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Embrace the shadow

Shadow IT, systems built and used by business units without approval from the IT function, are now pervasive. Given that shadow IT is now a reality, this article outlines how companies and IT departments can embrace the trend in order to properly...
Digital problem solving, Digital company transformation, Information management

Four key questions to consider for successful digital...

The majority of “analog-native” companies are struggling to become digitally mature enough to compete with “digital-native” rivals. How can they adapt strategies, business models, organizational structures and capabilities to remain competitive and ...
Strategy, Organization & transformation, Digital company transformation

Integrating lean principles into digital transformation

With the advent of digital, many organizations are looking to move away from lean management, in search of more radical performance gains. This article explains why lean principles are still vital, and how integrating them into digital transformation...
Digital company transformation, Operations management

Interview with Mattar Al Tayer, Director general &...

As Chairman for RTA, how would you describe the urban mobility sector in Dubai?The urban mobility sector in Dubai is dynamic. Change is constant, and adapting to change is what the RTA is striving for. This helps the entity plan and deliver the transport infrastructure and...
Travel & transportation

Urban mobility – Learnings from the Middle East

The Middle East may have been late to urbanization, but this has provided a unique opportunity to shape its urban-mobility strategies. Rather than adopting a piecemeal approach, leaders such as Dubai are following an ecosystem model that addresses mobility holistically. In this article, the authors...
Travel & transportation

Agility in managing electricity grids: The case for...

The rise in renewable energy has created unprecedented challenges for the planning and operation of an electricity grid that was built on the assumption of power being provided predominantly by large, centralized generation sources and consumed as soon as it is produced. As a means of addressing...
Utilities & alternative energy

Logistics 4.0 – Facing digitalization- driven disruption

At a time of market transformation, legacy logistics players (LLPs) risk being held back by the weight of their past, with static organizations, old IT systems, and complex processes preventing them from competing. As Logistics 4.0 becomes a reality, how can LLPs set their future strategies and...
Travel & transportation, Digital company transformation

Using agile approaches for breakthrough product innovation

Companies expect their share of revenue from breakthrough, as opposed to incremental, innovation to double over the next five years, yet 88% of business leaders are dissatisfied with their current performances in this area. How can they improve? This article looks at how adopting agile alongside...
Technology & innovation management

Ecosystem innovation

While companies have embraced the opportunities offered by the concept of open innovation over the past 20 years, the overriding need for agility and responsiveness means this is no longer adequate to meet future challenges. In this article, the authors explain why companies need to focus on hyper-...
Technology & innovation management

Brand Purpose – the new strategic imperative

Digitalization is a game changer when it comes to brand, introducing new threats and opportunities that destroy or create brand value through accelerated product lifecycles, new styles of customer engagement, ongoing commoditization of products and changing employee/ employer relationships. The...