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Utility Scenario: Pioneers Are Settling New Digital Frontiers

Published: 29 September 2016

ID: G00315344

Analyst(s): Zarko Sumic


In this part of our utility scenario planning series, we advise CIOs on how to help their organizations succeed as "pioneers" in volatile operating environments by leveraging digital innovation driven by exponential technologies.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Recognize When Conditions Support the Pioneers Scenario
    • External Environment
    • Innovation Posture: Exploratory
  • An Action Plan for Pioneer CIOs
    • Build Innovation Management Competencies
    • Emphasize Solution Co-creation With Business Leadership
    • Focus on Combinatorial Innovation, Especially Examples From Other Industries
    • Explore Venture Capital Investment Strategies and Nontraditional Funding Methods
    • Help Create an Industry Vision
  • Focus on Three Areas

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