How to Leverage IT in Double Jumps of Business Transformation

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IT can weave all necessary business elements, either hard or soft, to lead through an Agile jump and to orchestrate a digital symphony. So how can organizations leverage IT to make double jumps - the digital jump to make the business radical digital and the agile jump to achieve the high-level business agility? From IT management perspective, are CIOs seizing the opportunity to enable the organization to transform into the digital way and carry out its business?

Develop Breakthrough Business Models by Trending Emerging Technology

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When we jump into the digital future of “VUCA” new normal –volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, organizational leaders should be able to envision and determine what the future needs to look like, what the transformation must look like? Can information technology help to design new business models? Is the business model scaling the right way to achieve the strategic objectives? The emerging businesses usually lack hard data.

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Five Trends to Shape Up the Digital Board

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Businesses large or small across the industrial sectors are on the long journey of the digital transformation. The corporate board takes tremendous responsibilities for steering the business ship through uncharted water. The path for digital transformation can be iterative, evolutionary, revolutionary, or disruptive, can you predict the future trends and catch the upcoming tides, shape up the digital board for leading change confidently?

Five-Pillar Framework to Develop the Platform Business

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It can expand and amplify its influence with the ability to create new business models, run a platform business in a hyperconnected digital ecosystem - treat customers, suppliers, channel partners and industrial participants as active agents who can integrate the modular capabilities exposed in a powerful platform to create new experiences and expand its impact. Here are five essential pillars to build a solid framework for developing a powerful platform business.

Collaboration between Business and IT Leads to Innovation

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Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. Collaboration between Business and IT Leads to Innovation. We used to think of product development as one fundamental question; Build vs. Buy.

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Order management at the heart of modern service operations

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Linear process automation is still typical in B2C service fulfillment has been steadily transforming into a more dynamic discipline on the B2B side. CSPs have been shifting their focus to B2B lines of business. Digital Transformation Tracker 5. Business has been ticking along.

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The “Outside-In” Quotes of “Digital Master” Apr. 2020

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" Digital Master ” is a series of guidebooks (28 + books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.”

Asking Smart Big Data Questions - Social, Agile, and Transformation

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Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. Ideally, they are business decision makers or are highly influential to drive others to review data. Business Exchange Profile. business exchange. (11).

The Reflection and Resolution of Digital Transformation

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The digital paradigm arises out of new knowledge and the emerging trends to reinforce the very characteristics of the digital business such as enlightenment, innovativeness, and people-centricity. Business transformation is the change on a grand level.

Data Visualization Examples - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. In my last post, I reviewed Five Types of Data Visualizations and broke them down to discovery, quality, storytelling, dashboards/tools and trends/predictive.

Reflection and Resolution of Digital Transformation

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The digital paradigm arises out of new knowledge and the emerging trends to reinforce the very characteristics of the digital business such as enlightenment, innovativeness, and people-centricity. Business transformation is the change, but on a grand level.

The Monthly “Digital Boardroom” Book Tuning: The Strategic Competencies of Corporate Board June 2019

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Modern corporate boards play significant roles in guiding businesses in the right direction and achieve expected business results. The Strategic Evaluation of Corporate Board Leadership is all about change and directorship is about steering the business in the right direction. The matter of fact is that rapid changes sweeping the business are hugely disruptive and there is nowhere to hide. They also set the tone for digital leadership and business transformation.

How Effective is your Big Data Implementation?

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Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. Developing Metrics on Analytics Delivered. Business minded, Agile CIO with strong Big Data, Business Intelligence, Search, and Social Networking background.

New Year Prediction and Trendsetting Initiatives of IT-Led Digital Transformation

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It’s the beginning of the New Year, Could it also be the end of beginning for digital transformation? Business leaders today must ask themselves and others varying thought-provoking questions such as: What are your vision and prediction for the upcoming new year?

Running IT as Business in the Business by Taking Innovative Approach

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IT is being used more and more around the globe for revenue generating initiatives and the business is becoming IT. IT has also to be run as the business in the business by taking varying innovative approaches. Effectively and efficiently manage existing and new technology as well as the exponential growth of information: Digital IT should help the business unlock both digital performance and potential by effectively managing existing and new technologies.

The Value of Business Architecture

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Business Architecture (BA) contains the organizational context and is strategic in that it gives direction to the business design and transformation. Digitalization has to permeate into business vision, strategy, culture, communication, processes, etc.

