Data and Digital expert Clinton Jones breaks down the concept of Digital Transformation. For this and future generations, online shopping, real-time insights, digital service delivery and support and interactions are nothing unusual and in fact, they are implicitly assumed to be on offer. Businesses that don’t offer an experience that is aligned with this expectation will likely fall out of favour and see declining growth and stagnation.
Expert Contributor and Futurist Kevin Benedict highlights the need for technology to help society and leaders process and act upon increasingly complex amounts of incoming data. Looking specifically at military equipment and their use of autonomous technology to rapidly leverage and act upon critical data, Kevin concludes that it’s not just high-flying fighter pilots that need digital assistance to accomplish their missions, but increasingly business leaders as well.
Contributor and Cloud Evangelist Ian Moyse seeks the capabilities most have come to hope from a multi-cloud environment. Many either pay lip service in delivery or have found their current approaches limiting. Where is the promised land of “easy to shift when required” and to mix cloud platforms freely without limitations of cost and development? The Multi-cloud enables an organisation to distribute workloads across multiple cloud environments, mitigating single cloud risks and gaining a bigger return for investment.
CIO WaterCooler Contributor and Bloor Editor, David Norfolk, explores the Digital.ai Value Stream Management platform. The platform integrates existing tools such as Collabnet VersionOne, XebiaLabs and Arxan. VSM involves making an entire software pipeline transparent, with interoperable tools (including APIs for the integration of existing tools from other vendors in an organisation) and is about tracking, measuring and optimising value delivery.
We spoke with CIO WaterCooler members Nick Burton, Victoria Higgin, Chris Lord and Sue Walnut to understand how the pandemic has changed their attitudes and how they deliver digital transformation. In the article, we highlight the top takeaways and include perspectives from our contributors in their own words.
Transformation Executive and Contributor Shaun Taylor explores the challenging and perhaps daunting task of leadership and change post-COVID. Don’t miss his top 5 suggestions for leaders responsible for navigating businesses out of this turbulent period.