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Using agile approaches for breakthrough product innovation

Companies expect their share of revenue from breakthrough, as opposed to incremental, innovation to double over the next five years, yet 88% of business leaders are dissatisfied with their current performances in this area. How can they improve? This article looks at how adopting agile alongside...
Technology & innovation management

Ecosystem innovation

While companies have embraced the opportunities offered by the concept of open innovation over the past 20 years, the overriding need for agility and responsiveness means this is no longer adequate to meet future challenges. In this article, the authors explain why companies need to focus on hyper-...
Technology & innovation management

Brand Purpose – the new strategic imperative

Digitalization is a game changer when it comes to brand, introducing new threats and opportunities that destroy or create brand value through accelerated product lifecycles, new styles of customer engagement, ongoing commoditization of products and changing employee/ employer relationships. The...

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...

Imperatives for growth in power

European utilities are currently undergoing significant reinvention due to a rapidly changing market and political environment. The traditional energy generation model is under fire, while at the same time demand is shrinking due to changing habits. The industry desperately needs to develop new...
Utilities & alternative energy

Embracing complexity with value-based risk management

In the current environment uncertainties seem to be everywhere, making strategic planning more difficult than ever. Many companies use enterprise risk management (ERM) as a proven framework for managing risk. However, businesses are now looking to improve their track records when it comes to...
Risk

Making sense of the bioeconomy

Many companies, both large and small, view fuels and chemicals derived from bio-based feedstocks as a potential source of sustainable growth. Yet in practice, breakthroughs have been hard to achieve and the number of large-scale commercial successes are few. In this article the authors examine the...
Utilities & alternative energy, Technology & innovation management

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