Technology & Innovation

Technology innovation refers to the use of technology in new products and services, and the process of the innovation. Technology innovation also commonly necessitates adoption of new methodologies by the user, consumer, or employee. At the CDS, we aim to understand both new innovations enabled by technology and new methods used to drive innovation.

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Navigating the Leadership Challenges of Innovation Ecosystems

Professor Ron Adner is an expert on innovation and business ecosystems.  Adner discussed with MIT his research and work in the context of digital inn...

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Occupational Survival Through Field-Level Task Integration

Some occupations thrived after the dawn of computers. Others went extinct. In a new research paper, Tuck professor Steven Kahl D’91 explores why. A ...

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Right Tech, Wrong Time

How to make sure your ecosystem is ready for the newest technologies.   Innovation Professor Ron Adner and Rahul Kapoor write on what businesses...

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Specialist vs. Generalist Positioning

Firms choose to position themselves as either specialists in a niche field, or generalists.  In this paper, the authors develop an analytic model to ...

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The Digital Enterprise and Changing Business Models

Our world is increasingly digitized, characterized by pervasive connectivity of people and things and overwhelming amounts of data. Advances in artifi...

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Deep Shift: 21 Ways Software Will Transform Global Society

Hans Brechbühl co-authored this World Economic Forum report on the impact of software on society with fellow Global Agenda Council members.

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The Revaluation of Risk-Taking: European Startups and High-Tech Companies

Would PayPal and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk have been able to grow his business in a European garage?  Or would the safe smallness of his environ...

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Managing Innovation | Digital Strategies Roundtable
Developing Agile Innovation Capabilities

Innovation is the lifeblood of corporate growth, providing the new products, services, and business models that keep a company competitive, increase m...

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Navigating the Leadership Challenges of Innovation Ecosystems

Professor Ron Adner discussed with MIT his research and work in the context of digital innovation. With technology always evolving and improving, it is necessary for companies like Apple and Amazon to create collaborations?

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The Internet of You: Better Living Through Connectivity

The 2013–14 Britt Technology Impact Series examined how the physical world is becoming fully embedded with technology in a series titled, “The Int...

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Balancing Innovation and Operations: Second Generation Enterprise Mobility

Balancing Innovation and Operations: Opportunities and challenges of second generation enterprise mobility. A new generation of mobile IT is driving n...

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Swiss Railways Case Study
Employing Consumer IT in Operations

EMPLOYING CONSUMER IT IN OPERATIONS: WILL IPADS SAVE MONEY, INCREASE EFFICIENCY, AND RAISE USER SATISFACTION? In 2012, the Swiss Federal Railway (SBB)...

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The New Enterprise Mobility: Seizing the Opportunities and Challenges in Corporate Mobile IT

A new generation of mobile IT is driving new thinking and innovation in most areas of organizations and is challenging corporate IT. From a “comput...

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XOJET

Blair LaCorte T90 glanced out the window as his Virgin American flight approached San Francisco International Airport, and thought about the challeng...

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Ahead in the Cloud: The Impact of On Demand Software, Storage and Services

The Britt Technology Impact Series, offered by the Center for Digital Strategies, focused on cloud computing for the 2011-12 academic year because th...

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The Impact of Technology Mega-Trends on Corporate IT and Business Models

CIOs gathered to discuss the major information technology trends of the next decade, the impact of these trends on organizations and operations, the ...

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A Better Way to Battle Malware

Emulating the methods used to transform production quality could clean up the Internet and might even pay for itself. More ›

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Enabling Innovation

In this roundtable of the Americas Chapter, participants discussed how companies can maximize the chance that their new product and business launches ...

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Mobile Strategy, Technology, Entertainment and Innovation

The world’s love affair with mobile devices and services is growing at an incredible pace. Although experts have been predicting a mobile revoluti...

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Digital Communication at Dell

Every second two new blogs are created, seven PCs are sold, 2.2 million emails are sent, 520 links are clicked, 1,157 videos are viewed on YouTube, 31...

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Enhancing Service at Southwest Airlines

Scarcely five years at the helm of Southwest Airlines, CEO Gary Kelly was navigating the high-flying airline through the downturn of 2009. By focusing...

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