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 has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. In 2011, working at the enterprise software leader SAP, she successfully created, produced and hosted the weekly “Coffee Break with Game-Changers” business thought leadership roundtable radio series. Over the next eight years, she developed 45 additional series that attracted millions of listeners around the world. Since becoming an independent broadcaster in 2019, she has also been engaged by other global enterprises to develop and host their radio and podcast series. What powers Bonnie’s passion for radio? She “loves speaking with smart people!”

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