The Digital Matrix

Author: Venkat Venkatraman
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 9781928055211
Release Date: 2017-02-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Is your business ready to win in the digital future—or destined to be disrupted? Ambitious digital-driven startups are now creating and cornering new markets in every sector. And yet, most legacy businesses continue to operate by old playbooks. Most are not keeping pace with the changes in their industry, let alone leading the way—what is yours doing? The Digital Matrix will help you understand the three types of players that are shaping the new business landscape; the three phases of transformation that every firm will encounter on its journey to business reinvention; and the three winning moves that will ensure your company’s success along the way. With The Digital Matrix, you will: Learn to navigate the world of digital ecosystems. Discover ways of competing and collaborating with other companies to create and capture value. Realize how powerful machines can amplify your company’s human talent. Learn to assemble the team to experiment with new ideas, re-examine your core beliefs, and reinvent your business rulebook for the digital future. The future of every industry is digital, and that future is closer than you think. Do you understand where your business fits into the bigger picture? Are you ready to maximize your opportunities? Packed with current case studies and practical experience-based advice, The Digital Matrix shows you how to rethink your business model from the outside in, assemble the right team for the journey ahead, and make bold strategic choices along the three phases of digital transformation. Your company's future depends on its ability to harness digital technology. Don't wait!

The Digital Matrix

Author: Venkat Venkatraman
Publisher: Lifetree Media
ISBN: 1928055206
Release Date: 2017-01-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Technology has changed the way consumers shop, communicate and consume media so profoundly, we feel like we are already living in the future. But the truth is, this is only the first wave of digital business transformation. Respondents to a recent survey of more than 900 business leaders in 12 countries estimated that 40% of the world’s largest companies will be displaced by digital disruption in the next five years. The healthcare, agriculture, fashion, energy and automotive industries and others will be transformed in much the same way that way Uber has upended the taxi industry, and Airbnb has made hotels irrelevant for millions of travelers. Most CEOs in these arenas have no clue how to respond to the opportunities and threats that now confront them. How might a Detroit automaker take the lead in robot cars? How might a fashion company reposition with wearable technology? How might the availability of real-time personal data change the way insurance companies and healthcare providers design and deliver their services? The Digital Matrix: Rulebook for the Business of the Future has the answers they need. Author Venkat Venkatraman is a Boston University professor, researcher, and consultant who has built his 30-year career on studying industries and business systems transformed by digital technologies. Legacy companies can succeed by developing new business models around digital technology, and by developing strategic relationships with entrepreneurs and digital giants. Failure to interconnect with these other two sets of players is fatal. The Digital Matrix explains how to do it successfully. Through compelling case studies, Venkatraman illustrates specific ways in which industry incumbents are using emerging technology to reimagine every aspect of their business. Examples in the book include Nike, Monsanto, Disney, John Hancock Financial, John Deere and GE, among many others. Venkatraman shares four winning rules for digital success, and provides tools to help readers apply them in their own businesses. The book leads readers, step by step, through the process of diagnosing their current position, analyzing their strengths and opportunities, and designing their own digital playbook for success. Every industry’s future is digital. Companies born of the industrial era can no longer count on decades of "business as usual” ahead. But they also don’t need to accept extinction as their fate. Urgent and uplifting, analytical yet practical, The Digital Matrix is an easy to follow rulebook for every business leader whose sights are set on survival today, and success in years to come.

The Digital Transformation Playbook

Author: David L. Rogers
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231541657
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Business & Economics

The fast-moving digital environment has been disorienting for traditional businesses, and many may not even realize their strategies are outdated. If managed correctly, lagging businesses can transition by harnessing the power of the digital age to create new value for customers and outperform their competitors. Drawing on years of experience as an educator, researcher, and consultant, David L. Rogers identifies five key rules—and provides practical, hands-on tools—that will help businesses of all sizes adapt, innovate, and maximize value creation. Rogers’s rules address critical categories for every business: customers, competition, data, innovation, and the value proposition. For each, he presents diverse case studies (from companies such as Apple and Uber to GE and the New York Times), discusses common challenges to adopting the digital approach, and provides companies and business leaders clear, tested steps to implement new practices. Rogers shows that, rather than being “disrupted” by digital business models, any business can learn the rules of today’s leading digital enterprises. This playbook is all business leaders need to create and pursue a digital plan that works.

