Digital Transformation Center Publications

2017

  1. Procurement at the Crossroads: How Digital Trends, Risks, and Value-Creating Opportunities Are Redefining the Role of Procurement in the Digital Age

    April 2017 | Research Report

    As technologies evolve, procurement’s added value will lie less in cost savings and more in strategic leadership. The future of procurement requires investing in critical competencies and key enablers to ensure competitive advantage in a digital age. 

  2. 30 Truths about Cybersecurity

    April 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    There are two kinds of companies: those that have been hacked and those that don’t know it yet. Cyber risk is not just an IT concern, but a crucial business issue.

  3. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Future of Work (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017)

    March 2017 | Human Capital in Review

    This series focuses on the Future of Work and how technology is transforming every aspect of work—and in the process, opening a Pandora’s box of complex issues for today’s human capital practitioners.

  4. Introducing the Connected Spender: The Digital Consumer of the Future (Executive Summary)

    February 2017 | The Demand Institute

    Reaching consumers through income-based approaches is an insufficient and outdated predictor of consumer spending. Our research defines a new concept, “connected spenders,” that better enables companies to effectively reach consumers who are ready and able to spend on goods and services.

  5. CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Customer Relationships/Corporate Brand and Reputation Challenge

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Meeting the customer relationships/corporate brand and reputation challenge in 2017 is crucial for companies competing in today’s customer-centric, value-centric markets, say CEOs in our annual survey.

  6. CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Innovation and Digitization Challenge

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The innovation and digitization challenge for businesses in 2017 is clear: getting up to speed. Most organizations lack the strategy and skills to leverage digital transformation, according to our annual survey of CEOs. 

  7. CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Operational Excellence Challenge

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The operational excellence challenge for 2017: prepare for global uncertainties. That means cost controls and a culture of excellence that lifts employees and builds agility, say CEOs in our annual survey.

  8. Beyond Technology: Building a New Organizational Culture to Succeed in an Era of Digital Transformation

    January 2017 | Research Report

    Digital transformation is more than just a new set of tools for the workplace. True digital transformation means a digital world where everything is connected, hierarchy fades, and innovation happens through networks.

  9. Beyond Technology: Executive Summary

    January 2017 | Research Report

    In this era of digital abundance, organizational success (and in more than a few cases, survival) will require moving well beyond traditional change initiatives to a complete transformation. It will not be easy.

  10. Beyond Technology: Why This Transformation Is Different

    January 2017 | Research Report

    If the industrial age was about standardization; the digital age is about mass customization and mass collaboration.