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Next Generation Technology for the Agile Enterprise


For example: How to allocate marketing spend across products, geographies, and customer segments to different marketing programs/channels in order to best optimize a marketing strategy. What marketing or pricing offers to make different cohorts of customers based on the specific strategy for the context of that customer (segment, product relationship, geography, etc.). A (very) brief history of enterprise technology. Technology Enablers.

How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Market Advisors

For years, Columbia Business School professor Rita McGrath has been telling us that the traditional strategy of finding and exploiting a sustainable competitive advantage is becoming outdated. The world is evolving too quickly for competitive advantages to last for a meaningful amount of time.

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4 Ways Agility Protects the Status Quo (And 5 Reasons Anticipation is Better)

Daniel Burrus

Agility is one such strategy—the often vaunted capacity to react to change as quickly as possible to address problems and changing market conditions. Does that make agility an extinct dinosaur? Why Agility Is No Longer Enough. Being agile would not have helped.

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Developing an agile innovation strategy

Idea Drop

Agile project management involves dividing tasks into short phases of work, or ‘sprints’, with continuous reassessment and adaptation of plans. Stemming from the word agile, meaning to move quickly and easily, it is no surprise that such a methodology goes hand in hand with innovation.

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Agility Levels the Playing Field. Anticipation Changes the Game.

Daniel Burrus

To jump ahead with both confidence and lower risk, you will need more than agility. Reading about how others approach the global market can be equally intriguing and frustrating. What was number one on the list of attributes central to effective global market leadership? Agility. Agility serves an important role helping companies react quickly to unforeseen change. Agility without learning to Anticipate has trouble doing that.

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Digital technology is changing the innovation ‘game’

Paul Hobcraft

Digital technologies are beginning to have a real impact on the methods, approaches, and rates of our innovation outputs. Social technologies are giving us real-time understanding. Competition is changing, markets are blurring and customers are becoming far more vocal.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation. Chicago, IL, August 1, 2018 — The MoshPit Innovation Service is an innovation project discovery service marketed by GFi (Gregg Fraley Innovation). The new service is called Digital Technology MoshPit. .

Technology Radar: Your Go-to Platform for Technology Management


A Technology Radar maps the technology direction of an organization; the identified, selected and evaluated technologies can serve as threats or opportunities for the future of the company. Why does a company need to have it’s own Technology Radar? THE WHAT.

Technology leads, innovation exploitation is lagging

Paul Hobcraft

It will be how and where a business or entities of business come together and see where ‘people, things and their business offering’ can come together for mutual value based on the unique combinations of the different technologies available.

Agile Sprint: how it brings efficiency to your business


Agile practices transform business in multiple directions, providing powerful models of product and service creation, project management, and much more. In this article, you will understand what agile practices are, what benefits this approach offers to your company. You’ll also understand how Sprint’s approach, derived from Agile, can boost results. What are Agile Practices. And they are employed in areas such as IT, HR, Marketing and Sales, among others.

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Where speed, innovation, technology and strategy collide

RTI Innovation Advisors

Digital transformation - a "third wave" of information technology that creates an entirely new way to capture real time data and perhaps make sense of that data on the fly, could radically change how businesses operate, how they make money and how they interact with customers, consumers and suppliers. We aren't quite certain yet how IoT, Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, robotics and other technologies will change things.

Gartner EA & Technology Innovation Summit


Big corporations more and more seek ways to team up with startups to get a competitive edge and embrace the “digital native” way of working. Partnering with technology-driven startups makes corporates more agile, innovative, and able to respond quickly to market changes. The post Gartner EA & Technology Innovation Summit appeared first on.

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The Transformation of IP Technology


The accelerating pace of technological advancement is both unmistakable and inexorable today. These assets are bringing about exciting things in several areas: infrastructure and automation, new technologies, and improved integration of actionable data, analytics, and decision support.

Gartner EA & Technology Innovation Summit


Big corporations more and more seek ways to team up with startups to get a competitive edge and embrace the “digital native” way of working. Partnering with technology-driven startups makes corporates more agile, innovative, and able to respond quickly to market changes. The post Gartner EA & Technology Innovation Summit appeared first on.

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Bringing User Centered Design to the Agile Environment

Boxes and Arrows

I had worked with SCRUM before, done training with Ken Schwaber (author 1 and co-founder of the Agile Alliance) and knew a few things from experience about how to achieve some success integrating a design team within SCRUM. Where did Agile come from?

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Tesla Is Redefining the Customer Experience

Daniel Burrus

Any time you can make the competition seem like they are offering yesterday’s features and functions, and you are offering tomorrow’s, you can accelerate growth well into the future. . The majority have embraced the idea of agility as the best way to turn rapid change into an advantage.

Increasing innovation focus on the end-user segments within the energy transition story

Paul Hobcraft

When you investigate and research the energy transition that is underway, the higher focus to date has been on the progress to replace fossil fuel with renewable power generation technologies. Source of visual used: [link].

Change Your Thinking, Improve Your Results

Daniel Burrus

Legacy Technology—Dangerous But Also Diverting. Legacy thinking has a better-known cousin—legacy technology. Legacy technology is a major headache. But legacy technology isn’t just a problem in and of itself—it can blind leaders to the perils of legacy thinking.

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How to grow faster than the market average


According to McKinsey’s , across all dimensions, the most significant differences between top growers and their peers were in data and analytics, developing products and services, and company processes, such as agile work environments, cross-functional collaboration, and colocated teams .

Business Model Innovation – Democratizing Innovation at Scale

The Future Shapers

However, moving toward a unique business model within your industry can hold out promise for much longer-lasting sources of competitive advantage as it allows you to respond to changing needs of the industry and your customers more effectively.

