Hi! Many CXO's are seeing the value of collaborating! It's interesting to see the value of aligning customers, the enterprise and suppliers. How many organizations have truely adopted this model? What are the opportunities of increasing revenues when the muscle of the an entire ecosystem is working together around customer driven goals and objectives?
Today, the business and IT platform's are ready via the internet, Web 2.0, SAP solutions, business process management expertise, etc.. It's interesting to see business case examples when you look at the winners and losers in the marketplace. Often, the "winners" leverage this model while the "losers" are being bought out by the winners or running into trouble!
What we can deliver around Business Network Transformation ("BNT") in 2009 is very much different then what was available 3...or 5 or 10 years ago! There are many opportunities for business and academic leaders to consider!
For University's business, computer science, IT and related schools who teach these best practices there is a great opportunity to prepare students for the current (and future) global and regional job market (& their careers!). Clearly professionals who understand a combination of business and IT are much more valuable then those who understand only one or the other.
Question: Do you teach "BNT" in your classrooms? Perhaps you call it something else (like business solution architecture)?
Are you seeing customer case studies or thought leadership? Here's a few examples...
Geoffrey Moore is one thought leader you might remember! He wrote the acclaimed book, "Crossing the Chasm" which still reads well even after all these years!
In the prior URL check out...
How Business Networks Are Evolving Today
by Philip Lay and Geoffrey Moore
Innovating and Creating Value in Your Business Network
by Dr. Henry Chesbrough, adjunct professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution
by Dr. Robert S. Kaplan, professor, Harvard Business School
Listen to Dr. Robert S. Kaplan, a widely-known visionary whose Balanced Scorecard concept is used by more than half of Fortune 500 companies, as he discusses how organizations can close the loop between strategy and execution.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and insights on how these business network practices can achieve results and become a game changer for professsors/lecturers, stuents, and business around the world!
Edited by: Richard Blumberg on Feb 26, 2009 9:35 PM
As a student at the Erasmus University; Rotterdam School of Management I have seen interesting research on the subject business network transformation and business networks. Take a look at the website of "Smart Business Network Initiative", you will find some interesting books and articles including contact information of my professor E. van Heck and prof. P Vervest.