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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 Innovation Cup is a new open innovation concept that brings together bright young talent and

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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

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

Bridging the Circular Economy and Social Enterprise: The Dutch Ministry of Defence and Biga Groep

March 18, 2018 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Emerging Ideas, Social ImpactComments (0)

by Khaled Soufani, Terence Tse, Mark Esposito, Giorgos Dimitriou and Panayotis Kikiras  A holistic approach to circular economy is the one that merges the mission-driven approaches of CSR, social enterprise, and social entrepreneurship with the ecological

Machine Intelligence Will Shake Up Banking, But the Disruptors Won’t Be Fintech Startups

February 10, 2018 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Finance & Economics, Digital Transformation, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Urs Rohner and Howard Yu Artificial intelligence and machine learning are being woven into the fabric of every aspect of our lives. The financial sector, historically faced with inefficiencies, is already undergoing transformative change. But unlike

Turning Societal Challenges into Business through Value Sharing

February 10, 2018 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Future of Business, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Simona Rocchi, Bahaa Eddine Sarroukh, Karthik Subbaraman, Luc de Clerck and Reon Brand How do brands stay meaningful and relevant in the 21st century? One powerful route is to deliver high  value to customers while addressing wider social and

Breaking the Mould! A New Business Model for the 21st Century

November 26, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Digital Transformation, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Future of Business, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Strategic SpotlightComments (1)

By Karl-Heinz Streibich The pace of change in the digital era is too fast, and survival is the main objective.  Software AG CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich shares a new business model for the 21st century, strategies we can learn from the foundation of ADAMOS, and

The Rise Of The Imagination Economy

November 13, 2017 • INNOVATION, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (1)

By Mark Purdy, Athena Peppes and Suning An The physical constraints of distance and geography shape how we live, work, produce and consume. But advances in Extended Reality technologies promise to break the limits of distance and create new sources of value

Fun & Games: Business Models for Innovation

November 10, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Business Model, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Gregory Gimpel While many brilliant ideas come from start-ups with unsustainable business models, well-established firms suffer from an inability to innovate, especially in regulated industries. The innovation paradox can be overcome by applying the right

A Magna Carta for Inclusivity and Fairness in the Global AI Economy

October 6, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Commentary, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Olaf Groth, Mark Nitzberg and Mark Esposito Machine meritocracy is here. In this article, the authors elaborate on questions of inclusivity, fairness, and governance. Will we survive as we are or is there a need for a new Magna Carta?   We stand at a