Hyperconnectivity isn’t simply a connection of things but rather the invention of a lifestyle. For the first time ever, human beings aren’t just exploring the existing reality: thanks to virtual worlds, we are at the same time imagining, mapping, modeling and engineering new environments. These networked communities are creating disruptive opportunities throughout the business world.
The new issue of Dassault Systèmes’ corporate thought-leadership magazine, Compass, focuses on Hyperconnected Business in the Age of Experience. A hyperconnected business model allows a company to bring together minds, ideas, solutions and information to unleash possibilities and imagine a world that didn’t exist before. It explores questions such as: how will we inhabit the extended, hyperconnected world, and how will we live, work, produce, move, and interact in an increasingly networked society?
As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more widespread and raises the level of customer experience, a hyperconnected economy is emerging. Communities will regularly collaborate to solve challenges. Every company will need to rethink its fundamental assumptions about the business it is in, the services it provides and its relationships with customers, competitors and the world at large.
This issue of Compass features multiple stories about hyperconnected business, including a look at what companies like GE are doing to leverage the increasingly connected business that results from IoT. It also explores how the digital revolution may be contributing to a sluggish global economy and threatening the future employment of huge swaths of workers. We also hear from experts such as Robert C. Wolcott, professor, executive director and co-founder of the Kellogg School of Management’s Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
In our emerging competitive environment, business isn’t just about being connected or collecting data. Everyone’s connected. Everyone has data. What you do with it to understand and serve customers every moment, real-time –that’s what matters. It’s a completely different mindset and way of running a business.”
We invite you to read this issue now to discover more!