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The Role Boards of Directors and Shareholders Should Play in Guiding Business Innovation and Digital Transformation

The Role Boards of Directors and Shareholders Should Play in Guiding Business Innovation and Digital Transformation

My friend Raj Singh is the Chair of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in the UK. IoD has over 30,000 directors as members serving as board members for listed and unlisted companies. For one of its quarterly breakfast club meetings, I was asked to share my views on the role boards of directors need to play in guiding digital transformation and business innovation. Raj also asked for me to discuss the role of customer experience as a catalyst for change. I…

2020 Prediction Series: Digital Transformation Becomes a Strategic Enabler of Business Modernization and Innovation Strategies

2020 Prediction Series: Digital Transformation Becomes a Strategic Enabler of Business Modernization and Innovation Strategies

Thinkers360 assembled B2B thought leaders to share their 2020 predictions for digital transformation as part of its annual prediction series. The series is intended to help provide actionable insights for business and technology executives. There are some great thoughts included. I wanted to share my contribution with you here. Digital Transformation = Business Modernization + Innovation In 2020, digital transformation will start to become synonymous with business modernization and innovation. Companies are still investing in the “digital” side of digital transformation,…

Align Digital Transformation with Business Modernization to Compete for the Future

Align Digital Transformation with Business Modernization to Compete for the Future

Digital transformation is more important now than ever, but some organizations are more difficult to change than others. I love it whenI get to join Karen Roby on her TechRepublic show. Each time, we discuss leading business technology news and trends and I honestly geek out each time. In our latest episode, we explore the hurdles facing organizations and how to overcome them as they go through digital transformation. We also explore some highlights from the Salesforce Dreamforce 2019 event….

TechRepublic’s Karen Roby Interviews Brian Solis About Hurdles To Overcome In Digital Transformation

TechRepublic’s Karen Roby Interviews Brian Solis About Hurdles To Overcome In Digital Transformation

In an article titled “Digital transformation: Business modernization requires a new mindset,” Karen Roby of TechRepublic interviews Brian Solis (described as a “futurist”) about the hurdles that companies must overcome while working through a digital transformation. A video of the nine-and-a-half minute interview appears atop the page, followed by an edited transcript. Some highlights from Solis: “Digital transformation means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. I’ve been covering it for the better part of a…

The Digital Change Agent’s Manifesto; Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders from Within

The Digital Change Agent’s Manifesto; Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders from Within

In a world where digital technology is evolving faster than organizations can adapt, it’s no secret that companies are investing in digital transformation and corporate innovation. But who is leading the charge? Often, it’s the individuals who share a deep expertise and passion for digital. And while these “digital change agents” are striving to bring change from within their respective group in the organization, they aren’t necessarily seasoned or trained at navigating the cultural dynamics that drive change throughout an…

Thinkers 360 Prediction Series Includes Insights on Digital Transformation From Brian Solis

Thinkers 360 Prediction Series Includes Insights on Digital Transformation From Brian Solis

Having recently published their Top 20 Global Thought leaders and influencers on digital transformation, Thinkers360 asked a selection of their global influencers about their predictions for Digital Transformation in 2020. Solis is among 14 that they quote. Solis says, “In 2020, digital transformation will start to become synonymous with business modernization and innovation. Companies are still investing in the ‘digital’ side of digital transformation, i.e. cloud-enabled platforms. In 2020, we will see the expansion of internal stakeholders beyond CIOs to…

Digital Transformation: Executives Need a Sense of Urgency to Compete Against Digital Natives

Digital Transformation: Executives Need a Sense of Urgency to Compete Against Digital Natives

Note: Please subscribe to my new feed here and unsubscribe from the old feed. Digital transformation is one of those trends that everyone is talking about, but few can pinpoint exactly what it means and why it’s business critical. Yet, it’s the very catalyst that puts companies on a path to business modernization. Companies need a sense of urgency. This is the conversation I had with TechRepublic’s Karen Roby. We discussed the changes shaping digital transformation, including operational models and the…

TechRepublic Interviews Brian Solis About The Changes Shaping Digital Transformation

TechRepublic Interviews Brian Solis About The Changes Shaping Digital Transformation

In an insightful video interview, Solis is interviewed by TechRepublic’s Karen Roby about some of the changes currently shaping digital transformation, such as operational models and modernizing infrastructure. Solis begins by talking about the research he brings to his annual The State of Digital Transformation report. He says: “What that research has shown is sort of this eventual but certainly sluggish migration from the digital transformation of, so for example, cloud, customer support, what have you, to a more enterprise-wide,…

Brian Solis Chosen One of Top Digital Transformation Influencers of 2019 by Exceeders

Brian Solis Chosen One of Top Digital Transformation Influencers of 2019 by Exceeders

Solis was listed among ten influencers in a piece by Yamini on the Exceeders site. The author introduces the article with a general overview of digital transformation: “Solely looking at digital transformation spending by organizations around the world should make it clear that it’s here to stay. A forecast by IDC states that worldwide spending on digital transformation technology and services may reach $1.97 trillion by 2022. The manufacturing industry is expected to invest the most, followed by transportation and…

How I Help Business Audiences Embrace Innovation, Disruption and Change to Lead the Way Forward

How I Help Business Audiences Embrace Innovation, Disruption and Change to Lead the Way Forward

We live in an era of #DigitalDarwinism. These are disruptive times and they challenge everyone…leaders and executives…employees, customers, and partners…and, you and me. AI, Crypto, Quantum Computing, Blockchain, AR/VR, facial recognition, wearables, IoT/IIoT, 5G, automation and 20 other disruptive technologies will only continue to change everything as we know it. Digital transformation, innovation, and new leadership are needed to survive and thrive. The future either happens to us or because of us. I’ve spent my entire career as a digital…

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