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Tackling the Digital Hype – Executing digitally enabled...

Successfully implementing a business strategy is usually a lot more challenging than developing it. Advances in digital technology are frequently perceived as a “silver bullet”. However, digital can also expose a company’s inner contradictions, reveal hidden pockets of poor performance and even...
Digital problem solving

New Product Development – Organizing to identify customer...

Obtaining a deep understanding of B2B customer needs is central to any new product development process. In a complex customer relationship, fi nding the best way to organize and manage customer interaction is anything but simple, especially when the product is technically complex. Rather than...

Smart Cities – Turning challenge into opportunity

The 100 largest cities in the world produce 25% of the planet’s wealth. To succeed, more and more cities are going “Smart” in order to meet their biggest challenges and enrich the quality of their citizens’ lives. This unstoppable trend is driving double-digit growth in a trillion-dollar global...

IP management 4.0

One of the key results of digitalization is closer co-operation between traditional manufacturing companies and those within the ICT industry. Yet when it comes to IP management, ICT companies manage their intellectual property quite differently from more traditional industries. In this article the...
Technology & innovation management

Driving Transformation through Self-assessment

Transforming large decentralized organizations is always a difficult challenge for any business. The challenge is even bigger in public service organizations in areas such as education or care provision, where there may be large numbers of autonomously run operational units.
Travel & transportation, Organization & transformation

Digital Pharma - Responding to Challenges and Opportunities...

Innovation has always been one of the foundations for success in the pharmaceutical industry. While the sector has been very good at developing innovation from scratch or incremental innovation of existing products, it now faces an ultimately different challenge ╨ dealing with disruptive innovation...
Healthcare & life sciences, Digital company transformation

The Change Side of Transformation - A Wolf in Sheep’s...

In the new era of "Hypercompetition", companies increasingly need to be agile enough to reinvent and transform themselves. In this article the authors take a closer look at transformation, focusing on the human or change management aspects which are widely recognized as the key obstacles to success.
Organization & transformation

The Breakthrough Factory

One of the key challenges for large corporations looking to achieve “Breakthrough Innovation” is that technology-intensive businesses usually need to research deeply into science in order to find breakthroughs.The challenge is particularly daunting for mature companies. In this article the authors...
Technology & innovation management

Organizing for Breakthrough Innovation

Our recent Breakthrough Innovation survey identified that having the correct organizational model for Breakthrough Innovation is one of the key ways of ensuring success. In this article the authors shed light on the various models available for achieving Breakthrough Innovation, their pros and cons...
Technology & innovation management

Anticipating the Operations of the Future

During the last decade business operations have been transformed in a way that has never been seen before. What does the future hold for operations management and how can it react to ever accelerating change? In this brief article the authors take a quick look at some of the likely characteristics...
Operations management