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8Nov, 2019

Need an Expert Speaker on Innovation?

November 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

Searching for a keynote speaker for your conference or seminar?  Looking for an expert on Innovation or IT strategy to stoke the creative fires of your group? Many of Innovation Vista's expert consultants are also expert public speakers! Sometimes an outside expert can bring just the new perspective that's needed to get your group thinking differently.  Any of our core services or areas or expertise are fair game: Innovation IT Strategy Innovating Beyond Efficiency Artificial Intelligence Digital Transformation Monetizing Your IT Weaponizing Data Information Security Disrupting Your Industry with Tech Transitional IT Leadership How to Succeed as a CIO System Implementation Tech Assessments Contact us today if you're seeking a speaker for your event.  (Also note: We are happy to do pro bono speeches for non-profits and worthy causes...)

29Sep, 2019

Not Every Company Needs Our Services – Only Those Which Have Data

September 29th, 2019|Categories: News|

A recent McKinsey study found that companies which invested in data quality and analytics increased their profit margin an average of 6%.  For context, the average profit margin across Fortune 500 companies was just 10.7%...!  Who isn't interested in pursuing an increase in their profits of 2/3?  And unlike traditional IT automation, Digital Transformation can not only reduce costs but also potentially increase revenue. Unless your company does not track or utilize data at all, you are missing an opportunity at these kinds of returns if you're not "weaponizing" your data.  GAAP Accounting does not currently allow companies to book their data as an asset on the balance sheet, per se, but it’s safe to say that between two companies with similar financials, the one with the highest quantity & quality of data is truly “worth more” (and will have tangibly better results!) than one with limited, low quality data.  [...]

28Aug, 2019

Innovation Vista Announces Acquisition of Tech-Advisors.net

August 28th, 2019|Categories: News|

Houston, Texas, USA   For immediate release   Innovation Vista announces the acquisition of Tech-Advisors.net, a tech site originally established in 2011 as an online IT consultancy. Effective today, visitors to tech-advisors.net will be redirected to InnovationVista.com for our combined online materials and consulting offerings. "This acquisition represents a quality addition to our online offerings, and we could not be more excited. The resources acquired will add significant depth to our client-only materials", a spokesperson for the company commented. Innovation Vista, LLC is a technology consultancy providing senior business leaders technology insights and a full suite of strategy consulting services from experienced C-level IT leaders with proven track records.   Please direct inquiries to news@innovationvista.com.

27Sep, 2016

Be the Business – CIOs in the New Era of IT

September 27th, 2016|Categories: Book Review|

Be the Business is the latest offering from well-known CIO recruiter Martha Heller, author of the CIO Paradox, a well-written guide to the myriad trade-offs involved in being a successful CIO. In her latest book, she further explores the challenges faced by CIOs in the new Digital era of disruption and transformation, and she proposes a significant shift in mindset as the key answer.  Rather than a service provider, partner, or other analogous relationship, Heller’s suggestion is to envision IT as identical with the business, in the sense of how it measures its success and how it should set its priorities. Increasingly, with new technologies rising in impact and disrupting so many industries, it is IT which both enables and envisions many companies’ futures.  Owning that responsibility helps CIOs set their mindset on the right compass heading, and should also increase their wingspan and influence at the executive table as [...]

24Mar, 2016

Forbes Highlights Demand for Digital Consultancies

March 24th, 2016|Categories: News|

A Forbes article yesterday about Digital Consultancies highlights a major change underway not only among Big 4 and Big 3 consulting firms, but across the economy.  Increasingly, firms are building out their "Digitalization" consulting practices to respond to the increase in demand in these services among their clients. Some are hiring experts to handle the current and projected future project increase; other firms are acquiring smaller firms at a frenetic pace.  It is this same trend in demand that created the reason for the formation of Innovation Vista in the fall of 2015... What is so different about this trend in consulting and in technology at large? New technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Smart Process Automation, Augmented/Virtual Reality are reaching maturity to be ready for mainstream adoption worldwide.  Most companies will find one or more use cases for these capabilities. Because these tools are new, there are not enough experts [...]

26Feb, 2016

Bold – How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

February 26th, 2016|Categories: Book Review|

Peter Diamondis & Steven Kotler latest work builds on their earlier book Abundance, and provides some helpful specifics for how to implement real innovation in today’s business climate. Aimed particularly at entrepreneurs and business owners, the book lays out the powerful dynamics impacting our economy currently, and suggests a mindset to find success.   As would be guessed by the title of the book, his counsel is to be bold and to aim for huge growth opportunities and strategies which have the promise of 10x increase. Technology is bringing expontential change to a world much more used to linear incremental change, and the book makes a good case that business leaders today have to completely adjust their thinking to avoid not only missing out on opportunities, but being left behind. The world – especially our economy – are not the same as the one we grew up in!  This book is [...]

3Nov, 2015

Zone to Win – Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption

November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Book Review|

Geoffrey Moore's new book "Zone to Win" is a strong sequel to his works "Crossing the Chasm" and "Escape Velocity", and it solidifies his place as one of the thought leaders in corporate structure and culture for the Digital Age. Moore's main suggestion, supported by case studies and examples from Salesforce and Microsoft, is that to succeed in these challenging times, organizations should create separate divisions with different charters to "win" and achieve the distinct goals relevant for these times: Performance Zone:  executing a company's current business plan Productivity Zone:  focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the current business plan Incubation Zone:  devoted to exploring potential new business lines or ways of operating Transformation Zone:  focused on scaling up successful projects from the Incubation Zone to become the company's new business plan In particular, the Incubation and Transformation Zones are key concepts which separate out the search for, [...]

20Oct, 2015

Digital to the Core

October 20th, 2015|Categories: Book Review|

Graham Waller & Mark Raskino's new book on Digital business has a lot to recommend it.  The two authors are colleagues at Gartner and it's clear that the book unifies not only their perspectives but also a lot of wisdom gleaned from their myriad interactions with client organizations, on what is needed for a successful transition to Digital business. The book pushes the increasingly common perspective that Digitalization is inevitable and that companies who don't make this transition in the near term will struggle to survive.   While we certainly see the coming Digital revolution as significant, strategic, and revolutionary - it's no small part of why Innovation Vista has been formed! - we believe the impact will vary significantly in speed across industries.  The earliest impact will likely be felt where there is a significant share of costs being expensed in personnel roles "one level above" the current limit of [...]