Nicolas Babin disruptive week – September 9th 2019

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 what it means today. I will also comment on the articles.

In Adweek.com:
https://www.adweek.com/agencies/the-right-strategy-culture-and-partners-will-spark-digital-transformation/

This is a very clever 4 part series in help any project manager or senior executive to succeed in their digital transformation. The first part (which you can find on their website) they identified 3 critical pillars of success

  1. The right strategy, culture and partner relationships.
  2. The adoption of sophisticated cloud marketing technologies.
  3. A direct-to-consumer brand digital commerce channel.

The second part that we will cover today focuses on the right strategy, culture and partner relationships.

In SDTimes.com:
https://sdtimes.com/digx/be-ai-smarter-about-your-digital-transformation/

I love their catch phrase: โ€œSuccessful digital transformation is like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. It’s still the same organism, but it now has superpowers.โ€. Using AI and machine learning will speed up the process. AI will help to organize data and will ensure a higher success rate.

In automation.com:
https://www.automation.com/automation-news/article/the-biggest-digital-transformation-must-haves-for-2019

This is a nice and comprehensive list of must haves when you think about digital transformation. However, it is in mind really important to understand that every project will be different and every project is tailored for your company needs. So understanding the must have that technology can offer is key but you might not need everything and you might need more. There is a no size fits all kind of deal.

In globalbankingandfinance.com:
https://www.globalbankingandfinance.com/how-to-define-success-and-measure-the-impact-of-digital-transformation/

This is one of the best article I have read about key strategic approach to digital transformation. What is success and how do you measure the impact of digital transformation. I am not talking only about the actual project but also the side effects in HR, finance, management and overall operations. Have a read this is very much worth your while.

In the courier.com:
https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/6369024/digital-transformation-creates-opportunities-for-councils/

I have many times before explained that digital transformation covers all industries. Here you will see how local governments can use digital transformation. Be it to connect better communities, improve business transactions, grow economy or enhance digital study opportunities. I love these powerful verbs always linked to digital transformation: connect, improve, grow, enhance… yes digital transformation will help with all.

On ITpro.co.uk:
https://www.itpro.co.uk/digital-transformation/34350/five-digital-transformation-tips-for-hr

Here you will find a very down to earth approach to digital transformation in HR. Follow this 5 steps and you will have a good start to your very exciting project.

On channelpartnersonline.com:
https://www.channelpartnersonline.com/blog/it-takes-a-village-to-achieve-digital-transformation/

As per the famous expression coming from Africa explaining that everyone in a village is needed to help raise a child. Indeed everyone has something to offer. Here the author coined the expression to explain that to succeed in such a project, you will need help from a community to take advantage of a broader set of experience. Very well written article.