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Putting the Human in Digital Transformation, Part IV: Yes We Can!

by Greg Smith, by Mandeep Dhillon, by Raf Postepski, by Chandler Hatton, by Liam Collis

In this, the final Advisor in a four-part series, we explore the third lens of organizational behavior — capability: We “have the ability” to do it. We also examine the importance of language and its impact on culture in the digital transformation transformation.

Executive Update

AI & Machine Learning in the Enterprise, Part VI: More Industry Disruption

by Curt Hall

Here, in Part VI, we jump right into where we left off and continue examining industries that AI is expected to disrupt.


Putting the Human in Digital Transformation, Part III: On the Right Path

by Greg Smith, by Mandeep Dhillon, by Raf Postepski, by Chandler Hatton, by Liam Collis

In this Advisor, we examine the organizational behavior lens called pathway: We know “how” we need to do it. We also explore the importance of applying Agile to manage day-to-day activities, and transition states to manage the longer term and ensure delivery of the broader transformation objective.

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Executive Update

Security Incident Response: Preparation Is Key

by Aurobindo Sundaram

The difference between an organization that survives and thrives following an incident versus one that flounders can be summed up in one word: preparation. In this Executive Update, we outline a multipronged approach for best practice organizations that focuses on continuous process improvement.

Figure 1 — The three lenses of organizational behavior.

Putting the Human in Digital Transformation, Part II: Empower the People

by Greg Smith, by Mandeep Dhillon, by Raf Postepski, by Chandler Hatton, by Liam Collis

In the first Advisor in this series, we explored enablers that we have found to be critical in driving successful digital transformation efforts. We believe these enablers can be unified into a powerful toolkit to facilitate successful transformation when assessed against three specific personas and observed through three distinct lenses. In this Advisor, we introduce these personas and lenses, offering additional insight into the human side of digital transformation.


Challenges of the Current and Future State of Data Governance

by Robert Stavros, by Ian Stavros, by Bryan Turek

This article gives us the complete context of what governance means, considering the data lifecycle (create, store, use, etc.) and the cognitive hierarchy of data, information, knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. The authors also look at the elements contained in a formal data model and what these ele­ments tell us about the governance actions that need to be taken when data is accessed, modified, or deleted.


Toward Good Open Data Governance

by Yves Vanderbeken, by Tim Huygh, by Anant Joshi, by Steven De Haes

This article describes what good governance means for public sector institutions that are embracing open data initiatives. While these organizations make data accessible to increase government transparency and promote economic empowerment, they face addi­tional responsibilities in terms of data quality, privacy compliance, security, and more.


Chief Data Officer 2.0: Managing the New Data Challenge

by Michael Atkin

Michael Atkin depicts the conflicting demands on the CDO, who must cover “operational data management” as well as “data management for analytical insight.” He shows how caring for the quality of the data, understanding its provenance and pedigree, minimizing the transformations, and adding semantic understanding of the data are part of the new responsibilities of the CDO 2.0.