Using Design Thinking to make your employees ready for the Internet-of-Things


Recent advances in technology put Internet-of-things (IoT)-innovation on top of the management agenda across industries. It is predicted to increase economic value by $11.1 trillion in 2025 (McKinsey 2015).

Connectivity and IoT Disruption: Optimizing Logistics and Enabling Smart Trade


But the Internet of Things (IoT) also has big things to offer to enterprises, particularly in logistics and trade. Here are some of the IoT and connectivity trends from RocketSpace's 2017 Disruption Report. Trends Logistics Internet of Things (IoT

Gartner’s Lewis Farran Explains Technology Trends And Managing For The Future


In his role he works with senior business leaders on their journey to utilize technology as a strategic asset instead of a cost center. Professionally, Lewis collaborates with Gartner’s subject matter experts across a wide spectrum of areas (from ERP to augmented reality).

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10 Emerging Technologies That Will Drive The Next Economy


There are many that in combination will drive massive change across enterprises and all size of business. We will see them both in the consumer and enterprise domain; specifically in how we get stuff done, how we hire and how we collaborate.

Generating Disruptive Ideas for the Hyper-Digital Era


In doing so, intrapreneurs must address two fundamental truths when leading big idea innovation: that of value creation and that of persuasive communication. Disruptive ideas don’t just happen - they must be championed.

The Inversion Factor, How to Thrive in the IOT Economy

Linda Bernardi

Had a great time speaking at this fireside chat at MIT Enterprise Forum with my co-author Sanjay Sarma and talking about The Inversion Factor. Internet of Things Technology Disruption Innovation internet of things iot the inversion factor

Why Is IoT Hot Now?

Linda Bernardi

My first white paper on this topic was called “IoD, Internet of Devices.” Immersion of Things is only possible via AI given the complexity and sheer number ofthings’ (billions) that will be connected and inter-operating at any moment in time- FLAWLESSLY!

The Immersion of Things

Linda Bernardi

Following my blog post of last week about why IoT is hot now and the link between IoT and AI, as promised, here is further discussion. In The Inversion Factor , we see a clear progress in IoT from Things, to IoT , to The Intelligence of Things, followed by The Immersion of Things.

Disaster: CEO’s Ignoring Digital Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Turnover of CEOs is already high, about 14.9 % a year as of 2016*. The demands of digital leadership and the enterprises of the future could dramatically accelerate that rate in the next few years. A big part of the conversation is going to be about How.

The Reality Of IoT vs. The World of Connected Things: The Same Or Different?

Linda Bernardi

This week I had the pleasure to speak at the MIT Enterprise Forum annual conference on Connected Things. The MIT Media Center was buzzing with vibrant conversations about Connected Things, IoT, RFID, AR/VR, and more. Connected World’ implies ‘things’ that […]. Internet of Things Technology connected world internet of things iot

Why Containers Will Eat the IoT World

Tata Consultancy

Container technology, with its ability to package and deploy an application and its dependencies in an isolated, secure, and lightweight virtualized runtime environment, is one of the most exciting technologies of our times.

Why is Enterprise AI so HOT Now?

Linda Bernardi

It is due to the confluence of six factors: 1. Culture of Agility There has never been a more exciting time for artificial intelligence in enterprises. We are past Big Data (which occurred with the advent of mobile, apps and social media), and are in the Hyper-Data stage.

Managing IOT Services the DevOps Way

Tata Consultancy

The Internet of Things (IoT) is now all pervasive and disrupting every industry, right from travel, transportation and hospitality to manufacturing. The business case for any IoT project starts with optimization, personalization and quality of experience.

Femi Stevens Oluwafemi

Innovation 360

Background: A senior business transformation expert with broad industry, management and technical expertise in Next Generation Business and Operations Support Systems (NGBOSS), System Integrations, Exponential Technologies (Internet of Things (IoT), 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) etc.) Area of expertise: Strategy and Innovation Management. Technology Management and Enterprise Architecture. Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Three Flavours of Open Innovation: breaking down institutional boundaries through the X-Factor, Speed Dating, and iOT


A great deal of activity has been happening under the topic of ‘open innovation’, however we have found very different initiatives launched by our clients that challenge a common definition of the term. Let’s explore some of these.

Winners of Nokia’s 2016 Open Innovation Challenge Announced


A big round of applause is due to the winners of Nokia’s 2016 Open Innovation Challenge, a global search for the next big ideas in the Internet of Things (IoT). This was followed by a pitching event which resulted in the selection of three winners.

What’s New in Corporate Innovation – Dec 18, 2017


Hello folks, and welcome to our first edition of “What’s New in Corporate Innovation.” Everyone’s talking about innovation these days – a profusion of content ranging from social posts on Medium and LinkedIn to the hallowed pages of HBR and the Economist – and everything in between. What’s new with the Internet of Things? In this piece, McKinsey consultants summarize the findings from a research study into corporate adoption of IoT technologies.

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Technology leads, innovation exploitation is lagging

Paul Hobcraft

The new combination is the new connections through people and things (IoT) that we can achieve a new innovation potential. It is still managed mainly through a linear process of stage-gates and investigation / validation to decide to move on or not.

