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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In Digital: Value Creation vs. Competition

We hear it all the time – new startups competing with traditional businesses, if not replacing existing industries and categories altogether. Disruptive technologies like cloud computing and enterprise mobility have lowered the barrier to entry, if not totally eliminated it. Aspiring entrepreneurs need not worry about leasing an office space,…

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The One Reason to Disrupt Your Business

Many business leaders are at a loss.  When do you disrupt your business? I stand and submit that a digital business is truly a people-driven business. In the age of digital disruption, businesses need to reinvent themselves and re-focus on their raison raison d’etre: the customers. Without customers, there is…

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4 Traits of A Digital Business

What are the traits of an authentic digital business?  If I made a dollar for every time I’m asked what a true digital business is, I’d be a millionaire. Alright, I’m exaggerating. Seriously speaking, I have made it my goal to educate businesses about digital strategy and transformation. While there’s…

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The Digital Discussion at Davos

What big bets are companies making in the digital transformation of their business models and organisational structures? That was a question posed during the WEF event in Davos in January 2016. Hear what Meg Whitman, Rich Lesser, Klaus Kleinfeld, Marc Benioff, Bernard Tyson and Jean-Pascal Tricoire have to say…

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Doing Away With Digital Silos

Siloed projects are nothing new, and most people who have been in the business of change or transformation for more than a few years will have tasted their unsavoury consequences. In this digital decade, successful digital business transformation is highly dependent upon leaders who will steer their digital endeavours strategically and…

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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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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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Museum Out-Transforms 1000s of Firms

Is your company even slower than a museum in undergoing a genuine business transformation? Founded in 1885, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam underwent a 10 year transformation to redesign and reinvent itself, leveraging digital technology in order to live up to rapidly changing customer expectations. Read how…

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The 6 D’s of Exponential Business

While the word “Digital” has become another buzzword, it is only the first of 6 D-words involved in disrupting industry after industry. Listen to Singularity University Co-Founder Peter Diamandis describe the 6 D’s: Digitalization Deception Disruption Demonetization Dematerialization Democratization Then ask “what is my company doing like this?”…

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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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