During this series, Rob interviews experienced practitioners, authors and thought leaders whose stories and experiences provide valuable insights for digital transformation success.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #27 – SETH GODIN
Minter Dial; professional speaker, storyteller, consultant and veteran executive best-selling author and a specialist on new tech, branding and digital strategy shares a fascinating conversation with the legend that is Seth Godin.
Starting with some perspectives on the challenges of change and digital transformation this conversation rapidly moves onto some fundamental insights which much like Seth’s AltMBA will challenge and enlighten your thinking – leaving you invigorated and better equipped to grasp the opportunities of the world we live in today.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #26 – JON INGHAM
In this episode, Rob speaks with Jon Ingham a consultant, trainer, speaker and writer focusing on strategic and innovative management and organisation of people. Author of ‘The Social Organization’, Jon helps businesses gain competitive advantage through the creation of human and social capital supported by effective leadership, organisation design, HR and management practices and organisation development interventions. In this interview, Jon speaks about the rising importance of communities and networks for organisations in the midst of transformational change and discusses some of his recent work on the concept of the Melded Network HR model.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #25 – WENDY K SMITH
In this episode, Rob speaks to Professor Wendy Smith, Professor at the University of Delaware and the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Lerner Women’s Leadership Initiative. Wendy’s particularly interested in how organizations and their leaders achieve peak performance by living in the AND to embrace paradox. Her research explores how top management teams embrace exploration and exploitation simultaneously, as well as how social enterprises engage social and financial tensions simultaneously. This research has been published in places such as the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Harvard Business Review.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #24 – HEATHER HANCOCK
In this episode, Rob speaks with Heather Hancock who shares her experiences and insights gained as an Executive Director, with many years experience leading the strategic direction and operations across national and international markets within the healthcare industry in both public and private sectors.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #23 – HEIDI BEETS
In this episode, Rob is joined by Heidi Beets, a specialist in designing 𝙘𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙧-𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙘 organisations for sustainable 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙩𝙝. As she says, “successful businesses don’t just happen, they are designed” and after 20 years working in Strategy, Design, Architecture & Accounting, Heidi delivers advisory, consulting and leadership services, helping organisations to connect their strategy to execution by using best practice and industry frameworks around enterprise architecture, organisational and service design and customer experience… She and her team I design with commerciality in mind, finding the sweet spot between strategic innovation and business optimisation for fast and sustainable growth.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #22 – ISAAC SACOLICK
In this episode, Rob is joined by Isaac Sacolick, author of the best selling book “Driving Digital: The Leader’s Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology” in which he shares the lessons learned from multiple successful transformations to detail the ‘how to’ of digital transformation; from strategy, to alignment, achieving agility, organisation, talent, culture and more. Isaac is also Founder of StarCIO which helps businesses drive smarter, faster, and more innovative transformation programs by leveraging the data, analytics, software, automation, and emerging technologies. With this experience, it comes as no surprise to find that Isaac is a sought after keynote speaker and Contributing Editor to both InfoWorld and CIO Online.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #21 – ANDREW WARD
In this episode, Rob speaks with Andrew Ward who is a design focused Digital leader; a seasoned NLP & ILM coach and mentor who uses a design thinking approach to create customer-focused products. Andrew says he is continually looking to the horizon for the next innovation which will change the defined strategy ensuring the vision is always ahead of the curve and grows businesses through telling compelling stories and building customer relationships, lasting narratives and relationships that redefine the experience. With many years’ experience in CX, design thinking and digital transformation, it has become clear to Andrew and his colleagues that in order to orchestrate change it is important that the messaging takes into account the disciplines and perspectives of all those involved in enabling and touched by the change. This way by finding a common language and understanding, full alignment and engagement can be achieved. Recognising the importance of seeing the world through other people’s eyes is what has led Andrew and his colleagues to form the new Layers of Change Model that he discusses with Rob in this interview.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #20 – DANIEL BURRUS
