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. The Service Science Factory and Noventum collaborated on this article to present a state-of-the art view on the Internet of Things and how to implement this vision within organizations. It is predicted to increase economic value by $11.1 trillion in 2025 (McKinsey 2015).

5G Is Far Bigger Than Faster Smartphones

Daniel Burrus

In order to see the magnitude of the opportunity I’m about to cover, it’s important to start by adjusting our mindset. . It’s easy to look at game-changing new technologies such as 5G and decide it’s safer to wait and see what will happen and how others might use them.


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10 Emerging Technologies That Will Drive The Next Economy


What technologies will drive the biggest changes in industries over the next 10 to 20 years and create the next economy ? There are many that in combination will drive massive change across enterprises and all size of business. Specifically, I think 10 are essential, and shaping the industries of the future: drones, blockchain, big data, augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robots, internet of things, genetics.

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


This was Lewis Farran’s message from a recent presentation he gave at a conference in Tijuana focused on Gartner’s top 10 strategic technology trends list, which include: AI foundations, intelligent apps, intelligent things, digital twins, cloud to the edge, conversational platform, immersive experience, blockchain, event-driven and continuous adaptive risk and trust. Lewis studied in the University Of Nottingham, U.K.

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The Inversion Factor: How IoT Changes Everything

Linda Bernardi

One of the key enablers of Inversion is IoT. IoT creates the network of connecting things, enabling companies to receive real-time critical information as the consumer experiences the service. The Inversion Factor was a labor of love as we researched to find a deeper understanding of stages of IoT and the Inversion Phenomenon. This article about our book gives you some of the key highlights. Enterprise technology inversion factor iot

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. Excellent moderating by Gideon Lichfield, Editor-in-chief at MIT Technology Review. Internet of Things Technology Disruption Innovation internet of things iot the inversion factor

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 Communication is the Key to Enterprise Innovation?


According to Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen, 95% of all product innovations fail after their release on the market. Too often, today’s innovators are developing new products in a vacuum—isolated from the real world and without consideration of how their buyers will actually use what they’ve devoted their time, labor force and resources to create. Communication breakdowns at the enterprise level.

Leveraging Networks in the Era of the Intelligent Enterprise

Leveraging Networks

Over the past few decades, technology has become an increasingly present force in our daily lives, both personally and professionally. Intelligent technologies have particularly made waves in virtually every industry, so understanding them (as well as how to use them to your advantage) can really be the game changer. The Era of Intelligent Enterprise. In intelligent enterprises, intelligence feeds innovation through data. Intelligent Technologies.

4 Emerging Technologies Impacting Today’s Digital Transformation


If you’ve yet to hear about this IT phenomenon, it’s likely you’re not among the 44 percent of businesses implementing a digital-first approach to business processes, operations, and customer engagement. 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.

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. We will obtain increasing more powerful insights that have the real potential of being turned into new innovation outcomes, through the connected businesses we are presently needing to build. It is still managed mainly through a linear process of stage-gates and investigation / validation to decide to move on or not.

Disaster: CEO’s Ignoring Digital Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Innovation + Business + Technology = Digital Leadership. 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. The conversation CEOs need to be having, to remain in the shrinking 85.1%, is about how to integrate digital technology and seize new pathways to industry leadership.

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. It is being adopted at a rapid rate, both within web companies, as well as in enterprise IT. The benefits of containers are being realized in each tier, leading to their rapid adoption.

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. 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.

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. We live in an era where the IoT is influencing all aspects of our lives, driving continuous digital transformation, where speed of enterprise innovation is critical to delivering new business models and customer value. Moreover, some of the same toolsets can be used during production for monitoring solutions.

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. The interplay between these two technology layers has the potential to form a next-generation Digital Business Platform that treats data as a capital asset. social media) and things (e.g.

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Create Personalized Customer Experiences And New Business Models That Generate New Revenue Streams

Leveraging Networks

By introducing combinations of intelligent technologies, services, and industry expertise, it’s possible to unlock product and service innovation through the incorporation of intelligent technologies like artificial intelligence , machine learning , the Internet of Things , and blockchain. The implementation of global patent management has answered the question of “how can a global development team act as a singular unit?”

The Week In Review: IoT

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

The Business Performance Innovation Network reports that a worldwide survey of about 350 executives and interviews with innovation leaders at large enterprises shows that many companies realize the importance of Industrial Internet of Things technology in their future, yet few are prepared to implement IIoT

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. Will one simply dwarf and overwhelm the other, will the small influence the big, in the positive ways both have as the initial intent of this deal? They tell much of the divide that somehow has to be bridged.

Femi Stevens Oluwafemi

Innovation 360 Group

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.

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. Also, how comfortable are you as new customers start connecting – can you have any certainty of the reasons why they did, what decided this and what might hold them for the future of a repeating business?