Leading Digital

Author: George Westerman
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781625272485
Release Date: 2014-09-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Become a Digital Master—No Matter What Business You’re In If you think the phrase “going digital” is only relevant for industries like tech, media, and entertainment—think again. In fact, mobile, analytics, social media, sensors, and cloud computing have already fundamentally changed the entire business landscape as we know it—including your industry. The problem is that most accounts of digital in business focus on Silicon Valley stars and tech start-ups. But what about the other 90-plus percent of the economy? In Leading Digital, authors George Westerman, Didier Bonnet, and Andrew McAfee highlight how large companies in traditional industries—from finance to manufacturing to pharmaceuticals—are using digital to gain strategic advantage. They illuminate the principles and practices that lead to successful digital transformation. Based on a study of more than four hundred global firms, including Asian Paints, Burberry, Caesars Entertainment, Codelco, Lloyds Banking Group, Nike, and Pernod Ricard, the book shows what it takes to become a Digital Master. It explains successful transformation in a clear, two-part framework: where to invest in digital capabilities, and how to lead the transformation. Within these parts, you’ll learn: • How to engage better with your customers • How to digitally enhance operations • How to create a digital vision • How to govern your digital activities The book also includes an extensive step-by-step transformation playbook for leaders to follow. Leading Digital is the must-have guide to help your organization survive and thrive in the new, digitally powered, global economy.

Transform A rebel s guide for digital transformation

Author: Gerry McGovern
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781782807384
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre:

Transform: A rebel's guide for digital transformation. Are you an optimist? Are you a rebel? Do you think that because of digital technology, power is shifting away from organizations towards citizens and customers? Are you a digital change agent? Do you want to transform your organization? Then this book is here to help you. Do you want to transform the complex into the simple? Do you like challenges and see yourself primarily as a problem solver? Are you the annoying person who constantly asks: "Why?" Are you empathetic? Do you like to listen, watch, observe? Are you also rational? Are you willing to go with the evidence and data even when it goes against your gut instinct? This is Gerry McGovern's sixth book on web culture and economy. He is the founder and CEO of Customer Carewords, a company that has developed a set of methods to understand customer top tasks.

Revive

Author: Jason Albanese
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780134307671
Release Date: 2015-11-09
Genre: Business & Economics

GAME-CHANGING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: USE DIGITAL STRATEGIES, CHANNELS, AND PLATFORMS TO TRANSFORM ENTERPRISES TO COMPETE IN THE DIGITAL AGE Move from “reactive digital” to “transformative digital” Use digital capabilities to fundamentally change the way you lead, direct, and structure organizations and teams Stay focused on the “moving target” of digital best practices, and accelerate your progress towards digital maturity REVIVE will help you build a core business model for creating your own digital disruptions–so you can deepen customer engagement, achieve unprecedented immediacy and efficiency, and dominate tomorrow’s markets. Packed with proven strategies, in-the-trenches techniques, and cutting-edge case studies, it will help you change the game before the game changes you. It’s no longer enough to buy software, or even cloud services. To fully leverage the benefits of digital, you must transform your teams, processes, and how you think about your business. Jason Albanese and Brian Manning have helped dozens of top enterprises do all this. Revive shares the lessons they’ve learned, and gives you a complete, end-to-end methodology that works. You’ll learn how to use digital to rapidly move the dial on short-term profitability. But that’s just the start. Revive will position you for long-term market leadership, by helping you capture new value from digital wherever great opportunities arise. Most companies have only gone “skin deep” with digital–and they’ve only garnered a fraction of the value they could be earning. In Revive, two world-renowned digital business advisors show how to drive a full-scale digital transformation that breaks down organizational barriers, cuts costs, accelerates product/service delivery, and dramatically improves customer engagement. Centric Digital co-founders Jason Albanese and Brian Manning draw on immense experience helping Fortune® 1000 companies succeed with digital strategies, platforms, and channels. They present data-backed insights into the ways midsize and large organizations are stuck hiring, managing, organizing, and leading in obsolete “analog” ways. Next, they offer proven, practical recommendations for fundamentally changing those behaviors to leverage the nearly boundless opportunities of digital. Their complete Digital Transformation Methodology guides you through benchmarking your digital maturity, envisioning strategy, roadmapping your transformation, and implementing the capabilities you need to execute. Revive’s multiple case studies show exactly how executives are applying these ideas to go far beyond incremental improvements, and change the game. If that’s what you want, Revive is your roadmap.

