All You need to know about Roadmapping in Innovation


Roadmapping has been used in industry for a while and recently has been extensively scientifically analyzed and further developed. Thus, it’s essential to actively use robust methods such as roadmapping – to stay ahead of the competition. Technology Roadmap.

All You need to know about Roadmapping in Innovation


Roadmapping has been used in industry for a while and recently has been extensively scientifically analyzed and further developed. Thus, it’s essential to actively use robust methods such as roadmapping – to stay ahead of the competition. Product and Innovation Roadmap.

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been telling us that the traditional strategy of finding and exploiting a sustainable competitive advantage is becoming outdated.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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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. This method is currently being used by many Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, Deloitte, and Pratt & Whitney to name a few, as well as the Pentagon to provide an accurate roadmap of the opportunities that are ahead.

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. My opening roadmap for our individual future design is built on connecting and collaborating. There is a lot of change occurring in our innovation abilities.

Swimming along a road in a flood of digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

We need to create a digital transformation strategy, a clear roadmap and build the business case as it is going to be, well, umm…… transformational. Firstly we do need to recognize technology is inseparable in what we do going forward.

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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Why innovation portfolios matter

RTI Innovation Advisors

Certainly companies are good at product portfolio and roadmaps, making decisions on how much to invest in older technologies, how much to invest in newer products and the roadmaps and versions that should be developed. Product roadmaps help us think through how a product will morph and add value over time, to remain valuable for customers by adding new capabilities or features. At this point in business evolution, every CEO understands the need for more innovation.

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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3 Warning Signs Your IT Strategy is All Wrong


You are not seeing your IT strategy as a competitive advantage. Your IT strategy is no longer just a tool for back office operations, it is a key enabler to your business growth strategy and core to creating your competitive advantage.

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

Digital disruption is the impact of digital technologies and business models on a company’s value proposition and market position. Digital business transformation is an organisational change journey to adopt digital technologies and business models to improve performance.

Munich Re offers a real clarity to their innovating future

Paul Hobcraft

They are looking to enable technology and digital innovation to improving their 1) existing business models, looking to 2) disrupt existing business models and 3) establish new business models in selective insurance sectors, to continuously learn and adapt.

Manoj Khanna

Innovation 360 Group

My experience spans across technology-enabled strategy and implementation to enable organizations (finance, banking, insurance, retail, telecom, logistics, healthcare) create value, take out cost, and develop competitive advantage. Based in the Netherlands and New York, USA.

A new cycle of innovation design

The Future Shapers

Firstly, we do need to recognize technology is going to be inseparable in what we are doing in the innovation world, going forward. The choice of apps, platforms, the number of connected devices is teaching us new ways of communicating, learning, interacting and extracting different value and needs out of the technology available which is all constantly evolving. Forming a strategy, roadmap and business case needs really many new considerations.

If you want your employees at the forefront of innovation, let them fly free


Being quick and innovative is a demand they also share, because it isn’t just the client at stake: technology has brought new actors, capital, resources and talent to different markets. How can companies be more competitive with what they have?

Your Digital Future Begins Now


The companies that compete and win are the most effective at aligning their business strategies with their technology execution. At MSS, we boil them down to: Digital Strategy & Technology Roadmap. The digital future for your company is right now.

The 2020 CIO: Predictions and Insights


Gartner’s latest survey reveals that 95% of CIOs expect their jobs to change or be remixed due to digitalization and technology influx. In times when technology has spread its roots and wings in every aspect of the business, CIOs are at the core of critical decision making.

Four Steps for the successful Implementation of a holistic Innovation Management


Together with the customer, we develop a framework for future innovation, technology, startup or trend management. We differentiate between Innovation Management Frameworks, Trend/Technology/Startup Management Frameworks and Roadmapping Frameworks.

The Myth of the First-Mover Advantage: Why to be Smarter, Not Faster

New Market Advisors

Why would anyone want to be late to the game when you’d just have to take on an entrenched competitor who already has name recognition and a host of other competitive advantages? Third, will an early play lock you into a technology or business model that might be flawed?

2019 Annual Report: A Look Back and What’s Ahead


Namely, to encourage a usage rate that is higher than what would be economically feasible under the old model – creating the basis for differentiated competitive advantage for our customers. Without constant innovation, the shelf-life of competitive advantage is a decade or less.

7 Things Every CEO Should Know About Their Patents


Those that are creative in utilizing existing data, combining internal and external data analytics, and innovate in ways to improve aligning R&D and IP with business objectives, will find opportunities for competitive advantage. billion to patents and developed technology, $2.5

Your Innovation Pipeline Is What You Feed It

Legacy Innovation Group

Technology Advisory. There was once a time, in the early part of the Twentieth Century, when companies could develop a technology, make a product out of it, and then go sell it. About. Why Innovation. Why Legacy Innovation. What We Do. The Problems We Solve. Who We Are. Our Affiliation.

A Beginner’s Guide to MVP


When you join a roadmap meeting and you hear people talking about the “MVP”, you better make sure they are actually talking basketball before you throw in your favorite Michael Jordan story. What is an MVP? Why is it important for your business?

