Disrupter's Dilemma: Compete or Collaborate with Incumbents?

January 30, 2018
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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The buzz: “I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying ‘No’ to 1,000 things” (Steve Jobs, Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 1997). The $1M Question for disruptive technology entrants: Compete or collaborate with the established players in your target market? But it’s more complex than that. Incumbent companies aware of newcomers’ challenges can acquire the best or disrupt themselves by exploring and rolling-in innovations on their own. Hmmm…The experts speak. Yusuf Jazakallah, Recruitment Smart: “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough” (Elon Musk). Frederick Ronse, Ovinto: “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present” (Francis Bacon). Mayank Mathur, SAP: “Disruptive technology should be framed as a marketing challenge, not a technological one” (Clayton Christensen). Join us for The Disrupter’s Dilemma: Compete or Collaborate with Incumbents?

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011, plus more than two dozen related Game-Changers Radio series also heard on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run simple. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, operations to finance, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, cloud and hybrid deployments, and mobile devices.

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