Chaos Learning: The Key To Mastering Uncertainty


It’s a given that The Next Economy will be driven by 10 essential technologies , some of which are already a big part of our daily lives. Traditional strategy thinking is about making long-term commitments that will result in competitive advantage.

Scrum: understand how the framework can add value to your business


Ideal for increasing productivity and efficiency, the tool can be implemented in businesses from different markets. The result is more agility in decision making, transparency and visibility of project status, in addition to improving the quality of the final product. Agile

Applying the Three Horizon Thinking to a Fresh Perspective of Innovation Design

Paul Hobcraft

Can we find ways to be highly adaptable, agile and fluid in grabbing and taking the parts of the innovation system and constructing them into that design and process that works for that specific challenge? We need to design our systems to be highly agile.

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Open Innovation at Bouygues – Innovating Across Business Units

Innovation Excellence

His goal is to drive competitiveness through innovation, leveraging agile methods, fostering open innovation programs, and supporting Bouygues business units in their transformation. Vincent has an extensive experience in marketing, strategy, innovation, project management, telecom and information technologies; as Marketing Manager; deputy R&D director with. Vincent Maret is corporate director Open Innovation at Bouygues Corp.

The Perfect Conditions for Entering A New Innovation Era in 2017

Paul Hobcraft

There is the shift to more open-sourcing, the profound shifts that technology and digital transformation is having upon all our worlds is allowing a very different “connecting” innovation to come into play. The expectations continue to rise as technology pervades our world.

Lessons from Silicon Valley on Innovation and Engagement


The era of the “data economy” is well and truly upon us, meaning that companies must be more agile than ever before. Adapting to change requires constant innovation across all industry verticals, and there’s no better Petri dish for innovation than the booming technology sector.

Swimming along a road in a flood of digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

Firstly we do need to recognize technology is inseparable in what we do going forward. The sheer scale and impact of how technology is evolving needs a massive mind shift. I am so caught up in transformation, no, actually I am swimming in it.

Digital Innovation Units: Recommendations, Trends and Conclusions

Integrative Innovation

Company Builder : Units that develop digital business models using internal and external resources – from idea to successfully established young company in the market. Topics and technologies that drive digitization are constantly evolving.

Innovation cannot expand without the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

To do this, technology adoption and diffusion across the ecosystem needs to improve dramatically. There also continues today that industry disruption is increasing, by those spotting both opportunity and weakness in present market players.

Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

We are seeing profound shifts that technology and digital transformation are bringing us to deliver innovate differently. Aligning People, Technology, and Innovation in Design-always and each time. There is a lot of change occurring in our innovation abilities.

The chance to think differently about Ecosystems for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Ecosystem co-operations can allow you to align with others, totally outside your existing relationships, so you can enter new markets, explore new concepts and design, that would have been impossible as an individual organization.

Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

Knowing the why of your customers is something that keeps many marketing and C-level executives up at night. With the runway for disruptive technologies still ahead (e.g., Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviors of the ‘connected’ customer.

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Is this really breaking the traditional model on Innovation?

Paul Hobcraft

The concept of having any “applied innovation exchange” coming from Capgemini should be promising, as somewhere to go as they are a leading technology consulting practice. I came across the recent launch of Capgemini’s Applied Innovation Exchange today, it left me puzzled.

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley

Has there ever been a moment in time when so many new technologies are washing over us all at once? The elephant in the room is that the new technology requires a truly different approach. Learn and understand the technology. You need to learn more about digital technology.

Balancing the Big Picture and the Details

The Human Factor

Too often, leaders think that creating a winning strategy is enough to position their organizations as market leaders. Yet, in today’s insanely fast-moving markets, strategy development is only half the battle. By Holly G. Green, CEO, The Human Factor, Inc.

Choosing your direction of travel

Paul Hobcraft

Digital connections and technology platforms. Product innovation from discovery to market is still the biggest drag on industry performance. When you think about how technology can bring the customer inside the walls, it offers up an exciting and potential collaborative space.

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Innovation System Thinking on a Sunday! What, no roast or glass of wine? Later.

Paul Hobcraft

Constant improvement often makes up the business as it continually improves on its offering and we are all caught up in this, as technology is continually changing, allowing us to apply what we are learning and as we plug into the feedback we are getting from the market.

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Achieving Disruptive Innovation

The Human Factor

The technology built into these devices wasn’t all that new, but Apple put them together in a way that allowed people to do things they couldn’t do before. But it doesn’t provide much of a competitive advantage, and rarely delivers enough value to put you in a position of market leadership.

Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Innovation 360 Group

Global manufacturing executives rank “skilled talent” as their #1 competitive differentiator. 84% of manufacturing executives say they plan to add technology roles in the next 5 years to keep pace with the demands of a rapidly changing industry.

Winning in 2019: Thriving in the Age of Uncertainty

The Human Factor

The long-lived bull market is showing some initial signs of turning into a bear. Yet, operating in uncertain markets is nothing new. The Internet and social media combined with continual advances in technology have been turning markets and industries upside down for two decades.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

Accelerating dynamics and pace of disruption in most industries, in particular triggered by the pervasion of new technologies, lead to decreasing life times of existing business models.

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Relating to the New Innovation Era

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation is advancing but most of it has been designed for a different time, the old era of stable markets, predictable solutions and having a clear sense of your competition. Aligning People, Technology, and Innovation in Design.

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How to enable Disruptive Innovation in an enterprise? [video included]


Encouragement, reward and validation This is why it makes sense to create an alternative innovation competition inside your company: A 3-month-long or a 6-month-long competition on who can create the innovation challenges with the most impactful outcome is a perfect starting point.

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