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Digital Innovation Management

ahmedkamel100 (at) gmail (dot) com

Abstract:

The presentation shows how “Digital Innovation” remains Human civilization’s ultimate ambition to measure and exploit its analog Universe knowledge sources.

It illustrates how the pioneering academic work in the fields of Electrical / Computer Engineering R&D labs and economics theorists proposing innovation for the first time as an alternative model gave birth to Digital Innovation.

The academic R&D work was mainly centered around the “DATA” theoretical foundation found in the end famous “ Data-information- Knowledge “pyramid.

With the invention of the 1st Integrated Circuit microprocessor, Intel’s famous 8088 made it practically possible to convert the universe’ s analog Knowledge resources to the digital “ Data”.

For the first time, Digital Innovation migrated outside academia’s premises to initiate a whole new and promising industry and economy, the digital economy.

Today, after 40+ years of extensive continuing work on both the Data and Information layers by the Communications and Information technology ( ICT) equipments’ vendors and services providers, the different end users recognized the strategic competitive capabilities and values ICT can bring to their day to day business and corporate survival in a digital economy the least described; dynamic, highly paced innovative where many startups grew to disrupt the legacy companies and organization,

Some Examples of those disruptive startups during this 40 years time period, there impacts and Important contribution to today’s National Domestic products and global economy will be given

Finally, end uses enterprises recognized and adopted Digital Innovation also termed “ Digital Transformation “ as a strategic means to support them in aligning their corporate objectives e.g. increasing market share or corporate profit with its capabilities to survive the digital economy’s severe competition

Digital Innovation turned into an organized and controlled process joined with lifecycle and milestones, measured by KPIs, governed and controlled by organizational committees and capabilities while working in close support with other practices like Portfolio Management especially in big sized organizations

The presentation will highlight some of those Digital Innovation approaches and examples from today’s digital economy, and capabilities control during the Innovation Roadmap, utilizing groupware tools like the Innosurvey ( TM) and the Wheel of Innovation technique.

Technically, new promising technologies , driven by either software like AI and Machine Learning or new systems like IoT, 5G, Robotics, or challenging Moore’s law will resume to enhance the ultimate objective the measurement and exploitation of our Analog Universe’s Knowledge sources this time however in a joint and collaborative approach between, end users , ICT vendors and service providers and academia.

 

Bio:

Ahmed is a senior telecommunications expert with more than 20 years of experience in the field of IT and Project Management.

After several years of experience in the IT and telecommunications sector having senior managerial roles for global companies such as Vodafone and national government entities, Ahmed started working as a Consultant to help organizations to increase their performance and become more innovative.

Prior experience includes successful completion and operation of the PMO corporate role and functions for UAE Armed Forces ICT Center of Excellence and was appointed as Project Management Subject Matter Expert.

Ahmed is since 2017 the founder of ICT Knowledge& Consultancy ( ICT K&C ) which aims to  serve the local and regional need in the Middle East for the Knowledge and Consultancy  especially with the new promising technologies like AI, Big Data, IoT, 5G by and the ambitious national Digital Transformation Programs like the e-Government in Dubai.