From the IBM Institute for Business Value

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The essence

One-third of organizations are considering or actively engaged with blockchains. What can you learn from Explorers — those already using blockchain — who are the most distinct group of organizations in our 15 years of C-suite research?

This report, part of the 19th edition of our ongoing Global C-suite Study series, draws on input from 2,965 conversations with C-suite executives from January through March 2017. Here, we focus on their perspectives about blockchain as a technology enabler for Digital Reinvention™.

What’s inside

  • Blockchain’s early adopters — the Explorers — are turning the uncertainty that comes with digital disruption into their unique advantage.
  • Blockchains create excellent platforms for new ways of working. Explorers already have their eyes on what that could mean.
  • On platform-based business models, strength begets strength. Organizations may shift their mindset from locking out competitors to shoring them up.

Blockchain could be the ERP of the future – creating a tighter ecosystem across the value chain.

—Chief Operating Officer, Consumer Products, United States

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