Do you know what your source of strategic competitive advantage is today? Moreover, do you know whether that will that be sustainable and sufficient to support your strategic goals in your future operating context? And if not - which is likely - what new sources you will need to develop?
In a world characterised by complexity and exponential change, it is incumbent on leaders to interrogate and anticipate the nature and risks of the wave of new technologies ushering in the fourth industrial revolution, and to consider the role their organisations play in harnessing their potential for the benefit of our resource-constrained planet and societies.
I'm delighted to be joining the team at 2nd Road, a leading strategic innovation consultancy helping organisations design and deliver new futures, and now part of Accenture Strategy. 2nd Road draws on 25 years of experience providing consulting services in the areas of strategy, innovation, and organisational systems across multiple industries and sectors. The publication of monthly insights on this website will necessarily be placed on hold for the time being.
The convergence of internet technologies, cloud computing, and augmented analytical tools to interpret the rivers of data flowing through our now connected physical world is enabling the reimagining of new business opportunities and whole industries. It's an exciting time to be involved in innovation, in harnessing this exponential level of change to deliver superior customer experience, and drive profitable growth. Yet it seems that meaningful innovation, in a world where all systems are becoming inter-connected, is now harder than ever to execute, whether you're the start up or the incumbent. Transforming long established industries, whether automotive, pharmaceuticals, service or healthcare, required sophisticated knowledge of regulations, testing protocols, and traditional physical assets in addition to...