News in Digital from Digital Transformation People

News in Digital from The Digital Transformation People Issue #11

Welcome to issue 11 of News in Digital by The Digital Transformation People.
More hand picked news, views and how to’s from the world of digital transformation. Plus if there’s anything specific you’d like to know more about then try searching our all new
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A How to Guide for Digital Transformation: Four Exceptional Books to Help you Succeed.
By Tim Ellis, Founder, The Digital Transformation People
If you’re just starting with digital transformation then the purpose of this post is to fast track you to some of the best literature and sources of thought leadership that I have found, since launching The Digital Transformation People in January 2016


Digital Transformation Drivers and KPIs Don’t Stack Up
By Simon Ratcliffe, CIO Advisor, Ensono
Interesting finding on the key drivers for, and benefits realised, from digital transformation efforts.

Analysis Paralysis…Innovators Move Fast
by Alexander Osterwalder
Analysis paralysis has always been a killer but in today’s climate of continual iteration it really must be managed out.


Sustaining the Momentum of a Transformation
By Michael BucyKevin CarmodyJennifer Davies, and Greg Peacocke
The benefits of digitisation may be transient unless you’ve actually achieved a digital transformation where the benefits may be better sustained.

Dump Your Digital Transformation
by Roland Rust, Creator, inventor and enabler of all things Digital.
Digital transformation requires a leap of faith. You can’t know everything that will happen, but until you start you won’t begin to learn what you need to know, in order to succeed.

Context Mapping for Business Transformation
By Neil Perkins, Co-Author of Building the Agile Business Through Digital Transformation
In this article, Neil makes the distinction between doing Agile, being agile and why it’s important.


How The People Behind Digital Transformation Drive Change From Within
By Brian Solis
The excellent Brian Solis explains why digital change agents are the unrecognized heroes of modern business and what they need to do to bring their organisations with them on the digital transformation journey.

GDPR is a Behavioural Change
With the May 24th deadline approaching, how many organisations are using change practitioners to lead the changes for GDPR?
Melanie Franklin explains why this might be the best approach.


What matters in retail in 2018
“Soon you will be able to buy everything you see that is coming to you on a screen with one click, or one press of your thumb, or a scan of your Face, or shouting “I want” in a Californian accent at the same time… or something like this”.
A light hearted look from Tom Goodwin at what matters in retail in 2018.

Are virtual stars the next step for influencer marketing?
By Nikki Gilliland, Econsultancy 
As influencer marketing becomes all the more important, are we ready for virtual influencers?

The Rise of the Age of Assistance
A look at Generation C, the connected consumer who presume that since Google already know who and where they are, that they should also receive personalised advice on what’s best, ideal and what’s to be avoided.


The Globality Quotient: Internet Of Things (#IoT)
Ludmila Morozova-Buss, The Global Institute for IT Management
According to Cisco, 50 billion devices are likely to be connected to the Internet by 2020, helping to sustain a $14 trillion market. Ludmila Morozova-Buss takes a look at The Internet of Things and the opportunities it brings to improve civilisation.

Artificial Intelligence in 2018: Where We Are Now & Where We’re Going
Steve Kilpatrick, founder of specialist recruiter Logikk looks at the state of AI, and what’s in store for 2018.

Top Cyberthreat Of 2018: Illicit Cryptomining
By Jason Bloomberg
Ransomware is oh, so 2017!  Today, all the smart hackers have turned to illicit cryptomining to fill their coffers.


D is for Disruption. What I have learned from 8 years as a Chief Digital Officer
Say no more. Some words of wisdom from Pascal Moyon, Vice President Marketing at

Digital strategy, HOW and WHAT?
Winnie Palmer elaborates on the McKinsey article “Why Digital Strategies Fail”, and specifically the competitive cost of not setting an aggressive enough digital agenda.


LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Learning Report
With the rate of change increasing and an emphasis on people it’s hardly surprising that it’s training for soft skills which has become a top priority.

The Rise of the Tech COO
No longer riding shotgun, today’s Tech COO is one of the key drivers to a company’s long term success.
Ian Collyer, Partner at Boyden explains why.

“When digital transformation is done right, it’s like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, but when done wrong, all you have is a really fast caterpillar.”
– George Westerman


The Great Digital Illusion
A wake up call from one of the most experienced practitioners of digital transformation, Rob Llewellyn. True digital transformation isn’t about fake it ‘til you make it, it’s a fundamental transformation of the way you organise, adapt and do business.

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