INSEAD eLab presents three reports on innovation and competitiveness through IT





Over the past month, INSEAD eLab has released three reports that contain a number of insights into how companies are becoming more innovative and countries more competitive:

  • IT-Enabled Leadership: The expanding strategic roles of Chief Information Officers;
  • 2010-2011 Global Information Technology Report, Transformations 2.0; and
  • The New Internet World: A Global Perspective on Freedom of Expression, Privacy, Trust and Security Online

All three have generated a significant amount of press and are available for you to download for free. What follows is a brief overview of each, along with the URL from where a pdf of each can be downloaded.



IT-Enabled Leadership: The expanding strategic roles of Chief Information Officers.

The report presents results from an in-depth study which surveyed 130 Chief Information Officers (CIOs) from seven European Countries and interviewed 14 of Europe's most effective CIOs (as judged by their peers). The data describe to what extent and how IT-enabled leaders work with non-IT colleagues to ensure the organization is spending more on innovation and less on operations and maintenance (Technology-driven leaders); to map, re-design and improve how things get done in the organization (Business process-driven leaders); and to extend their organization's capacity to innovate – both internally across business units and externally with customers and partners (Client-driven leaders). The report argues that any organization that does not strive to have IT-enabled leaders such as those profiled in the report is wasting money on IT and missing significant opportunities to be more effective and competitive.

The report can be downloaded here

Since it was launched on 24 of March at CIO CITY in Brussels, the report has received a significant amount of media coverage. During the keynote address, European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Nellie Kroes, praised the report and the growing role of CIOs in strengthening Europe.



2010-2011 Global Information Technology Report, Transformations 2.0

On 12 April, INSEAD and the World Economic Forum (WEF) launched the 2010-2011 Global Information Technology Report, Transformations 2.0, a study which the INSEAD eLab has jointly published with the World Economic Forum for the past decade. The 10th anniversary edition of the report focuses on information and communications technology's (ICT) power to transform society through modernisation and innovation.

The 2010-2011 report again features the Networked Readiness Index (NRI), which ranks 138 economies worldwide by examining the correlation between ICT readiness and economic growth. Similar to the 2009-2010 report, Sweden and Singapore led the rankings by placing first and second in the NRI, respectively. Finland out-placed Denmark (#3 in 2009-2010) for the third spot in the rankings, followed by Switzerland (#4) and the United States (#5). The Asian Tiger economies continue to make progress, with both Taiwan (#6) and Korea (#10) each improving five places, followed closely by Hong Kong SAR placing 12th in the ranking.

The 2010-2011 Global Information Technology Report can be downloaded here



The New Internet World: A Global Perspective on Freedom of Expression, Privacy, Trust and Security Online

The New Internet World report was launched together with the Global Information Technology Report. This study reports the results of a survey of over 5,400 adult internet users from 13 different countries regarding values and attitudes around online freedom of expression, privacy, trust, and security. The online survey was conducted by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) and INSEAD, in collaboration with comScore. It was designed to better understand cross-cultural differences in key aspects of how individuals use the internet.

The report can be downloaded here

Traditionally, the launch of the Global Information Technology Report is the INSEAD event that attracts the greatest media attention. This year was no exception. The 2010-2011 Global Information Technology Report received extensive coverage in over two dozen international journals, such as The New York Times, Forbes, The Straits Times, People's Daily (China), Portal Fator Brasil, The National (UAE), The Washington Post, and the Financial Post (Canada).

 

INSEAD eLab Team
Email: elab@insead.edu
Telephone: 331 60729160

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