Innovation

Innovation is the lifeblood of today’s business world. As traditional ways of doing things become outmoded and disrupted, firms must radically (but smartly) experiment to stay relevant. Read our insights and discover smart approaches to innovation.

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Three Human-Centered Imperatives For Our Tech-Enabled Future

Christopher Gilchrist 5 days ago
Learn the three tactics your organization can use to shift from technology supporting business value to technology shaping business value.
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Don’t Let A Crisis Waste Innovation Opportunity

Phil Brunkard 6 days ago
Crisis-Driven Innovation — A Wake-Up Call There is nothing like a crisis to fuel innovation. In a crisis, people and businesses can behave in extraordinary ways. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, innovation and invention jumped to the fore as industries pivoted. Distillers and brewers repurposed alcohol for hand sanitizers, and engineering companies made ventilators. […]
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Predictions 2021 Online Event

Dive deep into the dynamics that will generate obstacles and opportunities in 2021.

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Google V. Oracle: Sanity Prevails At The Supreme Court

David Mooter April 6, 2021
Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Google’s usage of Java APIs was legal, and the US IT industry breathed a sigh of relief. At issue was Google writing its own implementation of the Java language, which happened to use the same APIs as Oracle’s Java SE. The Supreme Court’s Decision What exactly did […]
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How Innovation Can Make Your Firm More Resilient

Bernhard Schaffrik April 2, 2021
The firms that prove most resilient have innovation processes built into their culture and leverage adaptive technology platforms. Learn how you can do this at your firm.
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A Human-Centered, Technology-Enabled Future

Christopher Gilchrist April 1, 2021
As I begin my career at Forrester, it seems proper to have my first blog introduce my coverage areas and how they interact, generate relevancy, and create value.  The nature, design, and performance of managed organizations is evolving to accommodate drastic advancements in technology. To put this into context, technology investment has increased. However, productivity has declined from these investments over […]
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Top Tips To Keep Your Innovation Practice Alive While Everyone Is Working From Home

Bernhard Schaffrik March 26, 2021
From in-home virtual reality labs to surprise gifts mailed to colleagues, creative ideas abound to keep teams motivated.
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Four Themes Will Shape The Future Of Insurance

Jeffery Williams March 24, 2021
Technology alone won't drive sustainable competitive advantages. Partnerships, people, products, and processes will factor heavily into four themes that will shape the future of insurance.
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The New, Unstable Normal

Learn how COVID-19 will change business and technology forever in this webinar

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How To Monetize Open Finance: Monetize Value; Price The Use Case

Jacob Morgan March 10, 2021
Open finance is driven not by regulators but by technologies such as open APIs. This is steadily changing distribution patterns within the industry toward embedded finance — a world of connectivity, with financial services meeting the needs of customers in the moment, in cars, in virtual agents, in shopping apps, and in online marketplaces. If […]
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After Retail Banking, Now Banks Must Transform Their Corporate Banking

Arnav Gupta February 26, 2021
Digital transformation is coming to corporate banking. Corporate banking today is antiquated due to its highly customized and complex product offerings; lack of challengers to drive innovation; and strong barriers to switching for clients. Enterprise clients have lived with a subpar experience for far too long. Now these clients are starting to demand change. They […]
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Innovation 101: How To Secure Innovators’ Engagement During A Pandemic

Bernhard Schaffrik November 30, 2020
Remote work has impeded collaboration, but there are tools and techniques to ignite creativity and innovation.
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Bosch Embraces Cultural Transformation To Drive Innovation

Dan Bieler November 26, 2020
There’s a saying that “culture is what people do when no one’s looking.” Bosch is internalizing this observation as it transforms into a digital business; the company’s culture directly impacts the way it works and innovates. The implications affect the entire Bosch organization, including HR, product development, technology, finance, and management. Cultural transformation is a […]
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Insurtech Funding Roundup, Q3 2020: Digital Insurers Drive Another Strong Quarter Of Funding

Jeffery Williams November 5, 2020
This year of the pandemic will forever be known for its effect on the way we work and interact. Although our “new normal” will be temporary, the digital transformation it brought about will prove lasting. Amid the chaos, insurtechs, with their digital-first business models, have benefited as their funding has continued to improve. In Q3, […]
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A New Era Of Operations

IT will drive innovation — and your business.

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The FDA Just Launched A Digital Health Center Of Excellence — Why It Matters And What It Means To You

Arielle Trzcinski October 28, 2020
Last month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched the Digital Health Center of Excellence (DHCoE), bolstering the shift toward digital that the healthcare industry has already been embracing. Investment in digital health is at an all-time high. The market cap created from nine IPOs in 2019 from companies in the digital health space […]
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Innovation 101: How To Set Up A Technology Trend Radar And How To Use It

Bernhard Schaffrik October 27, 2020
Our research shows that innovation leaders grow 3.6 times faster than the industry average. These innovation leaders, among other things, embrace emerging technologies and leverage them for business model innovation. In order to embrace technologies, you first need to understand which technologies are out there, how mature they are, what you can use them for, […]
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Predictions 2021: Wealth Management Firms Embrace Digital To Thrive

Vijay Raghavan October 21, 2020
The events of 2020 exposed both weaknesses and opportunities for wealth management firms. In 2021, forward-thinking firms will not only meet these challenges, but will move beyond them.
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Praktische Tipps für Innovatoren: Welche Ideen sollte ich priorisieren und warum?

Bernhard Schaffrik September 29, 2020
Häufig fragen mich Innovatoren, wie sie am besten Ideen priorisieren können. Hier sind vier praktische Tips, die Sie für Ihre Entscheidung nutzen können: Wählen Sie Ideen, mit denen sich ein echtes Geschäftsproblem lösen lässt. Wenn Sie eine Idee wählen und umsetzen, die von einem Geschäftsbereich identifiziert wurde (Vertrieb, Marketing, Forschung und Entwicklung etc.), werden Ihre […]
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Innovators’ 101: Which Ideas To Realize And Why

Bernhard Schaffrik September 24, 2020
Frequently, innovators are asking me which ideas to prioritize and why. Here are some early steps you can take to ensure success in your innovation endeavors: First, focus on ideas that can solve a real business problem. Of course, there’s value in having gathered a bunch of creative people who love experimenting with emerging technologies. […]
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The Future Of IT

Tech-driven innovation will revolutionize the business.

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The 2020 Forrester And InfoWorld EA Awards Contest Winners Focus On Business Architecture, Digital Transformation, And Governance

Gene Leganza September 21, 2020
In the Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture (EA) Awards competition, we look for the most dramatic stories of EA’s strategic leadership and concrete business impact. The winners of the 2020 Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards show the value of a close relationship with the business, a solid vision for enabling digital transformation, and effective governance practices — not […]
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The Future Of Consumer Buying Will Drive The Reinvention Of Your Business

Joe Stanhope September 17, 2020
The relationship between consumers and businesses is undergoing a multifaceted transformation based on four factors: the economic impact of marketplaces, next generation product experiences, consumers’ perception of brand values, and brands’ adoptions of business models. Any firm that sells to consumers must understand how these factors will influence their customers as well as their own business, and they need to start planning now to harness these trends to maximize the value of customer relationships. 
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Reflections On IFA 2020

Bernhard Schaffrik September 7, 2020
Last week, IFA 2020 took place both in Berlin and virtually. I attended the virtual fair, which was an excellent experience. You could really feel how people were excited to meet both physically and virtually. However, neither the excitement nor the experience could hide the fact that the consumer electronics industry continues to struggle during […]
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