Digital Transformation Governance Webcast

In a CIO Executive Council webcast on 7 October, George Westerman of MIT and Sanjay Saraf, Senior VP and CTO of Western Union Digital, will discuss Governance for Digital Transformation. Business transformation relies on digital technology but the critical transformation success factors extend far beyond technology, which is where some firms lose momentum and…

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Why Some CEOs Inhibit Digital Transformation

Ego, fear of failure and a reluctance to admit ignorance can hamper an executive’s digital education and their firm’s business transformation. Many CEOs have been successful in their traditional industries where technology was simply something that kept the lights, and was seen to by the CIO. But the world…

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Key Components of an IoT Strategy

From bringing order to the manufacturing floor to reshaping the workplace the way the Internet has, the Internet of Things (IoT) will fundamentally change the way organisations operate, make money, and deliver value to customers. Any IoT strategy must be thought of in terms of years and…

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7th Global Drucker Forum Does Digital

On 5 & 6 November in Vienna, the 2015 Global Drucker Forum will look through the lens of humanity at Big Data, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, and The Internet of Things. It will open up questions such as: In technology-driven economy, does management need a fundamental makeover? How can the…

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The Big Driver of Digital Transformation

When many people talk about digital transformation, they focus on technology as opposed to business. They get excited about leveraging digital solutions but not about establishing, measuring and realising their business value. The same error that caused so much financial loss and painful projects throughout the ERP era. So what drives…

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Digital Supply Chain Management

Among other things, companies need to know how digital solutions can help improve supply chain visibility, process big data for demand planning, etc; and better ways to collect and process vast amounts of data. Every industry has its own digital supply chain management (SCM) vision based on industry-specific use…

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Digital Process Innovation

To incorporate digital process innovation into their operations, IT executives need to change some of the traditional behaviours and mind-sets in their organisations. In addition to the dual-speed IT architecture required for digital process innovation the folk at McKinsey explain that there are three key actions IT execs can take to encourage…

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How to Become a Digitally Mature Enterprise

For years, business transformation experts have recited the fact that transformation is about business and not technology, but many organisations still suffer at the hands of those that fail to see the bigger picture. Countless ERP disasters and siloed digital transformation attempts provide the lessons learned that many turn…

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Five Steps to Pull Marketing Into The Digital Era

A recent report from McKinsey revealed that a staggering 84% of marketers do not have a formal content strategy or distribution process. Regardless of whether a business consists of a single person or 100,000 employees, lack of a content strategy reflects a lack of strategy-driven digital transformation. Read…

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New DTO Chief for Aussie Digital

Australian Government digital services must meet the Digital Transformation Office (DTO) Digital Service Standard, which establishes the criteria that ensures Australian government services are simpler, faster and easier to use. As David Hazlehurst announced his departure from the DTO last week, the new Chief Executive Paul…

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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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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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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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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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HSBC Digital Transformation Underpins 25K Job Cut

As HSBC announces its plan to cut 25,000 jobs, underpinning that announcement is the bank’s ambitious plan to generate $5 billion in transformational cost savings, some of which is expected to come from a $1 billion injection into a digital and automation programme. Discover how the bank’s…

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Digital Transformation with a Business Head

The ERP era saw countless companies implementing ERP technology because “they believed they needed the technology”. This resulted in an extraordinary rate of failures because there was little if any focus on the business, and it was all about technology. The same is happening with Digital as countless digital transformation experts…

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Harvard's Roadmap to Driving Digital Transformation

The need to understand new technology capabilities is no longer exclusive to the CIO’s organisation. Leaders across all lines of business must also stay abreast of digital trends, innovation and business transformation and collaborate with the CIO who should help them achieve business goals via a journey of digital enterprise transformation. But…

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What's Your Digital Capability Framework?

Too many companies are vulnerable to embarking on a digital enterprise transformation with the core focus on wanting certain digital technologies and then figuring out if and how they will add value to the firm after they have kicked off a project or programme. This smacks of the backward…

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