Digital Transformation: Catalyzing growth

Digital Transformation in Process Industries: The growth catalyst

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As you may have noticed we have started a peer group process with leading firms from the Process Industries. These companies explore what comes after the obvious first steps in Digital Transformation which are operational excellence (smart plants with predictive maintenance and remote controlling, smart supply chains, increasing management capabilities via real-time insights into KPIs and improving the predictability of future …

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 …

Building Excellence in the Fuzzy Front-End

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This is the third 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 in corporate innovation here. Despite large and growing investments into innovation, the results remain disappointing. The overall process of innovation spans the chain of activities from discovering insights into valuable …

What Digital Transformation really means: Participate in our Peer Group study

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Digital Transformation has become a hot business topic. While executives need answers to prevent an expensive miss-fire, the Digital narrative is stuck in buzzword territory. Much has been written on the “WHY?” of Digital Transformation. The missing part of this story is the “WHAT?” and “HOW?” of Digital Transformation. High-level statistics show the state of thinking, however they are short on actionable insights. …

Innovation Management and the CIP: The process perspective

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This is the second post in our series about what we call the “Corporate Innovation problem” and how to solve it. The series started with our overview of the problem, here. In this article we examine the chain of events within innovation management from the process perspective. The Ideas to Value Chain The overall process of innovation spans the chain …

The Corporate Innovation Problem

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Innovation is at the top of the Management Agenda for many companies. For excellence in innovation, companies have to master the chain of activities from discovering insight into valuable, unmet customer needs through to successful market adoption. However, despite large and growing investments into innovation, results remain disappointing. We call this the “Corporate Innovation Problem”(TM) (Note: For easier readability we …