Geok Chwee

Innovation 360

Background: Geok Chwee is the VP of Emerging Businesses for a Singapore Listed Telecommunication company, Starhub Limited overseeing the business development of new businesses and emerging technologies. With more than 20 years’ experience in the Infocomm Technology Industry, Geok Chwee has extensive experience in overseeing the incubation, development and launch of new technologies and businesses in the enterprise sector. Area of expertise: Innovation Strategy.

Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviors of the ‘connected’ customer. The lack of having a well mapped out customer journey means missing out on opportunities caused by not knowing this complete set of connections being made into you.

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Platform models are the new order of our innovating business need

Paul Hobcraft

We have seen the incredible rise of platforms that have become part of our everyday lives. Be these Apple, Google, eBay, Amazon, Android, Facebook, Microsoft, Alibaba, Salesforce, Uber, Airbnb, PayPal and many more, all becoming some of the hottest companies in value.

In the blink of an eye, it gets something bigger

Paul Hobcraft

This joining forces is one of those ‘intriguing” moments for me. Capgemini have been leading much within the transformation process around technology with all things digital, they have been pioneering and offering some significant advice around transitions. Marriage of shared intent.

Blockchain Demystified


Blockchain is receiving a lot of attention, and is making inroads into the enterprise space. In brief, Blockchain is the technical foundation of Bitcoin – the well-known crypto-currency with shadowy origins. Email a PDF of your annual report to your shareholders.

Jumping to a fresh cycle of innovation design

Paul Hobcraft

In my opinion, it needs to be based on the thinking around the shift from products to solutions, from transactions to building far more value-adding ongoing relationships, from a supplier of product services into highly valued network partnerships, exploring innovation across all options.

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

Paul Hobcraft

Thinking in different horizons prompts you to go beyond the usual focus of fixing innovation just in the present it provides the connections of the present with the desired future. Innovation today conflicts with much of our existing organizational designs.

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Why Your Company Needs Data Analytics

Daniel Burrus

Data analytics is the science of extracting patterns, trends, and actionable information from large sets of data. Think of business intelligence as the ways in which companies use data to improve their management and operations. What are the wider trends of the day?

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Case Study: Uncovering Hidden Market Opportunity


 A World of Opportunity. The client’s initial assumption was to sell to enterprise customers. The cost of entry was high and established competitors could be dangerous. Taivara suggested the client should be wary of focusing all their attention in this space.

12 Technology Categories That Will Transform Careers

Daniel Burrus

The problem is, we live in an uncertain world, and because of the high levels of uncertainty we all face, people of all ages and careers are finding it difficult to know what new skills to learn, what courses to take, and what degrees to get that will provide them with the most opportunity going forward. Certainty, on the other hand, gives us the confidence to make a bold decision, to move forward with confidence, and to invest time and money to learn new things.

DELL Technologies: The Layer In Between

Information Playground

In a previous post I used the diagram below to highlight two Dell Technologies organizations: DELL Client, which possesses a set of "endpoint" technologies. DELL EMC, which possesses a set of "cloud infrastructure" technologies. social media) and things (e.g.

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

The Future Shapers

The execution of a successful digital agenda starts with a mind-set shift that places a heightened emphasis on people a nd social systems to effect positive and sustainable change. As yet I have not yet come across an industry standard definition of digital transformation.

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What is process innovation and why it can transform your business


It empowers leaders to implement change and make the best of the opportunities to transform their business. There are three types of innovation: product innovation, process innovation, and business model innovation.A Trading of new or considerably enhanced products.

Need for Speed in Business Model Innovation

Tata Consultancy

Innovations in these fields have enabled an unprecedented level of visibility into operations and systems, making it easier to conduct what-if scenarios, predict faults, and understand customer and system behavior. What intrapreneurship models are your enterprises promoting?

Me and Element AI!

Linda Bernardi

The mindful deployment of AI at enterprises has been a lifelong passion and journey for me. Democratize AI by sharing the outcome of our work collaboratively with our Global: AI Applied Researchers, AI Fundamental Researchers and AI Academic relationships.

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Innovation 360

For the moment, forget all the high profiled media stories about the danger of artificial intelligence (AI). What matters in this discussion is the nuts and bolts of how AI — as it exists in the real world today — can impact revenues and drive innovation within Steven Covey’s Three Horizons.

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5 Innovation Trends of 2018 that will Disrupt the Corporate Landscape in 2019


2018 has very much been a year of “epic partnerships”. The Avengers teamed up with the squad from Guardians of the Galaxy to face down Thanos. To this end, we’ve provided a rundown of five major trends that continue to dominate the innovation scene in 2018.

What is process innovation and why it can transform your business


It empowers leaders to implement change and make the best of the opportunities to transform their business. There are three types of innovation: product innovation, process innovation, and business model innovation.A Trading of new or considerably enhanced products.

Digital Disruption and How Businesses Can Best Leverage It


While some companies might be flexible and lucky enough to ride a wave of disruption and survive , if you are able to predict and prepare for it accordingly you might be able to use it to thrive. Get Lean: One of the most important factors when it comes to combating disruption is flexibility.