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Who Needs Silicon Valley? Made in Digital Germany is Europe’s Big Hope

March 15, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Editors' Pick, Future of Business, Internet of Things, Strategic SpotlightComments (1)

The industrial and manufacturing landscape of 2025 will be massively different from today and every single “traditional” company has to digitally innovate if it is to survive. German and European manufacturing must co-innovate with the German software industry to preserve its place in the world, says Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO of Software AG.   Is

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Smart Manufacturing

March 10, 2017 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Emerging Ideas, Future of Business, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By Seeram Ramakrishna, Chen-Khong Tham and Teo Kie Leong Manufacturing is vital to a country’s economic growth and ability to innovate. Manufacturing is changing from large monolithic production floors to geographically distributed, internet-connected,

The EU Now Regulates Internet Services. But What Does that Mean, Exactly?

March 8, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Digital Transformation, Internet of ThingsComments (1)

By Martin Schallbruch Internet access has become crucial to the functioning of our most important systems. The Directive on security of network and information systems (NIS Directive) is the first EU-level effort to enhance cybersecurity measures. What are

IT Negotiators: What’s Your Approach?

February 28, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Will Baber and Arto Ojala IT and software industries appear to be collaborative in projects in house and among organisations as they plan and negotiate for mutual benefit. How can skilled, aware negotiators better match up their thinking to avoid

This Too Shall Pass Change is Not Only Necessary, It’s Inevitable

January 24, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Editors' Pick, Internet of Things, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak  If one word was used to describe the year we have just lived through my choice would be “change”. For most businesses, change is both inevitable and unnerving. Change is a New Normal, and our notions of reliability, predictability

Must-Have Technology Capabilities for Digital Transformation Mastering the Magnificent 15

January 23, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Future of Business, TransformationComments (2)

By Stephen J. Andriole Digital transformation is about efficiency and competitiveness. It requires a deep understanding of current and emerging business processes and models and a similar understanding of current, emerging and disruptive digital technology.

How to Stand Out Online

December 7, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Marketing & Consumers, Social MediaComments (1)

By Dorie Clark Adapted from Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It (Portfolio/Penguin 2015), this article discusses how networking and business development and professional development can all be efficiently done online.

The Impact of Blockchain on the Energy Sector – Expectations from German Energy Executives

December 1, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By Christoph Burger, Andreas Kuhlmann, Philipp Richard & Jens Weinmann How do energy executives see the potential of the Blockchain? Is it just hype, or does it have real potential to disrupt the functioning of the industry? The German Energy Agency dena

FED Up With Big Data Hype? How Central Banks Struggle with Digital Disruption

November 24, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak Since releasing his latest book, “Jerk: Twelve Steps to Rule the World,” Christopher Surdak has spoken with thousands of business and governmental leaders about Big Data, Analytics and Digital Transformation. With this experience, he

Easy Being Green: Why the Internet of Things Will Help Sustainability

September 26, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Internet of Things, Social ImpactComments (2)

By Joy Tan  The Internet of Things is just one of the technologies that is re-shaping the world. It is not only perceived as a tool to efficiently improve work, but it will also deliver maximum economic and commercial benefits – like making the world