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GDPR – Death Knell or a New Life for Customer Analytics?

July 26, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Digital Transformation, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Amit Joshi Even before the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) across the European Union’s 28 member states, European firms apparently had a tough time becoming GDPR compliant. Today, they are faced with the implications of the constraints on the ability to collect, store, process, and use customer data. Where this leads

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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

Industry 4.0 –Designing the Factory of Tomorrow in North Rhine-Westphalia

July 5, 2018 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Industry 4.0, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

It is the topic with the biggest economic dynamic. Industry 4.0 is revolutionising the production process – and North RhineWestphalia (NRW), Germany’s industrial heartland, has a key role to play. It is here that investors from Germany and abroad meet

The Simplexity Gap Why Boards are Always a Step Behind their Management Teams – and What To Do About It

July 4, 2018 • Corporate Governance, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Mihnea Moldoveanu and Richard Nesbitt How impactful can simplexity gap be in corporate boards? In this article, the authors show how such gap undermines the role, function and integrity of the board by making it impossible for boards to ratify decisions on

The Dark Side of Emotional Contagion

July 3, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Alexandra Dobra-Kiel Investment banks – and the financial services industry at large – continue to bear the reputational scares of some high-profile ethical scandals. In spite of numerous efforts for avoiding ethical risk, emotional contagion, a key

Big Data: The Deciding Element in Mobile Advertising Efficacy

July 3, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, Marketing & Consumers, Business Mobility & E-CommerceComments (1)

By Nidhi Prakash In the age of analytics, how would advertisers take full advantage of the growing potential of big data? In this article, the author elaborates on various applications of data science in advertising which can help advertisers strategically

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

High Performing Negotiations in a Team

June 29, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Guido Stein and Kandarp Mehta Whether you’re negotiating solo or with a team, it is crucial to have a smart approach to get the best deal in every situation. In this article, the authors focus on the significance of team negotiation toward value creation

Ebb and flow

June 22, 2018 • MacGregor on Executive Health, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Steven MacGregor I spent some time with Oracle a few weeks ago, during the kick-off to their new financial year. 150 senior leaders from across EMEA came together under their branded ‘Sunrise’ event to hit the refresh button and ensure a good start to

21st Century Leaders: Driving Success Amid Intense Disruption

June 11, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

Fujitsu’s Duncan Tait on the imperatives for unlocking value in the digital age Besides having superior knowledge about optimising digital for their business, what else should leaders prioritise amid the intense pursuit of digital transformation? In our