Watch The Digital Business Model Webinar Replay

In January 2015, the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation (DBT) collaborated with CXO Transform in a webinar to share their research into three categories of digital business model. The DBT is a Cisco and the IMD business school joint venture dedicated to original research and creating opportunities for executives…

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Culture As Business Enabler

In my previous CXO Weekly article, I discussed the importance of strategy as the primary driving force in digital transformation. Strategy plays a critical role – it has potential to positively impact the three areas of transformation: people, process and technology. In my experience as transformation advisor and…

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Watch the Digital Business Transformation Iceberg Video

The Digital Business Transformation Iceberg helps to show how the conscious mind of digital leaders should be focused on far more than the tip of the iceberg. Listen to Rob Llewellyn introduce the Digital Business Transformation Iceberg in the 3 minute 20 second video or podcast below.

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12 Quotes About Digital Transformation

“Silicon Valley is coming and if banks don’t up their game, then tech companies will take over the industry’s business. There are hundreds of startups with a lot of brains and money working on various alternatives to traditional banking.” — Jamie Dimon, CEO, J.P. Morgan   “At least 40% of…

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Digital Business Transformation Iceberg Ahead

The Digital Business Transformation Iceberg uses Sigmund Freud’s iceberg analogy to illustrate how the conscious mind of digital leaders should be focused on far more than the tip of the digital iceberg. The alternative might be likened to the disaster that struck the mighty Titanic on its maiden voyage…

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Understanding Digital Business Models Event – 25 & 26 Feb 2016

Understanding digital business models is vital to the survival of all companies. In 2015 we wrote about a study entitled”Digital Vortex: How Digital Disruption is Redefining Industries“, which was published by the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation (DBT Center) – an IMD and Cisco initiative. The…

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In Digital Transformation, Strategy is King

I would like to invite you to walk across the “Valley of Tech Death” – a technology wasteland where many businesses have poured millions of dollars, culled irreplaceable human energy and capital and extracted thousands of hours of time only to produce a failed business outcome. This real estate of…

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Digital Organisation Characteristics

Back in late 2014, the authors of Leading Digital described the digital organisation characteristics that helped some companies become Digital Masters. Fast forward to 2016 and more has been learned. But first let’s reflect on some of the characteristics that have enabled digital masters to achieve high levels of profit, performance and…

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Start Your Digital Transformation in 6 Steps

Current and future technologies (Mobility, Cloud Computing, Social Media, Crowdsourcing, Internet of things, Industry 4.0, Big Data, 3D printing)  allow companies to create competitive advantages. Digital transformation (DX) is one of them which utilizes the most recent innovation as a part of reaction to socio-behavioural changes, to set up a…

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How Political Intelligence Sets Leaders Apart

No amount of technical or functional capability will make up for a lack of leadership political intelligence (PQ) in a transformation environment, and many transformations run into trouble for this reason. Despite strategic decisions to launch new initiatives, with the latest digital solutions involved, the reality in most large…

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Transition From An Expert To An Authority

One of the most common questions I get asked about working as an independent professional is; “What’s the one thing you suggest an independent professional focuses on to attract more customers in a crowded market?” Keeping to that ‘one thing’, my answer is always the same,…

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Chief Digital Officers in 2016

The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) role is growing in popularity to facilitate the strategic business model implications of digital business transformation and make digital integral to strategy. While bridging the innovation gap between the CIO and multiple lines of business, CDOs are a hybrid that can demonstrate digital, business, transformational and operational…

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The Transformation Readiness Challenge

Transformation readiness can be compared to preparing for other major undertakings. The details might be different but the fundamental principles of preparation and readiness remain the same. For example, an Arctic expedition would be seen as foolish if its leaders set off without an immense amount of preparation, and many other…

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Value Metrics and Digital Transformation ROI

Digital transformation ROI is vital to a company and mapping value metrics against the entire digital business transformation portfolio will highlight overlaps, conflicts, gaps, or synergies, enabling informed decision making at the portfolio level. That said, it’s important to remember that not every useful metric has to, can or should tie back…

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Transformation Constrained by Legacy Process, Plans & Culture

While all companies need to see digital technologies become an integral part of their business, this needs to be done in an innovative and integrated  manner, as opposed to simply plugging in and configuring standard solutions. While standard solutions can automate processes and save money, this is neither innovative or transformational, but…

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Leading Digital Business Transformation in 2016

Leading digital business transformation is something that has to be learned by many executives. We hear a lot about the need for companies to transform themselves digitally to remain relevant and competitive, but we hear much less about the personal transformation that leaders need to undergo, before they can lead…

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