The 5 Essential Traits of Digital Innovators

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Your Mode 2 team

Many organizations are implementing a bimodal IT strategy that combines the rock-solid capabilities of conventional IT with these new capabilities required for digital innovation. When setting up your Mode 2 team, all people, process, and platform decisions should be made with the goal of realizing these capabilities. Then, you'll be in a good position to rapidly deliver a portfolio of digital applications that differentiates your business.

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." – Steve Jobs

More than ever, digital innovation is required to distinguish your company from a growing number of competitors. From startups like Uber and Airbnb to old-line companies like John Hancock and The New York Times, digital innovators successfully bring new ideas to market, transforming their customer experience, products and services, and business models.

For many organizations, however, digital innovation is easier said than done. And many are unsure where to start. To help, Roald Kruit, co-founder of Mendix and head of the company's digital transformation practice, defines the five core capabilities that set digital leaders apart from digital laggards, enabling them to drive innovation.

 

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