The Mega-Guide to Trends in 2019

The Mega-Guide to Trends in 2019 is here: Trends in 2019 Each year, I like to take a balcony view of what’s going on around the world in terms of consumers, technology, and more. I find that if I take the time to really take a look around, that I will be surprised less and…


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective IT Leaders

What do the best IT leaders do that others don’t? There are several habits and practices that separate the highly effective IT leaders from the ineffective leaders. But there are 7 habits in particular that really differentiate the best of the best. Here are the 7 habits of highly effective IT leaders: Habit #1. Focus…


10 Blog Posts that Teach You a Lot About Satya Nadella and Digital Transformation

According to Comparably, a compensation, culture, and career website, Satya Nadella is ranked as the #1 CEO in the US. I was “head coach” of Satya’s Innovation team and I met him in person. I get why he’s ranked number one. He lives his passion, inspires with purpose, and creates clarity and energy with skill….


The Power of Business Scenarios for Digital Transformation

I wrote a new post, fresh off the press, on how to use Business Scenarios to drive Digital Transformation the Agile way: The Power of Business Scenarios for Digital Transformation It’s a serious post that distills a lot of what I’ve learned over the past several years driving Digital Transformation. I learned a lot from…


Satya Nadella on Digital Transformation (2018)

Note: This article is updated at 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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…