Mastering Digital Business

Author: Nicholas D. Evans
Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
ISBN: 1780173458
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre:

This strategic guide for business and IT executives focuses on how today's most disruptive technologies can be applied in powerful combinations along with platform business models, mastery of digital services, and leading practices in corporate innovation, to help you develop and execute your digital strategies for competitive advantage.

Agile IT Organization Design

Author: Sriram Narayan
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780133904246
Release Date: 2015-06-11
Genre: Computers

Design IT Organizations for Agility at Scale Aspiring digital businesses need overall IT agility, not just development team agility. In Agile IT Organization Design , IT management consultant and ThoughtWorks veteran Sriram Narayan shows how to infuse agility throughout your organization. Drawing on more than fifteen years’ experience working with enterprise clients in IT-intensive industries, he introduces an agile approach to “Business–IT Effectiveness” that is as practical as it is valuable. The author shows how structural, political, operational, and cultural facets of organization design influence overall IT agility—and how you can promote better collaboration across diverse functions, from sales and marketing to product development, and engineering to IT operations. Through real examples, he helps you evaluate and improve organization designs that enhance autonomy, mastery, and purpose: the key ingredients for a highly motivated workforce. You’ll find “close range” coverage of team design, accountability, alignment, project finance, tooling, metrics, organizational norms, communication, and culture. For each, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of where your organization stands, and clear direction for making improvements. Ready to optimize the performance of your IT organization or digital business? Here are practical solutions for the long term, and for right now. Govern for value over predictability Organize for responsiveness, not lowest cost Clarify accountability for outcomes and for decisions along the way Strengthen the alignment of autonomous teams Move beyond project teams to capability teams Break down tool-induced silos Choose financial practices that are free of harmful side effects Create and retain great teams despite today’s “talent crunch” Reform metrics to promote (not prevent) agility Evolve culture through improvements to structure, practices, and leadership—and careful, deliberate interventions

Disrupting Digital Business

Author: R "Ray" Wang
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781625270535
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Business & Economics

We are no longer an economy of products and services. The digital transformation demands that we focus our attention on experiences and outcomes. Business leaders and their organizations must shift to keeping promises—no matter how their customers interact with them. But organizations no longer control the conversation. In this era of social and mobile technology, customers, employees, suppliers, and partners are in direct communication with one another. Those personal networks and the brands they’re passionate about influence their decision making and their spending. The workforce has changed too. Employees expect to be able to determine when and how they will work, the technology they’ll use, and the values their company will espouse. Organizations can take part in this conversation only if they recognize how and where it’s happening. Resisting these changes will leave executives, managers, and their companies powerless. Organizations must pivot with and ahead of these social, organizational, and technological shifts or risk being left behind. Technology guru Ray Wang shows how organizations can surf the waves of change—how they can keep their promises. Current trends, when taken seriously, require a new way of thinking about business that includes five key areas: 1. Consumerization of technology and the new C-suite 2. Data’s influence in driving decisions 3. Digital marketing transformation 4. The future of work 5. Matrix commerce Digital disruption has changed how we do our work. But by mastering these trends you’ll delight your customers with every interaction.

Digital to the Core

Author: Mark Raskino
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351861984
Release Date: 2016-09-12
Genre: Business & Economics

There is no simple strategic method for dealing with the multidimensional nature of digital change. Even the sharpest leaders can become disoriented as change builds on change, leaving almost nothing certain. Yet to stand still is to fail. Enterprises and leaders must re-master themselves to succeed. Leaders must identify the key macro forces, then lead their organizations at three distinct levels: industry, enterprise, and self. By doing this they cannot only survive but clean up. Digital to the Core makes the case that all business leaders must understand the impact the digital revolution will continue to play in their industries, companies, and leadership style and practices. Drawing on interviews with over 30 top C-level executives in some of the world's most powerful companies and government organizations, including GE, Ford, Tory Burch, Babolat, McDonalds, Publicis and UK Government Digital Service, this book delivers practical insights from those on the front lines of major digital upheaval. The authors incorporate Gartner's annual CIO and CEO global survey research and also apply the deep knowledge and qualitative insights they have acquired as practitioners, management researchers, and advisors over decades in the business. Above all else, Raskino and Waller want companies and their top leaders to understand the full impact of digital change and integrate it at the core of their businesses.

