Bitcoin lessons from the California gold rush

Bitcoin lessons from the California gold rush

We’re at the beginning of another “Kodak moment” as the world shifts more and more towards bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. As the world transforms, the lessons from the California gold rush may help you put your best foot (or shovel)...

08/18/17

Assessing your organization’s digital transformation maturity

Assessing your organization’s digital transformation maturity

While there are perennial capabilities and skills that are required for business success – investment, leadership, culture, change management, governance – digital transformation requires new capabilities that organizations need to...

08/15/17

Assessing your organization’s digital transformation maturity

Assessing your organization’s digital transformation maturity

While there are perennial capabilities and skills that are required for business success (e.g. investment, leadership, culture, change management and governance), digital transformation requires new capabilities that organizations...

08/04/17

4 key techniques for continuous improvement in corporate innovation

4 key techniques for continuous improvement in corporate innovation

There's a lot of attention paid to how to design and implement corporate innovation programs, but not how to effectively operate these programs and capabilities in a sustainable way.

05/11/17

4 considerations for navigating 'innovation antibodies' and 'innovation theater'

4 considerations for navigating 'innovation antibodies' and 'innovation theater'

Many innovation leaders need to carefully navigate the waters between too much resistance to innovation from corporate antibodies and, conversely, too much enthusiasm for innovation from those wishing to put on theater.

05/03/17

Digital sustainability: Digital transformation’s next big opportunity

Digital sustainability: Digital transformation’s next big opportunity

It’s time to think about how we can reduce our environmental “exhaust” through new digitally-sustainable business models and processes.

02/21/17

6 ways the digital-physical blur is affecting your money

6 ways the digital-physical blur is affecting your money

The banking industry as well as the high-tech industry is continuing to experiment with the art of the possible, particularly around the digital-physical blur of payments and redesigned business processes. After more than 65 years of...

01/18/17

5 digital business predictions for 2017

5 digital business predictions for 2017

While discrete technology trends often get all the attention in New Year's lists, this coming year will be highlighted by organizations taking a more holistic focus on digital transformation with an increasing number of "world-firsts"...

12/09/16

Platform business models: A primer

Platform business models: A primer

Platform business models can be a powerful ecosystem for value exchange and innovation. Here is a primer on the definition and benefits of platform business models and some go-forward strategy recommendations for executives and...

10/26/16

The future of innovation management software

The future of innovation management software

Today, the market for innovation management software is highly fragmented and centered on the idea-management portion of the innovation life cycle. Here are five areas where today's software needs to evolve over the next few years to...

09/07/16

The IoT past, present and future
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The IoT past, present and future

Professor Sanjay Sarma is best known for his ground-breaking work with Kevin Ashton and David Brock in co-founding the MIT Auto-ID Center. It was during this period back in 1999 that the term “Internet of Things” was coined and...

06/02/16

Blockchain’s split personality: Digital disruption or digital distraction?

Blockchain’s split personality: Digital disruption or digital distraction?

When deluged with so much information, and stark differences in opinion, it’s worth looking at the facts and formulating a go-forward approach which is appropriate for blockchain’s relative maturity in the market and your...

05/13/16

Digital business ecosystems and platforms: 5 new rules for innovators

Digital business ecosystems and platforms: 5 new rules for innovators

Just as there's a dominant technology platform for digital business, comprised of a set of foundational emerging and disruptive technologies, there's also a dominant new business model emerging in the form of digital business...

03/21/16

3 steps to a lean innovation workshop

3 steps to a lean innovation workshop

If you're managing any aspect of innovation for your organization, particularly innovation workshops or other initiatives in support of targeted ideation, here are some steps to ensure your activities pass -- and even exceed -- the...

02/12/16

How the Industrial Internet builds on the new platform for digital business

How the Industrial Internet builds on the new platform for digital business

More than just the IoT and big data/fast data/data analytics, the real potential of the Industrial Internet and Industry 4.0 will be realized by the holistic combination of a key set of technology enablers to deliver “dynamic,...

01/15/16

9 key questions to ask of your next digital business initiative

9 key questions to ask of your next digital business initiative

Here's a list of nine key questions to ask of your next digital business initiative -- not just on the vision, value proposition and differentiation of the product or service itself, but on your entire business model and how you...

01/14/16

Digital business predictions for 2016

Digital business predictions for 2016

In 2016, as the race to digital transformation progresses, we’ll start to see the leaders separate themselves from the rest of the pack by setting a firm pace that’s fueled by five essential ingredients.

12/14/15

Digital business lessons from the world of Formula One

Digital business lessons from the world of Formula One

With all the interest in digital transformation in the business world, what can the world of Formula One, where results are measured in thousandths of a second, teach us about emerging technologies and how to manage, combine and...

11/23/15

The 5 critical pillars of innovation management capability

The 5 critical pillars of innovation management capability

Every three to five years the map of the world in terms of innovation is redrawn as organizations change strategic direction, bring in new leaders and/or respond to market threats and opportunities. Here are five critical pillars of...

10/13/15

6 steps for digital transformation

6 steps for digital transformation

How should an organization think beyond the strategy and get to transformative execution and outcomes for digital business? Here are six steps for digital transformation that you can take to progress from innovative strategy...

10/01/15

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