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

How digital business disrupts the five forces of industry competition

How digital business disrupts the five forces of industry competition

Exactly why is digital business so disruptive to traditional business models and traditional notions of industry competition? A useful way to analyze the situation is by looking at Porter’s model of the five forces of industry...

08/26/15

Instrumenting the human and socializing the machine

Instrumenting the human and socializing the machine

When it comes to the digital workplace, the popular opinion, and fear, is that machines are encroaching upon human work activities and taking an ever larger percentage of this work away for good, Fortunately, this doesn’t take into...

08/12/15

The wild, Wild West of IoT security

The wild, Wild West of IoT security

When it comes to IoT security, it’s the Wild West out there. One of the main problems is that security is often an afterthought, bolted onto solutions after the fact, once issues arise. Here are some steps to help you do things better....

08/03/15

It's time for a Digital Customer Experience Bill of Rights

It's time for a Digital Customer Experience Bill of Rights

Many organizations are harming their customer’s digital experience – and in some cases their safety – on a regular basis, as evidenced by the recent issues around limited access to personal data and the ability to digitally sabotage...

07/28/15

5 lessons monkeys can teach us about innovation

5 lessons monkeys can teach us about innovation

Corporate innovation programs need to be living, breathing, socially connected entities. They need to constantly adapt to their environment, evolve as the target business outcomes of innovation evolve, follow natural rhythms in terms...

07/09/15

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