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APC Research

 

 

APC members foster and direct independent research on member-chosen topics, accessing actionable findings before release to non-APC audiences.


• The APC is the only IT industry program whose members shape independent research, choosing topics most relevant to them and interacting with researchers.


• The APC selects researchers affiliated with top global universities and research centers, including MIT, Harvard Business School, Oxford University, and IMD.


• APC research reports feature real-world case studies and applications, providing important actionable insights to share across members' organizations.


• APC members have access to researchers year-round to engage them with questions and projects.

    


 


2016 Research Includes:

Developing an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Chicago


Businesses such as Allstate and Boeing are working with universities and other members of an entrepreneurial ecosystem to jumpstart innovation in their companies. What is the role of the CIO in building new innovation ecosystems? (Lynda Applegate, Harvard Business School)


Ecosystem Leadership


Customers are increasingly demanding complex, integrated solutions. To deliver such solutions, firms must leverage a network of partners and individuals in their business ecosystems. Success requires building trust, sharing knowledge, and capturing value equitably. In addition, leadership skills are required for effectively managing such paradoxes as open collaboration strategies and closed strategies for profit and social good. (Michael Barrett, University of Cambridge)

 

Enterprise Internet of Everything

 

Future business projects that involve digital technology must be viewed through the lens of possibilities enabled by the Internet of Things. Leading-edge companies now leveraging such possibilities are gaining competitive advantage not only in their own industries, but in others as well. (Leland Pitt, Simon Fraser University)

 

Governance of Predictive Analytics and Business Intelligence Across the Firm

 

Proliferation of corporate analytics adoption across the enterprise increases challenges related to risks and lack of coordination. CIOs can learn from organizations that have created effective multi-level and cross-enterprise governance approaches. (Michael Goul, Arizona State University)

 

Leveraging Dispersed Knowledge Through Crowd Sourcing

 

Capitalizing on crowdsourcing requires generating the right crowd, acquiring information from members of the crowd, and assimilating information into internal organization processes. (Jan Kietzmann and Ian McCarthy, Simon Fraser University)

 

Relevance, not Personalization

 

Consumers don't want personalized messages; they want context relevant messages. How can organizations become more context relevant? (Michael Wade, IMD)

 

Silicon Valley IT

 

What is Silicon Valley and why does it matter? What makes Silicon Valley such an exceptional hothouse for innovative new businesses? What is Silicon Valley's special environment for CIOs and IT organizations? Running IT at the speed of Silicon Valley. (Allan Alter, Accenture Institute for High Performance)

 

 

2015 Research Includes:

Ambient Organization

 

Today's technologies provide possibilities and economic rationale for totally dismantling traditional organizations using shared services centers, independent profit centers, outsourcing, cloud sourcing, and crowdsourcing. New arrangements will create new demands on as well as opportunities for CIOs. (Niels Bjorn-Andersen, Copenhagen Business School)


Competing on Outcomes

 

Sensor data, smart machines, and analytics will enable companies to offer better and more specific results, just as more powerful systems, algorithms and storage made competing on analytics possible. To profit from an outcomes-focused approach to business, companies must rethink their strategies for their business functions and IT organizations. (Allan Alter and Jim Wilson, Accenture Institute for High Performance)

 

Digital Natives and Ubiquitous Information Systems

 

As digital natives increase their presence and importance in organizations and their roles as customers, CIOs must rethink assumptions about designing and use of digital technology. (Michael Myers, University of Auckland)


Ecosystem Leadership

 

Customers are increasingly demanding complex, integrated solutions. To deliver such solutions, firms must leverage a network of partners and individuals in their business ecosystems. Success requires building trust, sharing knowledge, and capturing value equitably. In addition, leadership skills are required for effectively managing such paradoxes as open collaboration strategies and closed strategies for profit and social good. (Michael Barrett, University of Cambridge)

 

Enterprise Internet of Everything

 

Future business projects that involve digital technology must be viewed through the lens of possibilities enabled by the Internet of Things. Leading-edge companies now leveraging such possibilities are gaining competitive advantage not only in their own industries, but in others as well. (John Maloney, Colabria)

 

Governance of Predictive Analytics Across the Firm

 

Proliferation of corporate analytics adoption across the enterprise increases challenges related to risks and lack of coordination. CIOs can learn from organizations that have created effective multi-level and cross-enterprise governance approaches. (Michael Goul, Arizona State University)

 

Harnessing the Power of Big Data and Predictive Analytics

 

Big data and predictive analytics projects often require changes to business models and roles. The "Podium Data: Harnessing the Power of Big Data Analytics" case study, created at the Harvard Business School for the APC, was explored with Lynda Applegate (Harvard Business School) and Podium's founders.

 

Human Cloud

 

Enterprise crowd sourcing allows buyers to access millions of workers very efficiently. A strategic roadmap for how CIOs can best use crowd sourcing will be presented. (Erran Carmel, The American University)

 

Innovation Contests

 

What are the drivers of successful innovation contests? How can contests identify and energize innovative employees and what are the characteristics of winning ideas? How can the instill a culture of innovation and collaboration? (Sam Ransbotham, Boston College, and George Westerman, MIT)

 

Leveraging Dispersed Knowledge Through Crowd Sourcing

 

Capitalizing on crowdsourcing requires generating the right crowd, acquiring information from members of the crowd, and assimilating information into internal organization processes. (Jan Kietzmann and Ian McCarthy, Simon Fraser University)

 

Masters of Change

 

Five cases of successful cultural change in APC member companies are described. Although the objectives differed in each change project, outstanding leadership was a critical success factor that emerged from each. Marshalling resources to solve a problem or seize an opportunity, the leaders had a laser focus on execution and the expertise to follow through to desired results despite challenges.

 

Mindfully Tapping into External Sources of Professional Talent

 

CIOs leverage external talent to augment staff to temporarily fill talent gaps and to permanently handle specific work activities. Strategies and tactics for reducing and addressing risks related to an internal/external staff mix are presented. (Robert Zmud, University of Oklahoma)

 

Relevance, not Personalization

 

Consumers don't want personalized messages; they want context relevant messages. How can organizations become more context relevant? (Michael Wade, IMD)

 

Selecting Digital Data Stream Winners

 

Given the myriad real-time digital data streams increasingly becoming available to the enterprise, how can you evaluate which data streams to harvest for business value? What IS capabilities must the enterprise have in order to identify potentially profitable data streams and fully leverage them? (Gabriele Picoli, Louisiana State University, and Federico Pigni, Grenoble Ecole de Management)

 

Strategic CIO

 

Based on interviews with more than 150 CIOs, business leaders and academic thought leaders, the research provides insight, success stories, and a step-by-step methodology to transform the IT organization into a strategic asset that drives customer value, increases revenue, and enhances shareholder wealth. (Phil Weinzimer)

 

 

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