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The Digital Transformation People Features Link to Brian Solis’ “A Prelude To Innovation”

The Digital Transformation People Features Link to Brian Solis’ “A Prelude To Innovation”

Solis is listed as a key contributor on The Digital Transformation People’s News In Digital under the heading of Strategy & Innovation. The pull quote from his linked article “A Prelude To Innovation” is “If innovation is the key to future-proofing and more effectively competing for the future, why is it that many organizations get caught up in a pattern of incrementalism?” The article itself appears on the Singular University Website. It’s subhead is: Ideas are Denied by the Dozen:…

Brian Solis’ Concepts of Disruptive Technology Quoted In Liberty Technology Advisors Article On Digital Transformation

Brian Solis’ Concepts of Disruptive Technology Quoted In Liberty Technology Advisors Article On Digital Transformation

  Solis is quoted at the very top of a Liberty Technology Advisors piece by Rich Farrell called “4 Unlikeable but Critical Facts About Digital Transformation.” The author introduces his premise by writing, “Disruptive technology has the potential to disrupt markets, behavior, and processes models.” Then he quotes Solis’s three concepts of disruptive technology: Iteration: doing the same things better Innovation: doing new things that create new value Disruption: doing new things that make the old things obsolete.   Farrell…

Retail Touchpoints Highlights Five Takeaways From Solis’s Keynote At The 2019 Retail Innovation Conference

Retail Touchpoints Highlights Five Takeaways From Solis’s Keynote At The 2019 Retail Innovation Conference

Recapping Solis’s recent keynote in New York City, Retail Touchpoints reviewed the five innovative retail trends Solis says can help retailers stay ahead of the competition and keep up with consumers: Constantly map the customer journey to create smooth cross-channel customer experiences. Engage in deep consumer research for a unified view of the customer. Prioritize innovations that target the connected customer. Invest in cross-functional innovation pilots. Cultivate the necessary digital skills across the organization. Solis wrapped up by stressing the…

Why Innovation Is Key To Engaging “Generation C”

Why Innovation Is Key To Engaging “Generation C”

Retail TouchPoints (RTP), the premiere online publishing network for retail executives, conducted an exclusive Q&A with Solis before he delivered a keynote address titled “From Iteration to Innovation: How Top Brands Are Surviving and Thriving in Digital Darwinism” at the 2019 Retail Innovation Conference. Believing that using smartphones “rewires your brain to essentially move faster, makes you a lot less patient, and has created a lot of ‘accidental narcissism,” Solis revealed why it’s so vital for retailers to keep up…

We keep talking about Millennials and Centennials, let’s just talk about human beings first and go from there

We keep talking about Millennials and Centennials, let’s just talk about human beings first and go from there

It’s my job to study how people, you and me, are changing as a result of our relationship with technology. It’s also my job to then reverse-engineer those insights into opportunities for innovation. There are immediate areas of where human-centered design can solve problems you are facing right now. There are many more areas where human-centered innovation and iteration can help you create competitive and critical opportunities for the future. Everything from customer experience (CX) and employee experience (EX) to…

The Importance of Having a Purpose in Digital Transformation and Innovation

The Importance of Having a Purpose in Digital Transformation and Innovation

So many companies are investing in digital transformation and corporate innovation strategies to compete for the future.  They’re typically led by technology and aimed at growth areas such as customer experience (CX). In actuality, these efforts are most often not that innovative…they’re a bit more iterative than groundbreaking.  That’s ok, but these times necessitate a balance of innovation and iteration. Many organizations are simply investing in new technologies and expertise to simply modernize legacy models, processes and systems. However, to…

Is Your Company Investing in Digital Transformation or Digital Iteration?

Is Your Company Investing in Digital Transformation or Digital Iteration?

Digital transformation is more than hype and definitely more meaningful than just another buzzword. But to see what it really is and what could be, you have to think beyond the role you work in today. Depending on who you ask, digital transformation could be simply described as enterprise-wide investments in new technologies, platforms and processes to operate in a digital economy. It’s often painted as a picture of rivalry between CIOs and CMOs. But its very promise is bigger…

Innovation is a gift worth getting: Competing for the future starts with challenging business as usual

Innovation is a gift worth getting: Competing for the future starts with challenging business as usual

Every day when you get to the office, there is a surmountable volume of work that greets you. The list is usually pretty long, with calls to return, to do items stacked up, emails overflowing, meetings, marketing and sales planning to fill the pipeline. It’s all in a day’s work. But what if one day you woke up and noticed that the volume of work was notably less? I’m sure you’d be relieved for a bit. But then each day,…

Innovation Begins with a Shift in Perspective; It’s Personal

Innovation Begins with a Shift in Perspective; It’s Personal

The team at Ode Management asked me to introductory video for their audience of event planners, speaker bureaus and agents. The topic was innovation and my mission was to keep it casual and brief, with a target length of two minutes. I guess I was too excited. On my first take, I overshot that goal by 10 minutes and needed to re-record it. However, I couldn’t bring myself to delete this though! Instead, I wanted to share it with you here. This video was meant…

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