Strategy and Management Insights from SAMI – June 2013
We have been busy on a number of fronts – five snippets
Long Finance hosted a seminar on May 16th, given by the Centre for Business & Strategic Affairs, on Understanding India. The slide set can be found at www.zyen.com One point that came out that gave me a new perspective was the importance of two way links between India and the Gulf, with large numbers of Indians working in the Gulf and high dependence of India on oil and gas from the Gulf. Also, there are 18 official languages, and India’s population is 1.3 billion, of which 49% are below the age of 25, comparable with many African countries rather than other counties in Asia.
SAMI is working on a project, funded by the Technology Strategy Board. to explore a future in which people will need access to bite sized pieces of content from a wide range of electronic publications anywhere, anytime and will be willing to pay small sums for each transaction. As a part of the feasibility study for a Software as a Service (SaaS) business, we ran a workshop at Said Business School in Oxford, on May 14th – the participants looked at what such a business would look like if it took into account all the differing stakeholders views and needs. Tricia Lustig has described the workshop on her blog, www.lasadev.com/blog: or for more information on the project contact email@example.com. As part of that same project, we are running a brainstorm on “Business Models for TMT industries” on 24th July from 13:00 to 14:00. If you would like more details or an invitation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Reynolds and Gill Ringland were the speakers at the May SPS webinar. The subject was Scenario Planning: What does it do well? When to use it? 155 people signed up. Here are the slides and either of the presenters will be happy to discuss them further – contact email@example.com
The Royal Institute of International Affairs (‘Chatham House’) is publishing a new report on “The World’s Industrial Transformation”, which analyses the future prospects to 2020 for some key business sectors – aircraft; automotive; pharmaceutical; retailing. Michael Owen wrote the chapter on the Pharmaceutical Industry. It is intended that the key findings of the report will be presented at a launch event in the near future, for details contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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