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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”: .

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.

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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.

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?

Revolutionary, Ordinary Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While the Square technology is very cool indeed, Davidoff’s key point is the ordinary nature of the innovation in question. The deal not only has the potential to change the way people pay for coffee and everything else, it also shows how small innovation applied to everyday tasks may be the next new thing for venture capital. Call it the rise of the ordinary innovators. Such major lab-based disruptive technologies are at one end of the innovation spectrum.

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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IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, to achieve long term economic growth, as well as gains in our standard of living , the US must also focus on innovation and productivity growth. US labor productivity - “the amount of goods and services that a laborer produces in a given amount of time” - grew at only 1.5% This period of slow productivity coincided with the rapid growth in the use of computers in business, giving rise to the Solow. As the US recovers from the financial.

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. They are clearly much lighter and thinner than CRT-based products.

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. Inclusive innovation is a relatively new concept.

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.

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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Leveraging Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Government Productivity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On October 6, the Technology CEO Council released its report One Trillion Reasons: How Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Productivity Can Save Taxpayer Money and Enhance Government Services. A number of the CEOs involved in this study also met with senior White House and Federal Reserve economic officials to discuss their recommendations , which emphasize both the need to reduce the nation’s growing deficit as well as laying a foundation for future innovation and growth.

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.

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. Personal Productivity (14). 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.

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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. The Mac became one of the most successful and influential products in the history of IT. 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.

Hybrid Worlds

Luis Suarez

I was pretty exited when IBM Connections became a product in 2007. And, after perhaps far too many years to count, it’s, at long last, learning to adapt to the new changing conditions through one of my favourite keywords du jour : integration!

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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. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change.

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The Business Value of Augmented Reality

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We generally think of products as physical entities built with a combination of mechanical and electrical components, - e.g., appliances, cars, agricultural machines, industrial equipment, - some quite simple and some highly complex. But, their actual products were largely unaffected.

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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.

How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But during this period of rapid IT growth, US labor productivity grew at only 1.5% You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics,” said MIT Nobel Prize laureate economist Robert Solow in 1987, in what’s become known as the Solow productivity paradox.

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. Most consumers trust other consumers views of a product above critics or reviews. Smart Companies gather this data when developing or enhancing new products.

Is the Digital Revolution At Last Shaking Up Banking?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

First comes the use of IT to improve the productivity and quality of back- and front-end processes. 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.

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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.

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. Smart Products and Services.

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Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More immediately, though not less consequentially, AI will change the way public servants do their jobs. The Air Force is a huge government purchaser, having spent $53 billion on products and services in fiscal 2017, about 11% of all federal acquisitions that year.

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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.”. who is likely to try this newly-launched product?;

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

One can look at the transformational impact of IT on companies and industries through a variety of lenses, - e.g., products and services, revenue and profit, sales and support, market strategy. US labor productivity grew at only 1.5%

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Of co-shared responsibility for one another, to help each other, to connect, collaborate and innovate together. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

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.

2016 – The Year I Went Mobile Only with My iPad Pro

Luis Suarez

This one, to quote: ‘ Ten years later, having experienced over that time the joy and increased effectiveness of being a freelancer in charge of my own productivity, […] ’, although I would have added as well the following tidbit: ‘ and computing environment ’.

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Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read an intriguing column, - The End of Mass Production , - by technology author and columnist Kevin Maney. Not surprisingly, things are now changing in our information-rich digital economy. Information technology is eroding the power of large-scale mass production.

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Can digital innovation drive long term economic growth? Digital innovation, adoption, and usage are evolving at a supercharged pace across the US economy,” notes the report in its opening paragraph. “As Build - or buy - the capabilities of the future.

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The Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud computing could well be The Next Big Thing - one of those massive changes that the IT industry goes through from time to time that really shake things up, - like the advent of personal computers in the 1980s and the Internet in the 1990s. .

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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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. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change.

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.

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Use collaboration to drive product development and R&D efforts. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 1937, Coase published a seminal paper, The Nature of the Firm , in which he explained that, in principle, a firm should be able to find the cheapest, most productive goods and services by contracting them out in an efficient, open marketplace.

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