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Seize the Technology Advantage With Combinatorial Digital Innovation

Published: 23 August 2019

ID: G00439821

Analyst(s): Rajesh Kandaswamy


Digitalization is enabling new technologies to emerge and be adopted at a pace that is beyond the comfort zone for CIOs. CIOs and digital business leaders should use combinatorial digital innovation to seize the advantage by leveraging the rapid growth in emerging technologies.

Table Of Contents


  • A Global Digital Society Infrastructure Is Being Created That Will Result in a Digital Technology Explosion
  • Growing Pool of Emerging Technologies Increases Scope of Combinatorial Digital Innovation
  • Enterprises Need to Become Adept at Combinatorial Digital Innovation
    • Combine — Find Suitable Combinations of Technologies and Trends for a Business Domain
    • Cluster — Identify Which Emerging Technologies and Trends Naturally Fit Together for the Most Value at a Feature Level
    • Complement — Identify Secondary Effects of Adoption of Emerging Technologies
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