Digital Transformation

Some Expert Advice on Digital Business Transformation: Forget the Technology

For CEOs trying to get their heads around digitization, it may be tempting to obsess over their understanding of the latest software program or communications gadget. But leaders who place too much emphasis on technology when mapping out a digital business transformation strategy could be falling into a trap.

Implementing the Digital Customer Experience in the Manufacturing Industry

While manufacturers' strategies largely concentrate on things like R&D, automation, and production efficiencies, it is becoming increasingly important to engage customers with robust digital experiences.

How Mid-Market Companies Can Create a Digital Strategy

As competition heats up in the mid-market, companies in all sectors are looking toward digital strategies as a means to drive growth.

Tech-Averse Construction CEOs at Risk of Getting Stuck in the Cement

Much is said about the promise technology such as robotics and data analytics can bring to companies across various sectors. But very little is ever said about the cost of this new equipment—and it happens to be very expensive.

5 Steps to Turn a B2B Legacy Company Into a Revenue-Driving Digital Star

If you’re like most B2B companies, you’re trying to play catchup in the digital channel.

How Manufacturers Can Lead the Digital Revolution

As companies in every sector strive to digitize their operations, manufacturers have the most to gain. Yet while manufacturing lends itself to digitization through automation, sensors and data, the industry as a whole has been slow to move into the digital world.

Why Middle-Market Companies Need to Embrace Disruption Now

It's easy to see we're in the age of business disruption. Companies like Facebook, Netflix, Uber and AirBnb are turning inside out every industry from entertainment to transportation. Manufacturing is being disrupted by 3D printing and Amazon has shaken retail by its core. It seems as if virtually every business is being touched in some fashion by innovative companies that are using technology to create new business models.

Leadership Commitment Helps Make Digital Transformation More Profitable

A recent study by MIT's Center for Digital Business found that to fully digitally transform a business, two key factors must work together to drive the process: an investment in technology and an investment in leadership. According to the study, companies that make the investment in both leadership and technology are 26% more profitable than their industry peers.

Driving Digital Transformation: CEOs Discuss Their Challenges, Secrets and Successes

CEOs at the 2015 CEO2CEO Digital Transformation Summit share experiences and insights on leading in the digital age.

The Digital Manufacturing Revolution: What Companies Need to do to Catch Up

How will digitization redefine manufacturing to create the fourth major revolution, following the lean revolution of the 1970s, the outsourcing phenomenon of the 1990s and the automation that took off in the 2000s? Where there are pockets of excellence, the U.S. is behind in key areas. Dr. Dean L. Bartles, chief manufacturing officer at UI LABS in Chicago, and executive director of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute talks about how companies can better compete in this new era.
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