Cutter Fellow Vince Kellen named to CIO Hall of Fame

 Posted by on May 7, 2019  Comments Off on Cutter Fellow Vince Kellen named to CIO Hall of Fame
May 072019
 
Cutter Fellow Vince Kellen named to CIO Hall of Fame

Though you won’t find his name in Cooperstown or Springfield, Cutter Fellow Vince Kellen is indeed a newly-minted hall-of-famer! The University of San Diego CIO is just the third higher-education CIO named to the CIO Hall of Fame since its inception in 1997. Members of the Cutter Consortium community have benefited since 2005 from Vince’s outside-the-box approach to deploying people and technology in transformative ways through his Cutter Summit keynotes, prolific research ranging from applying big data in higher education to data democratization, from statistical project management to the challenge of leadership and via his advisory role to a variety Cutter members. Pierre Ouillet, vice chancellor and chief financial officer at UC San Diego said of Kellen, Read more

How your organization can achieve the ambidextrous advantage

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Mar 202019
 
How your organization can achieve the ambidextrous advantage

Organizational resilience is emerging as a key source of competitive advantage in the age of hyper-competition and disruption. A new breed of leaders understands that winning requires being ambidextrous—the ability to embrace both speed/creativity and scale/productivity. In their Executive Update “Ambidextrous Organizations: How to Embrace Disruption and Create Organizational Advantage,” Cutter Consortium Senior Consultants Wilhelm Lerner and Marten Zieris introduce the Ambidextrous Organization Development Canvas—a model that drills down from 6 design dimensions into 72 specific business capabilities to help organizations develop a common language and make decisions on organization transformation priorities. To move toward ambidexterity, organizations use the concept of capability building blocks to determine their desired individual organizational equilibrium. This approach is based Read more

It is possible to shorten the idea-to-launch time span for industrial products

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Jan 282019
 
It is possible to shorten the idea-to-launch time span for industrial products

The Industrial Agile Framework™, developed by Cutter Consortium Senior Consultant Hubert Smits and Peter Borsella, pulls together everything that’s needed to design and mass produce a product —beginning with an idea and including design, components, supplier considerations, manufacturing, and everything in between — to shorten the idea-to-launch time span for industrial products. In the Cutter Consortium Executive Update “Twice the Product in Half the Time,” the pair explores why it takes so long (years, even decades!) to get a new product out of the manufacturing plant. Then they explain how an organization can apply Agile principles to physical product delivery to cut that time to delivery significantly. According to Smits and Borsella, when you apply Read more

[Call for Papers] Automation: The Next Frontier

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Nov 282018
 
[Call for Papers] Automation: The Next Frontier

An upcoming issue of Cutter Business Technology Journal will explore automation in terms of new technologies, opportunities, applications, and associated challenges. Share your insight! A new wave of smart automation and autonomous systems has emerged with the ability to make and execute decisions with little human intervention. The movement is primarily driven by advances in areas such as AI/machine learning, robotics, drones, blockchain, 3D printing and wearables. It’s also propelled by the desire by business and industry to better exploit the full potential of these technologies for improving decision-making, productivity, reliability, customer service and user interaction, and for reducing cost and errors. It extends beyond an enterprise to its suppliers, customers, and others in its supply Read more

An Idea for Creating a Change-Welcoming Culture: Intrapreneurship

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Nov 272018
 
An Idea for Creating a Change-Welcoming Culture: Intrapreneurship

By taking a human-centric approach — involving people and winning their loyalty — it becomes easier for organizations to identify and drive tough changes within a company. In their article Transforming Change into Trust in the Digital Era, Jagdish Bhandarkar and Namratha Rao offer an example of how one Fortune 100 company was quite successful in driving change and outperforming its competitors by embracing intrapreneurship. The goal was to create an environment in the company conducive to innovation and research. Creative ideas likely to result in a business win or revenue-generating opportunities were given the necessary hearing and then funding by the “idea board,” which comprised important company stakeholders. The idea generators, called “intrapreneurs,” owned the Read more

Pondering Hybrid

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Nov 202018
 
Pondering Hybrid

IBM’s recent announcement that it is acquiring open source cloud software business Red Hat inspired Cutter Consortium Senior Consultant Balaji Prasad to think about the notion of hybrid in a broad sense, and also with respect to hybrid clouds. So, what is hybrid? Implicit in the notion, explains Prasad, is plurality — there is more than one thing in play. These things, while independent, must somehow tie together with a similar purpose. Otherwise, they’d just be distinct yet complementary components. A hybrid cloud — a public and private cloud duo — combines two different implementations of a similar capability. Writes Prasad in a recent Business & Enterprise Architecture Advisor: [Public and private clouds] “have similarities Read more

[Call for Papers] FINTECH: Emerging Trends, Future Directions

 Posted by on Oct 24, 2018  Comments Off on [Call for Papers] FINTECH: Emerging Trends, Future Directions
Oct 242018
 
[Call for Papers] FINTECH: Emerging Trends, Future Directions

What impact will Fintech have across the entire financial supply chain industry over the next five years? What emerging and future technologies/trends will enable new financial services? What will the regulatory climate look like? How will incumbents compete? What new market opportunities will arise? An upcoming issue of Cutter Business Technology Journal invites insight from thought leaders, business practitioners and academics. Article ideas may include, but are not limited to, the following: What emerging and future technologies will disrupt the financial services industry over the next five years? How will they enable new financial services and new markets?What new business models are on the horizon?What will the next generation of consumer banking look like?What are the risk management Read more