A Closer Look at Transformation: Thinking Differently

Next up in this transformation series is the ninth and final enabler: thinking differently. How can we enable the characteristics so important to future success, if we don’t start thinking differently? Status quo thinking is the cause of many transformation failures – a trend that will continue without the re-imagining necessary to support the coming … Continue reading A Closer Look at Transformation: Thinking Differently

A Closer Look at Transformation: Descriptive to Prescriptive

Next up in this transformation series is the eighth enabler: the evolution from descriptive to predictive analytics. At the heart of future success lies the ability to leverage insight for competitive advantage. Yet, analytic capability and data driven cultures are lacking in most organizations, and most executives when assessing their positioning on a descriptive-to-prescriptive scale … Continue reading A Closer Look at Transformation: Descriptive to Prescriptive

A Closer Look at Transformation: Collective Intelligence

Next up in this transformation series is the seventh enabler: Collective Intelligence. One of the key themes throughout this transformation series is the clear movement from an enterprise entity to an extended enterprise of stakeholders. This extended enterprise – or what I alternatively call value ecosystem – increases complexity and requires a new management approach … Continue reading A Closer Look at Transformation: Collective Intelligence

A Closer Look at Transformation: Sense and Respond Systems

Next up in this transformations series is the sixth enabler: sense and respond systems. These systems are critical to the transformation agenda, as most of the disruptive technologies likely to impact the enterprise in the next decade have data at its core. The resulting data explosion promises to complicate information management for most companies. As … Continue reading A Closer Look at Transformation: Sense and Respond Systems

A Closer Look at Transformation: Systems of Engagement

Next up in this transformation series is the fifth enabler: systems of engagement. Geoffrey Moore introduced the Systems of Engagement concept about two years ago. This vision for the future of Information Technology is gaining broader acceptance – but a surprising number of executives are blind to the coming sea change. Where current enterprise systems … Continue reading A Closer Look at Transformation: Systems of Engagement

A Closer Look at Transformation: Next Generation Experiences

Next up in this transformations series is the fourth enabler: next generation experiences. As we are now deep into this transformation series, some of the drivers and tactics are similar across the various enablers, so you will start to see some redundancy across posts. The issues of customer experience, customer-centricity, and customer intimacy are top-of-mind … Continue reading A Closer Look at Transformation: Next Generation Experiences

A Closer Look at Transformation: Value Ecosystems

The next focus of this transformation series shifts to the emergence of value ecosystems and their role in driving the Enterprise of 2020. As we look at the Apple ecosystem and offerings like the connected car, mobile commerce, energy efficiency, electric cars, eHealthcare, and energy performance contracts, we can see the lines between industries blurring. … Continue reading A Closer Look at Transformation: Value Ecosystems

A Closer Look at Transformation: Edge-Driven Design

Next up in this transformation series is edge-driven design, the second enabler. This key enabler is growing in importance as developed economies are moving away from command and control models and towards edge interaction that is value-based. The design principles of our past where the core (Systems of record) drove design and the edge adapted … Continue reading A Closer Look at Transformation: Edge-Driven Design

A Closer Look at Transformation: Structural Change

This closer look at transformation now shifts to the enablers. By way of summary, we have covered the forcing function piece of the diagram below; those forces that drive leaders to invest in a future state. In the absence of a burning platform, one must turn to vision as a catalyst for change in what … Continue reading A Closer Look at Transformation: Structural Change

A Closer Look at Transformation: Digital DNA

This closer look at transformation continues with part five focused on Digital DNA; the sixth forcing function. My perspective on Digital DNA is based on a view of the business environment that is likely to exist in 2020. Enterprise DNA must reflect those characteristics that enable success in the digital world likely to exist in … Continue reading A Closer Look at Transformation: Digital DNA

A Closer Look at Transformation: Societal Change

The next focus area in this closer look at transformation is the fifth and perhaps most critical forcing function: societal change. Wikipedia refers to societal change as an alteration in the social order of a society, including changes in nature, social institutions, social behaviors, or social relations. The base of such change is change in the thought process of humans. Digital is the primary driver … Continue reading A Closer Look at Transformation: Societal Change

A Closer Look at Transformation: Differentiation

Continuing with this closer look at transformation, part three focuses on differentiation; the fourth forcing function. Differentiation is a process that showcases the differences between products and services. It looks to make an offering more attractive by contrasting its unique qualities with other competing offerings. Successful differentiation should create competitive advantage, as customers view these … Continue reading A Closer Look at Transformation: Differentiation

A Closer Look at Transformation: Effectiveness & Efficiency

In part two of this closer look at transformation, we will focus on two forcing functions: effectiveness and next generation efficiency. As a reminder, forcing functions are those things that force the enterprise to invest in a future state. In the case of efficiency, the next phase in the search for gains is upon us, as … Continue reading A Closer Look at Transformation: Effectiveness & Efficiency

A Closer Look at Transformation: Growth

2014 will see an acceleration and expansion of transformation programs. All the dynamics are in place to create a compelling reason for companies to transform. This 14 part series takes a closer look at transformation and the likely path it takes in the next decade. This is the first piece in the series. Links to … Continue reading A Closer Look at Transformation: Growth

Ecosystems Set To Redistribute $60 Trillion In Annual Revenue By 2025

In a post back in 2013, I focused on value ecosystems and how they would blur the lines between industries, making Industry constructs irrelevant in the future. At the time, I said the phenomenon would accelerate and companies would ultimately identify the relevant ecosystem(s) that enable their growth strategies. It was clear back then that … Continue reading Ecosystems Set To Redistribute $60 Trillion In Annual Revenue By 2025

Revisiting Experiences

So far, I have revisited Automation, Digital Transformation, and Autonomous Vehicles. This reflection on the past continues with a look at experiences. Back in 2013, as part of a series on digital transformation, I focused on what at the time I referred to as Next Generation Experiences. Back then, the issues of customer experience, customer-centricity, … Continue reading Revisiting Experiences

Futuristic Developments in the next Ten Years

“When considering potential risks from future technology, one should not be content with merely analyzing what’s likely to happen—instead, one should look at what’s possible, even if unlikely.” – Jaan Tallinn, founding member of Skype, and co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Very well said. I’m a big believer in that quote … Continue reading Futuristic Developments in the next Ten Years

The Disruptive Role of Near Field Communications

Over the last several years, the big four technologies of the third platform (Social, Mobile, Big Data, and Cloud) have received the lion share of attention, and an emerging class of innovation accelerators like The Internet of Things will capture attention in the coming years. But there are also a number of supporting technologies that serve … Continue reading The Disruptive Role of Near Field Communications

Autonomous Vehicles: The Automotive Ecosystem

This post continues the disruption scenario discussion initiated by my earlier Insurance Industry Case Study. I’ve been using the autonomous vehicle (AV) as an example of a disruptive scenario with potential societal, economical, and environmental impact. In this post, the focus shifts to the scenario’s possible effect on the automotive ecosystem. Autonomous vehicle technology can … Continue reading Autonomous Vehicles: The Automotive Ecosystem

Autonomous Vehicles: A Disruption Case Study

At a recent news conference, U.S. federal transportation officials described Talking Cars and their ability to avoid deadly crashes by seeing it coming before you do. The U.S. government will likely require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets cars warn each other if trouble lies ahead. A radio signal would continually transmit … Continue reading Autonomous Vehicles: A Disruption Case Study