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How Digital Leaders are Different

  1. Accelerates speed to market
  2. Strengthens competitive positioning
  3. Boosts revenue growth
  4. Raises employee productivity
  5. Expands ability to acquire, engage and retain customers
  1. Digital leaders recognize and respond to underlying market forces, and are budgeting and planning to implement specific business strategies and digital technologies in specific sequences to maximize ROI and competitive advantage.
  2. Digital leaders recognize the impact of digital technologies on the expectations of consumers and markets. These expectations are speeding the tempo of operations beyond human time to digital time. The demands for digital time require humans to upgrade IT environments and augment their capabilities with AI and robotic process automation (bots) to enable mass volumes of transactions to be processed in milliseconds in order to support real-time and mobile environments.
  3. Digital leaders develop a digital doctrine and strategy to unify and guide all business and technology strategies, tactics and investments and provide a shared frame of reference across their organization.
  4. Digital leaders are exploiting the Ax2 phenomenon. The Ax2 phenomenon enables enterprises to gain new and unique business insights earlier than their competitors, leading to competitive advantages that result from the collection and analysis of data not yet available to digital laggards.
  5. Digital leaders identify the digital technologies they expect to have a significant impact on their businesses across the three digital transformation ages spanning 2016 to 2025. These technologies are not all created equal in their business impact, and some are still not ready for prime time, but are maturing fast. As a result, it is critical to carefully time the adoption and implementation of digital technologies in accordance with the age in which they will deliver maximum ROI and competitive advantage.
  1. The Three Tsunamis of Digital Transformation - Be Prepared!
  2. Bots, AI and the Next 40 Months
  3. You Only Have 40 Months to Digitally Transform
  4. Digital Technologies and the Greater Good
  5. Video Report: 40 Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation
  6. Report: 40 Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation
  7. Virtual Moves to Real in with Sensors and Digital Transformation
  8. Technology Must Disappear in 2017
  9. Merging Humans with AI and Machine Learning Systems
  10. In Defense of the Human Experience in a Digital World
  11. Profits that Kill in the Age of Digital Transformation
  12. Competing in Future Time and Digital Transformation
  13. Digital Hope and Redemption in the Digital Age
  14. Digital Transformation and the Role of Faster
  15. Digital Transformation and the Law of Thermodynamics
  16. Jettison the Heavy Baggage and Digitally Transform
  17. Digital Transformation - The Dark Side
  18. Business is Not as Usual in Digital Transformation
  19. 15 Rules for Winning in Digital Transformation
  20. The End Goal of Digital Transformation
  21. Digital Transformation and the Ignorance Penalty
  22. Surviving the Three Ages of Digital Transformation
  23. The Advantages of an Advantage in Digital Transformation
  24. From Digital to Hyper-Transformation
  25. Believers, Non-Believers and Digital Transformation
  26. Forces Driving the Digital Transformation Era
  27. Digital Transformation Requires Agility and Energy Measurement
  28. A Doctrine for Digital Transformation is Required
  29. Digital Transformation and Its Role in Mobility and Competition
  30. Digital Transformation - A Revolution in Precision Through IoT, Analytics and Mobility
  31. Competing in Digital Transformation and Mobility
  32. Ambiguity and Digital Transformation
  33. Digital Transformation and Mobility - Macro-Forces and Timing
  34. Mobile and IoT Technologies are Inside the Curve of Human Time
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Kevin Benedict
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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated futurist, Principal Analyst at the Center for Digital Intelligence™, C4DIGI.com, emerging technologies analyst, and digital transformation and business strategy consultant. In the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries, and is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. He spent nearly 5 years working as a Senior Analyst at Cognizant (CTSH), and 2 years serving in Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work where he wrote many reports, hundreds of articles, interviewed technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries. He has written articles published in The Guardian, wrote the Forward to SAP Press' book titled "Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP", published over 3,000 articles and was featured as thought leader and digital strategist in the Department of Defense's IQT intelligence journal. Kevin lectures and leads workshops, teaches and consults with companies and government agencies around the world to help develop digital transformation and business strategies. Visit his website at C4DIGI.com.

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