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News Roundup: Five IP Challenges for the Digital Economy

By Ideas @ AppDirect / Oct 31, 2018

Digital Economy News Roundup 2

Here’s a selection of recent digital economy news from around the world that we’re talking about at AppDirect.

Five IP Challenges for the Digital Economy

Dr. Frank Tietze,, October 30, 2018

“In this fast-changing digital world, [manufacturers] face a fundamental problem: their power base is built on traditional business models and ideas that are in danger of becoming outdated and diminished.” Read more.

Want Digital Transformation? Encourage Continuous Learning For All Employees

Daniel Newman,, October 30, 2018

"When was the last time you went to a leadership development class? Or the last time you did any classes to help learn new skills? If you aren’t doing it, then how can you expect your employees to do? If we don’t encourage our employees to continue to learn, we can’t expect them to continue to handle the weight of the transformation itself." Read more.

Digital Transformation: Bringing the Next Generation of Customer Experience

Fawad Ahmad,, October 2018

“[S]everal years ago, State Farm began a digital transformation journey. Changes were needed to better position us to improve our ability to drive pace, efficiently deliver capabilities and focus on outcomes. As we looked to modernize our network—simplifying systems and processes—we knew we’d face challenges as a result of legacy systems and the increased complexity they create, inhibiting efficient integration. But there is a lot of opportunity in those challenges.” Read more.

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