© ComVantage Consortium - 2011 SMEs in the Future Internet Task Force FInEs Cluster Meeting Brussels, 12 October 2011 Dr O...
Agenda <ul><li>Background  </li></ul><ul><li>Task Force Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Research Questions to be addre...
SMEs IN THE FUTURE INTERNET <ul><li>“ The best way to predict the future is to create it”.  Peter F. Drucker </li></ul>© C...
Background <ul><li>Future Internet (FI) is a “means” and not and “end” for SME business operation. </li></ul><ul><li>FI sh...
Background <ul><li>SMEs are trapped in a resource crossroad towards (Future) Internet technology embracement. </li></ul><u...
Background <ul><li>SME activity focus is on medium-term survival. </li></ul><ul><li>Business case evaluation for advanced ...
TASK FORCE MISSION STATEMENT. <ul><li>“ Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety per cent of the...
Mission <ul><li>The Task Force mission is  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(to establish)  clear and concise statements  </li></...
RESEARCH QUESTIONS TO BE ADDRESSED BY THE TASK FORCE. <ul><li>“ An expert knows all the answers - if you ask the right que...
Research Questions <ul><li>But Small  AND  Medium Enterprise (SME) is a too broader business category to call for a “singl...
Research Questions <ul><ul><ul><li>How should a competitive advantage be built for SMEs? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><...
TASK FORCE ACTIVITIES <ul><li>“ Be larger than your task”  </li></ul><ul><li>Orison Swett Marden  </li></ul>© ComVantage C...
Task Force Activities <ul><li>FI-SME T0 – Task Force workplan generation </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tasks </li></ul></ul></...
Task Force Activities <ul><li>FI-SME T1 - Define useful SME taxonomy </li></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
Task Force Activities <ul><li>FI-SME T2 - Define and maintain a FI technology asset repository </li></ul>© ComVantage Cons...
Task Force Activities <ul><li>FI-SME T3 – Describe relevant traditional and innovative processes for SME business operatio...
Task Force Activities <ul><li>FI-SME T4 –Best practices (tech-avenues) and challenge (roadblocks) collection for FI SME ad...
Task Force Activities <ul><li>“ Future Internet and SMEs” FInES cluster Task Force reference paper </li></ul>© ComVantage ...
Questions <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Oscar Lazaro </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.inno...
 
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In his presentation entitled: “SMEs in the Future Internet Task Force”, Dr Oscar Lazaro presented the background, mission statement, research questions to be addressed and activities of this specific Task Force.

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  1. 1. © ComVantage Consortium - 2011 SMEs in the Future Internet Task Force FInEs Cluster Meeting Brussels, 12 October 2011 Dr Oscar Lazaro
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Task Force Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Research Questions to be addressed by the Task Force. </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  3. 3. SMEs IN THE FUTURE INTERNET <ul><li>“ The best way to predict the future is to create it”. Peter F. Drucker </li></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  4. 4. Background <ul><li>Future Internet (FI) is a “means” and not and “end” for SME business operation. </li></ul><ul><li>FI should leverage a competitive advantage for SMEs. </li></ul><ul><li>A clear formulation of what is @ FI for SMEs to take is not yet ready. </li></ul><ul><li>The issue is not “TO BE” or “NOT TO BE” a FI-SME but how and why “TO BECOME” a FI-SME. </li></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  5. 5. Background <ul><li>SMEs are trapped in a resource crossroad towards (Future) Internet technology embracement. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There is an aggregated demand for IT services. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Individually, the variability of the specific enterprise demand is too large. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>SMEs are “organic”, responsive, flexible and adaptive and require different managerial approaches for predominantly flat structures. </li></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  6. 6. Background <ul><li>SME activity focus is on medium-term survival. </li></ul><ul><li>Business case evaluation for advanced IT solutions is difficult in the SME context. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of control over business environment + limited market share. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>SMEs take the dual role of PROSUMER in the FI context </li></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  7. 7. TASK FORCE MISSION STATEMENT. <ul><li>“ Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety per cent of the time you don't.” </li></ul><ul><li>Peter F. Drucker </li></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  8. 8. Mission <ul><li>The Task Force mission is </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(to establish) clear and concise statements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(about) FI technology & solution values </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(in terms) of support for traditional and innovative business processes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(contextualised) to the specific SME nature. </li></ul></ul></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  9. 9. RESEARCH QUESTIONS TO BE ADDRESSED BY THE TASK FORCE. <ul><li>“ An expert knows all the answers - if you ask the right questions” </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous </li></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  10. 10. Research Questions <ul><li>But Small AND Medium Enterprise (SME) is a too broader business category to call for a “single” solution from the Future Internet. So… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What a competitive advantage means for SMEs? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are the technological and business ingredients to build a competitive advantage for an SME? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What ingredients should be “unique” for SME competitive advantage? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where can the Future Internet technology make a difference in terms of SME business activities and organization? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  11. 11. Research Questions <ul><ul><ul><li>How should a competitive advantage be built for SMEs? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Should all the required ingredients be put together at the same time to facilitate a “real” SME competitive advantage? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are the “real” incentives for an SME to become a FI-SME? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Will FI technology enable mass-customization of SME Enterprise (collaboration) services? </li></ul></ul></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  12. 12. TASK FORCE ACTIVITIES <ul><li>“ Be larger than your task” </li></ul><ul><li>Orison Swett Marden </li></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  13. 13. Task Force Activities <ul><li>FI-SME T0 – Task Force workplan generation </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tasks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Team of contributors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work methodology </li></ul></ul></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  14. 14. Task Force Activities <ul><li>FI-SME T1 - Define useful SME taxonomy </li></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  15. 15. Task Force Activities <ul><li>FI-SME T2 - Define and maintain a FI technology asset repository </li></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  16. 16. Task Force Activities <ul><li>FI-SME T3 – Describe relevant traditional and innovative processes for SME business operation. </li></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  17. 17. Task Force Activities <ul><li>FI-SME T4 –Best practices (tech-avenues) and challenge (roadblocks) collection for FI SME adoption. </li></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  18. 18. Task Force Activities <ul><li>“ Future Internet and SMEs” FInES cluster Task Force reference paper </li></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011
  19. 19. Questions <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Oscar Lazaro </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.innovalia.org </li></ul>© ComVantage Consortium - 2011

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