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Explore my views on a multitude of transformation topics.

How to Prepare for Blindspot Digital Invaders

Not so long ago, CxOs could see the competition coming and they knew who and what to look out for. But that was yesterday’s world and things have changed. Now the competition is often invisible until it’s too late. Invisible, laughable and utterly unthinkable that a group of casually turned out…

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Business Transformation and Disruptive Technologies

Life is all about continuity and flow (transformation), Late Dr. Wayne Dyer beautifully mentioned that “Transformation literally means going beyond your form”. On the other hand disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy. There is a deep relationship between transformation and disruption and…

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How to Leap Into Digital Dexterity

As the digital era takes shape, executives are faced with strategic challenges, which they are unaccustomed to dealing with. It is clear that simply adopting digital technology in a siloed manner is not sufficient to deliver the value that digital business transformation promises. Aligned with this harsh reality,  …

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10 Secrets to be Digitally Transformed in 2016

Digital transformation (DX) is not only an innovation trend – it is at the focal point of business strategies across all industry sectors and markets. Top-down strategy by top leaders: The integration of DX in the core strategy is the way to design new business…

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Digital Transformation Skills Shortage Report

In collaboration with SAP SE, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) published a skills for digital transformation report in November 2015 after gathering data from 81 executives around the world. The responses gave rise to the following findings: 35% claim to have a clearly defined digital transformation strategy. 27% said…

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9 Digital Transformation Predictions From IDC

Here’s how IDC predicts digital transformation will shape up in the coming years Source: CIO.com…

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Design Digital Transformation Strategy Using IDC DX MaturityScape Benchmark

Digital Transformation – is a specialised type of business transformation where IT plays a dominant role. In the digital age, new business opportunities arise and enterprises transform their strategy, structure, culture and processes using the potential and power of digital. The IDC MaturityScape benchmark framework is a…

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Transformation Strategy and The Digital Vortex

To explain how the Digital Vortex is the inevitable movement of industries toward a “digital center” in which business models, offerings, and value chains are digitised, the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation (DBT Center) published Digital Vortex: How Digital Disruption Is Redefining Industries in June 2015.

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Business Transformation Enabled by IDC DecisionScapes

The future of business will be technology fuelled and driven. Future technologies (Mobility, Cloud Computing, Social Media, Crowd-sourcing, Internet of things, Industry 4.0, Big Data, 3D printing) or the 3rd platform, is the key driver for the business innovation. Source: www.idc.com The…

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How Mobile Can Help CIOs Keep Their Jobs

The most visionary and transformational CIOs are incorporating mobile into their digital enterprise transformation. After all, with mobile being the consumer’s medium of choice, any company wishing to engage them needs to do so using mobile. A recent Forrester survey highlights the fact that the most mobile-mature organisations have…

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Disruptive Innovation Clarified by Christensen

In 1995, Clay Christensen and Joe Bower published the HBR article Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave, which introduced the notion of disruptive technology. As Clay states on his web site these days, “disruptive innovation describes a process by which a product or service takes…

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How to Survive The Great Transformation

In the 1990s and early 2000s, leaders focused on cost control and operational efficiency, and encouraged a culture described using words such as reliable, stable, consistent, repeatable. In today’s world, leaders have no choice (if they are to survive) but to focus on innovation, digitisation and business transformation, which requires…

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Towards a Definition of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is predicted to become one of the most significant drivers of growth for many industries, but its definition has been fuzzy. So the IEEE IoT initiative addressed this challenge by preparing an 86-page report called “Towards a Definition of the Internet…

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Are CIO Survey Results Helpful or Full of Hype?

Last week we posted a summary of global CIO survey results, which was one of the many that vendors set about creating each year as part of their content marketing strategies. A few days later, Mario Devargas, a strategic IT advisory consultant at HP, suggested that these surveys…

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VMware Exec Interview with Sanjay Poonen

In last week’s episode of CXO Talk, Michael Krigsman produced a very insightful interview with Sanjay Poonen – Executive Vice President and General Manager of End-User Computing at VMware. Previously Sanjay spent 7 years at SAP where he was President and Corporate Officer of SAP’s Platform Solutions and the Mobile Division.

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2015 Global CIO Survey Results

A new survey conducted by Deloitte University Press has resulted in a rich 72-page report that shares the views of more than 1,200 CIOs across 21 industries, 20% of whom sit inside Global 1000 companies. The report tells us that only 9% of these CIOs say…

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A Visionary Roadmap for Digital Leaders

In an exponential digital age, many of us need to refine our way of thinking to avoid becoming hung up on antiquated business models and more irrelevant to the future as each day goes by. While citing the Ubers of the world is easy, we all need to question ourselves about…

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Programme & Portfolio Management Maturity

For some firms, programme and portfolio management (PPM) involves a mad scramble to stay on top of daily demands, a shortage of resources and too little time. These symptoms do not describe an environment that breeds success, but they are all too common and reflect “Level One” (of five) in Gartner’s Programme and…

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Transformation Excellence Requires Always-On Mindset

It’s no secret that in the face of exponential change and volatility, that transformation (not simple change) is an imperative. Neither is it a secret that transformations are difficult and it’s common to read that 75% fall short of their targets and value generated. Most companies now embrace project management best practices to…

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Mindful Self-Regulation For Leaders

Mindful meditation and other related practices are now widely accepted, and people who are trained in mindfulness have proven to be much less likely to have hot and cold negative reactions that plague some business environments. While we get to know the behavioural traits of many people we work with, all leaders…

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