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Last week, I was a keynote speaker at the Mobile Edge '16 conference in Lisbon, Portugal.  Following the conference I met individually with many different companies. These companies represented a variety of industries, sizes and digital maturity levels. I was sharing my latest digital strategy report findings, and then answering questions and brainstorming about what the data meant to each of them. At the hotel, following a long day of meetings, it occurred to me that the biggest value I was bringing to these businesses was the breadth of my experience - the kind of experience that has turned my hair gray. The report I was sharing was titled,"40-Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation." This report was the result of surveying 2,000 global executives across 18 countries on the current impact of digital technologies on their business, and their expectations for future ... (more)

Competing in #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #IoT #ML #M2M #BigData

Digital Transformation is the process of transforming a business from one state to another - from a state where businesses operate in Human time, to a state that operates in Digital time and finally to Future time.  Businesses today must digitally transform in order to compete in all three of these time continuums simultaneously. Let's first identify these different time continuums: Human time - time governed by our physical, biological and mental limitations as humans Digital time - time governed by computing, networking and data transmission speeds Future time - time governed b... (more)

Three Ages of #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo #IoT #DevOps #BigData

Surviving the Three Ages of Digital Transformation When digital laggards finally recognize the degree of market disruption being caused by the rapid adoption of digital technologies, and desperately try to outrun the inescapable Darwinian effect of their slow response, they will be faced with not one, but three ages of digital transformation to navigate and survive. Understanding these ages, and what is unique about each one, is critical for business strategy, prioritizing, planning, sequencing and budgeting. Today, we live and work in the Age of Disruptive Transformation.  Tra... (more)

Winning in #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #BigData #IoT #M2M #API

15 Rules for Winning in Digital Transformation and the Doctrine to Match Competitors can't compete, and leaders can't lead if they don't know the rules of the game.  Understanding how points are scored, and what is required to win, is key to any competition.  In the age of digital transformation there are key rules to learn: Data is the modern commercial battlefield Information dominance is the strategic goal It takes an "Optimized Information Logistics Systems" (OILS) to compete Advantages in speed, analytics, operational tempos and information logistics - determine the winners ... (more)

The End Goal of #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo #BigData #DigitalMarketing

Although we often write about and discuss digital transformation, we often fail to identify the end goal we are really trying to achieve.  We talk at great length about data, analytics, speed, information logistics systems and personalized user experiences, but none of these are the end goal.  Ultimately we must digitally transform so we can remove the "fog of war," and have clear visibility and insights into our businesses and the needs of our customers.  The end goal of digital transformation, however, is the ability to rapidly act and react to changing data, competitive condit... (more)