Vlerick Expertise in Digital Transformation

 

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  1. The future is calling for smart cities

    A new trend is underway: the movement to become a smart city. The goal? Making smart use of resources to deal with today’s – and tomorrow’s – urban challenges. Based on their study of the City of Ghent (Belgium), Vlerick’s Joachim Van den Bergh and Stijn Viaene have published a report, targeted at city managers and administrators, to offer observations and recommendations for making their cities smart.

  2. Data Scientists aren’t Domain Experts

    Data-based decision-making is becoming a competitive necessity. But expectations surrounding Data Science – the burgeoning field that has grown out of what used to be called ‘business analytics’ – are being blown out of proportion. For data science to really work, you need a multi-skilled team (not just data scientists) and projects (not just data experiments). Furthermore, to generate business value, you need to connect the world of data scientists to that of domain experts.

  3. Post-Digital Innovation in Financial Services

    Changing consumer needs and expectations, combined with ‘post-digital’ technologies – such as big data, social, mobile, cloud, and cyber – are pushing the financial sector to fundamentally rethink operating and business models and to investigate new opportunities – especially mobile opportunities. A major strategic theme for the coming years will be how best to deploy one or more of these technologies to drive post-digital business innovation.

  4. Business intelligence

    The roles of BI capabilities and decision environments in Business Intelligence Success

    For the past 10 years or so, Business Intelligence (BI) has been high on executive agendas, and the promises of BI are rapidly attracting more proponents. But even though so much research and implementation effort have gone into BI, only about one-third of BI projects report success. Why is the success rate so low? What makes the difference between success and failure in a BI project?

  5. Case study

    Communicating BPM – Role play

    Quite often BPM practitioners are confronted with situations in which they have to persuade their peers at middle or senior management level of the usefulness and feasibility of BPM. This class exercise aims to create an understanding of the influences that come into play when someone has the challenge to communicate the What? and Why? of BPM to middle managers.

  6. Kameleon

    Transforming through process

    Having studied the field of BPM for some time now at Vlerick Business School, we felt that it was time to help draft the agenda for another era of transformational thinking. We present you a series of twelve short interviews with inspiring practitioners and academics sharing insights in the wonderful world of process and transformation.

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    Tailor.it: Improving a fashion business

    Tailor.it is a fictive medium-sized fashion business suffering from slowing growth numbers and facing important strategic and operational challenges. This case exercise is intended to be used in courses on process management and process improvement by means of a hands-on workshop.

  8. Barco

    Corporate IT transformation at Barco

    The case takes us back to 2009, a year of great turmoil and the start of a transformation journey for Barco, a global visualisation solutions company.

  9. LoQutus

    Enterprise Architects as Creative Organisational Designers

    Vlerick and research partner LoQutus have conducted an intensive, year-long study of Enterprise Architecture (EA). The impetus for the study was the perception that Enterprise Architects are re-positioning their function to serve their organisations more profoundly in turbulent times.

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