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As world economic growth renews, competition for markets, talent, capital, new ideas and innovative approaches are more intense and global than ever before. Disruptive innovators from emerging economies are raising the bar for companies worldwide. Requirements for leaner, more agile business processes and value chains, inventive uses of digital technologies and solutions, frugal product and service designs, emerging models to satisfy the needs of developing markets, new global talent recruitment, sourcing and retention strategies â€“ all this and more demand new levels of innovation in business.
Production capacity, technical skills, funding sources and market growth have shifted rapidly toward emerging economies.Â As a result, global businesses are challenged as never before to rethink products, distribution, supply chains, business models, partnerships, geographic structures and go-to-market processes.
The Business Performance Innovation Network (BPI) is dedicated to identifying, exploring and sharing emerging trends, transformational ideas, and inventive approaches, practices and business models.Â It focuses on where and how these agents of change can advance business value, gratify customers, ensure sustainability and create competitive advantage for companies worldwide. The BPI Network aims to help todayâ€™s senior-level executives and their organizations become more adaptive, agile and relevant in a digitally driven, resource-constrained and highly complex and competitive global marketplace.Â Â
The BPI Network researches, develops and promotes peer-powered thought leadership content and conversations.Â Its membership includes senior executives across multiple industries and disciplines who are responsible for how their companies identify strategic opportunity, serve and develop customer markets, measure and improve operational effectiveness, manage growth and risk, and source, develop and motivate talent worldwide.
Why The BPI Network?
Business recovery following a prolonged downturn requires renewed innovation across products, processes and business models to reflect new global realities and the need for real productivity gains that enable value and growth.
Disruptive innovators from emerging economies are raising the bar for companies worldwide.Â They are demonstrating tremendous agility and speed in forming new ventures, assembling partner networks, acquiring businesses, and removing cost and complexity from products, services and processes to address both existing and emerging market opportunities.
In 2010, Asian companies represent 30 percent of the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Top 50 Most Innovative Companies, compared with only 10 percent in 2006
Opportunities in less affluent emerging global markets, which are expected to account for some 70 percent of world growth over the next several years, demand new frugal product designs, inventive go-to-market processes, and leaner, more flexible supply and delivery chains.
The critical need for talent to drive R&D and other business processes will require new global sourcing, re-skilling and training of young and aging workforces, retention of talent, and better partner collaboration strategies as companies continue to look offshore to fuel growth and invention. U.S. Fortune 500 companies already have established more than 160 major R&D centers in China and India alone.
New consumer, enterprise and infrastructure technologies are creating additional opportunities for reaching and transacting with customers, raising productivity, improving sustainability and enabling collaboration and co-innovation across consumers, partners and affinity networks.
The BPI Network is dedicated to identifying, exploring and sharing these emerging trends and transformational ideas and approaches through peer-powered thought leadership content and conversations among senior level executives around the world.
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