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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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Is There a Digital Transformation Certification?

The strength of a transformation management certification is based on a fundamental trust that a person who receives that credential has proven that he or she possesses the required experience, knowledge or skills required in the profession or practice of transformation management. With certification, everyone (except the un-certified) wins as…

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Deriving Value from the Internet of Everything

The Internet of Everything is connecting people, processes, and data in ways that we couldn’t do before, enabling us to see data and respond in different ways, access things in different ways, and intervene at the right times. It will drastically transform the world we all know today, and it’s…

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Digital Business Transformation Guide

Digital business transformation is the innovative integration of digital technologies to orchestrate fundamental shifts in how a business makes money. In its purest form, digital business transformation introduces digitally enabled business models, which outperform traditional business models. 1. The Digital Business Transformation Journey Digital business transformation is a…

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20 Must-Follow Digital Transformation Twitter Accounts

For forward thinking leaders, digital transformation isn’t just a priority on their to-do list; it’s a business imperative. As is the need for CIOs and other business leaders to stay informed on the latest digital business transformation news and trends that could shape the future of their organisations in the…

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THRIVE Digital Transformation Course

THRIVE is a digital business transformation framework consisting of six principles and an extensive body of knowledge. The name THRIVE is an acronym made from six words which are: Transformation Holistic Response Innovation Value Enterprise That’s why THRIVE and this free mini-course were developed. To provide executives…

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Transform From Employee to Independent

There are those that are happy being an employee and those who prefer to take control of their professional life as an independent professional – and there are pros and cons to both routes. One thing for certain is that unless you’re prepared to adopt an entrepreneurial and digital mindset, you’re…

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Digital Transformation Influencers

Onalytica analysed the data representing interactions between digital transformation influencers and brands over a 90 day period. In terms of the world’s top 100 individuals Brian Solis took the number one spot with a sensational influencer score of 82.65, while…

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The Art of the Digital Start

Many companies still struggle with the art of their digital start. They know they need to innovate, take risks, and help the business enjoy the value of a digitised enterprise. But how do they get to the digital start line? What goes into their strategic roadmap that sets them up…

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Transformation Needs World-Class Execution

It’s often said that strategy is three times more difficult to deploy than develop, but leaders often engineer a strategy they are proud of, while grossly under-estimating the execution component. When global strategy meets world-class execution, the leaders who orchestrated the transformation are applauded both internally and externally, stakeholders are…

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Seeing the Symptoms of Digital Myopia

Leaders of firms that have done well over the last decade or more are often susceptible to Digital Myopia. Digitally myopic CEOs typically expect their CIO to manage the digital buzz. For a digitally myopic CEO, digital is about technology, which is what the CIO takes care…

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Enterprise Architecture and Business Transformation Management

The management of Enterprise Architecture and Business Transformation have both similarities and differences, although confusion sometimes arises between the two. While Enterprise Architecture models the fundamental structure of an organisation’s business, information systems and technology, Business Transformation is a fundamental shift in the way a company operates. Enterprise Architects and Business Transformation…

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Three Steps from the CIO to CEO Office

The most ambitious CIOs are not only committed to the business, but they are also dedicated to spending more time in boardroom conversations centred around strategic transformation, and less time bogged down with keeping the lights on. Some will even have their eyes firmly fixed upon the next opportunity to…

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Digital Minds and Fine Wines

The world is now rich in content, consultants and digital minds evangelising the prerequisites of digital leadership and transformation, along with what will happen to companies that fail to innovatively leverage digital to build new business models, enter new markets, and become less susceptible to disruption. It’s common knowledge among…

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Platform Revolution – Platform Value in The Digital Economy

Platform value is key to the digital economy, and in a new book called Platform Revolution, authors Geoff Parker, Marshall Van Alstyne and Sangeet Choudary provide a manual for creating a platform marketplace. In the book, Geoff, Marshall and Sangeet do their…

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How to Get Transformation Governance Right

One of the success factors of top transformation leaders who outperform most others is a solid understanding of how critical transformation governance is to the success of their initiatives. While their SMAC experts will be eager to leverage social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies into the company’s ecosystem, top transformation leaders are…

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Combinatorial Disruption and Underdogs

Combinatorial disruption has seen the innovative use of convergent digital technologies present both risks and opportunities for established incumbents and start-ups. These different beasts live with their own set of upsides and downsides. Incumbents have established markets, tactical executives and an abundance of resources, but are often riddled…

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With over 20 years helping managers and leaders generate commercial value from technology, Rob Llewellyn is dedicated to helping the new breed of digital economy professionals write the next digital economy success stories.

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