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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 [...]

When Your Employees Refuse to be Eaten by Software

“Software is eating the world” is the pictorial representation of digital transformation. But what happens when your employees refuse to be eaten? For […]

Watch: Chemi Peres on Innovating Innovating

Chemi Peres and Yaakov Eilon talk venture capital success, innovation's role in competition, and the value of human capital in entrepreneurship. Featured on [...]

The Top 10 Risks of Digital Transformation

It’s well known that a digital transformation can save a business --  but digital journeys are mountain climbs, not morning commutes. That means [...]

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

Consider the Ferrari video above, and notice what can be achieved in 2.5 seconds: Stabilization of the vehicle, tire changes, part replacements, and […]

Exploitation versus Exploration: Know the difference and master both types of innovation

Charles O’Reilly and Michael Tushman’s Lead and Disrupt: How to Solve the Innovator’s Dilemma, published in 2016, maps two types of innovation: Exploitation: […]

Five platforms supporting innovation (including a full draft chapter)

In this post, we present the five types of digital platforms that support innovation. Let’s first define the term platform as a cluster […]

28 July 2019, Ramat-Gan, Israel: Orange Bike Mind (OBM) workshop with PAI (the Israeli community for organizational change and development)

i8.venture and PAI (The Israeli community for Organizational change and development) are collaborating to offer a unique Orange Bike Mind Workshop on 28 […]

Prevent turf wars by selecting one digital leader

Due to both the “strategic importance” and the “organizational challenge” of the digital transformation process, a procedural question naturally arises: Who should lead […]

Innovating innovating: Nobel Prize laureate Prof. Dan Shechtman reflects on his journey in an interview with News Anchorman Jacob Eilon

Prof. Shechtman is the Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, an Associate of the US […]

06-Jun-2019 Haifa, Israel: Prof. Sivan on Data Science – THE Career of the Future

As part of the campaign for the new B.Sc. program in Haifa University, on Data Sciences, led by Prof. Mor Peleg, (who recently […]

Prof. Sivan in a Globes interview: “Taxpayers do not enjoy the Army’s added value”

Link to the original interview in Hebrew https://www.globes.co.il/news/article.aspx?did=1001285058 Reporter: Omri Zerachovitz / Globes news Date: 11- May-19 Prof. Yesha Sivan, innovating expert, describes […]

Orange Bike Mind (OBM): The leadership tool for the 21st-century

The Orange Bike Mind will give you focus, openness, and control – the qualities needed for the 21st century. There are many distinctions […]

The key challenge of the Digital Leader — Balance HIGH-END strategy with LOW-END Bits and Bytes

Organizations must understand the evolving digital galaxy and prepare to operate in it. The digital age offers an abundance of business opportunities and […]

[Hebrew] Digital Maturity (Ch 12) – Free Download

An excerpt from the book “Doing Digital” (Hebrew) Most organizations have embarked, this way or another, on a journey to transform themselves into […]

Mindfulness Leadership – Orange Bike Mind Workshop – Online Course is live.

We are very excited to announce that the “Orange Bike Mind Workshop” public BETA is live! … and we’re experimenting until the end […]

Are You Ready For the Vampires of Your Industry?

“Value Vampires” sounds quite frightening!! As a matter of fact, there is a good reason to be frightened of them. This is the […]

Carlsberg and Copenhagen Business School Crowdsource Innovation

Innovation is a must, and most companies recognize this need. The challenge is the source of new and fresh innovations. Many companies believe that […]

Now, New, Next: Innovating the Way Organizations Innovate. Why McKinsey’s 3 Horizons Model of Innovation No Longer Applies

“The pace of change has never been this fast, yet it will never be this slow again” – what a great line from […]

The Age of IoTrees – Israeli Startup SeeTree Uses AI and Drones to Digitally Transform the Farm

Agriculture is one of the most interesting sectors regarding digital transformation. Our perception, which proved to be wrong, is that digital technologies are […]

2019 Survey – Big Data & AI are Center Stage for Competitive Advantage: NewVantage Partners Big Data and AI Executive Survey 2019

NVP (NewVantage Partners), a strategic consulting company focused on data-driven business innovation, has published its 2019 survey on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. […]

Disruptive Innovation Can be an Opportunity and not Just a Disaster: Case Study: Fujifillm Vs. Kodak

According to Yuichi Itabashi, GM of Fujifilm’s e-Strategy Management Office (Jan 2019 Interview). Fujifilm is a living example that disruptive innovation can be […]

Prof. Yeasha Sivan and Prof. Michael Zhang, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong Interview Was Selected as One of the Business School Top 10 Articles

