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5 Big Questions on Innovation

Harry Barraza, Head of Open Innovation, Arla Foods

Harry Barraza
Head of Open Innovation at Arla Foods

Serving as Arla’s Head of Open Innovation, Barraza is a chemical engineer by training who is passionate about collaborations between enterprises, academia and entrepreneurs. He studied intellectual property law to arm himself with a tool that has since proved critical in his work on open innovation, both at Unilever and now at Arla.

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Bringing Dexterity to IT Complexity

What’s Helping or Hindering IT Tech Professionals

This report represents the perspectives of Frontline IT professionals across the globe. Despite business expectations, IT is experiencing major failings in planning, resource allocation, staffing, and collaboration. More »

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Accelerating Business Transformation Through IT Innovation

Getting the Business Leader Take on the IT Change Mandate

Accelerating Business Transformation Through IT Innovation marks the second phase of research for the Transform to Better Perform initiative. The findings of this report represent the insights and perspectives from over 250 business executives across a wide plane of disciplines in different parts of the world. Through our research, we set out to learn about how important... More »

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Accelerate How You Innovate

Data Center Evolution in the Era of the Cloud

For the Transform to Better Perform initiative’s introductory report, we’ve interviewed executives and technology experts on six continents and from many sectors about the key challenges confronting them and the technological solutions they’re using to address them. More »

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Startup Innovation Inspiring Business Transformation

How Disruptive Entrepreneurship is Driving Corporate Renovation + Reinvention

Startups and new category contenders are spurring greater invention and business remodeling in enterprise incumbents seeking to compete with agile and intrusive market entrants. Big corporations are restructuring, renovating, re-directing and investing in new talent, technology, and alternative business models. More »

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The Impact of Connectedness on Competitiveness

Creating Business Value From Operational Insight Driven by the Industrial IoT

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Streamline How You Get to the Bottom Line

How Can CFOs Cope with Expanding Scope in an Increasingly Complex Regulatory Environment

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Dealing with Document Deluge & Dangers

Assessing Deficiency, Limitations, and Risk in a Digitally Connected World

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Start-Up Innovation Inspiring Business Transformation

How Disruptive Entrepreneurship is Driving Corporate Renovation + Reinvention

Introducing a new study that seeks to understand the degree to which disruptive entrepreneurship is driving corporate renovation and reinvention. The study investigates how this new crop of brand challengers and category contenders are spurring greater invention and business remodeling in enterprise incumbents. 

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XMPro Emerges as an “Action Hero” of Industrial IoT – Intervening Against Future Faults, and Helping to Invent the Future Itself

By Rowan Philp, Interview with Pieter van Schalkwyk, CEO & Founder

XMPro is rapidly gaining industry recognition for real-time data application solutions that go far beyond the traditional dashboard and visualization of incumbents – effectively serving as the “conductor” in the faults response orchestra for asset-intensive industries.   More »

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Pivotal Practices for Leading Innovation

By Amiel Handelsman

Listening like a master and seeing patterns: The two pivotal practices for leading innovation. Leading innovation requires a distinct set of learnable skills. These skills, often hidden from view, are instrumental to developing the culture, people, and structures needed to innovate. Amiel Handelsman describes how to elevate your game from... More »

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