Digital Business Strategies
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Digital Disruptions – How Much, How Fast?

Last year, our research report Pervasive Disruption? - Silicon Valley’s Unbounded Ambitions described how The Valley is now both a critical technology supplier as well an increasingly potent competitor. Depending upon the day, key Silicon Valley companies may see your firm as a major customer that they want to take out to lunch, or as a slow-moving incumbent ready to be devoured for lunch.

Business/IT Alignment
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Leveraging 'The Matrix' - Digital Ecosystem Dynamics and Strategies

Most firms now rely on independent suppliers based in the cloud or ecosystem for key elements of their value chain, and specialized firms are emerging for both products and services in every industry sector. ‘New Age’ firms tend to concentrate on developing and controlling a few high value elements of their business, while sourcing all other functions and capabilities from the ecosystem. In addition, a digital fabric of accessible generic processes and capabilities is emerging which could become a de-facto standard across many industries. Offering, as they do, both high quality and very competitive pricing, the ecosystem and the digital fabric represent both an opportunity and a threat to traditional firms.

Consumerization & the Customer
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Experiencing the Internet of Things - Prepare Your Firm for an Increasingly Disruptive Future

The research behind our recent Guide to Co-creating Value with Your Customers revealed that most firms would benefit from greater hands-on experience with the disruptive technologies of the future. To help clients instil a culture of individual and team learning, we have developed an Xperience Lab that provides a safe, ‘sandbox’ environment for hands-on learning about key future technologies. We have also deployed an online wiki to share our research and Xperience Lab findings, while encouraging clients to co-create new insights with us.

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Co-creating Value with Your Customers

Douglas Neal, Jim Ginsburgh, Venkat Ramaswamy

The Consumerization Workbook

Douglas Neal, Jim Ginsburgh, David Reid

Learning from Silicon Valley
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The Clash of the Titans

During our investigation into patterns for anticipation and predictability of change (the peace, war and wonder cycle) in the LEF report Of Wonders and Disruption, we noticed several examples of what appeared to be strategic gameplay between nations.  This raised questions over whether a future ‘war’ (a time of disruption) might occur between Silicon Valley and China for global technology dominance.  Major waves of technology change have often been associated with shifts in global leadership.

The Changing Nature of Work
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Digital Leadership in the C-suite

Our recent report entitled Leadership and Digital Leadership Are Becoming One And The Same introduced the four main sources of digital leadership advantage and described 10 important ways in which digital leadership differed from traditional business leadership.