Game-Changing Business Model Disruption, Presented by SAP

Game-Changing Business Model Disruption, Presented by SAP

The pace of technological advance is constantly increasing, pressuring companies to be more effective and use innovation to disrupt – and not be disrupted. At the same time, many businesses do not fully leverage the innovation potential of their employees and partners due to a lack of skills or ambition, or ineffective legacy technology. As a result, ideas fail to come to fruition. Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our special series that offers a glimpse into tomorrow’s hot business and industry trends around Continuous Business Innovation – and how to “innovate innovation” within your company. Learn how you can become the savvy Transformation Leader who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next wave of business. Game-Changing Business Model Disruption, presented by SAP, on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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October 22, 2019 54 min
The buzz: “Agility has become arguably the most critical attribute a company needs to remain competitive and relevant” (Tony Klimas, EY). It’s almost 2020 and your same-old business structures, models and processes will not sustain you anymore. Are you dreaming of an efficient, agile Finance organization that delivers sustainable business value through real-time data insights, reduced operations cost and innovation? Wake up! You ca...
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The buzz: “In God we trust, all others bring data.” (W. Edwards Deming). It’s mid-2019 and your same-old business structures, models and processes will not sustain you anymore. Big news! Data is your most valuable asset, next to your employees. The largest businesses by market capitalization are platform-based models that leverage data in the right context to turn it into a sustainable competitive advantage. What to do? Change the...
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The buzz: “The mobile revolution is changing the way organizations work, manage their operations as well as engage with their employees” (J.Panchal). We’re accustomed to leveraging mobile apps in our private lives, but many of us have access to few – often un-friendly – mobile apps for work. In 2016, Apple and SAP formed a partnership to jointly drive adoption of Enterprise Mobility for companies of all sizes, industries and countr...
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The buzz: “Ecosystems are dynamic and co-evolving communities of diverse actors who create and capture new value through both collaboration and competition (Deloitte: Business ecosystems come of age). It’s time to boldly disrupt your status-quo and find new ways to drive business agility, optimize business processes and accelerate your digital transformation journey. The writing is on the wall: If your business model is not enabl...
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March 5, 2019 54 min
The buzz: “Psychiatrist to patient, “You’re suffering from a split personality. You’d make a great hybrid cloud (comics.cloudtweaks.com). It’s 2019 and you’re facing exciting but daunting business challenges: enabling an exceptional customer experience, uncovering new revenue opportunities, leveraging next-gen technologies like Machine Learning, IoT, and Blockchain to reinvent your business processes. You still need to optimize yo...
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The buzz: “Welcome to the experience economy, where a company intentionally uses services as the stage, and goods as props, to engage individual customers in a way that creates a memorable event (Harvard Business Review quoted on forbes.com). The term experience economy was first used in 1998 by B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore, who argued that businesses must orchestrate memorable events for their customers, and that memory ...
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The buzz: “Before you leave, take a minute to clean” (Kitchen sign). As you near 2019, are you dreaming of an optimized real-time business application environment that supports agile innovation, simplifies business processes and gains competitive advantages? is it possible? Yes. How? Keep your digital core business system ‘clean’ by building an intelligence enterprise with functionally-rich next-gen technologies like Machine Learni...
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The buzz: “Products have features. Platforms have communities” (Marshall Van Alstyne, MIT Initiative of the Digital Economy). It’s almost the end of 2018 and your same-old business structures, models and processes will not sustain you, whatever your industry, business type or global footprint. What to do? The largest businesses by market capitalization are platform-based models that have disrupted legacy business models, establish...
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The buzz: “To succeed in the long run, businesses need to create and leverage some kind of sustainable competitive edge…strategic advantages will increasingly depend on a shared capacity to make superior judgments and choices.” (sloanreview.mit.edu) It’s almost the end of 2018 and your same-old business structures, models and processes will not sustain you anymore. Whatever your industry, business type or global footprint, your co...
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The buzz: “The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations is that their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption” (Clayton Christensen). Digital disruption and business transformation affect every business organization and industry, creating new growth opportunities. But each industry is uniqu...
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The buzz: “Disruption is one of those words that gets thrown around an awful lot … Today, disruption is often used synonymously with both innovation and transformation.” (Kevin Rands, https://www.cio.com) Welcome to the Platform Era, where your same-old status-quo business model will not sustain you, especially if an upstart like Uber, Airbnb or Amazon is eyeing your market. News flash: The largest businesses by market capitalizat...
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The buzz: “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data” (economist.com). It’s mid-2018 and your old business structures, models and processes will not sustain you. What to do? Every company needs to be a “software company”, a business model that requires the creation, collection and processing of data to drive business value. Why? Business data is becoming the new Black Oil, an expensive but essential commodity to...
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The buzz: “Operational innovation has been central to some of the greatest success stories in recent business history, including Wal-Mart, Toyota, and Dell” (M. Hammer hbr.org). It’s mid-2018 and your old business structures, models and processes will not sustain you. What to do? Boldly disrupt your status-quo to drive business innovation agility. How? Create a bimodal business model to manage your Mode 1 predictable processes and ...
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The buzz: “A platform is a business model that creates value by facilitating exchanges between two or more interdependent groups, usually consumers and producers…Platforms don’t…own the means of production…they create the means of connection” (Alex Moazed). In the digital age, platform businesses are pervasive and fundamentally changing the world. The successful ones follow five patterns that naturally translate into market dominan...
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The buzz: “Empowerment of individuals is a key part of what makes open source work, since in the end, innovations tend to come from small groups, not from large, structured efforts” (Tim O'Reilly). It’s 2018. Whatever your industry, business type or global footprint, it’s time to boldly disrupt your status-quo business models for the digital marketplace. Technology has often been proprietary and monolithic. But in our networked...
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The buzz: “The key is to embrace disruption and change early. Don't react to it decades later. You can't fight innovation” (Ryan Kavanaugh). Welcome to the Platform Era, where your same-old status-quo business model will not sustain you if an upstart like Uber or Amazon eyes your market. News flash: The largest businesses by market capitalization are now platform-based business models that have disrupted and grown at phenom...
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The buzz: “Disruption is a process, not an event, and innovations can only be disruptive relative to something else” (Clayton Christensen). It’s 2018 and your status-quo business model will not sustain you in this Digital Age, regardless of your industry or the size of your customer base. Where to turn? Cloud solution extensions – the critical building blocks to drive innovation at the edge while maintaining a stable digital core –...
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