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Cambridge Service Alliance Webinar Series

The Alliance holds monthly Webinars for members of partner organisations to participate in. The presentations from the Webinars are available for download following the event. The list of previous and upcoming Webinars is listed below:

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11 February 2019 - Using Business Ecosystems Mapping to Generate new Competitive Value Propositions, by Florian Urmetzer, Andrew Gill and Nick Reed

In this webinar, Florian presents the Alliance January 2019 paper on Business Ecosystems Mapping. As manufacturing-firm strategies move from product-centric towards those in which a higher degree of service is associated with the product a company’s business ecosystem ‒ the collaborative network needed to build value for the customer ‒ often becomes more complex. When considering the collaborative possibilities, firms can find it challenging to identify and compare the potential value created by alternative strategic actions such as radical new partnerships and partnering arrangements. To support capability development, strategic thinking is shifting to include a broader approach to understanding and conceptualizing business ecosystems. The Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) and IfM Education and Consultancy Services Ltd. are applying a novel way to allow managers to visualize and understand their firm’s external complexity, which we refer to as business ecosystem value mapping. The technique has been used in strategic workshops with industry partners. This paper includes a case study of one such workshop, focusing on how the industry partner deepened their understanding of value exchange in their business ecosystem. This understanding was critical to the workshop purpose: to decide whether and how to proceed with a tender offering. From an inauspicious starting point ‒ the firm considered itself relatively uncompetitive in relation to the tender ‒ the workshop led to the identification of eight new value creation opportunities from which four propositions were selected to form the basis of an offering. The partner’s subsequent tender offering was successful. Following acceptance, the partner cited a number of these propositions as the reasons why the offering was chosen. The paper seeks to illuminate how the two-day workshop process, built on strong preparation to ensure that the right strategic questions were addressed, developed understanding and application of value creation and exchange in offerings based on collaborative ecosystems. We then suggest some implications for further work.

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Previous Webinars

2019

11 February 2019 - Using Business Ecosystems Mapping to Generate new Competitive Value Propositions, by Florian Urmetzer, Andrew Gill and Nick Reed

14 January 2019 -  Bayesian Neural Network Ensembles' by Tim Pearce, Mohamed Zaki and Andy Neely

2018

10 December 2018 - Service Business Model Innovation: The Digital Twin Technology by Veronica Martinez, Audrey Ouyang, Andy Neely, Caroline Burstall and Dav Bisessar

12 November 2018 - Co-Creation in Practice: Objectives and Outcomes by Katharina Greve, Veronica Martinez and Andy Neely

8 October 2018 -  How Can Hackathons Accelerate Corporate Innovation? by Myrna Flores, Matic Golob, Doroteja Maklin, Martin Herrera, Christopher Tucci, Ahmed Al-Ashaab, Leon Williams, Adriana Encinas, Veronica Martinez, Mohamed Zaki, Lourdes Sosa & Karina Flores Pineda. 

10 September 2018 - Enabling Digital Transformation: An Analysis Framework by Thayla Zomer, Andy Neely & Veronica Martinez

9 July 2018 - Modular Service Structures for the Successful Design of Flexible Customer Journeys for AI Services and Business Models - by Christoph Peters and Mohamed Zaki

11 June 2018 - High-Quality Prediction Intervals for Deep Learning: A Distribution-Free, Ensembled Approach - by Tim Pearce, Mohamed Zaki, Alexandra Brintrup, Andy Neely

14 May 2018 -A Service Network Perspective to Evaluate Service Matching in Early Design- by Federico Barravecchia, Fiorenzo Franceschini, Luca Mastrogiacomo

9 April 2018 - Contextually Defined Postural Markers Reveal Who’s in Charge: Evidence from Small Teams Collected with Wearable Sensors by Julius Dietzel, R. Elena Francu, Benjamin Lucas, and Mohamed Zaki

12 March 2018 - Does buyers’ dependence translate into financial performance? An empirical analysis of manufacturer-service provider relationships - Ornella Benedettini

12 February 2018 -  Digital Business Transformation and Strategy: What do we know so far? - Mariam Helmy Ismail Abdelaal

15 January 2018 - Big Data Analytics Architecture for Businesses - Open Source Perspective - Kerem Kayabay, Mert Golkalp, Mohamed Zaki

2017

11 December 2017 - Using outcome-oriented contracts to foster performance improvements in logistics outsourcing relationships - Torsten Steinbach and Florian Urmetzer

13 November 2017 - A Systems Perspective on Business Model Evolution: The Case of an Agricultural Information Service Provider in India - Chander Velu

