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As digital transformation has become part of the modern vernacular the debate has moved on from the ‘what is’ to the ‘how to’. People, culture and mindset have come to the fore and so too have the questions of the tools, strategies, methods and processes we use to transform ourselves, our businesses and society itself. Some things are not as obvious as they might once have seemed and there are unintended consequences in much of what we try. Here are some articles to map our progress and help us learn from the insights of others.
~ Tim Ellis, CEO and Founder
The Digital Transformation People
A GOOD READ
The Copenhagen Catalog: let’s take back control from trolling & fake news
By Lee Bryant
Would you like to see technology have a positive impact on the world?
Lee Bryant discusses the unintended consequences of technology and social media on society. Is the genie out of the bottle or can we still do something about it? It’ll take accountability and responsibility but let’s all get behind the principles of the #CopenhagenCatalog
Why Microservices Will Become a Core Business Strategy for Most Organizations
By Dion Hinchcliffe
Learn why many CIOs have microservices on their priority list and why Dion Hinchcliffe believes they will become core to business strategies in enterprise over the next few years. Watch out for #microservices as Dion explores the motivation, business case, and how leading digital orgs are already well on their way to structuring their products and services this way.
EY Growth Barometer
Despite uncertainty in the domestic and global market, the UK’s dynamic middle market companies have growth on their minds. In the face of a number of challenges, there is strong evidence that they are leading the way, particularly in technology, by focusing on the opportunity that digitisation and AI (artificial intelligence) presents, to scale-up their business and improve customer experience.
How CIOs can Enable an Agile Organization
Richard Fitchen shares the results of his recent sit down with IDG’s Rob O’Reegan and Isaac Sacolick President of Star CIO, to discuss the CIO’s strategies and how they can create a more connected, engaging and agile organization.
Why Finding The Real Meaning Of Agile Is Hard
By Steve Denning
Surveys by Deloitte and McKinsey suggest that more than 90% of executives give high priority to business agility, even though less than 10% see their current firm as “highly agile.” But what does it actually mean?
Putting DevOps to work: What you need to know
DevOps isn’t a product you can buy and deploy or even a methodology you can just roll-out. It’s a combination of technologies, tools, processes and cultural change, all of which need to be in place.
Organizations as Machines vs. Organizations as Organisms
A great infographic picked up by Dave Gray and as he predicted in his book the ‘Connected Company’.
Inspiring Employees to Innovate Requires Removing Barriers
By Dr. Diane Hamilton
Sharing knowledge within an organization can be a significant competitive advantage yet for employees to be creative and innovative, requires they feel comfortable questioning processes and proposing new ideas. That is where it can get tricky if employees fear ramifications. Dr. Diane Hamilton highlights the issue and shares some resources that may help.
People Vs Companies
The benefits of big companies are obvious. Scale. Diversity of thought. Specialization of labour but when it comes to getting the best out of their people they are all too often prone to behave like dysfunctional creatures. Morgan Housel highlights 3 common issues where people are concerned.
3 Rules when using Continuous Listening to drive Organization Transformation
‘Superb read from Laura Stevens, Ph.D. on ‘3 rules when using Continuous Listening to drive Organisation Transformation’
Thanks to Dave Green for this one and if you’re interested in this you may like the next issue of his Data Driven HR which will focus on these subjects. You can subscribe here
How to manage digital marketing: Three game-changing strategies
By Kristin Zhivago
“Digital marketing is not easily managed. It’s got a lot of moving parts, and there are not as many hard and fast rules as we would like (or as digital marketing consultants tend to imply). In this piece, I’m going to reveal three strategies that, if you put them to use, will put you head and shoulders above your competitors”
How to Start
By Gary Vaynerchuk
Ever wondered what causes success? What do you need to do? Well here’s something to get you started from Gary Vaynerchuk as he answers the question on “how” when it comes to brand and content building…
These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2018
What do lab-grown meat, a holographic museum guide and a supercharged version of Amazon’s Alexa have in common?
The smart flower solar panels
An elegant solar power solution taking its inspiration from the flower.
This Chart Reveals Where AI Will Impact Recruiting (and What Skills Make Recruiters Irreplaceable)
By Sankar Venkatraman
Fascinating chart revealing where AI will impact recruiting, and the skills that will future proof recruiters – thanks Chris Louie for highlighting and Sankar Venkatraman for the article
Bill Boorman Founder of #tru conferences winds up #tru Prague
Founder of #tru Conferences, speaker and blogger Bill Boorman asks ‘How can we use technology to make recruitment better and where should we harness the efforts of our people as the use of machine learning and AI makes the full automation of recruitment processes a real possibility within the next 18 months?’
Digital Transformation And The Role Of The CISO
By JC Gaillard
Cybersecurity needs to be at the heart of the digital transformation, but organisational models will have to evolve. Cybersecurity is in the process of becoming an essential component of any organisation’s digital transformation journey. In fact according to JC Gaillard organisations which put information security and privacy at the heart of their digital transformation from the start could obtain a real competitive advantage in the mid-to-long run.
Six Trends affecting the Innovation-Led CIO
By Dion Hinchcliffe
There is a new leader in the C-suite. This person is innovation-minded, has a holistic view of the business and is integral to the successful production and delivery of products. This leader’s success is measured by emerging new measures such as stakeholder happiness. As a result, we are now in the era of the innovation-led CIO.
The 4 Characteristics of Strategically Agile Leaders
By Steven Stowell
Strategic agility is a key attribute today’s leaders must have to successfully shape the future. Managers without it or those who simply can’t find the time and energy to look at it are bound to put their organizations’ long-term success at risk.
“I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.”
~ Elon Musk
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Why Digital Strategies Fail
By Jacques Bughin, Tanguy Catlin, Martin Hirt, and Paul Willmott
Why are so many digital strategies failing? The answer has to do with the magnitude of the disruptive economic force digital has become and its incompatibility with traditional economic, strategic, and operating models. This article unpacks five issues that, in our experience, are particularly problematic. We hope they will awaken a sense of urgency and point towards how to do better.”
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