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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

Metro Railways - A Journey of Transformation

Metro railways are critically important assets for the world's cities if we are to meet the challenges of maintaining urban mobility. For established metros, responding to the needs of the future is no easy thing.
Travel & transportation, Technology & innovation management

Capturing sustainable value from technology: a case for...

Businesses can no longer afford to simply protect their intellectual property (IP) and use it defensively to prevent competitors encroaching on their territory. Moving to actively licensing IP is increasingly critical for open innovation, provides a powerful mechanism for revenue generation, and is...
Technology & innovation management

Becoming a next practice business

Everyone knows the real world is complex. And everyone knows the digital era has created a level of uncertainty, disruption and possibility that has never been seen before. And yet management culture embedded in some of the world’s largest companies merely serves to artificially simplify the real...
Technology & innovation management

The Breakthrough Factory

One of the key challenges for large corporations looking to achieve “Breakthrough Innovation” is that technology-intensive businesses usually need to research deeply into science in order to find breakthroughs.The challenge is particularly daunting for mature companies. In this article the authors...
Technology & innovation management