Previous articles spotted technologies showing significant potential for value creation. But what industries should Technology leaders focus on and with what offering? On a broader level, what innovation portfolio should growth-minded CEO build if they want to capture a large share of the $1210 Bn at stake? These questions address the more fundamental issue of resource allocation in a time when new revenue opportunities…

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7 digital technologies to generate $1210 Bn in value by 2025


In previous articles, I indicated that digital technologies should create as much value as the Russian economy while showing, at the same time, the potential to transform every single production activity in Michael Porter’s value chain. Figuring out how value is distributed among technologies acts as a guide to setting investment priorities for multiple stakeholders: Shareholders may refer to a firm’s technology strategy in…

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$1210 Billion up for grabs: why should you care?


How should Senior Leader transform their organizations to capture the $1210 Billion in value? Should they consider changing their company’s business model, hire new talent or invest in specific set of technologies? To address these issues, I draw on conversations with C-level executives in addition to Goldman Sach’s equity research.

What are the most sizable market segments in the industrial internet space? Which sectors stand as the most promising? What use cases may turn out as most conducive to growth and profitability? What technologies should we invest in? These questions prove crucial to: Established digital players such as IBM, Accenture and Fujitsu, Startups-turned-multi-billion-dollar-corporations like Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon, Incumbent industrial companies looking to…

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Identifying the client


Although this may sound like a very simple question, a question that is so obvious that it should not be addressed, this is perhaps one of the most profound questions that any innovator has to deal with. Behind the word client they are many kinds of players: the end user, the payer, the consumer and a business partner. This is enough to be very…

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Invest in France – 2/2


Emmanuel Delaveau - General Partner - Partech Ventures

Why invest in France? This is a question I addressed with Emmanuel Delaveau, General Partner at Partech, a leading VC. I/ Invest in strong demand France is a country of choice for innovation and investment because of strong demand. In France, incumbent corporates have long minimized the impact of the Internet on traditional industries. Too many established corporates once believed that Facebook was only a…

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Invest in France – 1/2


Emmanuel Delaveau - Partech - Invest in France

Why should a large IT company decide to invest in France? This is a question that Emmanuel Delaveau, General Partner at Partech, a venture capital company based in Paris, Silicon Valley and Berlin, addressed in a recent presentation. In his view, France is a country of choice for innovation and investment for at least four reasons.   I/ Introducing Partech Partech is a transatlantic…