The Corporate Innovation Problem™: Nailing it down

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This is the fifth post in our series about what we call the “Corporate Innovation problem” and how to solve it. The series started HERE. With this post, we show how the Corporate Innovation Problem™ manifests. We have coined this term (Note: For easier readability we skip the ™-sign in the rest of the text) for the fact that despite …

Emerging themes in Digital Transformation

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“Digital Transformation (DT) in the Process Industries – What does it really mean for Innovation, Marketing and Sales?” – This is, as you probably have seen HERE, the focus for an in-depth Peer Group process. Our focus industry sector is the Process Industry and we are reaching out to VPs from Innovation, Marketing and Sales from leading companies in there. …

Digital Transformation: Disrupting your business model

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As we have pointed out in earlier posts (see HERE and HERE), we are forming a peer group process with Process Industries VPs from Innovation, Marketing and Sales within larger companies: “Digital Transformation – What it really means at the VP level”. Companies from Chemicals, Paints, Health&Nutrition, Oils&Additives, Food, Dairy, Beverage and Life Science industries are lining up for participation …

Defining “Digital Transformation“ with actionability in mind

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As we have pointed out in one of our last posts, we have started a peer group process with Process Industries VPs from Innovation, Marketing and Sales: “Digital Transformation – What it really means at the VP level”. This is a topic of the moment. Firstly, major management consulting companies such as The Boston Consulting Group are moving their research …

Companies invest in their Fuzzy Front-End infrastructure

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This is the fourth post in our series about what we call the Corporate Innovation ProblemTM and how to go about solving it. We started the series by spelling out the problems experienced by corporate innovation starting here. Despite large and growing investments into innovation, the results remain disappointing. In this post, we show that firms are investing heavily into achieving excellence in the early phase …