Five Types of Data Visualizations - Social, Agile, and Transformation

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Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. Harvard Business just published their Elements of Successful Visualizations covering what makes a successful visualization. Business Exchange Profile.

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The Popular Quotes of “Digital Master” Book Series III

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"Digital Master” is the series of guidebooks (23+ books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, advises on how to run a digital IT organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide the insight about Change Management.

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The Monthly “Digital Boardroom” Book Tuning: The Pillars and Practices of Strategic Board Nov. 2019

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Modern corporate boards play significant roles in guiding businesses in the right direction and achieve expected business results. Five Pillars of Strategic Board Businesses today are operated in a more volatile, uncertain, ambiguous and globally distributed world.

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Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude of Design

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As our digitized world becomes hyper-connected, over-complex and interdependent, digital leaders should build a design framework with multiple system perspectives, and develop a set of practices to make design a strategic goal and show how your work contributes to defined business goals and KPIs.

The Monthly Digital Principles/Practices Summary: “Pushing the Boundary” Practices to Accelerate the New Paradigm Arising Jan. 2020

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The business practice is always a combination of people and how they are used to doing things. From the business management perspective, one of the good reasons for change is to keep the organization fit, and a fitting business has better changeability and higher performance.

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 7/5/2019

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The “ Digital Master ” book series includes 28 books to share insight from the multidimensional digital lens and perceive the multi-faceted impact the digital era upon us is making to the businesses and society. Take Diverse Paths to Business Model Innovation A business model is a description of the way in which an enterprise intends to make the profit. It’s an entire frame of elements that describe the intents and constraints of a business or organization.

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From “Cost Center” IT to “Value-Added” IT Transformation

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With the increasing pace of changes and overloading information, many companies are reaching the inflection point of digital transformation. Every new technology adopted must facilitate the business but also bring down the incremental cost of growth and the time to market.

Is Digital Transformation Every One’s “Cup of Tea”?

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Digital transformation is a leapfrogging business change. Business will be more successful when they realize that one of their greatest strengths will be their people. One of the biggest challenges facing companies all over the globe is how to create a changing momentum, build and sustain the business competency, thrive with talent abundance, and make collective human progress. Is digital transformation every one’s “Cup of Tea”?

The Monthly Keyword Summary: Adaptability Mar. 2020

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However, digital leadership trends will continue to emerge. Here is a set of featured blogs to dig into the “keywords” of the 21st century to brainstorm the future of digital leadership and business transformation.

Running IT as Digital Force Multiplier

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In the world where change is significantly speeding up, that business leaders couldn’t predict the future with a certain degree of accuracy. The pace of change has been felt the most in areas of Information Technology, marketing, and business operations. The expectation from business consumers outstrips the digital readiness of most companies. The business strategy can no longer stay static, and strategy implementation is not a linear scenario, but an iterative continuum.

The Monthly “Digital Master” Book Tuning: A Set of Practices to Make Digital Leap Nov. 2018

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Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. Digital becomes the very fabric of high performing business, being outside-in and customer-centric is the new mantra for forward-looking and high mature digital organizations today. Understanding that digital business development is multifaceted. Build Digital Multiplier to Improve Business Fluidity ?

What’s the Focal Point of your “Digital First” Approach

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More and more organizations across the vertical sectors are at the strategic inflection point of the digital transformation, and they are taking the “digital first” approach. Taking the “Digital First” approach starts with building up a dynamic organization with digital fluidity, streamline information flow, enforce cross-functional communication, and enhancing the trustful business relationship. Speed matters for businesses’ surviving and thriving.

CIOs as Chief Innovation Officer: Where are the Innovation Hot Spots?

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Innovation happens at the intersection of people, process, technology, customers, and business ecosystem. The innovation-generating organization depends more heavily on its technological knowledge and market capabilities to develop and commercialize innovations; the innovation-adopting organization relies more on its managerial and organizational capabilities to select and assimilate innovations. Innovation happens at the intersection of business and IT.

IT as a Leverage in Multitude of Digital Management

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The digital transformation is like a gigantic juggernaut puzzle with many misplaced pieces. IT Leverage in business strategy management: Traditional IT organizations often focus on enabling and supporting the strategic goals of the business while managing things like technical change, complexity, and compliance. But to reinvent IT as a trustful business partner, IT strategy needs to be integrated into the business strategy and IT is the business inside the business.

