October 2021 Update

The annual competition of the Bio-Mix 2021 program took place on 13-September. It was held virtually with participants from all over the world. 5 innovative projects in the fields of biotech and biomedicine were presented, all were developed by the students during the year and all have great business potential.

August 2021 Update

Welcome to our 2021 August update, where we share our latest news and publications on Innovating innovating.

i8 Ventures is a boutique consultancy specializing in digital transformation leadership. For more info see i8.ventures.

Yours Sincerely,
Prof. Yesha Sivan and the team

Teva Bio-Mix 2021 reaches its final stage — The competition

Bio-Mix is a program created by Teva, in collaboration with i8 for Teva’s Bioinnovators Forum.

The Forum includes about 30 doctoral students who participate in leading research groups in Israel.

The program has a dual purpose: on one hand, to encourage business thinking as a complement to the scientific process and on the other hand, to position Teva as a natural partner for business initiatives in the eyes of the first target population (“participants”) and the second (facilitators, group leaders, and the wider community in Israel).

BioMix offers a rich annual program to develop the forum members’, professional and personal skills, via a monthly joint training session of the students and their supervisors. The students are given a unique opportunity to experience the process of turning an academic discovery into an innovative product with a clear business profile and understanding. The program’s highlight is the final competition where the forum students present their ideas and the process they went through over the course of the year.

i8 Ventures brings the business knowledge and experience to the project. It gives the forum members an opportunity to experience the initial steps of developing a business idea using the Blue Ocean model. Blue Ocean is a generative thinking strategy to generate a business model, based on the Blue Ocean Strategy Book by Renée Mauborgne and W. Chan Ki. The program will culminate with the students presenting their initiatives to an industry forum that is representative of the Bio Ecosystem.

The first program began in 2020 and reached its completion with great success. It was only natural to continue the collaboration between Teva and i8 Ventures to the next year.

Bio-Mix 2021 was launched with 33 students from leading universities in Israel who were carefully chosen for suitability in the program. The program was gradual and included several events, workshops and offline trainings in collaboration with the i8 team. The final competition will take place on September 13th and the excitement towards this important and prestigious event is at its peek.

Stay tuned! A full report of the final competition and the winners will be published in the next update.

Where we are heading? The focus for Q4 2021

 

i8 Ventures’ focus for Q4 2021 will serve its strategic plan for 2022 onwards. Three main endeavors with clear growth targets :

DigitalRosh  where we support digital leaders 

DigitalRosh is a professional community Life Long Learning platform catering to digital leaders in Israel and abroad. DigitalRosh is sponsored by i8 Ventures and Accenture and maintains an academic partnership with the Technion as part of the efforts to strengthen digital and innovation skills within organizations. As befits an era of change, we are always moving forward  — meaning that our English site is for now in beta.
More about DigitalRosh

i8 Digital Where we work with leading organizations to support their transformation efforts…

i8 Ventures specializes in digital transformation leadership. We help organizations innovate by streamlining business processes along the value chain, utilizing emerging technologies to re-calibrate business strategies and building a robust digital culture.

With decades of experience guiding companies and government agencies through their digital journeys we offer, like the Tibetan Sherpas, to help organizations navigate and carry some of the load along the challenging process of digital transformation.
More about i8.digital

Orange Bike Mind workshop where we teach you how to ride a special kind of a bike, the bike of the mind. 

Professor Yesha Sivan explains, shares, and then trains you to be more effective in your cognitive abilities, in three states typical to the age of innovation: to Improve your management of day to day tasks, to deal with stress that arises from work, life, and family and how to separate the noise from the real opportunities.
More about Orange Bike Mind (OBM)

Preparing for growth – i8V new offices  

A month ago i8 Ventures moved to its new offices in the “Ha’Arbaa Towers” (pair of towers 34 and 38 stories high) located at the heart of the trendy business area around Sarona.

The business environment follows the innovative “Near By” concept that places the full range of financial, operational, social and services, as close as possible to the place of business, and allows complete instant accessibility.

The towers are a landmark in the concept of commercial real estate of the future and combine spectacular and innovative architectural design from the school of the architect Moshe Tzur.

Both the location and size of the new office allow i8 Venture to expand it’s endeavors, and the DigitalRosh LLL platform in particular.

If you happen to be in the neighborhood, give us a call…

DigitalRosh is growing – We are hiring 2 new positions

DigitalRosh is getting ready for growth planned for 2022, and we are hiring! The additional team members will strengthen our execution capacity and will enable us accelerate faster.

