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Explore my views on a multitude of transformation topics.

What is Digital Transformation?

Digital transformation is the innovative integration of digital technologies to bring about fundamental shifts in how a business makes money. The ultimate form of digital transformation goes beyond process and product innovation and involves digitally enabled business models. The Digital Transformation Journey Digital transformation is a journey to adopt…

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A Framework for Digital Transformation

A Framework for Digital Transformation Digital transformation frameworks are what separate successful transformation efforts from the unsuccessful. Because despite increasing talk and attention around the benefits of digital transformation, many companies don’t adopt a common business-focused digital transformation framework. IT can be found to be doing things one way, while the…

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Digital Transformation Course

Digital Transformation Course One digital transformation course and certification programme that has soared in popularity since 2017 is CXO Transform’s online course based on THRIVE. Based on six guiding principles of digital transformation, the course is run neither by an old brick and mortar academic institution or a large corporation.

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THRIVE Digital Business Transformation

THRIVE is a practical digital business transformation framework, which provides leaders with a body of knowledge and roadmap to help them independently lead their transformation. It serves as a holistic guide to maturing internal capabilities and mindsets, responding strategically and innovatively to market threats and opportunities, delivering new value to…

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Next Economy Organisations

Next Economy Organisations Listen to the conversation (14 August 2017) between Clay Christensen, John Hagel, and Carin Watson on how large organisations will survive and thrive in the new paradigm of startups, disruption, and exponential technologies. The speakers take to the stage at around the 13-minute mark. #GSummit…

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Business Transformation Management with BTM²

The Business Transformation Management Methodology (BTM²) is a four-phase holistic and integrated business transformation management methodology developed. This post serves as an introduction to an intensely documented approach to holistic business transformation management, which addresses the transformation journey from strategy through to business benefit realisation and everything in between. Strategy More…

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Digital Transformation Risks

The journey of enterprise digital transformation is an ambitious one where teams encounter a new set of challenges and opportunities. For some, the accompanying sense of urgency is a world away from the tick-over mode of business-as-usual they’ve become accustomed to. For others, the need to manage a completely new…

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Transformation Governance – Overlooked or Undermined

When transformation governance is overlooked or undermined, particularly in organisations where more than 1,000 people are employed across multiple countries, teams will eventually come face to face with a series of unwelcome issues.  While things might seem cosy, collaborative and comfortable in the early days, the effects of inadequate transformation…

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The Digital Finance Imperative For CFOs

Leading CFOs who provide the tools and the acumen to architect business outcomes that generate value, are embracing the digital imperative. While some CFOs resist the digital finance imperative, CEOs have a responsibility to ensure Finance dusts off any antiquated ways of working that are becoming distant memories inside progressive organisations. In…

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Digital Business Transformation Academy

  Digital Business Transformation Academy The Digital Business Transformation Academy is a 5-day training event to take place in London, United Kingdom between 18 and 22 September 2017. Senior managers and leaders who aspire to improve their digital business transformation capabilities will be exposed to a highly interactive training programme.

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Competitive Intelligence in a Digital Economy

Competitive intelligence is a prerequisite to remaining competitive in the face of disruption. It’s a CEO’s way of seeing what others are offering or plan to offer in their market, and to anticipate how the competition might respond to their competitive moves. And without being able to anticipate how breakthrough technologies…

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Competitive Strategy in a Digital Economy

Competitive strategy in a digital economy requires leaders to look at competitive strategy through a new lens. The books and tactics that worked well in the past are all now missing a key component of the economy that we live in – which is digital technology. Strategy is, and has been…

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How to Respond to Disruption

Every CEO with a digital economy mindset will be considering how best to respond to disruption, and some have the foresight required to be an outstanding fourth industrial revolution leader. Meanwhile there are those that are forced into responding reacting by falling profits or a dark cloud above their heads. At…

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How to Capitalise on Disruption

Business disruption is unpredictable in one sense, but in another we know it’s coming. We just don’t know exactly what it will look like and how its characteristics will undermine the business models that have brought about the success that firms have enjoyed until now. Incumbent firms face not only…

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Outcome Driven Innovation in Transformation

Outcome Driven Innovation is a strategy and innovation process built around the idea that people buy products and services to get jobs done. It does this by linking a company’s value creation activities to customer-defined metrics. The outcome of Outcome Driven Innovation is an 86 percent success rate…

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Digital Disruption S-Curve & Cheat Sheet

There’s no escaping the fact that most leaders who haven’t been living under a rock for the last few years, now understand that they need to protect their firms against disruption, and better still, “disrupt the market”. In all fairness, many are trying hard but unfortunately are falling victim to…

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How to Learn From a £100m Digital Disaster

This post not only demonstrates how too much focus on technology puts digital business transformation initiatives at risk of failure, but it enables executives to look for unwelcome parallels between their own transformation initiatives, and the cases described below – then design and implement a rapid response strategy to avoid…

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The Great Digital Illusion – Wake-up Call

The fourth industrial revolution is an exciting time to be alive and innovative start-ups are proving size doesn’t matter when you know how to put new technology to good business use. Meanwhile, some incumbent camps are falling victim to The Great Digital Illusion. Established firms feel…

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Radical Transformation V Radical Disruption

Radical transformation may be the only way to save some of today’s most successful enterprises from radical disruption, accordingly to the authors of a new book called, “Dual Transformation: How To Reposition Today’s Business While Creating The Future”. They are household names, some more than a century old.

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Digital Transformation and Business Value

Many companies have leaders who begin digital transformation with nebulous notions of a digitised enterprise, but fail to link their planned projects and programmes to business value. Unfortunately, when leaders don’t show how their efforts will create value, they are giving their CFO, CEO and other stakeholders little…

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