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Open Banking and PSD2 – the first 100 days. A slow, fragmented start.

TLDR: A slow, fragmented start to open banking, but the pace will accelerate. Fintechs are forging ahead with innovation, and a new set of intermediary service providers is growing. Banks need to become outside-in fast to thrive with open banking, buil…

17 days ago

Apple’s Brand Playbook Unlocked

Do you want to be like Apple? In 2010, Apple ranked as the 17th most valuable brand in the world. Just three years later, it had garnered the top spot and has remained there. Since 2010, Apple’s brand value has increased at a compound annual growth rat…

23 days ago

Amazon Flirts With Banks And Their Customers: Here’s What You Should Do

Like a football team captain at a junior high dance, Amazon just sauntered up to a big group of people and started dropping hints about its sweet moves on the dance floor . . . Okay, that’s not exactly what’s happening here, but it sure felt like that …

28 days ago

Q&A: Branded Manufacturers Digital Commerce Strategies

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) commerce is not a new concept for branded manufacturers, but there is certainly renewed interest and more options to choose from. With consumers ever more digitally connected, branded manufacturers are enticed by direct digital…

1 month, 21 days ago

Accelerate Digital Transformation With Forrester’s Business Innovation Canvas

Challenge Thinking, Lead Change! I take very seriously my role in delivering on our company tagline – “Challenge Thinking, Lead Change” –  especially the “challenge thinking” piece. In some companies, challenging thinking can ge…

1 month, 24 days ago

The State Of Digital Business 2018 – Top Technologies

Top Technologies By Maturity While the scope of business strategy is increasingly defined by technology, not all technologies are equally important. To help digital leaders think about where to place their future technology bets, we published “Th…

1 month, 25 days ago

Three things I never expected Marc Pritchard to say…but every marketer needs to hear

P&G CMO Marc Pritchard keynoted today’s ANA Media Conference and exhorted the marketing industry to disrupt and reinvent the craft of marketing: Quote #1: “Disrupt mass marketing” Yes you are reading that right. The company that i…

1 month, 25 days ago

Your Business Doesn’t Need A Digital Strategy!

Digitize Your Business Strategy Before It’s Too Late In 2018, every CEO wants to have a “digital strategy” – which means at least we’ve made some progress over the past five years! To solve what they perceive to be the immediate challenge, CEOs a…

2 months, 5 days ago

GE Digital Update – Lessons From An Industrial Giant

Last year we published “The Right Way To Establish A Digital Platform Business” to examine how GE’s former CEO, Jeff Immelt, established GE Digital under the leadership of Bill Ruh. GE Digital and its Predix platform were supposed to …

2 months, 14 days ago

It’s Time To Fix Your Broken Business Culture

Culture remains the No. 1 barrier to successful digital transformation. Every time we survey business executives about digital transformation, they tell us that their organizational culture is a problem. After years of looking at data and interviewing …

2 months, 17 days ago

To Be A Platform, Or Not To Be A Platform?

That is the question! If you’re the CEO of your business, or maybe the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) responsible for digital business strategy, it’s the central question you need to be asking of your leadership team. A platform business can t…