2018 Patent Analysis: Patent Quality and Utility Essential to Patent Owners


We are seeing the emergence of new technologies, such as autonomous vehicles, and we had the USPTO release its 10 millionth patent. While technology continues to be the leading patent class, transportation has jumped to second. By Matt Troyer, Director of Patent Analytics at Anaqua.

#CyberAware for Small to Medium Sized Business: Cybersecurity is More Than Compliance


Conducting malicious acts as they try to compromise business operations, reveal intellectual property to reduce competitive advantage, or simply breach customer data. Focusing on defining people, processes, and technology within the organization is the first step in becoming #CyberAware.

Is your company up for disruption? Possibly not

David Marks

Disruptive technologies and upstarts are wrecking havoc far and wide, they warned, and (unless you hire us) you will be the next to go. They now tweet, on mobile, collect big data and learn deeply (Current technology terms have an unwittingly infantile twang) Yet there is more to it.

Digital Transformation: The Why, What & How For Transformational Leaders…

The Future Shapers

Furthermore, they understand that information technology is not the solution alone – instead, they think about the purpose, power and politics that go with the new technologies. Employers will want creative people who can apply the technology in new innovative ways.

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What do most innovative companies have in common?


The increasing competition for customers, market share, and talent in almost every industry demands an innovative approach to business. Not only is innovation necessary for enhancing competitive advantage, it is a requirement for businesses to thrive as well as survive.


Crowdsourcing: Bolstering Your Company’s Survival Kit

Planview Spigit

New advances in technology, consumer behavioral changes, and a whole host of other factors make it difficult for one or even a handful of individuals to keep up. How do you adapt quickly if it’s just one person contributing to the company’s roadmap?

Creating Innovation Connections as the Customer Advocate


As the customer advocate, you’ll need consistent habits that help you: Stay informed about customer satisfaction and the competitiveness of your offerings. With today’s technology, you can connect with customers online as well as in-person.

The only two measures that matter

David Marks

In this blog post I’ll explain how it can be applied to explaining the competitive position of companies. This could be due to a favorable set of regulations, processes, brand, network and technologies or any combination thereof.

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When Creative Destruction is the Right (or Wrong) Foundation for Innovation

New Market Advisors

New technologies and new business models are fundamentally redefining entire industries. And it’s the knowledge of when to focus on addition and when to focus on replacement that gives companies a competitive edge and a roadmap for growth.

In defense of industry-agnostic innovation management

David Marks

I recently had a chat with a senior director of a respected technology company making highly specialized products. Should I design the assessments to be industry specific taking account of the peculiarities of each industry, it’s unique pressures, opportunities and technology?

How companies are innovating in the energy sector


As technologies and consumer behaviors continue to evolve, new service opportunities and business models will also emerge. Global cooperation, sustainable economic growth, and technology innovation are needed to balance the energy trilemma.

Successfully shaping Digital Transformation


The way how new business models evolve depends to a large extent on how companies adapt their established value-added processes and structures to environmental changes and on how they face competition. The figure below highlights the benefits of network-effects for competitive advantage.

On the Origin of Companies

David Marks

The Natural monopoly axis measures the degree of which a company is shielded from competition. New technologies, competitors, regulations and social trends have a nasty habit of diminishing competitive advantages so laboriously accumulated.

Three Pieces of Advice from Venture Capitalists and Top Executives

New Market Advisors

New technologies can make it easier to get a job done, or they can make certain jobs rise or fall in importance. But as (Sysco Boston President) Chuck Fraser described the challenge, anyone can sell you competitively priced green beans and French fries.

Why take an industry-agnostic approach to innovation

David Marks

I recently had a chat with a senior director of a respected technology company making highly specialized products. Should I design the assessments to be industry specific taking account of the peculiarities of each industry, it’s unique pressures, opportunities and technology?

Imaginatik CEO publishes groundbreaking business book


The authors share key lessons of new ecosystem-based economic models, whileproviding a pragmatic roadmap of how to execute on them. A changed competitive environment creates new rules and steps to take — as useful for start-ups as for mid-market firms and global brands.

What do you need to innovate?

David Marks

They understand technology better. Technology leadership forges a competitive advantage. It realized that it could earn handsomely by turning its web hosting technology, which it developed for its own purposes, from a cost center into a cash cow.

Five Ways to Fight the Inertia Holding Back Innovation

New Market Advisors

They assume that the customers who are buying their products today will continue to buy from them as long as they do a reasonable job keeping up with the competition. It faced stiff competition from Oral-B and Philips, who collectively account for 85% of the U.S.

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How do you harmonise and accelerate innovation in corporate organisations?


It’s rare that a company can operate a model based on employee crowdsourcing and customer empathy along with one focused on functional specialists deploying technology roadmaps. You might want to organise a competition where a similar challenge is given to different practice communities to see how they approach the problem and what results they achieve. Build, manage against, and update a development roadmap.

Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption

Innovation in Practice

The opportunity to proactively leverage disruptive events in an effort to leapfrog the competition and actually accelerate results. Exciting new management concepts such as The Law of the 21st Century Business Jungle*, Age of Disruption Principles*, and the 21st Century Competitiveness Cycle*.