Creating Paradigm Shift for Reinventing IT

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Embracing digital is inevitable as that is now part of the business venture. They need to really understand the vision and strategy of the business and synchronize with those strategic goals, create the paradigm shift for reinventing IT as the change agent and innovation engine of the business. From segregation to immersion: The gap between IT and the business is the reality, many say it is even enlarged because different departments evolve digital at the different speed.

Navigate Changes through “5W + 1 H” Change Management Framework

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The successful businesses are the ones that have learned WHEN change is called for and how to decide WHAT to change. Once people agree with the “WHY” part of the reasoning, they can develop their own level or means of participating, maybe even offering what you didn't think to ask for, expanding the efficiency of the concept itself, thereby re-injecting further excitement in their being part of it. Transformation is, "the company reinvented itself."

The Monthly Keyword Summary: Digital Paradigm Dec. 2019

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We are experiencing major societal TRANSFORMATION from the industrial machine age to the post-industrial information/ knowledge /insight/ digital era. However, digital leadership trends will continue to emerge.

The Monthly Keyword Summary: Inclusiveness July 2019

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However, digital leadership trends will continue to emerge. Here is a set of featured blogs to dig into the “keywords” of the 21st century to brainstorming the future of digital leadership and business transformation. Innovation vs. Inclusiveness Creativity is innate with many special ingredients; creativity can be developed if the conditions are right and there is inspiration, inclusiveness, encouragement, and abundance of knowledge.

The Bridge-Like BoDs

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A high mature digital board is like a brighter light tower to guiding the business toward the right direction and take all these significant responsibilities “thoughtfully.” The forward-thinking digital board is also like the bridge to connect the industrial age and the digital era, make good policies and develop the next practices for ensuring the business digital ready. Because conformance without performance adds very little to the business value.

Leverage ”PIICC“ Model to Assess IT Performance

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The art and science of Information Technology are to optimize its usage, achieve business value, develop long term organizational competency, and unleash the full potential of the digital organization. Performance evaluation of IT efficiency (keep the lights on) and effectiveness (top-line revenue growth, and business transformation): In reality, the IT environment is often fraught with information inconsistency, process redundancy, and platform/system overlapping.

The Monthly Keyword Summary: Potentiality Apr. 2019

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However, digital leadership trends will continue to emerge. Here is a set of featured blogs to dig into the “keywords” of the 21st century to brainstorming the future of digital leadership and business transformation. Five Characteristics of “Being Digital” Going digital is all about the rapid changes, blurred functional, business or industrial territories, expanded organizational horizons, and ever-evolving digital ecosystem.

Shape Digital CIOs by Practicing Five "I”s

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Due to the exponential growth of information and often technology-led disruptions, clearly, the role of IT and that of the CIO is going through significant changes, CIOs need to follow their set of principles, enhance unique leadership strength, and tailor their business circumstances to make IT leadership influence by practicing the following five “I”s. While companies recognize the importance for IT to integrate into the business, but it is a task that eludes many organizations.

Transforming IT via Multiplying, Intensifying, and Maximizing

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IT needs to be working hard to transform from a cost center to a value center by demystifying the IT investment puzzle, developing and presenting the measurable IT-driven business value. There are so many things IT can help the business accomplish, but there are also many obstacles IT has to overcome. CIOs need to make sure that the executive teams understand what IT can do to drive future business growth and revenue generation. IT Innovation IT Transformation

IT Savvy Board’s Five Oversight

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Contemporary corporate boards today are IT savvy and digital ready for moving their organizations to the next level of the business agility and maturity. The corporate board in a high-level leadership position plays a crucial role in strategy oversight, business advising, and monitoring, as well as setting key digital tones in organizational culture styles, talent management trend, and leadership quintessential. IT GRC is an integral part of the business GRC.

Running Faster IT

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Ironically, often technology is the disruptive force behind the business transformation. Today’s digital dynamic enables companies to leverage their various environments or ecosystems, to chase growth opportunities and accelerate business performance. Running IT with the RIGHT speed means that IT has to not only improve its own speed but also the overall business speed. IT Innovation IT Transformation

Being a CIO: One Year Later - Social, Agile, and Transformation

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Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. Ive largely been quiet since then, unfortunately (from a blogging perspective), with my head down working with the Business and IT teams. business exchange. (11).

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The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: Take a Logical Scenario to Drive IT Change Management Oct. 2019

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A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change life cycle management, though it is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and upgoing change continuum. Take a Logical Scenario to Drive IT Change Management Take a Logical Scenario to Drive IT Change Management Digital transformation isn’t just an extension of continuous improvement of the current business, but a quantum leap with radical change.