Nicolas Babin disruptive week about Digital Transformation – March 15th 2021

I am regularly asked to summarize my many posts. I thought it would be a good idea to publish on this blog, every Monday, some of the most relevant articles that I have already shared with you on my social networks.
Today I will share some of the most relevant articles about Digital Transformation and in what form you can find it in today’s life. I will also comment on the articles.

On the enterprisers project:

Digital transformation: 3 mistakes that hurt agility. Digital transformations don’t fail because of the technology. They fail when organizations neglect to develop better ways of problem-solving, testing ideas, and managing work – what we call agility.


10 steps to avoid digital transformation failure. Executive sponsors play a key role in the success (or failure) of digital transformations. Taking these essential actions will tip the scales in your favor.


Webinar: Think Big, Act Small – Driving Digital Transformation Forward Through Three Key Business Areas. An April 6 IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, sponsored by Traction on Demand and Salesforce.

At its core, the term “digital transformation” implies that an organization must undertake fundamental changes to its business model and processes. This can be an overall daunting task, without a clear path to get started. In this webinar, we will cover three key business areas that are prime candidates for enabling your digital transformation journey.

  • Business Development – bring simplicity and consistency to traditionally complex sales processes
  • Service Optimization – drive efficiency and customer satisfaction across multiple potential post-purchase touchpoints
  • Commercial Management – ensure that agreements and forecasts accurately reflect both product demand and revenue realization


Here’s how digital transformation and sustainability can flourish together.

  • Companies need to integrate sustainability strategies across multiple dimensions of their digital transformation roadmaps.
  • Data-sharing and tracking platforms can reduce environmental impacts before they are magnified.
  • Prospective talent and consumers put pressure on companies to do their best in this domain, or risk losing out.

Most every organisation has accelerated its digital transformation initiatives in 2020. But how many leaders have managed to create sustainable digital enterprises? That is, organisations putting people and the planet at the core of their digital transformation strategies.


The impact of the pandemic on digital transformation and data access. Data access has become more critical for 53% of survey respondents throughout the pandemic as analytics workloads and demands increase significantly, according to a survey conducted by Enterprise Management Associates.

The imperative for faster data access is about driving business outcomes, with 35% of survey respondents looking to analyze real-time changes to risk and 36% wanting to improve growth and revenue generation through more intelligent customer engagements.

37% of survey respondents aren’t confident in their ability to access timely, relevant data for critical analytics and decision-making.

On The

You can register for free to this event which seems very interesting.

Today supply-chain operations sit at the top of the business agenda. Their expanded role is largely due to the oversized impact increasingly regular and severe disruptions are having on companies. In 2021 the complex and interdependent supply-chain landscapes we’ve come to take for granted face their biggest test yet. The imperative for businesses is loud and clear; more than ever before, supply-chains need to be technologically driven and digitally enabled to be resilient, flexible and transparent. Covid-19 has made it excruciatingly clear that they need to be able to withstand the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns. At a company level, for one, this will require better integrating operations and decision-making. 

  • How has the supply chain function evolved and what can we expect in the future? 
  • How are new technologies like connected enterprise, digital twins, AI, IoT and blockchain making supply chains autonomous, nonlinear and omnichannel?  
  • How has covid-19 accelerated digital supply chain transformation and what is the long-term impact? 
  • Have firms recognized the need for greater technical ability and up-skilling to successfully digitise their supply chain?
  • How can technology help supply chain leaders become less siloed and more collaborative with other business functions?  


10 digital transformation challenges and how to overcome them. Confidence is vital in 2021. Only enterprises willing to take a leap of faith will come out of the pandemic in strong form. But many teams have been hurt by digital transformation failures in the past. Michael Chalmers, MD at transformation consultancy Contino offers his advice for refreshing old fashioned views, overcoming past mistakes and making the best choices on the innovation journey, to produce digital transformations that stand the test of time.