Rediscovering sustainable competitive advantage

The Future Shapers

Sustainable competitive advantage? Most business leaders I talk to agree that the days of sustainable competitive advantage are over. The reason our search for sustainable competitive advantage is becoming increasingly elusive, is that we’re looking in the wrong places.

A new competitive edge

The Future Shapers

Hurdles such as: ‘ re-education’ , process re-design and the associated ‘diplomatic work’ make full scale adoption slow. On top of that the technology clock speed can hold a company back from launching ‘new probes’ as often as it likes.

Collaboration is the new competitive advantage

IdeaSpies

In 1985, a relatively unknown professor at Harvard Business School named Michael Porter published a book called Competitive Advantage , which explained that by optimizing every facet of the value chain , a firm could consistently outperform its competitors. A Radical Shift Toward Design.

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.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

today’s hyper competitive. culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the. technology) you’ll need to get up and running • Real-world stories of companies proactively making cultural changes. 11 Proven Ways to.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation. It’s designed to uncover unlikely, but useful, combinations of technologies, products, services, trends, and insights that lead to breakthrough innovation. The new service is called Digital Technology MoshPit. .

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.

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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The Impact of Wearable Technology on Mobile Devices

Game-Changer

Part of the rise of these technologies stems from their ability to interface with mobile devices and improve the convenience and ease of those experiences. New applications of wearable technology will change the way we do business and go through our daily lives.

Designing for Harmony

Boxes and Arrows

By using these nascent user-centered design methods, they were able to meet the expanding needs of their user base and claim over 90% of the small business accounting software market. Was their size and rapid growth diluting their design-driven culture?

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

Paul Hobcraft

I recently applied the three horizons thinking to ‘frame’ a new innovation design. So the thinking intent of searching for a new innovation design had some framing assumptions that can leverage where we are to move towards a new future.

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6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

Design and composition by Greenleaf Book Group Cover design by Greenleaf Book Group Cataloging-in-Publication data is available. competitive advantage no longer exists. Products, services, technologies, and even. Culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage.

The Transformation of IP Technology

Anaqua

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.

Blockchain: Distributed Shared Ledger Technology in Banking

hackerearth

Over 90% of the world’s leading banks are either exploring, experimenting (PoCs), or formulating a strategy for leveraging blockchain technology, says an Accenture survey. The potential applications of the blockchain technology in the banking and finance sector is vast.

12 Technology Categories That Will Transform Careers

Daniel Burrus

As technology continues to impact our lives, workers at every level in today’s ever-changing labor market need to be prepared with skills to adapt and succeed in the workplace. That’s why I wrote my latest bestseller, The Anticipatory Organization , and why I’m now helping you to connect the dots on how the 12 Hard Trends driven by technology I outline below will transform every career, and create new ones. This will employ many new graphic artists, designers, and programmers.

A new cycle of innovation design

The Future Shapers

We really do have this compelling need to have a new cycle of innovation design. A more integrated solution that takes our understanding of innovation and how to manage it, into the realms of ecosystems and platforms in its design and thinking. Just remember a new innovation design needs to be radical, totally connected and resource rich. Firstly, we do need to recognize technology is going to be inseparable in what we are doing in the innovation world, going forward.

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. Understandably, the increase in competition and market saturation is seen by those who experience it as a direct threat to their organizational legitimacy. The answer is technology.

Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

What is your competitive Advantage over alternatives? The latest technologies break down traditional silos and allow for open innovation with large numbers of employees, as well as with suppliers, alliance partners, and even customers.

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Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

What is your competitive Advantage over alternatives? The latest technologies break down traditional silos and allow for open innovation with large numbers of employees, as well as with suppliers, alliance partners, and even customers.

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Innovation cannot expand without the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

To do this, technology adoption and diffusion across the ecosystem needs to improve dramatically. We can begin to design products that are more “digitally connected” that can be updated in the consumer’s premise or hand.

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.

Keys to designing a virtuous customer journey

ideas4allinnovation

Any self-respecting innovative or competitive company now has the digital in its DNA: Digitalization engulfs and filters through all its processes, business areas and operations. Many companies with the desire for customer centricity find that technology is a great ally.

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. Understandably, the increase in competition and market saturation is seen by those who experience it as a direct threat to their organizational legitimacy. The answer is technology.

