IT Tools for Foresight: The Integrated Insight and Response System of Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories

Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 97(8), 115-126 (2015)

32 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2013 Last revised: 6 Aug 2015

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René Rohrbeck

Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University

Nico Thom

Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin); Schaltzeit GmbH

Heinrich Martin Arnold

Deutsche Telekom AG; detecon

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Date Written: September 28, 2013

Abstract

In this article we present and discuss the IT tools that Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories use to support their corporate foresight activities. These tools are integrated into an approach that encompasses the discovery of change, interpretation, and triggering managerial responses. The overall system consists of a tool for scanning for weak signals on change (PEACOQ Scouting Tool), a tool for collecting internal ideas (PEACOQ Gate 0.5), and a tool for triggering organizational responses (Foresight Landing page). Particularly the link to innovation management and R&D strategy is discussed in detail. We further report on the value creation and lessons learned that have accumulated over the last eight years throughout which the tools and approach have been built gradually.

Keywords: corporate foresight, scouting, IT tools, Web 2.0, social networks, innovation

JEL Classification: E17, M1, M19

Suggested Citation

Rohrbeck, René and Thom, Nico and Arnold, Heinrich Martin, IT Tools for Foresight: The Integrated Insight and Response System of Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories (September 28, 2013). Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 97(8), 115-126 (2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2332681

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Heinrich Martin Arnold

Deutsche Telekom AG ( email )

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