Currently we are looking to add two new positions:

Marketing & Operation associate

Technical Product Management associate

Know someone who might be a fit? Please don’t hesitate to share our positions with them!

From our vault – Mr. Jacob Eilon hosts Prof. Dan Shechtman in the i8V studio for a conversation on Innovation  

November 2020 Update

Welcome to our 2020 November update, where we share our latest news and publications on Innovating innovating.

i8 Ventures is a boutique consultancy specializing in digital transformation leadership. For more info see i8.ventures.

Yours Sincerely,
Prof. Yesha Sivan and the team

Digital Mindset Live event recording
Magnus Falk, VP at Zoom, talks about Zoom and the future of the workplace

Last month, Digital Mindset held an event with Zoom where we met Magnus Falk, VP at Zoom, who joined us live from London.

Magnus presented the future of Zoom’s product offerings, and how they are deeply intertwined with the future of the workplace.

Developing innovation skills in Israel’s Bio-Tech sector
Teva Pharmaceuticals Bio-Mix 2020: Annual National BioInnovators Forum Competition, hosted by i8 Ventures

i8 Ventures hosted the annual 2020 Bio-Mix event and competition by the National Forum for BioInnovators by Teva.

Bio-Mix-2020 featured Israel’s up-and-coming top researchers, who presented their innovative ventures. The winner was “The Digital Ear”, a venture by students at Tel Aviv University who developed a way to digitally treat hearing problems.

Read more about the event in Calcalistech

Prof. Sivan’s lecture at Applied Materials
The 6 digital transformations that every manager should master

At the beginning of November, Prof. Yesha Sivan presented to Applied Materials’ managers “The 6 Transformations You Need to Master.”

Prof. Sivan focused on 6 digital transformations, divided into internal and external, that each and every manager in the digital age should master and understand. These transformations are the key to managing the synergy between digital technologies and business strategy.

Digital Mindset: The Home Of Digital Leaders in Israel by i8 Ventures & Accenture
Now you can read about Digital Mindset in English

“Digital Mindset | Digitalrosh.com | הראש הדיגיטלי” is a professional community platform catering to digital leaders at the executive level.
Want to know more about the community? We built a new “About” page in English! We invite you to check it out on Digital Mindset’s website and learn more about us.

Prof. Sivan’s Presents the 3NN Model
The Three New Normals (3NN) Model was presented to students at the University of Saint Galen

During November, i8 Ventures’ CEO, Prof. Yesha Sivan presented The 3NN Model, which he developed, to the University of Saint Galen. The model provides a way to understand, mitigate and hopefully thrive during COVID-19.

October 2020 Update

Welcome to our 2020 October update, where we share our latest news and publications on Innovating innovating.

i8 Ventures is a boutique consultancy specializing in digital transformation leadership. For more info see i8.ventures.

Yours Sincerely,
Prof. Yesha Sivan and the team

Developing innovation skills in Israel’s Bio-Tech sector
Teva Pharmaceuticals Bio-Mix 2020: Annual Bio-Innovators Competition, hosted by i8 Ventures on 05-Nov-2020 (Open Event)

i8 Ventures is pleased to invite you to the annual 2020 BioInnovators BIO-MIX event and competition on Thursday, November 5th, 17:00-19:30 IL time (10:00 AM EST). The event will be in English.

Bio-Mix-2020 will feature Israel’s up-and-coming top researchers, that will present their innovative ventures. This is the culmination of a year-long effort to enhance young scientists’ innovation and business capabilities as part of the National Forum for Bioinnovators by Teva.

Paper proposing an organizational model to deal with COVID-19
The Three New Normals (3NN model), published in The Cutter Consortium (Arthur D. Little)

The 3NN model, developed by Prof. Yesha Sivan, provides a mental framework for organizations managing the crisis brought on by the COVID-19 black swan. The model describes A) what (three new normals), B) when (three-time scales), C) how (three methods of coping), and D) for whom (three levels of influence).

The model provides a way to understand, mitigate, and hopefully thrive during COVID-19.

Digital Mindset: New community platform by i8 Ventures & Accenture
The Home Of Digital Leaders in Israel

“Digital Mindset | Digitalrosh.com | הראש הדיגיטלי” is a professional community platform catering to digital leaders at the executive level.

Digital Mindset is sponsored by the companies i8 Ventures and Accenture as part of our efforts to strengthen digital and innovation leadership skills within Israeli organizations.

