Business Model Innovation is one of my favourite topics. I read this article a few months ago, and re-read that again this week; I think that as any other Clayton Christensen´s article is worth reading. My favourite quote of the article is:
"Over the long term, the greatest innovation risk a company can take is to decide not to create new businesses that decouple the company´s future from that of its current business units".
The Hard Truth About Business Model Innovation
This made me think about the latest innovation attempts by banks. Specially, the creation of new units, normaly under the name of New Digital Business, where they try to innovate and generate new businesses. However, I always had the impression that business model innovation wasn´t really a priority for these new created units, and that their efforts weren´t really aimed at decoupling the company´s future from that of its current business units. Well, apparently, until now:
"Diana Biggs has been appointed as Head of Business Model Innovations for UK & Europe. Biggs will oversee all business model
innovation projects, including managing the ‘test and learn’ proposition opportunities related to open
banking and PSD2".
HSBC Makes Key Hire To Augment Digital Innovation Team