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10872793277?profile=RESIZE_710xThe Internet of Things (IoT) combines complexity, Innovation, and accessibility. IoT technology offers businesses countless possibilities despite the industry's unpredictability. It consists of various network-based devices. Extending internet connectivity to objects other than typical devices is part of the Internet of Things. These technologically advanced devices have the potential to connect and communicate online. They are manageable and controllable from a distance.

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The Internet of Things warrants the delivery of cutting-edge digital services and compelling Customer Experiences. IoT consists of a collection of network-based devices that extend internet access beyond traditional devices. These devices can communicate and interact via the internet and can be remotely monitored and controlled.

IoT devices make use of network connections including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC (NFC). Webcams, printers, routers, Apple Watches and Fitbits, refrigerators, security syst

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Editor's Note: If you are interested in becoming an expert on Innovation Management, take a look at Flevy's Innovation Management Frameworks offering here.  This is a curated collection of best practice frameworks based on the thought leadership of leading consulting firms, academics, and recognized subject matter experts.  By learning and applying these concepts, you can stay ahead of the curve.  Full details here.

10856154301?profile=RESIZE_710xWhen new technology and rivals disrupt markets, many incumbent businesses struggl

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 Obtaining the title of Most Innovative Company of the Year is the aspiration of the vast majority of businesses.

In addition to selecting the most innovative companies of 2014, Boston Consulting Group's (BCG) innovation-focused research in 2014—consisting of more than 750 businesses in 17 diverse markets—revealed a number of surprising findings.

Clearly, the organizations that led the Innovation ranking utilized a methodical approach to managing Innovation. The study indicated that culture is a

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Data Governance is essential for establishing a data-centric, insight-driven organization. Governance is currently a major issue for senior management as a result of public outrage over data privacy, the reputational harm caused by data leaks, and strict legislation.

In the absence of a thorough Data Governance Strategy, the everyday accumulation of huge volumes of data can result in regulatory or professional challenges. A Data Governance Strategy is the first step toward better data capabilitie

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Editor's Note:  If you are interested in becoming an expert on Innovation Management, take a look at Flevy's Innovation Management Frameworks offering here.  This is a curated collection of best practice frameworks based on the thought leadership of leading consulting firms, academics, and recognized subject matter experts.  By learning and applying these concepts, you can stay ahead of the curve. Full details here.

10796707091?profile=RESIZE_400xWhen new technologies and rivals disrupt markets, numerous firms employ antiquat

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How to Innovate in the COVID-19 Era

Editor's Note:  If you are interested in becoming an expert on Innovation Management, take a look at Flevy's Innovation Management Frameworks offering here.  This is a curated collection of best practice frameworks based on the thought leadership of leading consulting firms, academics, and recognized subject matter experts.  By learning and applying these concepts, you can stay ahead of the curve.  Full details here.

10776804658?profile=RESIZE_400xDifferent organizations have responded differently to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Al

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10516786682?profile=RESIZE_710xFinancial insecurity, the unpredictability of regional and global situations, environmental threats, and advancements in technology have caught organizations off guard.  Consequently, many leaders have ended up turning to Scenario Planning to generate potential possible scenarios, in contrast to planning and devising strategy for a single possible circumstance.

Scenarios include plausible, yet unforeseeable situations and challenges.  They encompass various permutations of facts and anticipated s

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10482264859?profile=RESIZE_400xNecessity to accelerate Innovation, is not restricted to a certain industry.  Existing businesses in a variety of industries are acutely aware of the competitive threats posed by their inadequate Innovation chains.  In addition, they are aware of the speed with which startups might adopt new technology.

This understanding spawned the Open Corporate Accelerators (OCA) model, which requires less capital commitment than the standard Corporate Accelerator approach.

Typically, a single business initiat

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10301585288?profile=RESIZE_400xSelecting ground-breaking new projects for additional investment and expansion is risky and difficult, as new ideas are fraught with technological and market uncertainty. There will always be winners and losers in the process of evaluating Capital Investment projects for funding, but no one wants to be the decision-maker who missed a fantastic investment opportunity.

