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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 Facebook or Amazon, financial providers can’t simply “move fast and break things”. A new playbook

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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, Internet of Things, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

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 (0)

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

Digitalisation: The Pharmakon of Open Organisations

August 22, 2017 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Albert Meige The first industrial revolution saw the birth of the idea of an enterprise – the same entity we are familiar with today.1 The creative crucible of the third industrial revolution is in the process of giving rise to a new form of companies.

Improving Rural Livelihoods through E-Commerce: The GoCoop Experience

August 10, 2017 • Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Social ImpactComments (1)

By Siva Devireddy, G. Sabarinathan, S. Ramakrishna Velamuri and Janine Coughlin In India’s rural areas live handloom weavers and artisans who have been doing their craft for generations. In this article, the authors elaborate how the company GoCoop has

GLOOM vs. BLOOM OF THE FUTURE OF WORK: Can We Chart A Positive Roadmap?

August 2, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, People Management, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Mario Raich, Simon Dolan, Dave Ulrich, and Claudio Cisullo As the digital era is continuously in its process to ripen, discussions of destructive unforeseen scenarios are always on the picture especially in the aspect of work. In this article, the authors

Will The Robots Save Company Culture?

July 3, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (1)

By Simone Sneed-McGurl Over the past 25 years we have seen a rapid proliferation of workplace technology, automation and artificial intelligence. The evolution of the fourth industrial revolution has dramatically impacted how we live and how we work. With