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.

Innovation adoption in the technology lifecycle for Energy Translation

Paul Hobcraft

Technological innovation has a central role to play in the Energy Transition currently being undertaken throughout the world. The economics of powering the energy system with renewables has got to the point where there is real competitiveness. Building the systems enabling framework.

A new competitive edge

The Future Shapers

On top of that the technology clock speed can hold a company back from launching ‘new probes’ as often as it likes. A new competitive edge. In a VUCA world the traditional competitive advantages are fast dying out.

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.

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.

These 5 'Jetpacks' Just Won Big at an International Competition to Build Personal Flying Devices

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Gwen Lighter launched GoFly, a $2 million international flying device competition, in 2017. TechnologyThese five creations won the prototype phase.

Strategic Drift: How to avoid losing competitive advantage

Cascade Strategy

They had the talent, capital, technology (they invented the first digital camera in 1985) and had close to a decade to adapt their business to the true demand of their customer: easily accessible photos without the hassle of purchasing film. What is strategic drift?

Encourage Innovation Through Competition

eZassi

Whether the focus is on product development, service delivery, customer satisfaction, or market share capture, competition drives a company to improve its performance. Internal Competitions. External and Open Competitions. Elements of a Successful Competition.

What the digital transformation trend means for technology resellers

The Future Shapers

‘Digital transformation’ is a phrase that is widely used by many businesses today, who are attempting to upgrade their technology to accommodate for the increasingly mobile and flexible workforce of the twenty-first century. Competitive Advantage Innovation Culture Strategic Thinking

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.

Make Digital Disruption Your Biggest Competitive Advantage

Daniel Burrus

In 1983, I identified digital disruption as one of twenty technology-driven Hard Trends that would increasingly shape the future at an exponential rate, and at the same time drive economic value creation.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

verticals, including: biotechnology, chemicals, construction, CPG, education, electronics, energy, finance, food, government, health care, insurance, law, manufacturing, media, pharmaceuticals, public sector, retail, sports, technology, and telecommunications. THE 2018 STATE OF. CROWDSOURCED.

Complacency won’t Just Hold you Back, It’ll Accelerate the Competition.

Daniel Burrus

It starts now—if your Futureview is based on the new opportunities offered by transformational technology advances, it will be more upbeat and optimistic, and your actions in the present will reflect that outlook. Anticipatory Organizations are always looking forward.

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.

Design Thinking: A Social Technology That Fosters Innovation

InnovationManagement

Enterprises need to innovate to stay relevant amidst technology advancements, a competitive business environment and demanding customer expectations. The post Design Thinking: A Social Technology That Fosters Innovation appeared first on Innovation Management.

Where speed, innovation, technology and strategy collide

Jeffrey Phillips

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.

Next Generation Technology for the Agile Enterprise

SnapStrat

We founded SnapStrat on the premise that rapidly accelerating business cycles demand unprecedented levels of agility in technology supported by critical technology-enabled business functionality: Adaptive Data Models : The ability to consume and analyze a wide variety of data sources from constantly changing data models without rebuilding functionality. These critical objectives are very challenging for most organizations because it requires a new technology paradigm.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

competitive advantage no longer exists. Products, services, technologies, and even. The only defensible competitive advantage resides underneath the products, services, business processes, technologies, and business models we deliver to the. new competitive advantage—.

Technology Radar: Your Go-to Platform for Technology Management

ITONICS

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.

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. .

4 Emerging Technologies Impacting Today’s Digital Transformation

Acuvate

ZDnet defines today’s digital transformation as , “using digital technologies to remake a process to become more efficient or effective. It’s no secret technology has been a driving force in business transformation for years, but new technologies are now launching faster than ever.

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.

Measuring Innovation Performance

competitive advantage or be a USP, is what drives every organization. For example, we hosted a hackathon, #UnitedByHCL Hackathon, for HCL Technologies in. technologies. Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to.

