Digital Transformation and Jettisoning the Baggage

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Carrier Rocket Over The Clouds

  1. Developing and implementing an OILS (optimized information logistics systems) for managing the real-time lifecycle of data from collection to archival
  2. Achieving real-time business operational tempos to respond to digital interactions and user expectations
  3. Implementing intelligent process automation using artificial intelligence and machine learning to augment human thinking and work
  4. Ensuring shared situational awareness through the use of collaboration platforms
  5. Utilizing real-time contextually relevant data to personalize digital experiences

Kevin Benedict

Kevin Benedict is an opinionated Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, where he analyzes emerging technology trends. He has worked with enterprise IT systems and ERPs for over 30 years, rising from an IT business analyst to the CEO of a mobile platform company. Today he is a popular technology analyst, Futurist, keynote speaker and lecturer. He is also an SAP Mentor Alumnus, Digital Transformation Influencer, and continues to write on mobile and digital strategies for publications around the world. In the past four years he has shared his insights and research with companies in 17 different countries, and has over 10,000 followers on Twitter that read his weekly technology and business insights. Profile Summary: -Founder/Principal Consultant, Independent Mobility Analyst, Netcentric Strategies LLC -Veteran Mobile Industry Executive -SAP/Crossgate Product Evangelist and SAP Relationship Manager -Eight years experience in leading-edge mobile and enterprise software technologies -Twenty years of successful enterprise software sales and marketing experience -Eleven years of international business sales experience -Author of many product and mobile solutions datasheets, whitepapers, technology papers and press releases on customer wins and software solutions -In-depth experience with Web 2.0 and online marketing strategies and initiatives -Seminar leader, trainer and conference speaker on many subjects related to field services automation, mobile business technologies and B2B E-Commerce -Management experience includes operating a start-up mobile technologies company, international sales teams, global marketing, business plan development, product management and sales channel development -Featured speaker at Psion Teklogix’s 2008 Mobile Technology Leadership Series -Recipient of SAP's Top Contributor Award in 2009, 2010 and 2011 Specialties: Mobile and digital transformation strategies, writing, keynote speaker

1 Response

  1. Kevin
    I like the perspective you provide concerning the potential to increase revenue and the need to act. Having experience building a digital team and strategy within a large multi-national one of the biggest challenges beyond dumping the heavy baggage is addressing the culture change. You have a couple of them highlighted in your numbered points specifically #2. Changing an organization to move fast and make the customer experience the priority can be an uphill battle. I have moved into a digital consulting role and in my view the simple way to see this change is that for the first time ever technology is not following business requirements the business is following the technology. I think some companies and industries will adapt but I think some are just putting on window dressing and cannot re-invent themselves due to the same reasons companies always fail being leadership and culture.

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