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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 frameworks that drive both disciplines, and creating opportunities for collaboration and peer support. IBM,

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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

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

The Fintech Opportunity for Banks in Europe

March 21, 2018 • Finance & Economics, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Elena Mazzotti and Francesca Caminiti Propelled by data-driven innovation, fintech companies continue to gain traction – taking some financial firms by surprise. For banks that are looking into investing and partnering with fintechs to ensure relevance

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