A better way: combining Design Thinking and Business Intelligence

mjvinnovation

The combinatorial approach to Business Intelligence with Design Thinking achieves an unprecedented level of comprehension of corporate realities, and it does so in a concrete way, incorporating the subjective factors of the human relationships involved. A qualitative analysis of Business Intelligence is added through the experimental and collaborative methodology brought by Design Thinking. Business Intelligence Design Thinking

A better way: combining Business Intelligence with Design Thinking

mjvinnovation

The combinatorial approach to Business Intelligence with Design Thinking achieves an unprecedented level of comprehension of corporate realities, and it does so in a concrete way, incorporating the subjective factors of the human relationships involved. A qualitative analysis of Business Intelligence is added through the experimental and collaborative methodology brought by Design Thinking. Business Intelligence Design Thinking

Winners announced for the Civic Engagement Innovation Competition

Betterific

It was the first time we partnered with Singularity University – the institution that believes in exponential thinking based on the exponential growth of technology. In 48 hours, they received 25 app designs. . Time lapse video showing the topcoder designers at work!

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. Our present poor performance in growth lies often within our existing innovation systems and their design.

Keeping Up is a Fool’s Game

Daniel Burrus

By using metrics, a business will study the practices, designs, and financial outcomes of industry leaders with one distinct purpose: To keep up with the pacesetters. Keeping up—with technology, with the competition, with anything in business or life—is what some would call a fool’s game.

The innovation value lies within the new system

Paul Hobcraft

The core is far more found at the edge, in the collaborating capability and networks we form and this needs very different organizational design. Technology is transforming so much, it is the catalyst for change. Core capabilities have upsides and downsides.

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Business Needs Innovation Ecosystems

Paul Hobcraft

The significant transformation taking place around exploiting technology and digital management has made ecosystems and platforms a mainstream prospecting need, in most of our businesses today. Have you asked why are business ecosystems emerging as a real competitive force?

The Wearable Foreseeable Future of the Workplace

Innovation Excellence

Workplace Implications of Eye-interaction Technology in AR and VR headsets: As augmented reality and virtual reality technology advance, AR and VR headsets are, or will soon be, entering the workplace.

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

The Future Shapers

The 3H builds portfolio design, outline the steps to resolve in any complex challenge, it ‘informs’ strategy and builds the business case for taking a specific direction to that ‘desired future’. I recently applied the three horizons thinking to ‘frame’ a new innovation design.

The new ROI for digital innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation has had a bigger brother moving into the house next door; Digital Technology and between them, they have been busily knocking the walls down, to share the future going forward. Data specific, technology driven, innovation invigorating.

Recognizing Excellence in Innovation Management: ISPIM Grand Prize 2017

Innovation Excellence

This will be the third competition, building on the highly successful 2015 and 2016 events, won by the US Department of Energy and Orange respectively.

What is design thinking and how can it help you innovate?

hackerearth

Today, the business world recognizes that continuous innovation and design thinking are the keys to long-term sustainability and success. Design Thinking is NOT a New Concept. With all the hype around design thinking, one would think that it is a new concept.

Valuing digitization alongside innovation

Paul Hobcraft

The powerful effects of digitalization are opening up different business opportunities, the chance to design different business models and get far closer to the ultimate need, to understand the customers wishes from the products and services they are wanting to buy.

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

Paul Hobcraft

The practice of lean thinking, design thinking, visual thinking have increasingly started to dominate our “innovation thinking.” We need to take our innovation activities out, recognizing consequences and attempting to manage the whole design.

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Creating the Industrial Ecosystem

Paul Hobcraft

The day before the main event I was included in the Industry Analysts visit to the Siemens Technology Center, at Neuperlach in Munich. We were provided a variety of insights in different presentations and demonstrations, of the technology they are working upon.

Strategic goals and design principles for establishing innovation centres

Innovation 360 Group

However, ignoring innovation and the capability it can give an organization is not a viable option in today’s marketplace, so the question is how can we better design such capabilities to drive forward innovation? Setting strategic goals and how to make the correct design choices. Adopt and adapt new technologies. Outlining the strategic goals is the first step to follow when considering the possible design choices.

Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

Back in 2014 at the time of the last survey by Altimeter, only 25% of companies undergoing some form of digital transformation had mapped the customer journey, as now 88% cited CX as the driver of change and why technology was the necessary solution.

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Spigit’s New Partnership Unlocks 1 million+ Data Scientists, Programmers, and technology architects

Planview Spigit

And as newer technologies emerge, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, it leaves companies scrambling to figure out what it means for their businesses now and in the future. We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with Topcoder , the largest talent network and crowdsourcing platform consisting of over 1 million data scientists, programmers, and technology architects! After all, in today’s competitive landscape, speed is a competitive advantage.

Choosing your direction of travel

Paul Hobcraft

Digital connections and technology platforms. Technology is still not being fully embraced, putting to use the enormous power of data, medicines or science that sits inside these organizations.

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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.