How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets 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 Future of Database Technology

InnovationManagement

Disruptive database technologies have mandated retailers to innovate to keep up with market trends and competition. Project managers are expecting a higher return and lower costs on technology projects. While this may seem costly, it's the only way businesses can stay relevant. Strategies analytics database digital innovation innovation

Why Energy Storage May Be The Most Important Technology In The World Right Now

Digital Tonto

Renewable energy and electric cars are becoming competitive with technologies based on fossil fuels. All Posts Technology Clean Energy InnovationStill, if they are to become truly transformative, we need to develop a new generation of. [[ This is a content summary only.

Technology Adoption Cycle

Collective Innovation

The Technology Adoption Cycle is based on the diffusion process which was originally developed for agricultural means but adapted and found to work just as well to identify how a new technology crosses the chasm from being unknown to being widely adopted. It was found that individuals could be put into groups as to when they might adopt a new process or technology and the results were published in the Book of Diffusions by Everett Rogers.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

The balance of power has tipped to the side of customers due to technology lowering. HOW TO CAPTURE THE VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER IN AN ERA OF CHOICE - SPIGIT 5 Technology has given rise to tools, such as Twitter and other instant communication.

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.

Why Building a Culture of Innovation is your Competitive Advantage

Wazoku

It’s perhaps safe to say, therefore, that they’ve mastered the art of innovating to derive a competitive advantage. They undoubtedly have some incredibly smart people that have produced some incredibly smart technologies, but what sets them apart is their desire to innovate 24/7.

Complacency Won’t Just Hold You Back, It’ll Accelerate the Competition

Daniel Burrus

It starts now—if your Futureview is based on the new opportunities offered by transformational technology advances, it will be more upbeat and optimistic, and your actions in the present will reflect that outlook. Anticipatory organizations are always looking forward.

Getting to Yes Quickly: How Amazon Out-Innovates the Competition

Planview Spigit

How does tech titan Amazon out-innovate its competition time-after-time? In an article on Business Insider , CEO of Amazon Web Services – Amazon’s cloud computing business – Andy Jassy discussed what makes the massive billion dollar company different from the competition: “When our leaders walk into a meeting, they are looking for a way to say yes.” They have talented employees, resources, access to technology, and connections.

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.

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.

Getting to Yes Quickly: How Amazon Out-Innovates the Competition

Planview Spigit

How does tech titan Amazon out-innovate its competition time-after-time? In an article on Business Insider , CEO of Amazon Web Services – Amazon’s cloud computing business – Andy Jassy discussed what makes the massive billion dollar company different from the competition: “When our leaders walk into a meeting, they are looking for a way to say yes.” They have talented employees, resources, access to technology, and connections.

10 Do’s & Don’ts for Open Innovation Competitions

100%Open

We were asked recently by a new client what our top 10 Do’s and Don’ts are for running open innovation competitions, based on our experience including the UBS Future of Finance Challenge , Unilever Foundry Ideas Challenge , Colombia CO4 Open Innovation Competition , and Ordnance Survey GeoVation Challenge. Is it genuinely about finding new ideas, or new partners, or new technologies? Our top 10 do’s and don’ts for your next open innovation competition in 2016.

Gartner EA & Technology Innovation Summit

ITONICS

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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Chemical Giants Discovers Novel Battery Technology Ideas with Open Innovation

IdeaConnection

New ways to increase battery performance and other winning ideas at a global open innovation competition

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. Our “ Hacking Civic Engagement ” Challenge was a first for us in many respects.

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.

The Merits of Innovation in a Competitive World

Daniel Burrus

Focusing time and resources on your competition limits businesses’ innovation potential for greater success, and prevents them from being leaders in their field. Instead, it is focused on what its competition is doing, and how to either replicate or incrementally improve on those products, services and practices. To remain in this aggressive competitive cycle is to hinder the possibility of getting ahead — a business cannot ‘win’ if it solely fixates on the race.

5G: what technologies change with increasing speed

mjvinnovation

With any type of 5G connection, we will see faster network speeds, but the biggest changes will occur when operators have deployed high-frequency millimeter wave technology to exploit radio wavelengths that have been unusable in the past. Low-frequency networks will use the same radio bands that current technology uses, but the coding signal changes and wider channel bands will allow speeds up to 50% better than the best 4G LTE available on the market today.

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.