Satya Nadella on Digital Transformation (2018)

“With you, we seek to unlock the unimaginable, and to solve the impossible.” – Satya Nadella Satya Nadella shared his take on how Microsoft can enable digital transformation at Ignite: Satya Nadella at Ignite: “We collectively have the opportunity to lead in this transformation” Here is Satya’s mental model for framing how Microsoft is enabling…

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How Smart is Your City Transportation?

How easy is it to get around in your city from point A to point B? Here’s an interesting article that rounds up some of the latest ideas: Getting Around in European capitals: How smart is your city? I really like this—talk about impact: Autolib’ has taken thousands of cars off the roads, brought down…

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Digital Transformation Books

Here is a roundup of my favorite books on Digital Transformation. If you know me, you know I read a lot.  For me, it’s a quick way to “stand on the shoulders of giants” and to learn the patterns of what works.  I’ve found that the right books can help me leap frog ahead. I’ve…

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Digital Transformation Explained

In a previous post, I defined Digital Transformation.  But now it’s time to explain Digital Transformation, and make it real with examples. Satya posted his mental model for Digital Transformation: I like the simplicity. What I like is there are four clear pillars or areas to look at for driving Digital Transformation: Customers Employees Operations…

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Digital Transformation Defined

This post is a walkthrough multiple definitions of digital transformation from multiple sources. Digital transformation can be elusive if you can’t define it. Lucky for us, there is no shortage of definitions for digital transformation. I find that rather than use one single definition for digital transformation, it’s actually more helpful to look at a range of definitions…

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SWAYAM: India’s First MOOCs Platform

It’s always cool to see the work our team is doing around the world to help hack a better world. Our Digital Advisory Services team is helping the Government of India, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), to reimagine the student experience and to develop India’s first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) platform. Apparently, the presentation…

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Satya Nadella on Digital Transformation

Satya posted his mental model for Digital Transformation: I like the simplicity. What I like is that there are four clear pillars or areas to look at for driving Digital Transformation: Customers Employees Operations Products Collectively, these four Digital Transformation pillars set the stage for transforming your business model. What I also like is that…

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Digital Transformation is Ongoing

Digital Transformation is much broader than a technical play.  It’s a chance to reimagine your customer experience, how your employees work, and how you perform operations. It’s also a chance to continuously create and capture value in new and innovative ways, and I don’t just mean with DevOps. Your business isn’t static.  Neither is the…

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Digital Transformation is Business Transformation

Digital Transformation is everywhere.   It’s easy to let the tail wag the dog, especially when you are in the face of disruption. But great and meaningful change always goes back to strategy. In fact, if you really think about it, a lot of digital disruption is rooted in simple strategies for creating and capturing value…

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Microsoft Stories of Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is happening every day, everywhere around the world. Business leaders are re-imagining what they can do in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.   They are exploring new ways to create and capture value, and how to expand to new customer segments in a globally connected world.  Cities are looking at new ways to connect with…

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