Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM’s Institute for Business Value published a very good report - The Power of Cloud: Driving Business Model Innovation. Recent technology and social connectivity trends have created a perfect storm of opportunity for companies to embrace the power of cloud to optimize, innovate and disrupt business models,” is the study’s overriding conclusion. . According to the report “cloud empowers six potentially game changing business enablers”: .

Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was reminded of Siegele’s decade-old article when recently learning about another, relatively new, IT innovation, - serverless computing , - a name that connotes the increasingly disembodied nature of computing. you’ll probably need to change your code (e.g.,

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Institutional Innovation - I Have a Dream

John Hagel

Yes, the business will look very different in terms of the specific activities being performed, but the overall approach to how to be successful in business will not necessarily change. This institutional transformation is an imperative because the scalable efficiency model is increasingly challenged given the profound changes playing out in our global economy (see our work on return on asset trends for US companies). Growth: Shift from make or buy to mobilize.

Disruptive Innovations and Organizational Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In these seminars, I examine how companies can leverage disruptive innovations to go after new business opportunities or to significantly transform themselves. Many companies fail to adequately embrace a disruptive innovation not because they did not develop the right strategy, but because the strategy was essentially rejected by the organization, and was thus doomed to fail from its very beginning. There are many reasons why disruptive innovations fail.

Disruptive Innovations and Organizational Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In these seminars, I examine how companies can leverage disruptive innovations to go after new business opportunities or to significantly transform themselves. Many companies fail to adequately embrace a disruptive innovation not because they did not develop the right strategy, but because the strategy was essentially rejected by the organization, and was thus doomed to fail from its very beginning. There are many reasons why disruptive innovations fail.

Leadership in a Changing World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What are the critical competencies needed to lead in our fast-changing business environment? The key challenge confronting CEOs, - and senior executives in general, - is the relentless pace of change. But, w hile speed is the major dimension of change, it’s not the only one.

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The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, a panel of global experts convened by the World Economic Forum selected blockchain as one of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016, based on its potential to fundamentally change the way economies work.

Managing Complex, Disruptive Innovations - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past twenty years I have been involved in a number of initiatives dealing with disruptive innovations. You don’t really know how quickly the new innovations will be adopted in the marketplace. How will your industry change over time?

What happens when Google buys Sprint too?

Doc Searls

It is just that innovation has been slowed because two slices of those applications, phone and TV, are controlled by aging oligopolies. The limiting factor to change has not been the technology but obsolete business models and the lack of competition. I do know that just the thought of Google buying Sprint will fire up the lawyers and lobbyists for AT&T, Comcast and Verizon.

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The Management of Disruptive Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The management of disruptive innovations is very different when looking at relatively simple or self-contained technologies, products or services versus highly complex platforms and infrastructures. A lot of the hype you often hear when new innovations come about is the result of people not properly understanding the different dynamics that apply to simple versus highly complex innovations. The dot-com era was famous for its many innovations, but also for its hype.

An Emerging Platform for Digital, Inclusive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet became an incredible platform for innovation, enabling startups, large institutions, and everyone in between to quickly develop and bring to market many new digital products and services. Its reach and connectivity led to the creation of all kinds of innovative, digital applications. But, this picture has started to change in the last five years or so. Together, these advances are giving rise to an Internet-based platform for digital, inclusive innovations.

Google buys Motorola and its giant patent portfolio

Doc Searls

Motorola has a history of over 80 years of innovation in communications technology and products, and in the development of intellectual property , which have helped drive the remarkable revolution in mobile computing we are all enjoying today. So now, in buying Motorola, Google is building the biggest patent fort that it can. The game changes. Unless, of course, Microsoft buys Nokia. The official statement from Google says, Google Inc.

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Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

Is it that users just hate change ? Luckily, a communications expert named Everett Rogers looked deep and long at how human beings actually look at and choose to adopt something new and innovative. His findings are complied in his tome, Diffusion of Innovations. Oh dear Lord.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Institutional Innovation

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Even more fundamentally, few companies think broadly enough about innovation.

Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives. Jay spoke with Learning Executives Briefing about informal learning and the changing role of the CLO. is changing the nature of business and enabling incredibly powerful connections. That is changing the whole show.

What will change in 2010?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Now, innovation often goes the other way. Don’t buy that new LMS quite yet. Tags: innovation I nnovations in computing used to trickle down from business and government to consumers. Mainframes evolved into personal computers.

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Innovate? Not Here, Not Now.

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Innovate? by Kevin Wheeler on March 23, 2010 The cry has gone out in almost every organization I work with for more innovation. CEOs decry the lack of innovative people and CFOs wring their hands over lost potential revenue. Academics and consultants toil to find out why people in medium and large organization are not innovative.

Buy a book, save a life | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Buy a book, save a life Every 45 seconds, a child dies of malaria. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles. Office Hours. Drive.

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The Legend of Apple and Xerox PARC and the Truth About Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of his choices this year is a New Yorker article by bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell - Creation Myth: Xerox PARC, Apple, and the truth about innovation. He uses Steve Jobs’ legendary 1979 visit to Xerox PARC as the springboard for his reflections on the nature of revolutionary innovations. In the 1970s, PARC was the mecca for innovation in computing. In his article, Gladwell discusses a related PARC innovation - the laser printer. The innovator says go.

