People & Culture
The # MeToo movement, kicked off by Alyssa Milano on Twitter, has transcended our social media feeds at lightning speed. In addition, Men are stepping up to the plate with the #howwillichange movement gaining traction across social media. Interesting to see how this plays out and what momentum will be gained.
The Insurance industry is not synonymous with digital transformation or innovation for that matter. However, in Australia, Mercer is on the right track coming out with the view “People & Culture determine Digital survival. Read the full article at www. which-50.com
The gloves are in the on-demand transportation industry! Alphabet, Google’s parent, announced a $1B investment in Lyft, Uber’s main rival. Given the current legal battle between Uber & Alphabet this investment ensures this heated battle wont subside!
Platforms and Ecosystems
The Cloud Computing and AI arenas has been identified as priority growth corridors for the global technology giants. Alibaba announced a $15B commitment to R&D via its DAMO Academy:
“The Alibaba DAMO Academy will be at the forefront of developing next-generation technology that will spur the growth of Alibaba and our partners”, chief technology officer Jeff Zhang said.
The DAMO geographical footprint will span California, Europe, US, Middle East, Australia, Japan and India. This is truely a global competitive playing field.
Measuring or developing KPIs must become a business imperative. Gartner recently articulated this at their annual Symposium, in front if 7500 CIOS:
“Digital KPIs will become your enterprise compass, built into the performance objectives of every leader in the organisation. These digital KPIs must measure leading, not lagging, indicators,” Sondergaard said. “The large ecosystem players measure themselves by the number of registered partners in their ecosystem. You might measure how many ecosystems you participate in, and the conversion rates in each. Digital allows for deeper, outcome-driven measures, and they apply to all industries.”