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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 a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

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), and several software and web development positions.