Digital transformation is more than just the advent of a new set of tools for the workplace and new channels to reach customers. For business, true digital transformation is an enterprise strategy that leverages new digital technologies and the data they produce to connect organizations, people, physical assets, and processes in a way that just a few years earlier was thought to be impossible. It is a mind-set and requires a cultural change that allows organizations to openly question their most basic beliefs and assumptions. Success requires getting beyond a technology transformation to a human transformation.
This report is based on the shared wisdom of more than 400 C-suite and senior level executives and academics from across Europe who attended The Conference Board’s Future of Digital Transformation and Innovation unConference in Brussels in October 2016. Benefiting from the knowledge, experience, and foresight of these participants representing more than two dozen industry sectors and a dozen different corporate functions from HR to corporate strategy and from finance to IT, this report looks at the revolutionary impact digital transformation is having, and will have, on business organizations by exploring the implications for leadership teams, risk, and productivity.
Why is Digital Transformation Different | Making the Transformation | The Human Element and the New Leadership |
Innovation in the Era of Digital Transformation | Risk, Regulation, and Building Trust in the Digital Age | Conclusion and Action Plan