A hackathon brings people together to explore new technologies, insights and business models, allowing them to provide answers to the increasingly complex challenges people, organizations and companies are facing today. All this in a short period of time. But how do you complete your hackathon journey successfully? In the following article, one of our Seth & Dunn coaches Ruben Monsieurs gives you 7 tips based on his experiences at the yearly AE hackathon.
Ensuring your business a flourishing future: how to and what's the role of platforms and ecosystems in this journey?
In my previous blog I explained why it is important for any organisation to think about its ecosystem and develop a platform strategies. I’ve dived deeper into the two main platform strategies. Developing a strategy is one thing, at least as challenging it is, to implement it and secure one’s position in the platform business of the future.
If you ask yourself why companies like Google, Amazon and Apple are so successful, it is because they were the first to understand about platform strategies and how to best implement them.
Last week Seth & Dunn was present at Hack Belgium 2019, a 3 day innovation event in Brussels. During these 3 days people had the opportunity to visit our booth, follow our workshops and get hands-on coaching to develop their idea.
A while ago we asked several Innovation Managers what their top concerns were when starting an innovation project. Do thoughts of not releasing on a target date keep them up at night? Would they rather keep the project within budget compared to other factors? Or are they thinking ahead on how the project would integrate with their core and legacy systems?