Things That Make You Go Hmmm! – Vol.22
Surely you’ve heard about our conversation with ITV’s inspirational CEO?
No? Well read on as it’s now available to watch on demand.
You’ll also find out about the importance of the ‘burning platform’ and the future of the transport ecosystem.
This Way Up:
Entrepreneurial ITV – More than TV: Delivering growth in a changing media landscape
Webinar | Entrepreneurial Growth | Interview
In our recent fireside chat, Rob Chapman (CEO, Founders Intelligence) spoke with Dame Carolyn McCall (Chief Executive, ITV) about how ITV is harnessing Entrepreneurial Growth to deliver its ‘More than TV’ strategy and how it continues to win in a shifting media landscape. Their insightful, engaging and enlightening discussion centred on ITV’s approaches and lessons in its digital growth, including:
- Creating an ambitious digital growth agenda
- Building the right capabilities within ITV to deliver on it
- Becoming a platform for entrepreneurial talent
This conversation is now available on demand, ready for you to watch any time you like.
How important is a burning platform?
Innovation | Change | Leadership
Knowing the right time to embrace and tackle change can be key to your future success. That’s why many innovation-minded CEOs want ‘burning platforms’. They believe that by rallying their team around a potential threat to their business they’ll have a better chance of implementing significant innovation and change.
But how important is the burning platform and is this inferno really a compelling narrative for transformational change?
In this blog Rob Haines, Partner at Founders Intelligence, explores what makes a burning platform, discusses examples of successful change in the media landscape and outlines the key lessons you can learn from The Guardian, Sky and Autotrader.
In The Know:
What’s fresh and what can I do next?
Leeway for e-scooters…not blocking your way – Micromobility start-up Voi raised an additional $45m to invest in new technology that improves safety for both riders and, well, everyone else around them. Voi is partnering with Irish computer vision start-up Luna while also exploring adding physical parking racks, docking the absolute freedom e-scooters originally promised. Meanwhile, MIT spin-off Superpedestrian, which operates Link, has acquired Navmatic’s Super Fusion technology that helps locate vehicles, correct their movements in real time and incentivize driver good behaviour, renaming it Pedestrian Defense.
As COVID restrictions lift and commuting returns, so does micromobility, which has long struggled with unit economics and regulation. Mass layoffs, operational shutdowns and consolidation are giving way to an improved horizon where micromobility emerges as a socially distanced alternative to public transport or a key element in a journey. As the market expected to grow ~8%pa over the next decade, reaching $42 billion by 2030, the winners will need to go beyond their guerrilla deployment tactics to win people’s, and particularly, cities’ hearts. In the meantime, expect more funding, more innovation and more cross-mobility partnerships as companies seek to become fully embedded in the transport ecosystem.
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