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06-Apr-2020: Prof. Sivan presents post-COVID19 Three New Normals model (3NN) at the National Forum for Bioinnovators by Teva

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries invited Prof. Sivan to present the 3 phases of the new normal (3NN) to the national professional community of bioinnovators exploring the Corona age.

Also presented Prof. Michael Zhang from The Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School and Dr. Dorit Shweiki from The Academic College of Tel-Aviv, Yaffo.

Date: Monday, April 6, 2020, by Zoom.

The 3NN framework (three new normals) by Prof. Sivan is also presented in his paper published in the Journal for Virtual Worlds Research (The JVWR), on the issue “The Dark Side of Virtual Worlds.” It details the mental challenge of the COVID-19 black swan and provides a strategic direction. Using the framework, and based on individual internal risk appetite and external market conditions, one should estimate the relative time each New Normal will take. Read more here.

From the talk…

“I have followed the then called Wuhan Virus since the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) site listed less than 20 fatalities. The rise in numbers, together with my direct communication with Wuhan residents – reprogrammed my brain and gave me time to change. Still, I am not sure that my response, while being defensive (e.g., selling stocks), and offensive (e.g., re-aligning my business to 100% virtual) – created enough difference. How to react in such situations is a mental challenge that calls for readjustment of the “operating system.””

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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The Year of the Rat: Digital Quantum Leap

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.

Consider the video below:

Rats run through mazes to find cheese. However, running through a maze takes time. There are dead ends. There are obstacles. By the time you find your way to the cheese, perhaps some other, more innovative rat has already found it and ate your share.

In their day-to-day operations, companies are often resemble a maze. That is, the operations of a company actually work hinder innovation, whether it’s inefficient corporate structure, middle management, burdensome protocols, or more typically in our experience, poor digital infrastructure. If a company does not have the resources to innovate at scale, they will fall behind and miss out on the cheese.  

When working with companies, we guide them in expanding their digital infrastructure to allow for a higher rate of innovation (see our article  more innovation calls for more infrastructure). 

Once the infrastructure is in place, the digital culture that takes hold is what will allow a company to make the necessary leaps and avoid the maze, like the rat in the video.

We are in the age of Innovating innovating, where companies must spend less time on implementation and more time on innovation. As the new decade dawns, we see this trend as only accelerating. 

That is the difference between a leap and a quantum leap. When speed is the critical element, small, incrimental jumps are not enough to keep pace.

Rat’s have been running through lab mazes for at least 150 years.  But at least one rat has noticed that it’s time for a change. And you can be sure he’ll be the one to get the cheese. 

Wishing all our Clients and Readers a Happy New Year.

Professor Yesha Sivan To Speak at Annual Kibbutz Industries Association Event (Hebrew)

Join us at the annual  Kibbutz Industries Association event “From Yesterday to Tomorrow,”  where Professor Yesha Sivan, CEO of i8 Ventures, will present on the subject of “The digital journey – A Case Study.” Please see registration details by downloading the brochure.

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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