Research - Digitalization and its Implications in R&D Management

Launch Date: Early 2015  | Wrap-up Date: October 2016


Digitalization and Its Implications for R&D Management - RTM Research Note

On the Impact of Digitalization on R&D - RTM article

Building on the success of our first strategic research platform, the IRI2038 Futures Study, we kicked off our second ground-breaking study:  ‘The Next Industry Revolution:  Digitalization and its Implications for R&D Management’, with a mind-blowing presentation from Youngjin Yoo of Temple University at the Member Summit in October 2014. 

This project culminated in a comprehensive guide for maximizing the benefits of digitalization on innovation while avoiding common pitfalls.  As with all IRI research, this project was done by practitioners, for practitioners, with a focus on tangible take-aways that can be implemented in the near term.

Three project teams focused on:


Advisory Board

The research platform was overseen and guided by an advisory board comprised of IRI members and leaders in the field of digitalization.

Azar Alizadeh, Senior Material Scientist, GE Global Research

Ted Farrington, Senior Consultant - Business Development, AndSpace Consulting

Bernard Meyerson, Vice President, Innovation, IBM Corporate

Howard Morgan, Partner/Co-Founder, First Round Capital

Fred Wettling, Bechtel Fellow, IS&T Ethics & Compliance Officer

Youngjin Yoo, Professor, Design & Innovation, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University