Journey to the Centre of a Digital Vortex

The Digital Vortex is an inevitable shift of all industries towards a digital centre, where business models, offerings, and value chains are digitised to their maximum extent. There is no choice about the existence of the digital vortex. There is only a choice that CEOs can make in terms of how they…

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How to Increase Your Digital Quotient

While a certain anxiety has flourished around the need to become a digital enterprise, too many are embarking on the journey without the Innovation Capability, Transformation Capability and IT Excellence that are prerequisites to digital enterprise transformation. Discover what it takes to raise your…

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The 4 Lenses of Innovation

Many of us witness the world’s young bright minds seizing on opportunities to disrupt entire industries and wonder how on earth did they figure that out. A new book called The Four Lenses of Innovation debunks this illusion by explaining how innovation is systematic, methodical, and something we can all achieve. Read a…

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How Happy is Your Organisation?

Some people suffer a miserable existence inside their organisation for far too long. Many complain but do nothing; while most high performers will endeavour to change things but won’t suffer fools for too long and move on to a happier place. Good people have a choice between the best…

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How to Take Advantage of Digital Technologies

Edited by Axel Uhl – Head of the Business Transformation Academy and Lars Gollenia – Head of SAP’s Global Business Transformation Services, the book “Digital Enterprise Transformation” provides an overview of the Digital Capability Framework (DCF) and helps explain how companies can take full advantage of digital…

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How a Successful HR Transformation Looks

Many CEOs across the globe are disappointed with their HR functions and complaints about HR are now commonplace. But why do people love to hate HR, and what can HR do about it? On the other hand, there are many splendid HR leaders who are truly transforming the future…

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Innovation in Higher Education

It takes far more than academic qualifications for young people to be successful in today’s world, so education establishments need to do more to prepare students for the highly competitive world that awaits their contribution. There are too many high-performing academics who lack the entrepreneurial and life-skills required to…

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Fuel Your Innovation From a Red Box

In today’s world of emerging technologies, markets and consumer demands, innovation is no longer a “nice to have” but a “must have” for any business and here are some practical ways to incorporate innovation into your business. Adobe’s new Red Box (aka Kickbox) contains everything you need…

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No Ordinary Disruption

In No Ordinary Disruption, a McKinsey think tank dives deep into current headlines to analyse the forces that are transforming our planet’s economy. The book is an excellent primer in how to think strategically about the transformational role of technology and the accelerating flow of goods,…

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6 Things a Digital-Age CIO Should Do

The term “Digital-Age” is important because it separates the CIOs companies need, from the CIOs who are stuck in the past and bogged down with operational IT. But any CIO who is keen to shift into the digital age should consider increasing collaboration with business leaders, increasing their access…

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CIOs Urged to Lead Digital Transformation

Harvard research reveals that only 23% of leaders are confident their organisations have the knowledge and skills to succeed in digital transformation. Given that companies cannot transform without the right capabilities, what are the CIOs in question doing to transcend traditional IT and lead their digital enterprise transformation? Download the…

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SAP Business Transformation Summit 2015

Another SAP Business Transformation Summit is scheduled for 22-23 October 2015 where some of the world’s finest transformation experts come together for this inspirational annual event focused on business transformation. Learn more.  …

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We Don't Need Faster Horses

Henry Ford’s words “if I had asked my customers what they wanted they would have said a faster horse” don’t seem to hit home with many companies these days, because they keep doing the same old thing. It is the rare breed who have the courage and vision to become…

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Getting Organisational Re-design Right

It appears that the frequency of organisational redesign reflects a high level of disappointment with the outcome and McKinsey research shows that less than 25% of organisational-redesign efforts succeed. in an effort to help companies avoid the pitfalls, McKinsey suggest that companies will better integrate their people, processes, and structures by…

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Business Transformation Types

“Business Transformation” is a term which is growing in use but lacks consistency in its definition. This in turn gives rise to misunderstandings and misuse, and chaos and confusion within many organisations. It’s not uncommon for a firm’s IT implementation team to think they are managing a business transformation,…

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The Business Value in Transformation

Countless transformation programmes are being run with little if any focus on Business Value. Often the Business Case is weak in terms of value estimation, and the words Benefit Management are little more than an academic term. Research by KPMG shows that many companies are disappointed by…

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Chief Digital Officer Roadmap

The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) was said to become the 3rd most in-demand C-level position of 2015, but how can a newly appointed CDO generate momentum from day-one? This sample set of CDO goals can help the C-suite understand what to expect from a new…

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Connecting Consultants with Companies

McKinsey Global Institute has just published this new research looking at the economic growth and employment gains online talent platforms could generate in the decade ahead. In the meantime, CXO Transform is leveraging digital technologies to enable the launch of its innovative new talent platform that will…

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Free Digital Access to 120 PM Books

Gower Publishing and CXO Transform have collaborated to offer all CXO Weekly readers not only 28 days of free access to every one of Gower’s 120+ PM books but also a 40% discount off one year’s subscription to GpmFirst. Visit www.gpmfirst.com to…

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Leaders on the Dark Side of Business

Often unspoken about but still widespread is the behaviour of corrupt individuals who get away with leadership titles for years before the law catches up with them. As leadership expert Professor Andrew Kakabadse wrote last week; “If we continue to avoid shining a light on the dark side of…

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