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11 Resources to Inspire & Guide Your Digital Transformation

Posted by on October 22, 2019

Tips from Experts to Guide Your Digital Transformation

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION.

What emotions do you feel when you see that phrase? It can sound optimistic, full of hope for a bright new future. Or perhaps it’s ominous—a reminder for those lagging behind that they can’t stop progress. 

Or, and let’s be honest here: It might make you roll your eyes. “Digital transformation” is one of those phrases that is so broad and so ever-present that you might be tired of seeing it. What does it really mean, anyway? How is it relevant to my business? Is it more than marketing-speak?

We recently published a guide to help CIOs and IT leaders make sense of digital transformation: What it is, why it matters, and how to get your initiative started. It features practical advice from CIOs, consultants, and more. You can find it here: The IT Leader’s Guide to Digital Transformation.

For even more education and inspiration, we curated this multimedia list of resources for you and your whole team. 

11 Resources to Inspire and Inform your Digital Transformation 

From video to audio to the printed word, this list is hand-picked to help your team on the climb to a new way of doing business.

TED Talks

1. Digital Leadership vs. Digital Transformation, from Nelson Phillips

2. How to Build a Business That Lasts 100 Years, from Martin Reeves

3. What Are You Willing to Give Up to Change the Way We Work?, from Martin Reeves

4. Disruptive Technologies for Good, from Sally Eaves

“By modernising processes to increase visibility and access to data and key metrics, supported by technology tools, you can help enable holistic informational sharing and more seamless work-flow.” Sally Eaves, CEO & Director, Sally Eaves Consultancy

Podcasts

5. CIO Talk Network

6. Leading Digital Transformation

7. CIO in the Know

“I would recommend the CIO In The Know podcast. It is a weekly interview of CIOs that covers many of the challenges facing today’s CIO. It is a provocative, but pragmatic look at the intersection of business and technology. The CIOs are sharing their perspective on what works and doesn’t work as we transition from the traditional CIO to the transformational CIO.” - Tim Crawford, CIO Strategic Advisor, AVOA

Books

8. Building Dragons: Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy, by Daniel Newman & Olivier Blanchard

“We transform to help our companies stay relevant, enchant customers, and motivate and inspire employees. There is always a human purpose tied to every technology investment.” -Daniel Newman

9. The Technology Fallacy: How People Are the Real Key to Digital Transformation (Management on the Cutting Edge), by Gerald C. Kane, Anh Nguyen Phillips, Jonathan R. Copulsky & Garth R. Andrus

10. Digital to the Core: Remastering Leadership for Your Industry, Your Enterprise, and Yourself, by Mark Raskino & Graham Waller

11. Be the Business: CIOs in the New Era of IT, by Martha Heller

12. The Ecosystem Advantage: How to Build the Digital Ecosystem that Will Help You Win in the Digital Era, by Charles Araujo

“The greatest difference when it comes to digital transformation: It reorients the entire organization around the customer experience and what is necessary to create, curate, and deliver it.” -Charles Araujo, Principal Analyst, Intellyx

Start Your Transformation

Digital transformation is more than a buzzword. And it’s definitely more than a single, one-and-done initiative. Rather, it’s a continued climb towards a new way of doing business. The sooner you start your expedition, the better. Along the way, you will find new efficiencies, new ways to save costs and boost revenue, and ultimately new business models that put you light years ahead of those who didn’t make the trip.

Check out The IT Leader’s Guide to Digital Transformation for more expert advice.

See the Guide