Digital Mindset LIVE:

As part of our community, we present a weekly program (via zoom webinar), “Digital Mindset LIVE,” hosted by Jacob Eilon.

In the program, which lasts two hours, we host leaders who present a unique angle to the topic of digital leadership, and then answer questions from the host and audience. (Of course, questions and answers are moderated and within the context of a closed forum only). The format allows for in-depth discussion at a high professional level.

Guests have included: Dani Shavit, CEO of Lubinski Group, Brigadier General Ziv Avtalyon, Head of Digital transformation in the IDF, Itzik Abercohen, CEO of Supersol, the largest supermarket chain in Israel, Yoav Chelouche, Founder and Partner at Aviv Capital Ventures, Yoav Aziz, VP Growth at Yotpo and more.

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Next Digital Mindset Live event
Magnus Falk from Zoom – Open Event on Tuesday October 27th, 6:00 PM IL Time

Our next live event will be open to the public for free:
We will meet Magnus Falk, Tech Lead at Zoom, who will present the future of Zoom’s product offerings, and how they are deeply intertwined with the future of the workplace.

The event will be in English.

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Work opportunity at i8 Ventures
We are hiring – Come and work with us

We are seeking a Senior Digital Transformation Consultant that will take on a senior role for our projects with industry leaders in Israel.

If you’re interested or you know someone who may be interested, we are waiting to hear from you.

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March 2020 Update

Welcome to our March 2020 update, where we share our latest publications on Innovating innovating.

i8 Ventures is a boutique consultancy specializing in digital transformation leadership. 

Yours Sincerely,
Prof. Yesha Sivan and the team

Innovating Innovating
Corona-Busting: Top 10 Tips for Video Conferencing Etiquette

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As a secondary consequence of the Coronavirus, we now find ourselves in the largest mass experiment ever conducted on the digital workspace. Business must go on and meetings must be held, this time remotely — there is simply no choice. But how should we behave?

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Leadership
Professor Yesha Sivan to Present at IDF Digital Transformation Conference

The Association for the IDF C4I corps, in collaboration with the Bureau of Information Technologies in Israel and the Organization of Communications Systems Consultants (AIMT) are holding a series of meetings on contemporary communication topics, designed for the technological community in Israel.

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City Level Innovation
i8 Presentation at 2020 Jerusalem Municipality Conference

Prof. Sivan to give a lecture about the “Digital Era – Risks & Opportunities in the Changing Role of Auditing” at the annual Conference of the Audit Department of the Municipality of Jerusalem (Hebrew).

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Digital Mindset
Thank You to All Our Partners, Speakers, and Attendees! Stay Tuned

The Digital Mindset Conference lead by i8 Ventures and Accenture Israel was a huge success!
Some of the content from the conference will soon be available on the Digital Rosh website. Stay Tuned for more…

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Case Study
The Year of the Rat: Digital Quantum Leap (Video)

2020 in the traditional Chinese calendar is the year of the rat – or more precisely, the year of the metal rat. To extrapolate, let’s call it the year of the digital rat.

What lesson does the digital rat have for making a quantum leap?

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November 2019 Update

Welcome to our November 2019 update, where we share our latest publications on Innovating innovating.

i8 Ventures is a boutique consultancy specializing in digital transformation leadership. 

Yours Sincerely,
Prof. Yesha Sivan and the team

Innovating Innovating
MK Nir Barkat; Investor, Former Mayor of Jerusalem

In this video, Nir Barkat, Member of Knesset and Former Mayor of Jerusalem talks leading innovation both in public office and as a private entrepreneur.

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Leadership
New Digital Leadership Course, Led by Professor Yesha Sivan at Tel Aviv University Lahav School of Executive Education (Feb-April 2020)

Pre-Registration has begun! Explore the intersection between business strategy and advanced technologies – and learn the skills necessary to manage and lead digital transformation in your organization. Course begins February 2020.

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i8 Research
Moving From Digital 1.0 to 2.0; Know the Difference Between “Regular” and 21st Century Digital

Digital 1.0 means your organization has an ERP, CRM, and CMS. These are good things, but don’t rest on your laurels. Digital 2.0 is already here, and the time for a new digital transformation is now.

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Digital Strategy
More Innovation Calls for Much More Digital Infrastructure

To survive, companies must increase innovative output; and the key to innovative output is digital infrastructure.