In this episode, Rob is by joined Daniel Burrus, futurist, keynote speaker and author of 6 best selling books. During the course of 3 decades, Daniel has established a worldwide reputation for accurately predicting the future of technological change and its impact on the world of business. He has helped hundreds of clients identify game-changing opportunities and develop successful competitive business strategies based on his Hard Trend methodology and Anticipatory Organization Model which he presents in his latest book “The Anticipatory Organization”.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #19 – MINTER DIAL
In this episode, Rob speaks to Minter Dial. Minter is a professional speaker, storyteller, consultant and veteran executive, with a 16-year high-profile career at L’Oréal. He is a specialist on new tech, branding and digital strategy. He received his BA in Trilingual Literature from Yale University and his MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau). Minter has published two award-winning books, Futureproof, co-authored with Caleb Storkey (Pearson 2017) and The Last Ring Home (Myndset 2016), which was adapted into the award-winning documentary film of the same name (for PBS and History Channel)
His latest book, Heartificial Empathy, Putting Heart into Business and Artificial Intelligence (DigitalProof Press), came out in November 2018.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #18 – CHARLENE LI
In this episode, Rob is joined by Charlene Li, author and Founder of Altimeter the leading research and advisory business that helps leaders leverage disruptive technologies and thrive as both business and society learn to navigate seismic change. Her views are frequently sought by leading media channels such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, and The Associated Press. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, The McNeil NewsHour, ABC News, CNN, and CNBC. Charlene has written or co-authored five books, including “Groundswell: Winning In A World Transformed By Social Technologies”, the New York Times’ bestseller, “Open Leadership”, “The Engaged Leader” and her latest book “The Disruption Mindset” which was published in September 2019.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #17 – ANDREW BINNS
In this episode, Rob speaks to Andrew Binns, executive fellow at the “Centre for the Future of Organization” at Drucker School of Management and the managing principal at Change Logic, a consultancy specialising in working with CEOs and senior leaders to help them manage and lead disruption in their markets.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #16 – KAREN FERRIS
In this episode, Rob speaks to Karen Ferris who describes herself as an organizational change management rebel with a cause who pushes the boundaries of the profession and challenges traditional ways of thinking. Obsessed with the people side of change in a world in which change is constant, volatile, uncertain and complex Karen is a firm believer that the key to organisational survival is resilience. As an author, speaker, educator and coach Karen shares her insights and experience to empower everyone to make a difference with their organization. Her two books Balanced Diversity (2011) and Game On! (2019) introduce an innovative framework for ensuring that organizational changes become embedded into the fabric of the organisation and go on to explore how every organisation can be fit, skilled, capable, supported and well-prepared for constant change.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #15 – MICHAEL WADE
In this episode, Rob speaks to Michael Wade, Professor of Innovation and Strategy at the IMD business school and the CISCO chair in Digital Transformation. As co-author of Digital Vortex, Mike researched and articulated the forces of digital disruption and now in his latest book Orchestrating Transformation he distils years of research and many case studies to show organisations how to avoid common mistakes and overcome the barriers to successful digital transformation.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #14 – HAYDN SHAUGHNESSY
In this episode, Rob speaks with Haydn Shaughnessy, Number 1 in the Thinkers 360 list for Digital Transformation and Digital Disruption and a pioneer of platform and eco-system strategy. A regular contributor to Forbes and author of several books, his book “Shift” is a leader’s guide to the platform and ecosystem economy and was described by Forbes as “everything you need to know about digital transformation.” In addition to this, and along with his partner Fin Goulding, he has developed a method for assessing value and directing innovation effectively as part of what they call the Flow Framework. Now as Founder of the Flow Academy, Haydn works with organisations especially interested in creating platforms to troubleshoot and design transformations to give them the best chance of success.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #13 – MAX BLUMBERG
In this episode, Rob speaks with Max Blumberg, PHD visiting Professor at Leeds University Business School and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Additionally, Max is founder of the Blumberg Partnership, a top analytics consultancy delivering analytics and machine learning solutions to many top tier organisations.
