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NOTHING IS FREE: Data-driven optimisation unlocks freemium business models’ real potential

September 18, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, Business ModelComments (0)

By Stefan Wagner and Julian Runge In today’s digital era when the marginal cost of (re)production and distribution of products and services tend to be close to zero, freemium strategy is becoming more appealing among companies as going freemium can be an effective strategy for customer acquisition and the monetisation of their digital products. Stefan

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What Governments Need to Understand About Ethical AI

September 18, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Ideas, Europe's recovery is possible. This is how…Comments (0)

By Josh Entsminger, Dr. Mark Esposito, Dr. Terence Tse, and Danny Goh The increasing application of artificial intelligence across the value chain reflects that such a technological development provides competitive advantages to enterprises. However, as

Fintech: a Force for Disrupting and Democratising Financial Services

August 25, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Artificial Intelligence, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Future of BusinessComments (0)

Fintech is like a snowball on a hill that is getting bigger and bigger and changing finance tremendously. London-based entrepreneur Viktor Prokopenya is well acquainted with this scene; particularly with fintech’s ability to disrupt and democratise

Bridging Silos: Aligning Innovators with Strategic Leaders

August 8, 2018 • INNOVATION, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By Dipika Mallya While innovation is a strategic mandate for most organisations today, there is often a disconnect between teams tasked with innovation and other leadership and strategy units. This can be overcome by aligning the language, culture and

An Innovator’s Midsummer Dream Come True

July 5, 2018 • INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Model, Emerging Ideas, Future of Business, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Ulrich A.K. Betz , VP, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incubator, Merck   Organisations are eagerly looking for new ways to boost their innovation capabilities and open innovation is a widely accepted paradigm to achieve this goal. The Merck

Actions, Not Words Yes, Working Parents Can Succeed – And You Can Help Them Do So

July 1, 2018 • People Management, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Daisy Dowling Organisations of all sizes and types struggle with the “working parent problem”: how to retain, and foster best performance amongst the significant percentage of their employees who are raising young children. At the same time, working

Shifting the Gender Gap to an ‘All Differences Matter’ Narrative

June 29, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, Women in Leadership, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

by Lianne Taylor CPsychol This article purposefully shifts the narrative that disadvantages female entrepreneurs to a focus on entrepreneurial differences in thinking, traits and behaviour of successful business leaders.  It provides insight and suggestions

Mining Actionable Information with Smart Capture: INTERVIEW WITH ENNO LUECKEL, EPHESOFT

June 9, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Digital Transformation, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

Companies collect tons of data nowadays, but most of them do not yet profit from that treasure. The situation can be compared to the peak of the California Gold Rush: all of the easily accessible gold had been recovered already and mining the rest had become

Are You Following the Right Digital Recipe?

June 9, 2018 • INNOVATION, Delivering Innovation - Accenture ResearchComments (0)

By Tracey Countryman, David Abood, Aidan Quilligan, Raghav Narsalay, and Aarohi Sen   To produce a successful dish of digital reinvention, start by combining six ingredient technologies. Here’s how to get cooking.   Digital technologies have been

Five Leadership Lessons that will Help you Boost Productivity

May 29, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY, Business Process, Digital Transformation, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Deborah Sherry Today, businesses are presented with a plethora of opportunities arising from digital transformation. However, not all business leaders know how they can turn such opportunities into tangible value for their organisation. The lingering