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Preparing for the Post-COVID-19 era - innovation, creativity and transformation

We have summarized some leading articles on Post-COVID-19 era innovation for you, with an aim to help innovative leaders quickly grasp the core ideas of enterprise transformation in a crisis.

The 2021 Gartner CIO Agenda survey

Published by Gartner


"Analysts Explore the Gartner 2021 CIO Agenda at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2020 Americas, October 19-22

Top performing enterprises are accelerating digital innovation and leveraging emerging technologies to come out stronger on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has arguably been the most significant “turn” in 2020, according to Gartner, Inc.’s annual global survey of CIOs. 2021 will be a race to digital, with the spoils going to those organizations that can maintain the momentum built up during their response to the pandemic."

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Innovation in a crisis: Why it is more critical than ever

Published by McKinsey & Co.


"Prioritizing innovation today is the key to unlocking postcrisis growth.

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of life, from the personal (how people live and work) to the professional (how companies interact with their customers, how customers choose and purchase products and services, how supply chains deliver them). In our recent survey of more than 200 organizations across industries, more than 90 percent of executives said they expect the fallout

from COVID-19 to fundamentally change the way they do business over the next five years, with almost as many asserting that the crisis will have a lasting impact on their customers’ needs ... ..."

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Expert survey series: COVID-19, technological innovation, and the future of societies

Published by Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center


"Respondents were split over how COVID-19 would impact different governments. Most believed that open societies would be weakened and autocratic regimes strengthened, though a significant minority believed the opposite. Expectations of how technological innovation in different fields would affect the two forms of government were similarly divided. Respondents believed that innovation in the fields of work, data and AI, trust and supply chains, and medical technologies would strengthen open societies. Conversely, they predicted that innovation in the future of work and in trust and supply chains would weaken autocratic regimes. Their opinions on the effect of data and AI as well as health innovation on autocracies, however, diverged. Almost all experts furthermore agreed that innovation in the future of space would have little or no effect on either form of government."

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Agility vs. innovation: how SME and enterprise marketers have responded to Covid-19

Published by Econsultancy and Marketing Week


"67% of enterprise businesses have changed customer policies

44% of SMEs are increasing budget and priority of product launches in H2

96% of enterprise businesses and 90% of SMEs say lockdown has increased the priority of digital transformation ... .."

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Impacts of COVID-19 on global innovation

Published by PatSnap


"COVID-19 has impacted nearly all aspects of our lives, from the smallest details of our day, to a complete transformation of how we work and socialize. Despite all of these changes, the one thing that’s remained a constant is the ongoing need for innovation. In fact, innovation is one of the few economic activities that continues to gain traction at times of global crisis.

It should come as no surprise that innovators around the world have been busier than ever over the last few months. IP, R&D and Innovation professionals have responded to the realities of COVID-19 with unprecedented speed, with over 50 per cent of PatSnap’s survey respondents attributing their company’s recent innovation strategy shift to COVID-19.

To gain a better understanding of how COVID-19 has impacted global innovation, we asked innovators from East to West to share their thoughts on everything from patent filing activities, to key innovation obstacles, to their outlook on competitors. "

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