innovation

4 focus areas in supply chain for 2018

2017 has been an exciting year for supply chain. From my own experience I’ve witnessed how companies are raising importance of implementing digital technologies in supply chain and customer support whereas in the past few years, the focus was primarily around product & service innovation, marketing and sales. Now more than ever, supply chain and […]

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What Cognitive Innovation Can Do For Your Customer Engagement

In a few weeks the whole of our industry will flock towards Berlin for the IFA 2016. Like previous years this will be an extravagance of announcements on new innovations and product introductions throughout the industry, combined with numerous engagements with business partners at the show-floors. In that respect it can be pretty much compared […]

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What is the Internet of Things? Does it really matter?

Pop quiz: What does cloud technology, big data, mobile and social all have in common with the Internet of Things? Answer: they’re all terms to describe an innovative technology that tends to create more questions than answers. Don’t believe me? Ask five people who work in technology what Cloud means; you’ll get five different answers. […]

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How a Five-Step Customer Analytics approach can be used to generate business growth?

Electronics ecosystems are becoming more important for customers who demand new and enhanced experiences among the different electronics products, devices, and equipment they already use and are considering to buy. Customers can create their own electronics ecosystems  based on their personal preferences, technical knowledge and experiences. These customer owned ecosystems can then act as reference […]

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Changing the Game

Do businesses have a shelf life just like the products they build and sell. In an industry like electronics where obsolescence is encrypted into the business DNA, it is hardly surprising that companies often find that technology, customers and business models have passed them by before they knew it. Sometimes the most difficult thing for […]

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IoT’s Basket of Remotes Problem – IBMCESChat with Jean Louis Gassee

On Friday January 10th, we had a tweetchat with the always insightful and often comical Jean Louis Gassee. As a former Apple executive who founded Be, Inc. he helped create the operating system BeOS. Now he’s a partner at Allegis Capital where the other day he defined himself as the “Valley Geek.” It’s taken some […]

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10 communities, tools and accelerators for next gen electronics ideas

New products and new business models are the lifeblood of electronics.  As an industry, we deliver an unprecedented amount of innovation. Yet. that innovation is still centered among a small group of leading manufacturers. In semiconductor especially, we’ve been discussing where great new ideas outside the organization will come from.We believe strongly that internal and […]

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Products are Dead – Service and Software are the new stars also for the Power & Automation Equipment Industry

In my previous posts (Industry Introduction) and here (Industry Landscape) I gave an outline and of our latest Point of View for the Power & Automation Equipment Industry and and overview of the industry landscape. Today, let’s discuss the Business Model Evolution of the P&AE Industry. In subsequent posts we’ll touch upon Impact of Emerging […]

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15 Worthy Questions (and their answers) from our #IBMCESChat With Horace Dediu for CES 2014

Spend an hour with a few brilliant people who can type nearly as fast as they can think and you end up with a tweetchat on the first day of #CES2014 that covers a lot of ground with insightful questions, interesting answers and more that a nice dose of humor.  Not to mention a few […]

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Semiconductor Companies: Why You Need Digital Marketing to Mine the IoT Opportunity

The simple reality is market forces are disrupting semi-conductor companies – which will result in a great many companies needing micro-electronics to add powerful features to their devices. These new market entrants will of course, predominantly use the existing group of providers, but we fully expect they will do it in new and more collaborative […]

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Handle With Care: Hanging On To Innovation In Big Mergers

Earlier this week, Nokia shareholders approved the sale of the company’s mobile phone business to Microsoft.  The acquisition will allow Microsoft to pursue a strategy of deep integration of hardware and software with the goal of creating a superior customer experience for Windows Phone users.  Now every major mobile ecosystem will have an integrated device […]

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Newer = Better? Updated Landscape for Power & Automation Equipment Industry

In my previous post (click here) I gave an outline of our latest Point of View for the Power & Automation Equipment Industry. As promised I will follow-up in the next couple of weeks with a deeper dive by section to share more of the insights that a team of IBM industry expert including my […]

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