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IoT Field Notes: Seed Fund, Year 2

In the past, I have written about our internal Seed Fund and how IT is helping our business units move forward with some of their ideas around Smart, Connected Products (aka the Internet of Things). Over the last few weeks (during our annual review / budget season), I’ve had a chance to recast some of […]

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Real change happens along a continuum that stretches from The Big Idea to Real Results, and people / organizations that want to make real change happen need to understand the different elements along the way.

Inspiration

The ability to imagine what is possible (aka Vision)

Art

As goods, services, & even data becomes commoditized, effective and engaging design becomes a competitive differentiator

Science

Sooner or later, you have to be able to translate your hand-waving to something that actually works!

Execution

Results derive from making something happen – quickly, effectively, sustainably

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Recent Posts

IOT Field Notes: Three Distinct Flavors
Science, with some elements of Art
December 14, 2015

As I work with internal BUs and product lines, and connect externally with hardware, software, and services vendors, I get the sense that people are enrolling in three distinct schools of thought when thinking and talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) and it’s impact on their business. It very much helps the conversation when […]

IoT Field Notes – Whiteboard Wireframing
Art, with some elements of Science
December 7, 2015

I’ve written about the Lean Startup methodology, and talk a lot about it internally and externally. It has proven valuable many times, as a way for a business unit to slowly, gently get into the IoT game; building MVP-style Proof of Concept mobile apps, web pages, and machine learning models to help illustrate our product […]

Two Simple Methods for Communicating your Big Idea
Art, with some elements of Execution
November 30, 2015

Distilling your big idea into a relatively terse but impactful statement can be a subtly difficult task – best not to overthink the words and overcomplicate the meaning. There are alternative ways to capture your “elevator pitch” and get folks to quickly understand where you are going (and actively support you in the process); here […]

IoT Field Notes: The Seed Fund
Inspiration, with some elements of Science
October 26, 2015

As we have moved through these last few months, connecting with business units (BUs) and developing ideas around Smart, Connected Products, we’ve experimented with different ways to generate interest, explain concepts, introduce new ideas, and make real progress. One idea, put into practice late last year, has turned out to be a strong driving force; […]

You’re a Digital Business Already – Start Acting Like It
Execution, with some elements of Art
October 5, 2015

I’m not sure if the term Digital Business is just a buzzword, or truly an insightful take on reality. But I am sure that many businesses are digital already; it’s sometimes called “shadow IT”, but if you really open your eyes, it’s out in the open, for all to see: Finance: With their complex spreadsheets […]