According to research, project selections can go wrong as a result of the following 5 issues within the expert panel formed to sele

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6 Value Drivers of IT Redesign

10229021897?profile=RESIZE_400xDisruptive change has put a tremendous strain on organizations and their IT departments.  The capabilities of the IT talent is declining due to inadequate technical education and aging workforce.  Legacy systems and diverse IT applications are frequent across most organizations.  Mergers and Acquisitions have become a norm, pushing vendors to form alliances.  Mobile devices, tablets, and social media have been quite common across employees of almost all organizations.  Cloud Computing and softwa

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Global Innovation: 3 Approaches

Editor's Note:  If you are interested in becoming an expert on Innovation Management, take a look at Flevy's Innovation Management Frameworks offering here.  This is a curated collection of best practice frameworks based on the thought leadership of leading consulting firms, academics, and recognized subject matter experts.  By learning and applying these concepts, you can stay ahead of the curve. Full details here.

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10215911465?profile=RESIZE_400xThe current ever-changing and increasingly connected world demands taking

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Editor's Note:  If you are interested in becoming an expert on Innovation Management, take a look at Flevy's Innovation Management Frameworks offering.  This is a curated collection of best practice frameworks based on the thought leadership of leading consulting firms, academics, and recognized subject matter experts.  By learning and applying these concepts, you can you stay ahead of the curve.  Full details here.

 

10177537862?profile=RESIZE_400xContemporary vibrant and contracting world demands using a wider approach to Inn

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Strategy for Global Innovation

Editor's Note:  If you are interested in becoming an expert on Innovation Management, take a look at Flevy's Innovation Management Frameworks offering.  This is a curated collection of best practice frameworks based on the thought leadership of leading consulting firms, academics, and recognized subject matter experts.  By learning and applying these concepts, you can stay ahead of the curve.  Full details here.

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10111437672?profile=RESIZE_400xHumans inherently connect to each other in an indigenous context, generate kno

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OM1Most people believe that the value and impact of the C-level leadership originates from the number of meetings conducted, having the ability to plan for long term, and make key strategic decisions collectively.  However, in reality, the C-level seldom works in unanimity to make collective decisions.  They often have animosities with each other and lack collaboration and mutual trust.

The real impact and success of the top team emanates from the informal and social networks of its members, their r

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Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Reinvention

10013835694?profile=RESIZE_400xMajority of pharmaceutical companies are persisting with decade old processes and routines.  They have transactional relationships with suppliers, lack of concerted efforts to progress ahead, and no vision to reap productivity rewards.  The reasons for continuing with these traditional practices include tax regimes, regulatory hurdles, and stable revenues from customers dependent on existing industry offerings.

Disruption—spurred by technological Innovation, fluctuating customer demand patterns,

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10 Hidden Strategic Opportunities

opportunity 2Potential opportunities always surround leaders.  It is up to them to pounce on those or regret overlooking them, when someone else takes advantage of them.

Leaders’ personal beliefs and assumptions often clash reality.  The trait is categorized as “confirmation bias” in Psychology, where individuals pick the data that supports their existing opinions and approaches and doubt information which defies their mindsets.  Leadership needs to develop themselves to the level to consider the slight hints

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3 Obstacles Hampering Organizational Agility

Obstacle 1Agile is a robust approach to value creation.  More and more organizations are adopting Agile Software Development approach.

Becoming Agile is imperative to meet and exceed customer expectations and emerging business trends.  Implementing the Agile approach to Software Development leverages significant benefits, including:

  • Rapid design and development of new product and service offerings
  • Revolutionizing processes
  • Managing talent
  • Reforming organizations

However, Agile alone is not enough.  Agile Transf

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DT2Accelerated pace of technological disruption has forced organizations to change.  It has triggered leaders to think of the ways they must adopt to survive in these challenging times.

Organizations are confronting this scenario by embracing digital technologies.  Traditionally, the focus of the organizations in these Transformation initiatives has remained on speed of change.  To get the most out of their initiatives, they are making drastic changes, to include:

  • Creating Agile Teams
  • Introducing Mobi
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Lean Product Development & Innovation

Lean1Improving Product Development competencies in designers and developers is a concern for senior leaders in the Manufacturing sector.

The approach most organizations take in developing Human Resources does not go beyond staffing the cream of the crop from leading global educational institutes.  Talent Development to them is, typically, sending their people to attend workshops and keeping up with employee annual training hours’ goals, and that’s it.  Companies usually spend more on acquiring latest

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