Category: Digital Transformation

Why Visit Silicon Valley To Discover How To Reinvent Your Company For The Digital World

С-level executives from leading organizations in Brazil, Colombia, India and Peru came to Silicon Valley and found innovative ways to reimagine portions of their existing businesses by embracing digital transformation during our most recent Leading Digital Transformation immersion program. In August the team here at Silicon Valley Innovation Center welcomed a cohort of executives to our 3rd Leading Digital Transformation innovation immersion program. The senior executives hailed from companies including Morpho, a global leader in security and identity verification, Vizitech Solutions, a software solutions provider, Amdocs, a multinational software provider for media and communications companies, Change Americas, a change management ... Read more

Did you know that there is no city called Silicon Valley?

I wonder how many of you can remember the famous song of the German rock band Scorpions, Wind of Change, from the 90’s? It was released in January 1991 and became a worldwide hit topping the charts in Germany, Europe, the United States and United Kingdom. Now, who would have guessed that the video for “Wind of Change” would be viewed more than 380 million times on YouTube as of April 2017? Well if Scorpion’s Klaus Meine knew about the 4th industrial revolution, the never stopping new waves of technologies transforming multiple industries and products like You Tube, have no ... Read more

Digital Transformation. How to Build a Culture of Change

  By the end of 2017, two-thirds of the CEOs of Global 2000 companies will have digital transformation at the center of their corporate strategy- IDC FutureScape 85% of enterprise decision-makers say they have a time frame of two years to make significant inroads into digital transformation or they will suffer financially and fall behind their competitors PWC 88% of companies report they are undergoing digital transformation – Altimeter Group Most companies are going through digital change, and they don’t even know about it. And the biggest challenge for them is going to be developing new business models and strategies ... Read more

How Can Big Companies Innovate? Turning Disruption Threats into Innovation Opportunities

By Andrey Kunov, CEO, Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) Uber, Didi Chuxing, Airbnb, Dropbox, SpaceX, Uber, Spotify… the list is endless but what do all of them have in common? Each one of them is a startup and each one has disrupted an entire industry. Be it hospitality, auto, music or aeronautics, no one has been spared. So what is the antidote to this disruptive trend? – M&A or R&D?  What’s the action plan? In this blog , we’ll look at the emerging practice of start-up engagement as a corporate innovation strategy to help established companies uncover growth opportunities behind ... Read more

Google’s Artificial Intelligence Just Made Computers More Human

  In this era of Fourth Industrial Revolution we all know the world is changing at a pace we never imagined. Self driving cars and humanoids are no longer science fiction. In fact, Silicon Valley startups like CloudMinds have a vision, that by 2025 helpful humanoid robots will be affordable for the average household. When it comes to intelligence, the benchmarks are human beings. However with the advent of AI based technologies, more and more innovations are being made to replicate or surpass human-like intelligence. Here is an article on the latest feat by Google’s DeepMinds – computers that can ... Read more

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Here. Is Your Business Ready?

  By Andy Zhulenev This is the first part of the SVIC original series to discover the technology breakthroughs that go beyond automation of manufacturing and digitization of information. The global economy is undergoing massive disruption. This “Fourth Industrial Revolution” brings us a world of cyber-physical systems, characterized by the merging of physical, digital, and biological realms in profound ways. Artificial intelligence (AI) serves as the primary catalyst of this transformation. Thus, companies need a deep understanding of technological trends. And any organization that aims to succeed in this new era of continuously accelerating change will need to significantly adjust ... Read more

How To Turn AI Into Business Value: 5 Takeaways

2016 saw Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology transforming industries, reinventing business processes and reimagining business models. We’ve seen major advancements in driverless technology, voice recognition, and deep learning. However, its application is still a grey area for many businesses. On April 27th, 2017, Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) hosted an AI Executive Briefing, a first in their Executive Briefing Series, in San Mateo, California. The focus of this event was on Turning Artificial Intelligence Into Business Value This full day event featured presentations from CEOs and CTOs of top 20 disruptive startups and innovative companies in Artificial Intelligence technology who briefed ... Read more

Silicon Valley Innovation Center – Newsletter- April Edition 

Did you know that 72% CEOs believe that the next 3 years will be more critical for their industry than the last 50 years? Did you know that companies today are 460% more likely to fail within the next 5 years? All due to the incredible advancements of breakthrough technologies, from AI to VR, etc. At Silicon Valley Innovation Center, we help busy executives like yourself distinguish the fads from the truly transformative technologies so that you stay attuned to the latest opportunities. From the SVIC Blog: Our VP of Corporate Innovation, Andy Zhulenev, shares what the coming Fourth Industrial ... Read more

Silicon Valley Innovation Center Announces AI Executive Briefing

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology transforms industries, reinvents business processes and forces business models to be reimagined, executives who would like to understand the commercial implications and practical applications of AI are invited to attend the latest executive briefing from the Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC). The one day briefing will give delegates the cutting-edge insights they need to prepare for AI and stay ahead of the pack when it comes to identifying and reacting to current and upcoming trends.  With a roster of AI leaders, innovators and experts among the keynote speaker line up as well as almost two ... Read more

Silicon Valley Innovation Center – Newsletter- March Edition 

From Digital Transformation to the Global Startup Revolution and Top Technology Trends in 2017, we bring to you the latest in the field of Innovation. Read these exclusive articles to know what’s shaping businesses across industries: The Case for Digital Reinvention, McKinsey Quarterly article on Digital Transformation Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2017, a report on the ‘Global Startup Revolution Top Technology Trends to Pay Attention To in 2017, SVIC Blog article on the future of Innovation Upcoming Programs: Navigating FinTech Disruption Executive Program How To Turn AI Into Business Value. Executive Briefing Leading Digital Transformation Executive Program Leading Digital Transformation, ... Read more