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Demystifying Digital Transformation: Start with the Digital Mindsets of Leaders

Posted December 22, 2020 in Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies, Data Analytics & Digital Technologies Cutter Business Technology Journal
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The authors share part of a research project that seeks to “demystify digital transformation” through findings from interviews with senior leaders at seven firms undergoing digital transformation in a variety of industries. One of their major initial findings is the degree to which senior leaders’ digital mindsets determine the success or failure of these initiatives. The authors highlight the importance of an enterprise-wide view, explaining why a project-by-project approach rarely produces true or lasting digital transformation.
About The Author
Sunny Ray
Sunny Ray, MBA, CCMP, PMP, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, leads quality and process improvement, program management, and change management initiatives. In her current role as Program Director for the Enterprise Excellence Project Management Office (PMO) at Ecolab, a global organization with 48,000 employees, she directs the change management program and consults across multiple strategic initiatives. Ms. Ray is a member of the adjunct faculty at the… Read More
Joab Meyer
Joab Meyer, MBA, PROSCI, PMP, has led global change initiatives within companies in both China (HSBC Bank, Cisco Systems, and Preferred Popcorn) and the US (General Mills, Ecolab, Cargill, and Medtronic). His extensive experience includes leading data-focused change, both as an internal and external consultant, across varied functions, including supply chain, HR, and finance. These experiences and his current role at General Mills as a Change… Read More
Karl Johnson
Karl Johnson, MBA, is a global business transformation leader and trusted advisor with experience across varied environments and business models. Mr. Johnson has partnered with boards of directors, CEOs, and senior leadership teams from over 30 organizations to bring clarity and alignment to their most pressing strategic issues. In his current role, he leads global transformation initiatives within Cargill, a US $130 billion global agribusiness… Read More
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