An Interview with Prof. Michael Zhang and Prof. Yesha Sivan on Agility was selected by China Business Knowledge at the Chinese Univesity of Hong Kong […]

Small is Beautiful – How Digital Transformed Scale Advantage into Unscale Advantage

How Digital Technologies transformed the Economies of Scale to Economies of Unscale A new and interesting article written by Taneja and Maney and […]

“The Digital Transformation Should Start from the Top” say Prof. Yesha Sivan and Raz Heiferman from i8 Ventures in their The Marker Article

The Marker magazine published the new article (Hebrew) by Prof. Sivan and Raz Heiferman. The December 2018 edition of the magazine is titled […]

The Four Forces Framework for Agilification: Prof. Yesha Sivan and Raz Heiferman from i8 Ventures on the New Framework

Gone are the days that an organization could plan for sustainable competitive advantage and build a five-year (or even three-year) strategic plan. The business […]

Gogoro – a One Billion Dollar Unicorn from Taiwan that Wants to Be the Tesla of Scooters

You have, probably, never heard on Gogoro. One of Taiwan’s most exciting and innovative startups and the first unicorn (over 1 BN$ market […]

MIT’s Researchers Weill and Woerner Published a New Book “What’s Your Digital Business Model?”

On May 2018, an interesting new book was published on the exciting topic of digital transformation: “What’s Your Digital Business Model? Six Questions […]

“The 6 Transformations You Need to Master”: an Interview with Prof. Yesha Sivan for WalkMe

Prof. Yesha Sivan, the Founder and CEO of i8 Ventures, was interviewed by Amir Farhi, WalkMe VP of Strategic Development. WalkMe develops and […]

Digital Champions: A 2018 PWC Strategy& Research

Strategy&, the strategy division of PWC has published recently a new global study “Global Digital Operations Study 2018 – Digital Champions”. This new […]

“Doing Digital”: People&Computers Founder with Prof. Yesha Sivan and Raz Heiferman from i8 Ventures Talked on the 2018 e-Book

On Daily Maily’s Nov. 28, 2018 issue, a short article was published after Prof. Yesha Sivan and Raz Heiferman visited People & Computers […]

2018 Digital Summit Conference chaired by Prof. Yesha Sivan

The Yearly Conference of the Israeli Chamber of Information Technology On Nov. 7th the yearly and main conference of The Israeli Chamber of […]

“Agilifying Your Digital Business”: From i8 Ventures at Cutter Consortium (FREE Download)

We are happy to update that our new article “Agilifying You Digital Business – 6 Steps to Get Started” was published by Cutter […]

“Gone are the Days of Sustainable Competitive Advantage” says Raz Heiferman from i8 Ventures in an Interview for Vantiq

Raz Heiferman Interview on Agilification Vantiq’s Global Partners Summit was held at San Francisco on October 2018. Raz had the honor to give […]

Case Study: How China’s Wanda Group succeeded to merge physical with digital worlds

How Wanda Group, China’s largest shopping center network, succeeded to combine the physical and digital worlds and bring new value to its customers […]

MIT Researcher Dr. Westerman: You Need a Strategy for the Digital Era

Dr. George Westerman, a Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy, wrote an interesting article “Your Company Doesn’t […]

Digital Mastery Today: Companies Still Struggling with Digital Transformation

Why Companies are Struggling with Their Digital Transformation?  Revisiting MIT and Capgemini’s Research After 6 Years   Capgemini, the global consulting company, published […]

Who Should Lead the Digital Transformation: An Article by Boston University’s Prof. Kane

Prof. Gerald Kane, a professor of Information Systems at Boston College, published an interesting post in the MIT Sloan Management Review blog on August 2018. […]

“0 to 1 to 100” The magic of Israel-China venture relations

By Fang Ying, Senior Writer, China Business Knowledge @ CUHK Israel has always been dubbed the “Startup Nation”. With 140 scientists, technicians, and […]

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

Prof. Yesha Sivan the founder and CEO of i8 ventures (http://i8.ventures) – a business platform focusing on “Innovating innovating.” He is also a […]

Do we Need More or Less Government Input in the Venture Ecosystem?

GCV Symposium 2017 – London, May 23-24, 2017 Paul Morris, Chief Investment Officer, VC Unit, DIT (Department for International Trade) and Yesha Sivan, […]

2016 Book: Handbook on 3D3C Platforms by Prof. Yesha Sivan (Ed.)

Y. Sivan (Ed.) Handbook on 3D3C Platforms Applications and Tools for Three Dimensional Systems for Community, Creation, and Commerce Series: Progress in IS […]