovation.

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Harvard's Roadmap to Driving Digital Transformation

The need to understand new technology capabilities is no longer exclusive to the CIO’s organisation. Leaders across all lines of business must also stay abreast of digital trends, innovation and business transformation and collaborate with the CIO who should help them achieve business goals via a journey of digital enterprise transformation. But…

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