Disruptive Strategy and Innovation

Steve Pearson, Founder and Head of Strategy and Innovation at Pearson Strategy Group participates in Risk Roundup to discuss “Disruptive Strategy and Innovation”.


It seems that across nations: its governments, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA), once formidable competitors that had built their success on apparently impenetrable strategic positions are coming under serious attack from relatively unknown innovators and entities that are using revolutionary new strategies and innovation. As a result, today, regardless of the size of an entity hoping to disrupt, or is looking to anticipate disruption, and / or are trying to understand disruptive innovations; understanding disruptive strategy is becoming vital for everyone across NGIOA.

Today, irrespective of industries, innovators and start-ups with almost no experience and no capital are able to collapse established corporations’ strategy, before they can even begin to grasp what’s happening. It is therefore important that everyone across NGIOA understands:

  • What is the state of disruption across nations today?
  • Why is disruption happening?
  • Who is controlling the shift, revolution and fundamental transformation?
  • How are the changing fundamentals of cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS) shifting today’s technology, management, governance, financial models and systems?
  • How can individuals and entities across NGIOA prepare for the coming tomorrow?
  • How can any incumbent/established corporation of any size or any entity across NGIOA compete with today’s startups disruptive strategy?
  • Are disrupters building business models that are very different from those of incumbents?
  • When any new technology is developed how do decision-makers make a strategic choice between taking a sustaining path and taking a disruptive one?
  • Are the incumbents responding effectively to disruptive innovations?
  • If a disruption is occurring how should incumbent companies react?
  • Irrespective of new entrants or incumbents, how can we strengthen our capacity to disrupt and how can we unlock our potential to create winning disruptive strategies?
  • How should new entrants target overlooked segment?
  • How should incumbents avoid disruption and create new growth? How can they respond quickly to emerging threats and new opportunities?
  • How to develop an innovative culture and entrepreneurial leaders?
  • How to anticipate future trends and achieve sustainable, long term performance?
  • Irrespective of new entrants or incumbents, how to adopt a powerful, common language for framing problems and creating disruptive solutions?
  • What is the biggest obstacle to executing self-disruptive strategies for established incumbents?
  • Are any incumbents demonstrating successful self-disruption?
  • What is the difference between sustaining innovations and disruptive innovations?
  • Has any industry experienced total disruption so far?
  • Do we see complete substitution of market due to disruptive strategy ever?
  • How to bring new technology to old school business and disrupt?
  • What should each organization be asking today?
  • Are there any disruption frameworks available to evaluate new opportunities and potential threats?


It seems that across NGIOA, once formidable competitors that had built their success on apparently indestructible strategic positions are coming under attack from relative unknowns. As disruptive strategy fundamentally transforms component of NGIOA, it is important that we evaluate security risks rising because of the profound implications to the future of the humanity. Time is now to talk about “Disruptive Strategy and Innovation”!

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About the Guest

Steve Pearson is the founder of Pearson Strategy Group, LLC, which specializes in intellectual property management, technology identification and market assessment. Steve and his team help companies accelerate innovation and product development, often providing on-call R&D for companies too small to hire fulltime researchers. Steve’s broad background and diverse technical expertise provides valuable insight to those in the electrical, mechanical, energy, construction and transportation industries. Before starting The Pearson Strategy Group, LLC, Steve was an Analyst at Nerac and a process control engineer covering the machining and electropolishing of stainless steel fittings and tubing at Advanced Stainless Technologies in Austin. He has also worked at Motorola’s semiconductor manufacturing group in Austin as an equipment and process control engineer. Earlier, Steve served aboard a U.S. Navy submarine as both an electronics technician and a nuclear reactor operator, and was a trainer at the Naval Reactors Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory. A popular speaker in Austin and around the state of Texas, he covers topics such as Competitive Intelligence, Patents, Patent Searches and Intellectual Property. He also writes a regular blog on wide-ranging topics from trends to due diligence and risk analysis

About the Host of Risk Roundup
Jayshree Pandya (née Bhatt) is a visionary leader, who is working passionately with imagination, insight and boldness to achieve Global Peace through Risk Management. It is her strong belief that collaboration between and across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) will be mutually beneficial to all—for not only in the identification and understanding of critical risks facing one nation, but also for managing the interconnected and interdependent risks facing all nations. She calls on nations to build a shared sense of identity and purpose, for how the NGIOA framework is structured will determine the survival and success of nations in the digital global age. She sees the big picture, thinks strategically and works with the power of intentionality and alignment for a higher purpose—for her eyes are not just on the near at hand but on the future of humanity!
At Risk Group, Jayshree is defining the language of risks and currently developing thought leadership, researching needed practices, tools, framework and systems to manage the “strategic and shared cyber-security, geo-security and space-security risks facing nations today in a digital global age. She believes that the contested commons of cyberspace or space cannot be secured if NGIOA works in silo within and across its geographical boundaries in cyberspace, geospace and space. As security requires an integrated NGIOA approach with a common language, she has launched cyber-security, geo-security and space-security risk research centers that will merge the boundaries of geo-security, cyber-security and space-security.
Previously, she launched and managed “Risk Management Matters”, an online risk journal and one of the first risk publications, publishing “Industry Risk Reports of Biotechnology, Energy, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, and Natural Disasters” over the course of five years. Jayshree’s inaugural book, “The Global Age: NGIOA @ Risk”, was published by Springer in 2012.

About Risk Roundup

Risk Roundup: Webcast/Podcast, a global initiative launched by Risk Group, is an integrated cyberspace, geospace, and space (CGS) security risk dialogue for individuals and entities across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA). Risk Roundup is directly trying to promote and enhance CGS risk intelligence by collective participation of decision makers from across NGIOA.

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Risk Group is an integrated cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS) security risk research organization. Risk Group is on a mission to epitomize collective risk intelligence of nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) as the synergistic intersection among independent as well as interconnected and interdependent CGS security risks to help achieve an effective process for better collective security risk intelligence, management and governance than silo and fragmented security risk approach that we have across nations today. Risk Group is determined to engage the collective NGIOA risk intelligence capability to manage CGS security risks—risks impacting individuals and entities across NGIOA. Having a collective NGIOA risk intelligence capability will be transformative for not only achieving CGS security but also global peace.

Risk Group believes that risk management, security and peace walk together hand in hand. Though security is related to management of threats and peace to the management of conflict, risk management is related to management of security vulnerabilities as well as management of conflict, and it is not possible to conceive any one of the three without the existence of the other two. All three concepts feed into each other. Risk Group believes that the security we build for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for everyone across nations. Tradition becomes our security-so if we build a culture of managing risks effectively it will lead us to security and security will lead us to peace!

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