Max is a true thought leader and leading practitioner of the People Analytics world who believes helping organisations understand the root cause of their business challenges is the key to unlocking the value of their most important intangible assets for real business impact – people.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #12 – ROLAND DEISER
In this episode, Rob speaks with Roland Deiser, founder of the Center for the Future of Organization, senior Fellow of the Drucker School of Management and author of 2 books “Transformers” (2014) and “Designing the Smart Organization” (2009).
Listen as Roland explains why digital transformation is different from previous transformational events and discusses the ambidexterity challenge, how to achieve agile architectures and why the ability to manage boundaries is a core element in the orchestration of successful transformation.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #11 – BRADEN KELLEY
In this episode, Rob speaks with Braden Kelley. Design Thinking, Transformation and Innovation Leader at Oracle. A keynote speaker and author of 2 books, ‘Charting Change’ and ‘Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire’, Braden has helped numerous organisations increase their revenue and cut their costs through the creation of innovative strategies, organisational change, digital transformation, and improved organisational performance.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #10 – GREG SATELL
In this episode, Rob speaks with Greg Satell international keynote speaker, best selling author and advisor for digital transformation. Another fascinating episode as Greg speaks about his new book Cascades, what inspired him to write it and his key insights into the power of network cascades to drive transformational change.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #9 – MATT ALDER
In this episode, Rob speaks with Matt Alder, host to The Recruiting Future podcast, keynote speaker and co-author of the acclaimed book “Exceptional Talent” and soon to be published “Digital Talent”. Matt is a renowned thought leader in the world of talent acquisition and is particularly interested in Digital Transformation, the talent and skills required to achieve it and the digital transformation of the HR and talent acquisition that is necessary if they are to play their part as architects in the future of work.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #8 – PETER ABRAHAM & NEIL PERKIN
In this episode, Rob speaks with Peter Abraham and Neil Perkin, authors of the acclaimed book ‘Building the agile business through digital transformation’ as they explain how the components of Velocity, Focus, and Flexibility combine to form the basis of a formula that can help leaders achieve business agility.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #7 – DOYLE BUEHLER
In this episode, Rob speaks with Doyle Buehler. Doyle is a Digital Strategy advisor and author of Breakthrough – Unleash Your Remarkable Brand Value, Influence & Authority in which he shares how leaders can achieve more clarity of thinking and strategic focus as they transform their businesses to thrive in the new digital era.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #6 – ROD COLLINS
In this episode, Rob speaks with Rod Collins, Author, Keynote Speaker, and Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors. In this episode, Rod presents a masterclass on the power of collective intelligence for innovation and why strategy for 21st-century business needs a new paradigm to succeed.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #5 – LEE BRYANT
In this episode, Rob interviews Lee Bryant, thought leader and co founder of Post*Shift, who discusses why he believes the greatest challenge for today’s leaders is how to upgrade their organisation’s operating system.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #4 – CHRIS HODSON
In this episode, Rob interviews Chris Hodson, an EMEA CISO, an authority on Cyber Security and author of the new book ‘Cyber Risk Management: Prioritize Threats, Identify Vulnerabilities and Apply Controls’.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #3 – FRANK MATTES
In this episode, Rob interviews Frank Mattes, co-author of the acclaimed book ‘Scaling Up’ in which he and Dr Ralph Christian Ohr present a unique framework called Dual Innovation to help address the difficulties many corporates encounter when trying to realise business impact from their non-incremental innovation initiatives.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #2 – LINDSAY HERBERT
In this episode, Rob interviews Lindsay Herbert, author of the acclaimed book ‘Digital Transformation’, keynote speaker and Inventor and Innovation Leader at IBM IX.
LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION #1 – JACK PERSCHKE
In the first of this brand new podcast series hosted by Rob Llewellyn and in association with The Digital Transformation People, Rob interviews Jack Perschke Head of Government for B&PS the digital services division of Atos Consulting.