ISBN 9781625272478,Leading Digital : Turning Technology into Business Transformation

Leading Digital : Turning Technology into Business Transformation



Harvard Universal Press

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9781625272478

ISBN-10 1625272472


Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)

Business & management

Leading digital makes the provocative argument that the next imminent phase of digital technology adoption driven by the convergence of mobility, analytics, social media, cloud computing and embedded devices will make everything thats happened so far look like a prelude. The authors, a trio of highly regarded thought leaders on corporate digital transformation, say changes in the digital realm so far have focused on high tech and media companies but theres still a whopping 94% of the business economy that needs to change. This book will show them how.
George Westerman of MIT, Didier Bonnet of Capgemini consulting and Andrew McAfee, also at MIT, say there is opportunity for these businesses to learn from those that have already mastered the digital landscape. Based on a study of more than 400 large, mainstream firms in every industry around the globe, the authors usefully break down how these organisations have used their own digital transformation to gain strategic, competitive advantage. Readers will learn how these digital leaders have transformed their businesses through smart and rigorous digital investments and through smart and effective leadership of the change.
Leading digital offers practical, real-life tested frameworks that can be instantly applied. Case studies include Nike, Caesars, burberry, Asian paints, pages jaunes, codelco and more.
About the Author
George Westerman is a research scientist at the MIT sloan center for digital business and faculty chair for Sloans highly-rated executive education course essential IT for non - IT executives.
His research and teaching focus on the role of senior executives in driving competitive advantage from digital technology. Didier Bonnet is a senior vice-president at Capgemini consulting, where he serves as global practise leader and heads Capgemini consulting's digital transformation program. He has more than 25 year's experience in strategy development, globalisation and business transformation for large corporations. Andrew McAfee is a principal research scientist at the MIT Sloan center for digital business. He has also held appointments on the faculty of Harvard business school and as a fellow at Harvards Berkman center for Internet and society.