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Bosch: Investing In Data-Driven Innovation

The Bosch brand may be most recognizable from the company’s high-end home appliances, or perhaps from its numerous power tool brands, including Dremel and Vermont American. In reality, Bosch’s core business has historically been in the automotive parts industry.

Bosch founder Robert Bosch

Bosch founder Robert Bosch

Today, however, the 131-year-old German industrial giant is a global supplier of technology and services, employing roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). The company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016.

Even with such success, Bosch is now undergoing end-to-end digital transformation.

For Bosch, such transformation is all about innovation. Not content simply to rest on its numerous successful lines of business, Bosch continues to be in the forefront of global innovation.

At the tip of this innovation spear is Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), Bosch’s start-up investment arm. While many large enterprises today have their own investment arms that focus on growth, for Bosch, the focus is on innovation.

Ingo Ramesohl, Managing Director at RBVC, makes this strategy clear. “Our main mission is strengthening Bosch’s innovation leadership,” Ramesohl explains. “We’re undertaking minority investments in relevant technology and business models around the world.”

Read the entire article at https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2017/07/26/bosch-investing-in-data-driven-innovation/.

Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, iguazio is an Intellyx customer. None of the other organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. Image credit: Bosch.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).