What is Innovation and How do you think about it?

What is Innovation and How do you think about it?

In one of the many recent discussions, someone asked me What is innovation and how do you think about it? I paused, reflected, and responded and then realized that it is a good post. It is about the Art of the Possible... Although the term originates from politics where it is about finding that ideological middle [...]

5 Strategic Growth Pillars of Digital Transformation

5 Strategic Growth Pillars of Digital Transformation

Digital Disruption has required many companies to set up some sort of a digital growth functions. After carefully analyzing & comparing what most of these companies have in common, I have identified the following 5 Strategic Growth Pillars of a company focused on Digital Transformation. #1. Ops & Infra Digitalization: In the past, driven by [...]

Follow these 10 steps to become an Innovator

Follow these 10 steps to become an Innovator

How do you Innovate? It is a juvenile question but at the same time it is deep. There is no one way to do it and every innovation is different. In talking to, reading about, and observing many innovators, I started documenting the following: Educate yourself - just wander. No, I am not talking never getting [...]

Why Apple Shouldn’t Have Created the HomePod?

Why Apple Shouldn’t Have Created the HomePod?

At the recent World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC 2017), Apple introduced HomePod. HomePod is a speaker that is smart. It is actually not unique at all. It’s unique selling point is it’s positioning (the age-old P of Marketing). The Market has a lot of Smart Speakers (e.g. Echo and Google Home) that take a Artificial [...]

Do You Have This Important Role In Your Digital HR Organization?

Do You Have This Important Role In Your Digital HR Organization?

All companies have a very important and vast social network which are the Employees who work for the company. They are typically activated to varying degrees of success by social networking platforms such as Yammer, Slack, Facebook for Work, LinkedIn, Igloo, Jive, and many others. The HR Departments need to view themselves as the custodians, mobilizers, [...]

How to personalize your product or service with Big Data?

How to personalize your product or service with Big Data?

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Amazon, and many more all-great examples of companies that have done phenomenal things using data to create a digital replica or digital twin of individuals and then personalize the product or services. This trend is teaching or forcing other industries to further personalize their product or service. So what do you really [...]

How to Win With Your Digital Learning Strategy

How to Win With Your Digital Learning Strategy

Are you looking to use digital technologies as a differentiation within your corporate learning functions? Are you creating the next generation corporate university powered by digital? If yes, then please read on. The framework below is based on multiple years of digging heels hard and grinding away to building a digitally-enabled learning function. Digital Learning [...]

How to Create and Mature your Data Science Practice

How to Create and Mature your Data Science Practice

Data Science is the art of using data to inform your actions. The most recent spate of digital disruption and increased success of companies harnessing data has unleashed a new wave of roles called the Chief Data Officer (or) Chief Data Science Officer and has necessitated every company to take a step back and focus [...]

Digitally Innovative Organizations are good at these 5 things

Digitally Innovative Organizations are good at these 5 things

“We are a technology company that also does “xyz”” ~ It is the statement and mantra that you hear many CEOs say these days along with a focused strategy and approach to grow their business via digital means. Digital has truly disrupted every business and is having small, medium, and large companies literally scramble to [...]