Dan Bieler

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Non-Public 5G Networks Will Be A Critical Building Block Of Your Enterprise Network Strategy

Dan Bieler September 6, 2019
Non-public 5G networks promise better privacy, data security, compliance, and cellular network performance; they also offer safer and more private features for dedicated user groups.
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Learn From Telcos And Network Infrastructure Vendors About Innovations For Networked Solutions

Dan Bieler September 4, 2019
The report “Connected Solutions Are A Catalyst For Tech-Driven Innovation” highlights how technology-driven innovation by telcos and network equipment vendors can help CIOs from outside the telecoms sector with their innovation initiatives.
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5G In The Manufacturing Sector

Dan Bieler September 3, 2019
5G and Industry 4.0 form a very powerful combination. Together, they can lift and shift the manufacturing sector to a much higher level of digitization, in particular by maximizing the mobility, flexibility, and versatility of production. 5G in the industrial manufacturing context offers opportunities beyond factory automation, as it also covers process automation, human/machine interfaces, […]
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Reflections On Bosch ConnectedWorld 2019

Dan Bieler August 19, 2019
Bosch ConnectedWorld — Bosch’s premier customer and partner event held annually in Berlin — has become a destination event for European internet of things (IoT) professionals.
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Employee Engagement And Cultural Transformation Drive Customer Experience

Dan Bieler May 21, 2019
Employee engagement is critical for customer experience.
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A Guide To 5G Strategy

Dan Bieler April 16, 2019
The hype around 5G is growing. Governments are auctioning off the necessary spectrum; telcos are testing the first 5G networks; handset vendors are announcing the first 5G smartphones; business users are exploring potential 5G use cases; and consumers are seeing media reports about the possibilities of super-fast broadband. And yet, are you familiar with the […]
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Digitalization In Industry — Observations From Hannover Messe 2019

Dan Bieler April 5, 2019
Hannover Messe, the leading global trade fair for everything industrial, offers a great opportunity to feel the pulse of digital momentum in the industrial context.
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5G@MWC19 — Reflections On Mobile World Congress 2019

Dan Bieler March 1, 2019
Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 took place in Barcelona.
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Embrace Specialist Tools To Drive Sustainable Innovation

Dan Bieler February 22, 2019
Successful tools and tech support broad and fluctuating levels of participation in innovation, both inside and outside the organization.
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Prepare For Blockchain’s Impact On The Telecommunications Sector

Dan Bieler February 19, 2019
Blockchain offers telcos opportunities for new business, improved compliance, and efficient operations.
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Reflection On Web Summit 2018

Dan Bieler November 16, 2018
Web Summit took place for the third time in Lisbon earlier in November. Over the years, Web Summit has become one of the leading global conferences to discuss everything technology. The large presence of startups and fast pace of presentations across many different stages give Web Summit a particular edge. It is impossible for a single […]
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Assess Your Innovation Capability Maturity

Dan Bieler October 12, 2018
(with Pascal Matzke and Michael Glenn) Customer expectations are rising too quickly for traditional models of incremental improvement; companies need to find a strategy to harness disruptive technologies that balances iterative solutions with fearless, flexible innovation. Many company leaders have been swept up in the sex appeal surrounding the term “innovation,” claiming proficiency without any […]
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Impressions From Alibaba’s Computing Conference

Dan Bieler October 8, 2018
Alibaba has become one of the world’s most fascinating and cutting-edge technology businesses — and is key to understanding where the digital era is heading.
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Do You Need Help With Your Innovation Approach?

Dan Bieler October 5, 2018
Businesses turn to innovation consulting services vendors to strengthen their own innovation capabilities. These businesses want to strengthen their own competencies to drive sustainable innovation over the longer term.
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The ROI Of Track And Trace Solutions

Dan Bieler August 10, 2018
Securing executive buy-in for any digital investment requires a detailed and carefully articulated business case. The case for investment in digital track and trace solutions serves as an example for any CIO looking to get backing for an internet of things (IoT) project. As with IoT, track and trace solutions require committed information sharing and […]
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Telefónica Is Maturing Into A Digital Service Provider

Dan Bieler July 12, 2018
Telefónica hosted its Industry Analyst & Customer Days in Madrid recently. In our view, Telefónica is emerging as a leading global telco. Of course, digital natives like Alibaba, AWS, Google, and Tencent continue to capture the customer attention. Yet, the example of Telefónica indicates that traditional firms can effectively tackle digital transformation. Against these considerations, our […]
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The Future Of Telecoms: Strategies To Transform Telcos Into Digital Services Providers

Dan Bieler July 3, 2018
Since our last major strategic reassessment of the telecoms landscape in 2011, digital transformation has further raised the need for change of the telco business model. Our key observation still holds true: The traditional connectivity-centric business model will work only for few telcos with a low-cost base. The biggest challenge facing the other telcos is […]
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Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2018

Dan Bieler April 27, 2018
Huawei hosted its annual Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, China, recently. As in 2016, Huawei reported strong financial growth in 2017. Revenues were up 16%, EBIT by 19%, and cash flow from operations by 96%. Revenue growth was driven primarily by the consumer and enterprise divisions, up by 32% and 35%, respectively, while the carrier division […]
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Innovation Requires A Culture Of Diversity And Inclusion

Dan Bieler April 25, 2018
Successful organizations innovate and differentiate by boosting diversity and inclusion. Diversity is too often an overused phrase and covers many facets of diversity. We think that diversity above all should be about the ability and the courage to communicate “contrarian” thoughts. This ability and courage allows organizations to create an environment where all employees feel […]
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Boost Your Innovation Capabilities With A Corporate Incubator Or Accelerator

Dan Bieler March 15, 2018
Your current market position is no guarantee for transforming into a successful digital business. To enhance their innovation capabilities and boost the necessary culture change, many traditional businesses are looking to startups as one option to drive service differentiation. Transformative innovation supports the shift toward a customer-obsessed strategy. But transformative innovation requires a different innovation culture. […]
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