2 October 2017 - Barriers and Facilitators to Incident Reporting in Servitized Manufacturers - Chara Makri

11 September 2017 - Bridging the Co-creation Gap between Co-creators, Companies and Living Lab - Katharina Greve

10 July 2017 - Business Ecosystems: Towards a Classification Model - Florian Urmetzer

12 June 2017 - Exploring the Journey to Services - Veronica Martinez

8 May 2017 - A Process for B2B Partnerships: designing to deliver capability across companies - Florian Urmetzer

10 April 2017 - Investigating risks of outcome-based service contracts from a provider’s perspective - Jingchen Hou

13 March 2017 - The Ecosystem Value Framework: Supporting Managers to Understand Value Exchange between Core Businesses in Service Ecosystems - Florian Urmetzer

13 February 2017 - Classification of Noisy Data: An Approach Based on Genetic Algorithms and Voronoi Tessellation - Abdul Khan

9 January 2017 - The Fallacy of the Net Promoter Score: Customer Loyalty Predictive Model - Mohamed Zaki

2016

12 December 2016 - Feedback from the Frontline: Engaging front-line employees in service innovation - Florian Urmetzer

14 November 2016 - Data Diagnostic Tool - Mohamed Zaki

3 Oct 2016 - Critical incidents in complex service contracts: human causes and means of prevention - Chara Makri

12 September 2016 - Enterprise KPIs - Aligning Metrics Across Complex Service Networks - Andy Neely

18 July 2016 - Service in the platform context: a review of the state of the art - Xia Han

13 June 2016 - Facilitating Co-Creation in Living Labs - The Josephs Study - Katharina Greve

9 May 2016 - Supplying Innovation - Unlocking Innovative Behaviours in the Supply Chain - Jingchen Hou, Cambridge Service Alliance, and Keith Wishart, IBM

11 April 2016 - Mapping Ecosystems: Identifying Service Innovations Tool - Prof Andy Neely

14 March 2016 - A Small-scale Analysis of Health Service Stakeholder Networks: Insights from Social Media - Benjamin Lucas

8 February 2016 - Critical Success Factors - Shift to Services - Dr Veronica Martinez

11 January 2016 - Innovating Your Business Model: The Capability Assessment Tool - Professor Andy Neely

2015

14 December - Case Study - A Transition Towards a Data-Driven Business Model (DDBM)- Dr Mohamed Zaki

16 November - How Do Industry Evolution and Industry Conditions Prompt Product Firms to Offer Services - Prof Ivanka Visnjic

12 October -  Making and Sustaining the Shift to Services in the Animal Health Industry - Dr Veronica Martinez

14 September - Internet of Animal Health Things - Dr Mohamed Zaki

6 July - A Capability-Based View of Service Transition - Ornella Benedettini

8 June - Through-Life Accountability: Managing Complex Services - Chara Makri

11 May -  Data and Analytics - Data-Driven Business Models: A Blueprint for Innovation - Dr Mohamed Zaki

20 April - Business Model Innovation in an Emerging Ecosystem: Electric Vehicles Diffusion - Claire Weiller

9 March - Key Considerations in Asset Management Design - Dr Florian Urmetzer

9 February - Impact of firms characteristics on survival - Prof. Ornella Benedettini

12 January - Services typology – a classification model for product-service offerings - Dr Veronica Martinez

2014

10 November - The Business-to-Consumer Lock-in Effect - Marcus Eurich

13 October - Industry Transformation Towards Service Logic: A Business Model Approach - Anna Viljakainen

8 September - Big Data for Big Business - Mohamed Zaki

14 July - Customer Experience: Small Details can Make Big Differences, Janet McColl Kennedy

9 June - Introducing the Cambridge Service Alliance, Andy Neely

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New Paper - Digital transformation: harnessing digital technologies for the next generation of services

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Check out our recent commentary paper published at the Journal of Services Marketing

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Cambridge Service Alliance Community of Interest Meeting - April 2019

New Paper: Servitization: A contemporary thematic review of four major research streams

May 21, 2019

This study identifies the key themes and research priorities in servitization literature over thirteen years from 2005 and 2017, based on four major research streams (general management, marketing, operations, and service management).

New paper - Redistributed Manufacturing and the Impact of Big Data: A Consumer Goods Perspective

May 21, 2019

This paper builds a conceptual framework to explore whether big data combined with new manufacturing technologies can facilitate redistributed manufacturing (RDM).

HCL joins the Cambridge Service Alliance

Apr 23, 2019

HCL joined the Cambridge Service Alliance as a strategic digital services partner.

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