Successfully reinventing your company starts with a digital transformation model

Digital transformation in a necessary element in the success of any company today, but the cold, hard truth is that most organizations will fail in these efforts.  A good part of the reason is that digital transformation can mean different things to different companies and is basically hard to define.  Conflicting terms like digitization and digitalization only serve to muddy the waters, while over-exuberance with innovation – which can drive…

November 15, 2018

IDG Contributor Network: Understanding the CEO’s role early in digital transformation programs

CIO leading or participating in digital transformation programs should think about when and how to leverage the CEO throughout the program. There are times throughout the transformation’s lifecycle where the CEO need to market the strategy, prioritize investments, clear hurdles, and manage conflicts. A transformation implies that the business and operating model is going to change to align to a redefined digital business strategy, target new markets, address growing customer…

November 14, 2018

IDG Contributor Network: An even bigger innovation cycle is coming our way, are you ready?

Over the past forty years, we have witnessed amazing technology advancements at work and home.  Even so, the biggest and most significant innovations are yet to come and their impact is underestimated in terms of the speed, breadth and force.  As CIO, your job is not only to stay abreast of these innovations but to harness its power to the benefit of your company. Next wave of tech: tsunami warning…

November 12, 2018

IDG Contributor Network: Building a world class CX

In the new book, “What is Your Digital Business Model”,  Peter Weill and Stephanie Woerner claim that no longer can CIOs be merely responsible for back office systems or simply be ‘order takers’. Success at transformation for consumer-focused businesses, they say, depends on a CIO’s ability to drive their enterprise’s capabilities to integrate, create a multichannel experience, or a single view of customer or services that couple products with data….

November 9, 2018

IDG Contributor Network: Why digital adoption matters in today’s business world

The rise of Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) has radically changed the way organizations build their infrastructure, relying less on on-premise services and shifting their attention to online and cloud-based solutions. The ubiquitous nature of mobile and online-capable devices means that employees in a company can have full access to their devices from anywhere in the world, and with significant ease. Even so, there are countless stories of organizations spending millions on shiny…

November 8, 2018

5 digital transformations trends for 2019

CIOs are suffering from digital transformation fatigue, but not just because the phrase has been overused to describe nearly any IT modernization effort. As it turns out, CIOs are finding it challenging to get sponsorship for Big Bang transformations from CEOs and boards who have little appetite for a long wait in an era of rapid-fire business disruption. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source:…

November 7, 2018

Digging deeper into AI: Why scratching the surface isn’t enough

There’s no question that artificial intelligence (AI) has become a game-changer for businesses today. For forward-looking leaders, AI is increasingly understood to be the key to transforming customer experiences, delivering new, digitally driven value propositions, and entering new markets. But most business leaders today aren’t capitalizing on AI’s full potential. That is largely because they’re limiting their focus to the technology itself — rather than focusing on the much bigger…

November 6, 2018

TD Ameritrade banks on AI, VR

Many financial services companies are content to test new products and services within the cozy confines of innovation labs, where risks are minimal for a notoriously risk-averse industry. In today’s digitally-obsessed, disrupt or be disrupted era, TD Ameritrade is more interested in releasing innovation out into the world to see what happens. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source:

November 5, 2018