I have been hard on IBM recently but need to credit it for its Global Innovation Outlook (GIO) Report which I saw courtesy of Sadagopan.
"In 2005 and 2006, the GIO 2.0 gathered 248 thought leaders from nearly three dozen countries and regions, representing 178 organizations across four continents for 15 “deep dive” sessions to discuss three focus areas and the emerging trends, challenges and opportunities that affect business and society:
- The future of the enterprise
- Energy and the environment
- Transportation and mobility"
Lots of neat insights in each of those areas.
In 2004, IBM had released GIO 1.0 which had covered
- The future of healthcare
- The relationship between government and its citizens
- The intersection of work and life."
The GIO 2.0 is a nice summary of the opportunities for innovation in technology, process, networks, everything. IBM's Irving Wladawsky-Berger blogs about it here.
My question for IBM - how are enterprises going to fund innovation? Today my advice is it has to come out of utility spend enterprises make with IBM, EDS, Oracle etc. Does IBM have alternative funding advice or is it going to slash its utility pricing?