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Case Study
Innovation is Not an Accident – How China Turned Into a Tech Superpower (Book Review of Tech Titans of China)

Are you on Tik Tok? Did Mark Zuckerberg miss the biggest trend in social? Has your friend told you to buy Pinduoduo stock? This is for you. For the last few decades, China has been known as a source of cheap imitation goods. Today, that’s changing — and fast. Learn how China turned into one of the world’s innovation superpowers, and what it could mean for your organization.

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September 2019 Update

Welcome to our 2019 September update, where we share our latest publications on Innovating innovating.

i8 Ventures is a boutique consultancy specializing in digital transformation. 

Yours Sincerely,
Prof. Yesha Sivan and the team

Innovating Innovating
Chemi Peres, Co- Founder of Pitango Venture Capital

In this video, Chemi Peres talks venture capital success, innovation’s role in competition, and the value of human capital in entrepreneurship.

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i8 Research
The Top 10 Risks of Digital Transformation

To succeed in your digital transformation journey, you need to know the common ten risks and how to mitigate them. From i8 Venture’s latest publication, “Doing Digital.”

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Leadership
Orange Bike Mindfulness (OBM) Coming Soon to a Hotel Near You

Joseph Fischer, CEO of Vision Hospitality & Travel, discusses his experiences at an OBM workshop, and how mindfulness can be a useful tool for the hospitality and lodging industry.

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External Research
When Your Employees Refuse to be Eaten by Software

What do you do when you want to integrate a technology into your business, but your employees push back? Uber may provide the answer.

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Case Study
The Ferrari Pit Stop and the Value of Shared Goals

Watch: A Ferrari pit stop team needs only 2.5 seconds to change four tires. What’s their secret? Learn how “goal hierarchies” can make your team run like them.

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June 2019 Update

Welcome to our 2019 June update, where we share our latest publications on Innovating innovating.

i8 Ventures is a boutique consultancy specializing in digital transformation. 

Yours Sincerely,
Prof. Yesha Sivan and the team[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Innovation
Innovating innovating = running a race car while re-designing the engine and replacing it, at the same time (video)

In this video, Prof. Yesha Sivan explains what “Innovating innovating” is about. Innovation is more than just creativity or ideas; it is the realizations of these ideas into solutions that create value.

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i8 Research
Agilifying Your Digital Business: Published by the Cutter Consortium

“Agile” has become a strategic issue. Our article recommends 6 steps to consider when transforming into an agile organization.

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Leadership
Orange Bike Mind (OBM) Workshop - 28 July 2019. Collaborating with PAI (the Israeli community for organizational change and development)

Our 4 hour leadership workshop is designed to “install” mindfulness – a quality practiced by leading firms like Google & McKinsey. This “wise intervention” workshop will teach you the 3 qualities of 21st century leaders: Focus, Openness & Control.

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External Research
Prevent Turf Wars By Selecting One Digital Leader

Who should lead the digital effort?

  • A new senior executive position: CDO (Chief Digital Officer)?
  • Assign VP Digital to an executive, on top of the regular duties? Board Member?
  • Should the CEO take charge of the Digital Efforts?

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Case Study
Gogoro - a One Billion Dollar Unicorn From Taiwan That Wants To Be The Tesla of Scooters

Taiwan’s 1st Billion Dollar Start-up is revolutionizing the scooter industry the way Tesla revolutionized the car industry. Gogoro recently rolled out their Gogoro 2 Smartscooter, and it’s really smart.

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January 2018 Update

Welcome to our 2018 January update, where we share our latest News on Innovating innovating.

i8 Ventures is a boutique consultancy specializing in digital transformation. 

Yours Sincerely,
Prof. Yesha Sivan and the team

What is Innovating innovating?

Simply put, Innovating innovating is developing strategies to kick start innovative processes within an organization.

The organizational challenge

Your challenge – Manage Change

  • In a fast changing digital world, organizations must understand, setup, and adapt their business strategy.
  • Mitigate risks and capture the opportunities.
  • Bottom line: actively manage the change.

The individual challenge

Your Challenge – Lead Change

  • Managers deal with the current; leaders deal with the future.
  • Digital leaders juggle both threats and opportunities – at scale.
  • Bottom line: enhance your digital leadership skills, both at the strategic and tactical levels.

i8 Approach – Your Digital Journey Sherpa

  • Tibetan Sherpas help mountain climbers navigate and carry some load. Similarly, i8 Ventures helps organizations navigate their digital journey as well as hands-on-executes various projects.
  • We have developed a unique 4-stage methodology: kickoff, launch, setup and operate. The i8 methodology provides the required guidance and clarity how to succeed in the digital journey.
  • Next step: Contact us or visit our blog.

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