Digital Strategy, Operating Models & Technology Implementation Insight

Expert guidance in business technology strategy, leadership, and implementation in response to digitally-driven disruption of traditional business models. From emerging new operating models to strategies that put data at the heart of your business; overcoming cultural hurdles to what makes a digital leader; achieving enterprise agility to creating a culture that supports continuous experimentation — you’ll be on the cutting edge of the factors that are critical to successful digital transformation.

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Having diversity is a stepping-stone in the process of effective workplace inclusion, not a conclusion. In this Advisor, we address the steps necessary to move the diversity and inclusion needle within organizations, first taking into account that organizations are responsible for the well-being and growth of their members.
In this series, the authors explore leadership practices that enable teams to engage in collective creativity toward the best possible (novel, relevant, valuable) outcome. This Advisor looks at the particularly entrepreneurial qualities or acts that are part of this way of leading, and asserts that in a postindustrial innovation economy, the entrepreneurship component in leadership moves ahead of the management component.
In Part III of this Executive Update series, we show how the four dimensions of information superiority (reach, richness, agility, and assurance) impact building an effective roadmap toward creating a data-driven business.
In the face of COVID-19 over the past year, companies across the globe have had to act quickly to adapt to new realities — or risk certain ruin. It is no longer “business as usual.” The global pandemic has undeniably changed the status quo of HR management. In this Executive Update, we reflect on the use of technology to enable HR’s new, critical role in light of social distancing and smart working.
This Executive Update seeks to help IT better advocate for cloud. First, we offer a solution to cloud’s most significant financial risk. Next, we translate some IT concepts into their financial equivalents.

A recent leap forward in database and analytics technology includes streaming technologies like Apache’s Kafka, which can handle real time and can scale to handle big data movement at extremely low cost, and high-speed, in-memory analytics tools like SAP HANA, which makes mincemeat out of billion-row data sets. These and other new cloud-based approaches have changed the paradigm for 21st-century data analytics.

Last year, Barry M. O’Reilly predicted that 2020 would be “the year that Agile got found out.” Well, we all know that 2020 took an unexpected turn. So, in this Executive Update, let’s look deeper into the outcome of my prediction and explore how Agile and agility, especially in the face of a global pandemic, has truly panned out since my “before the world changed” assertion.
Łukasz Paciorkowski and Piotr Karolczak present a digital twin maturity model that can help organizations make better decisions around the structure of digital twins applied to industrial applications. The model presents several capabilities that organizations can explore across several maturity levels.