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Transform Technology Sourcing Strategy To Drive Digital Disruption

July 29, 2013

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New business models are emerging across various industries, underpinned by cutting edge technology. Industry leaders like Toyota Motor Corp. (with its connected vehicle solutions) and WellPoint (with its healthcare analytics based on IBM Watson) and new entrants like Airbnb (peer-to-peer hospitality) and Square (mobile payments) are breaking away from the competition through aggressive adoption of leading- and bleeding-edge technologies — from mobile to sensors to cloud to big data. However, today's disruption is heavily business-led, with sourcing taking a backseat or even finding itself circumvented in these deals. To drive digital disruption, sourcing executives must adopt a new philosophy focused on ecosystems, shared data and IP, and orchestration models. Through this new approach, sourcing can enable business disruption and take a lead in identifying and driving new supplier partnerships.

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Table of Contents

  • Engage With LOB Execs Who Want More Speed And Ownership Over Tech
  • Make Over Your IT Sourcing Philosophy Or Risk Getting Leapfrogged
  • Transform Sourcing Strategy To Drive Digital Disruption
  • WHAT IT MEANS

  • Optimizing Your Digital Strategy Requires Internal Partnerships
  • Supplemental Material

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