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Gartner Business Quarterly — 2Q23

Published: 04 May 2023


Gartner Business Quarterly is a journal for C-suite leaders and their teams, offering proven guidance in a themed collection of concise articles. This issue’s focus: getting from pilot to innovation at scale.

Organizations are piloting all kinds of exciting new technology, processes and products — but struggling to move past this phase to reach durable new ways of working at scale. R&D leaders say a good half of their offerings to the enterprise languish on the shelf, even after passing all the stage gates for success; CFOs and CIOs say they’re not reaping the benefits they expected from their digital initiatives. After pushing hard to protect funding over the past three years for all sorts of trial runs, it’s time to see return on these investments. Put your innovations to work.

This issue of Gartner Business Quarterly will help C-suite leaders get more experiments across the “Valley of Death” and into the business to get the big outcomes their companies require.

We’ll show you how some of the most successful executives pick projects that reinforce each other for the biggest impact, recast relationships with tech providers to generate breakthrough outcomes and enlist the whole company in both innovating and making use of innovations. They are redefining the concept of “value.” They have found effective ways to instill confidence in stakeholders. In the process, they are growing both the top and bottom line.

The global group of companies sharing tactics in this quarter’s edition include: AptarGroup, BDO UK, Boehringer Ingelheim, Colgate-Palmolive, Fidelity International, Johnson Controls International, Microsoft, Schneider Electric, Solvay, Standard Bank Group, Tetra Pak and Western Union.

This is the 2Q23 lineup:

  • The Counterintuitive Path to Great Innovation

  • R&D Leaders Can Help Move Innovations Off the Shelf

  • Put User Experience at the Heart of Scaling AI

  • The “Risk Balance Sheet” — What It Is and Why You Need One

  • Amplify Business-Led Technology Innovation

  • How Schneider Electric Deployed 500 Supplier Innovations in 5 Years

  • Whiteboard: Big Questions About the Climate Economy

  • 3 Manufacturing Mindset Changes Lowered SpaceX Launch Costs

  • A New Kind of Relationship With Tech Providers Generates Breakthrough Results

  • Digital Spending Outcomes Improve When Executive Leaders Use These Tactics

  • A Brick-and-Mortar Innovation Ecosystem

GBQ helps you align with others and reach peak effectiveness, so your enterprise can achieve its goals, be bold and principled, and bring employees, investors and the public along for the ride.

Our standing departments keep you up to speed — Cutting Edge is a look at provocative new data; Briefs offer short takes about smarter spending and planning, talent and culture, growth and innovation, and data and technology.

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