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Digital Transformation from 40,000 Feet

The size of competitors and the longevity of their brands, are less predictive of future success than the quality and speed of their information logistics systems, and their ability to use it as a competitive advantage.
  1. Optimizing their information logistics systems
  2. Supporting real-time operational tempos
  3. Increasing business agility
  4. Using contextually relevant data to personalize digital user experiences  
  1. IT system speeds
  2. Business process speeds
  3. Decision-making speeds
  4. Digital and Business Transformation speeds
  5. Aligning with changing customer behavior speeds
  1. Winning in Chaos - Digital Leaders
  2. 13 Recommended Actions for Digital Transformation in Retail
  3. Mistakes in Retail Digital Transformation
  4. Winning Strategies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  5. Digital Transformation - Mindset Differences
  6. Analyzing Retail Through Digital Lenses
  7. Digital Thinking and Beyond!
  8. Measuring the Pace of Change in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  9. How Digital Thinking Separates Retail Leaders from Laggards
  10. To Bot, or Not to Bot
  11. Oils, Bots, AI and Clogged Arteries
  12. Artificial Intelligence Out of Doors in the Kingdom of Robots
  13. How Digital Leaders are Different
  14. The Three Tsunamis of Digital Transformation - Be Prepared!
  15. Bots, AI and the Next 40 Months
  16. You Only Have 40 Months to Digitally Transform
  17. Digital Technologies and the Greater Good
  18. Video Report: 40 Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation
  19. Report: 40 Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation
  20. Virtual Moves to Real in with Sensors and Digital Transformation
  21. Technology Must Disappear in 2017
  22. Merging Humans with AI and Machine Learning Systems
  23. In Defense of the Human Experience in a Digital World
  24. Profits that Kill in the Age of Digital Transformation
  25. Competing in Future Time and Digital Transformation
  26. Digital Hope and Redemption in the Digital Age
  27. Digital Transformation and the Role of Faster
  28. Digital Transformation and the Law of Thermodynamics
  29. Jettison the Heavy Baggage and Digitally Transform
  30. Digital Transformation - The Dark Side
  31. Business is Not as Usual in Digital Transformation
  32. 15 Rules for Winning in Digital Transformation
  33. The End Goal of Digital Transformation
  34. Digital Transformation and the Ignorance Penalty
  35. Surviving the Three Ages of Digital Transformation
  36. The Advantages of an Advantage in Digital Transformation
  37. From Digital to Hyper-Transformation
  38. Believers, Non-Believers and Digital Transformation
  39. Forces Driving the Digital Transformation Era
  40. Digital Transformation Requires Agility and Energy Measurement
  41. A Doctrine for Digital Transformation is Required
  42. Digital Transformation and Its Role in Mobility and Competition
  43. Digital Transformation - A Revolution in Precision Through IoT, Analytics and Mobility
  44. Competing in Digital Transformation and Mobility
  45. Ambiguity and Digital Transformation
  46. Digital Transformation and Mobility - Macro-Forces and Timing
  47. Mobile and IoT Technologies are Inside the Curve of Human Time
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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 serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.

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