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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. Part of my shifting my own innovation advisory work was to build out a greater understanding of the power of ecosystems platforms and customer experience collaborations.

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. So here I offer some parts of this design, my thinking out loud, somewhat in random order and some of the reasons why: For me, I have a picture floating around in my head.

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How will 5G impact the IT area?


One of the areas that will feel the strong impact of 5G is Information Technology (IT). The next generation of wireless communication represents an opportunity for companies to reshape the way they provide connections for all types of users. The rise of advanced mobile networks means that companies are moving from a world still wrought with outdated technology to one where true mobility dominates. 1G and the beginning of everything.

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#2,048 – 2021 Breakthrough Nominee: Vision AI

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

What’s the Next Big Thing going to be? The Internet of Things? Daffodil Software explains what it is, “Vision AI (also known as Computer Vision ) is a field of computer science that trains computers to replicate the human vision system. Technology



Businesses simply must utilise the right software to meet the evolving demands of the modern workplace. Entrepreneur s need to be ahead of the game. Think artificial intelligence, augmented reality, IoT (Internet of Things) and blockchain. Of course not.

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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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. From this cross-client perspective we understand a broad set of practices and ambitions for open innovation, which we can begin to place in patterns of approach or flavours. Let’s explore some of these.

Geok Chwee

Innovation 360 Group

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.

Machine to Machine (M2M): what it is and how it works


M2M technology was first adopted in industrial environments and later found applications in health, business, insurance and more. It is also the basis of the Internet of Things. In this article, we’ve decided to show you in detail what Machine to Machine is, how this phenomenon is transforming business, and how you can make use of it in your company. The main objective of M2M technology is to access sensor data and transmit it to a network.

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). Among the winning concepts was a firewall for the connected home and a home medical innovation that can help with the early detection of breast cancer. ” During this year’s iteration of the open innovation contest more than 400 companies submitted their ideas.

Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Innovation 360 Group

As the manufacturing sector speeds into a world of futuristic tech and disruptive business models, creativity and innovation are becoming critical skills for figuring out how to unlock value strategically. In order to prepare for the coming skills shortage in manufacturing, business leaders must assess their current capabilities, refine their market strategy, build a culture of innovation, and ensure that they have the most effective leadership styles in place. .

How Is Modern Integration Approach Driving The Future Of Digital Transformation


Digital transformation looks lucrative for two of its core benefits- improvements in operational efficiency and reduction in the cost of doing business. According to a report by IDG , 89 percent of enterprises plan or already have adopted a digital-first strategy by weaving data analytics, private cloud, and mobile technology into their operations. While so much right can happen with digital transformation, there is also a lot of threat in what could go wrong.

Legacy is all around us. Innovation and insights suffer greatly

Paul Hobcraft

When you think we are on a roll, we are making that transformation in technology, systems, new organizational designs, you are suddenly stopped in your tracks. They make up vital business processes that were designed years ago but not for the technology onslaught of technology we are witnessing. They were designed on outdated technologies, designed in a world where data was stored not mined 24 x 7. Then we have the other types of legacy.

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4 Corporate Innovation Trends Set to Disrupt the Business Landscape in 2021


2020 was not what we expected, but nevertheless the old adage ‘out of adversity comes opportunity’ has never been more apt. The enormous pressure of the pandemic has caused irrevocable change, forcing organizations to adapt and innovate to survive.

Startup, Corporate Venture, Open Innovation Hubs: Find out what the differences are


Startup, Corporate Venture, Open Innovation Hubs: who is who in the world of digital transformation. Open Innovation is greatly enhanced in businesses undergoing a so-called digital transformation — business models supported by the adoption of disruptive technologies that transform the consumer experience and the operational processes of companies in addition to influencing business models. Next, understand what each of them stand for!

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. The Hard Trend of unstoppable digital disruption — disruption that will happen to you and your industry in wave after wave — has vastly increased the amount of available data — hence the term “big data.”

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4 Corporate Innovation Trends Set to Disrupt the Business Landscape in 2021


2020 was not what we expected, but nevertheless the old adage ‘out of adversity comes opportunity’ has never been more apt. The enormous pressure of the pandemic has caused irrevocable change, forcing organizations to adapt and innovate to survive.

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Top 10 CPG Industry Trends For 2020


Enhancing products and offering a superior customer experience have been prime movers of CPG companies as customer demands are fast-changing. As activist investors embark upon a new wave of consolidation, and government trade regulations get more stringent, CPG companies are driven to reinvent themselves. Developments in technology paved the way for innovations in CPG industry and multiple channels to interact with and engage consumers.

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. 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. A constant redesign to meet the circumstances seems to be a goal of what we achieve in any new innovation design.

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