Category: Disruptive Innovation

Can the cab industry innovate?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 3 months and 20 days ago

Those of us who work and/or live in Cambridge are quite familiar with the controversies stirred up by the wildly successful business, Uber Technologies, Inc. Uber considers itself a technology company, offering a mobile app that connects riders with drivers. The company has taken an innovative approach to making it easier to get from one point to another, eliminating the need to hail a cab on the street.

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Will big data go away?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 4 months and 24 days ago

That was just one of the many questions debated during the “Big Data, Analytics and Insights” session at this year’s MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, held in late May 2014. The panel was moderated by Professor Tom Davenport, Fellow with the MIT Center for Digital Business, and included Barry Morris, Founder & CEO of NuoDB; Darrell Fernandes, CIO of the Professional Services Group at Fidelity Investments; Don Taylor, CTO of Benefitfocus; and Puneet Batra, Founder of LevelTrigger.

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Political innovation: Developing an innovative political organization

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 9 months and 20 days ago

 When you think of the term innovation, you probably do not associate it with politics. This is due at least in part to the historical reluctance of politicians and campaign managers to take uncertain risks that could have a negative impact on the outcome of an election or term. Instead, it is companies in the private sector such as Apple and Google that are disrupting their industries with new, innovative products and services. 

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Is innovation sustainable?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 year and 25 days ago

One could argue that innovation is not sustainable. Just take a look at the many market leaders who ultimately failed because they did not continue to innovate—the latest of which is BlackBerry® (formerly RIM). What was once innovative and disruptive technology is now simply an email gadget— one that has no mindshare in the innovation culture and little hope of resurgence, despite its recent sale to Fairfax Financial. While BlackBerry still has 80 million subscribers (including two million added in the last three months), industry analyst firm IDC reported that BlackBerry’s market share in the second quarter was 2.9%, the lowest it has been since IDC began measuring that market.

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