The Makers’ Mark: Innovation, not Manufacturing

Andy McAfee

In my last post here I asked readers what technologies would “bring the biggest changes to the most companies and industries?&# Chinese factories turn these out far more cheaply that Griffith’s invention could, so an enterprising merchant would be far better off buying a bunch of glasses at wholesale prices and carrying them from village to village rather than carrying around an eyeglass micro-factory.

Guy Kawasaki Makes an Enchanting Offer: Buy One, Get One Free.

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard.

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Three critical domains of change driving the future of professional services

Ross Dawson

There has been substantial change in the professions over the last decade, however there will unquestionably be far greater change in the years to come. Changing Clients. One of the biggest challenges to professional firms is how clients are changing. Business Model Innovation. There are a wide variety of fundamental factors that firms can consider changing, including pricing structures, workforce models, ownership structure, and market positioning.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « Business Innovation and Storytelling | Main | Becoming an Innovation Leader – Is There More than One Style? " Just about every such study has reached a similar conclusion regarding the multidisciplinary nature of innovation in the 21st Century.

Changing Face of Retail

Nigel Paine

well produced account of the changing face of retail. How user views and content is altering what and why people buy. Tags: Innovation Technology media Thank you @gjardimr for drawing attention to this via your blog. A good.

How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In their 2009 book Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology is Rewiring the Economy , Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders introduced the concept of organizational capital as the necessary critical ingredient that enabled a company to take full advantage of major IT advances.

The Business Value of Augmented Reality

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is all now changing with the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) , cloud computing , Big Data , AI , and other innovations whose combined impact is driving the new era of smart connected products. We see AR as a historic innovation that provides this.

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Is the Digital Revolution At Last Shaking Up Banking?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Finally, the transformation reaches a tipping point when technologies radically change the business model and user experience, leading to a fundamental disruption of the industry. But, change also poses risks. “The implications are profound because banks are not ordinary firms.

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Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Changing Organizational Culture One Sneaker at Time

Beth Kanter

In advance of next week’s “ National Walking Day ,” I did an interview with Gina about how her organization’s culture is changing one sneaker at a time.

Indifference, Hostility, Isolation and Other Obstacles to a Healthy Innovation Environment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In most companies, just about all the cards are stacked against the nurturing of innovation, especially the kinds of new ideas and disruptive innovations that generally lead to major changes in the marketplace and within the business. Let me discuss some of the behaviors I have observed through the years in various companies, which have convinced me how difficult it is to create the proper environment for innovation to flourish.

Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More immediately, though not less consequentially, AI will change the way public servants do their jobs.

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Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These data tell the story of everyday life by recording what each of us has chosen to do… Who we actually are is more accurately determined by where we spend our time and which things we buy, not just by what we say we do.”.

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Nov 17-21 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Oct 25 2008 Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Nov 17-21 Published by Nancy White at 2:55 pm under communities of practice , events , learning , networks Most of you know me in the non profit world, but Tony Karrer of Tech Empower convinced me I could contribute to a corporate learning event. Innovation. Innovation.

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The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud computing has gone through three major stages over the past decade: IT-as-a-service in its initial years, then application innovation in it’s next stage, and it’s now just entering the business transformation stage. Application innovation.

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Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A successful program requires firms to address many elements of a digital and analytics transformation: identify the business case, set up the right data ecosystem, build or buy appropriate AI tools, and adapt workflow processes, capabilities, and culture.”. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

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Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

You could track the status of your packages, access the latest sports results, check the weather of any city in the world or buy a book or CD.

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They all attempt to describe and put a name to the disruptive changes taking place all around us within the context of the past 250 years. reveals some powerful emerging currents with strong potential to change the way factories work.”. Don’t buy the hype.

A Talk On Fast Innovation, All In One Great Picture - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard.

Mobile Payments - a Long, Relentless War of Attrition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Some gas stations offer discounts when buying gas with their app, which requires paying directly with a checking account through ACH. But, as the often repeated adage reminds us, transformative innovations are over-hyped in the short term but under-hyped in the long term.

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Nov 17-21 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Oct 25 2008 Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Nov 17-21 Published by Nancy White at 2:55 pm under communities of practice , events , learning , networks Most of you know me in the non profit world, but Tony Karrer of Tech Empower convinced me I could contribute to a corporate learning event. Innovation. Innovation.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovation and the Competition for Talent in China and India

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? And these investments will pay back in the long run in terms of innovations etc.

From Horseless Carriages to Driverless Vehicles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cars granted us enormous personal freedom and changed the world in all sorts of unforeseen ways. It is likely to be many years before AVs are cheap enough for individuals to buy them, and capable enough to operate outside predefined, geofenced areas.

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Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In particular, change has come rather slowly to the world’s banking infrastructure. All these stakeholders must somehow be incented to work together in developing and embracing new payment innovations. Not surprisingly, change comes slowly to such a complex ecosystem.

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Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Blockchain is one of the technologies in this year’s list, selected by the WEF panel of global experts because of its emerging potential to fundamentally change the way markets and governments work. . But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying structure has not changed.

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