Digital Capability Framework

No industry is immune to the transformational impact of digital technologies, but only companies with sound strategies and a digital roadmap to harness the opportunities, will be among tomorrow’s leaders. Listen to the audio version of this post, or read the transcript below. There is a…

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Digital Honey for Transformation Leaders

Whether the focus is on strategy creation, innovation, or transformation, etc; many companies struggle to sufficiently mobilise the masses and maintain energy levels. This need not be the case if more executives leveraged social media’s influence in their employees’ private lives and their increased familiarity with new digital-communication tools.

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The Big Disruption of Big Data

As with all digital transformation, profiting from big data is about “business” disruption. The underlying technology is a vital enabler, but the value and competitive advantage is derived through the business. CapGemini surveyed 1,000 CXOs and senior decision makers to help understand where the big data market is going.

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Does Prada Wear Digital?

Millions flocked to the movies back in 2006 to watch The Devil Wears Prada as Prada’s success soured. But how well is Prada now wearing Digital? The exclusive brand isn’t looking so fancy with the board’s apprehension to adopt digital being seen as a…

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Digital Enterprise Transformation Book Review

Books about Digital Transformation are pouring out of publishing houses, but only a minority provide the reader with a practical strategic management toolkit that can help them on the road towards their digital enterprise transformation. One such book came from the Business Transformation Academy and SAP at the end of 2014…

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Digital Capability Acquisition

For many organisations, their people and tools are an excellent fit for that particular operational business. They enjoy folk with years of experience running the business, and if they are lucky, even in making small changes. Similarly they have adopted world-class operational tools to support them. But few organisations have the luxury…

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CFO Digital Strategists

It’s not just the CIO, CMO and CDO who should be getting to grips with Digital Transformation, because as with any transformation, digital enterprise transformation should be led from the top. Both the CEO and CFO have a responsibility to deliver shareholder value, and in today’s digital-shift, it is clear that they…

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Unilever and The Digital Capability Framework

Unilever is a world-leader in digital transformation, which was reinforced when Gartner placed it at #4 in its 2014 supply chain ranking. But life for many firms is not the same, and most reading this post will have witnessed at least one company that runs projects and programmes with no perceived value for value…

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The Transformational CIO – Podcast

Rob Llewellyn talks about the expectations of the CIO, and how CIOs can deliver new business value and competitive advantage using the latest breed of transformation tools.

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How Top CIOs Measure IT Business Value

Kim Stevenson is Intel’s CIO and these 10 words in her Twitter profile are what many a CIO would like to describe themselves as: “Passionate about IT being a strategic part of the business“. However the legitimacy of Kim’s words is backed up by the fact that…

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Digital Misrepresentation and Hype

“Cloud washing” was an attempt by tech vendors to rebrand an old service by associating the word “cloud” with it, and the same is happening with “digital”. While some have undertaken considerable academic and business research around digital and business transformation, others have re-labeled old ways of working that have…

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Industry 4.0 – Challenging and Buzzing

The daunting gap between digital aspirations and digital capability was highlighted when McKinsey surveyed executives from the Digital Manufacturing And Design Innovation Institute. While 80% of executives indicated that digital operations are a critical driver of competitiveness, only 13% said they have…

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Transforming an Analog Firm into a Digital Enterprise

Several years ago, the leadership team at BBVA Bank saw many of the risks and opportunities associated with digital disruption, and they needed to transform themselves into a knowledge-driven digital enterprise. It was clear that customers were changing and that new competitors were appearing. But the transformation of…

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Which Hyperscale Business Can Disrupt Yours?

No industry is immune to digital disruption, and anyone who looks no further than their existing competition or country needs a wake up call from someone close, before a Hyperscale Business creates the shock and awe that has disrupted so many stable organisations in recent years. Hyperscale businesses enjoy…

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To Disrupt or Be Disrupted

Leaders of industry disruptors are using digital technology to break into new markets, while others are sitting ducks waiting to be disrupted. CXOs who want to avoid sitting-duck-syndrome need to establish what differentiating capabilities or new value they will bring to stakeholders. They also need to ensure they have…

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What is the Digital Capability Framework?

The Digital Capability Framework (DCF) is essentially a digital transformation framework designed to help companies innovate and orchestrate digitally enabled business transformation. It helps companies analyse their current situation and identify new business cases, which are enabled by technology trends. Addressing both the technical and people side of transformation, this…

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How DHL Freight Leveraged The Digital Capability Framework

DHL Freight selected the Digital Capability Framework (DCF) to support the vision setting of their transformation. The DCF played a key role in defining its new strategic approach. DHL Freight is a division of Deutsche Post DHL which has almost half a million employees, so every element of a…

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Digital Enterprise Transformation Book Review

Having flown into Berlin to attend the 2014 Business Transformation Summit on 10 & 11 November, I thought it would be fitting to post this review of the Business Transformation Academy’s latest book – particularly as the Editors Axel Uhl (Head of the Business Transformation Academy) and Lars Gollenia (Head…

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