The Digital Transformation People Newsletter #4

In this issue: Some practical assistance: digitisation is all around us but are we simply improving efficiencies of declining business models, or are we discovering new ways to create value and thrive in the new economy. [Subscribe]


Disruptive Technologies and Innovation

“You don’t have to be a disruptor to succeed in this age….but you do have to keep up.” ~ Geoffrey Moore
Discover why established enterprises have enormous advantages over next-generation disrupters and how to leverage them. A short interview with Geoffrey Moore author of Zone to Win: Organising to Compete in the Age of Disruption.

Crossing the river by feeling the stones
A strategy masterclass from Simon Wardley as he explores the level of situational awareness within business, why it matters and whether we can anticipate and exploit change before it hits us. (video)


Building the Agile Business through Digital Transformation
by Neil Perkin and Peter Abraham
This excerpt is ©2017 and reproduced with permission from Kogan Page Ltd.

Data-Driven Transformation: Accelerate at Scale Now
Data driven companies have become the most valuable. Read BCG’s 3 step approach to achieving your data transformation.

How to implement Agile Scrum from scratch, in a climate resistant to change, and live to tell about it!
A 10 step guide to implementing Agile Scrum – this’ll take you through the pain, why it’s worth it and lessons learned by Jeremy Harris

Corporate Culture Dictates the Success or Failure of Digital Transformation
It’s all about the people!
Digital culture is a prerequisite to competing for the future so says Brian Solis.
What is “Digital Culture” and how do you achieve it?

Using Online Community for Digital Transformation
A classic from Dion Hinchcliffe .. in this piece he explains that to achieve the pace and breadth of transformation required in exponential times we need to use exponential tools. Centralized processes quickly become overwhelmed and break in this environment and for this reason he states that “we have to let the network do the work.” Find out how.

Communications and Stakeholder Engagement
A practical how to guide from Alison Clare
“A great article that highlights the importance of driving your internal comms strategy from the top down”.



How AI and Machine Learning are helping drive the GE Digital Transformation 
by Tom Davenport
The success story that is GE and how by leveraging AI and machine learning fuelled by the power of Big Data GE have achieved a remarkable digital transformation.

Primer on DLT’s most famous prodigy – The Bitcoin Blockchain
Blockchain has captured the imagination of intellectuals and polity alike with economists, technologists, governments raving about its potential and how it’s poised to fundamentally change the world – by Deepthi Rajan

8 Ways Machine Learning Is Improving Companies’ Work Processes
Today’s leading organizations are using machine learning–based tools to automate decision processes, and they’re starting to experiment with more-advanced uses of artificial intelligence (AI) for digital transformation.
by Dan Wellers, Timo Elliott, Markus Noga


Seven Magnificent Leadership Books You’ve Probably Never Heard Of…
A former Royal Marines Officer with a Nuclear background, Roderick Yapp has learned the craft of leadership in situations where you can’t afford to get it wrong. Some excellent book recommendations here.


8 in 10 businesses recruit for digital transformation by Nick Ismail
Organisations are actively creating new positions to facilitate digitalisation efforts within the finance function over the next 12 months, according to a report from Robert Half.

Need People?
Talk to us about Talent Solutions for your Digital Transformation.

“In today’s era of volatility, there is no other way but to re-invent. The only sustainable advantage you can have over others is agility, that’s it. Because nothing else is sustainable, everything else you create, somebody else will replicate.”

~ Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder


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