Transforming Your Business with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

Transforming Your Business with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

Game-changing technology strategies are transformational, exciting and disruptive for a reason. They shake up your status quo. They get you thinking about new ways to scale, compete and grow. They move you in amazing new directions.brbr Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our special series on a glimpse into tomorrow’s hot business and industry trends, on Transforming Your Business with Game Changers.brbr 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 innovation. Transforming Your Business with Game Changers, presented by SAP, can be heard live on Tuesdays on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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July 28, 2015 57 min
The buzz: Only digital natives need apply. Two worlds collide. By 2020, about 75% of the world's workforce will be millennials (born 1982–2004). Employers are seeking future workforce skills in analytics, cloud, mobile, and social media (Oxford Economics Sept. 2014). Good news: Millennials, the Digital Economy natives, have these skills. How can your organization prepare to meet the demands of these digital natives as well as y...
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The buzz: Share and share alike. Following the lead of now-established startups like Airbnb and Zipcar, more companies are offering a unique customer experience designed for convenience, trust and comfort. And this is causing more people to wonder what they can share, borrow or rent as a business opportunity. Have we evolved into an altruistic society? How is the digital economy enabling this to unfold? The experts speak. Bill Bri...
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The buzz: Money can’t buy you love. As the complexity of workforce challenges deepens, so will the demand for quantitative approaches to address the people-related questions central to your organization’s simplification and success. According to 2014 Oxford Economics and SAP research, employees want higher compensation and more career opportunities. How is your company keeping valued talent engaged while measuring performance agai...
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The buzz: Off-screen. Each day, the power of 1.3 billion people and 9 billion sensors interact in ways once seen only in the movies: Pilots steer a plane to avoid a volcano eruption. Farmers responsibly feed billions worldwide with precision farming. Consumers rally to change an unhealthy 130-year-old soft drink recipe. Digital Economy hyper-connectivity a...
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The buzz: You know. As technology makes the global marketplace increasingly more accessible, all size companies must effectively distribute that knowledge across their entire organization. Why? Knowledge networks enable businesses to cross physical and virtual boundaries, innovate and collaborate at scale, and maintain human relationships where colleagues work virtually. However, research is limited on how to establish and run a s...
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The buzz: Cities. Connected cars, connected devices, connected wearables and more. If your city was connected, too, the data generated could provide predictive maintenance plus smarter decisions to help your city run simple. That’s a good thing. Can your company be part of such a future metropolis? What societal impact can this bring to the Digital Economy? The experts speak. Joe Francica, Pitney Bowes: “You can look at tables an...
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The buzz: Workplace culture. Stockholders may not be concerned with your company’s culture, but your employees certainly are. Culture is such a powerful tool for companies that it can attract talent or scare it away. With historically low rates of employee engagement, and a pervasive lack of trust in leaders, organizations everywhere are trying to solve this growing. One way is by becoming more inclusive. How do you build-up trus...
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The buzz: Getting hyper. What does it really mean to have a connected business? Analysts estimate that by 2020 there will be 2.5 billion people connected on social networks, 75 billion connected devices, and $65 trillion in global business trade between connected businesses. As we move to an era of hyperconnectivity in this digital economy, how can your company turn these challenges and your business networks into profitable oppo...
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The buzz: Leaders and the bottom line. According to research from SAP and Knowledge@Wharton, 51% of leaders today believe simplification is of strategic importance, yet only 17% feel their efforts have been successful. Why does it matter? Because effectively managing complexity can result in at least a 25% increase in profit margins (BCG 2010). Leaders now need to step-up: learn or enhance their skills around organizational de...
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The buzz: Wake-up, Retailers! Our hyper-connected networked economy has created a fast-paced environment for business growth, innovation, and optimization. Many retailers are taking advantage of this trend to deliver innovative consumer experiences. But retailers who wait too long to adapt may find their strategy defined by the consumer. The experts speak. Brent Brown, HP: “So we finish the 18th and he's gonna stiff me. And ...
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The buzz: Human Capital brbr According to Deloitte’s 2015 Global Human Capital Trends survey, employee engagement and culture issues have risen to become the No. 1 challenge facing companies worldwide. Why? As the economy grows, skills become more specialized and global competition for top talent increases. Too few organizations are using talent analytics or strengthening their leadership pipeline. Now all business leaders – not...
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February 24, 2015 56 min
The buzz: Myth-Busting. brbr Which is bigger – planet Earth vs. the Networked Economy, Internet of Things, or Industry 4.0? Relax. It's a rhetorical question. More important, busting the myths around the three trends may have more impact on the future of your business than misconceptions about planets. Time to set the record straight. The experts speak. brbr Dinesh Sharma, SAP: “The biggest misconception about the Networked...
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February 10, 2015 58 min
The buzz: How we work. brbr The Future of Work is here, with all industries experiencing a major disruption in the traditional ways people work and what employees want out of their work. Some trends are likely to continue, with others replaced by as-yet-unseen work styles. Will employers continue to focus on, and care about, employee engagement? Will businesses accelerate efforts to build a connected office space? Where do robots, ...
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