Yesterday

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…

Yesterday

Innovation Requires A Culture Of Diversity And Inclusion

Successful organizations innovate and differentiate by boosting diversity and inclusion. Diversity is too often an overused phrase and covers many facets of diversity. We think that diversity above all should be about the ability and the courage to com…

15 days ago

Automation, AI, And Robotics Are Critical CIO Targets

We’ve just released a major new report, The CIO’s Guide To Automation, AI, And Robotics. We find that, to stay ahead, CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, and other executives integrating leading-edge technologies into their companies’ operations and bu…

20 days ago

AWS Broadens Focus On Innovation Acceleration

At its AWS Summit in San Francisco this week, Amazon Web Services announced a series of new services and GA’d a few from Re:Invent but the theme coming out at the conference was clearly on broadening its ability to accelerate your organization’s digita…

1 month, 14 days ago

Fintech Has Grown Up

Having trekked between the ExCel convention center and central London for most of last week – Finovate Europe moved to this larger and more remote location from the historical Old Billingsgate Hall this year – I can’t help but think that the changed lo…

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…

2 months, 13 days ago

Augmenting Employee Performance With AI And Other Technologies

In a major new research report, The Technology-Augmented Employee, I take on a problem that’s vexing CIOs and government leaders alike. In aggregate, US companies face a productivity paradox: Despite billions of dollars invested in technology, gr…

6 months, 13 days ago

Help Wanted: Data Innovation For The Data Economy

Thomas Edison once said, “The value of an idea is in the using of it.”  Today (many of) those “ideas” are data and the insights derived from them, and it remains true that their value is in how they are used. Simply put, data + use = value. Insights-driven companies use these data-derived insights in […]

6 months, 27 days ago

Drive Creativity And CX Innovation With Employee Empathy

The Case For Customer Empathy… Hubspot’s INBOUND 2017 slogan emphasized “Empathy.” My expectation: it would make the case to the 21,000 people in attendance that customer empathy is critical to their engagement efforts. I was for it — it’s something my research focuses on, and is something we in the CX and UX field try […]

7 months, 15 days ago

Form Follows Function on SPaMCast 459

I’m back for another appearance on Tom Cagley’s Software Process and Measurement (SPaMCast) podcast. This week’s episode, number 459, features Tom’s essay on resistance to change. This is followed by our Form Follows Function segment discussing my post “Innovation, Intention, Planning and Execution”. Jeremy Berriault‘s QA corner finishes the cast with a segment on testing […]

8 months, 3 days ago

On innovation, foundations, scaffolding and Portakabins

Given that I’m reframing my work here as ‘maker of tools for change’, it seems worthwhile to republish from my now long-defunct Sidewise blog this 2010 post on some on the realities of change that must be acknowledged and addressed if