The Engaged Leader

Author: Charlene Li
Publisher: Wharton Digital Press
ISBN: 9781613630532
Release Date: 2015-03-17
Genre: Business & Economics

NYT and WSJ bestselling author Charlene Li guides business leaders deeper than ever before into the uncomfortable and ever-changing terrain of the digital era Technology has revolutionized the very idea and nature of relationships between leaders and their followers. Yet, many leaders remain stuck at arms-length from those they lead and serve, relying on specialized teams to interact with customers, their direct reports to keep tabs on how employees are doing, and on the digital natives in their organization to stay abreast of new technologies. Now, in The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Your Digital Transformation, Li helps leaders adapt to the demands, and opportunities of digital leadership. To be a true digital leader requires a metamorphosis: you must connect directly by listening, sharing, and engaging using digital technologies. This metamorphosis is not easy, comfortable, or painless—if your palms aren’t sweaty or your stomach isn’t churning, then you probably aren’t really practicing digital leadership. The Engaged Leader addresses why leaders need to master a new way of developing relationships, which begins by stepping out of traditional hierarchies; how to listen at scale, share to shape, and engage to transform; the art of making this transformative mind shift; and the science of applying the right tools to meet your strategic goals. This transformation is not optional. Those who choose not to make this change will be abandoned for those who inspire people to follow them. The Engaged Leader provides leaders with the skills and confidence they need to transform their leadership, and in turn, their organizations. The Engaged Leader also provides guidance to institutions—businesses, communities, and schools—on how to develop and nurture digital leadership. It is a must read for anyone who values a deeper connection between leaders and those they serve.

Shaping the Digital Enterprise

Author: Gerhard Oswald
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319409672
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Business & Economics

This book sheds light on cross-industry and industry-specific trends in today’s digital economy. Prepared by a group of international researchers, experts and practitioners under the auspices of SAP’s Digital Thought Leadership & Enablement team within SAP’s Business Transformation Services (BTS) unit, the book furthermore presents relevant use cases in digital transformation and innovation. The book argues that breakthrough technologies have matured and hit scale together, enabling five defining trends: hyper-connectivity, supercomputing, cloud computing, a smarter world, and cyber security. It presents in detail how companies are now reimagining their products and services, business models and processes, showcasing how every business today is a digital business. Digitalization, defined as the process of moving to a digital business, is no longer a choice but an imperative for all businesses across all industries and regions. Taking a step toward becoming a digital enterprise is demanding and challenging. The dimensions of customer centricity, leadership and strategy, business models, including offerings (products and services), processes, structure and governance, people and skills, culture, and technology foundation can serve as orientation for digitalization. The articles in this book touch on all dimensions of this digital innovation and transformation framework and offer possible answers to some of the pressing questions that arise when practitioners seek to digitalize their business.

Digital Strategy

Author: Alexander Rauser
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 151933124X
Release Date: 2016-03-12
Genre:

Digital Strategy: A Guide to Digital Business Transformation delivers practical solutions for enterprises operating in today's fast-paced business environment. This book is for any businessperson who either wishes to stay relevant amid the rapid pace of technology innovation or wants to be a digital disrupter. If you're in business today, you probably use digital technology to run your day-to-day operations. But if you don't have a digital strategy, you're at risk of losing out to your competitors by either failing to recognize the potential tools available or wasting resources while trying to prepare for digital disruption. This accessible book guides you through the steps of understanding what a digital strategy is; realizing how it can serve your business objectives; creating, implementing, and maintaining your digital strategy; and ultimately discovering how your strategy can help you innovate. Learn to manage your risks and opportunities, outperform the competition, and even shake up your industry with Digital Strategy: A Guide to Digital Business Transformation.

Empowered

Author: Josh Bernoff
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422155639
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers a path for companies to foster innovation by encouraging creative employees to experiment with new technologies in the workplace. Co-written by the co-author of Groundswell.