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Enterprises must recognize that the pace of business & the pace of change in a digital world surpasses anything yet experienced

Organizations today must transform themselves and jettison the heavy baggage that comes as a result of decades of institutionalized methodologies and paradigms, developed and codified in an analog era - an era operating at a far slower operational tempo. Enterprises must recognize that the pace of business, and the pace of change in a digital world surpasses anything yet experienced.  We must recognize the new digital realities, and look for guidance from industries that have already experienced rapid technology and digital transformation.

Our survey findings reveal that becoming a digitally transformed enterprise is not something that can be delayed, as digital leaders are already gaining competitive advantages and recognizing increased revenue and reduced, costs but there are even more rewards available.  Executives believe that if they did everything possible to digitally transform today, they could increase the revenue impact of digital technologies by a third.  Looking forward to 2020, executives in our recent survey predict a 67% increase in revenue impact from digital transformation.

Hyper-transformation is upon us, and if we haven't jumped on the train yet, we must do so immediately. The good news is that ROIs (return on investments) from digital transformation initiatives are compelling.  Nearly 30% of the surveyed firms are receiving an ROI greater than 100%.  Even with promises of compelling ROIs, however, the implementation of digital technologies must be aligned with the following 5 missions:

  1. Developing and implementing an OILS (optimized information logistics systems) for managing the real-time lifecycle of data from collection to archival
  2. Achieving real-time business operational tempos to respond to digital interactions and user expectations
  3. Implementing intelligent process automation using artificial intelligence and machine learning to augment human thinking and work
  4. Ensuring shared situational awareness through the use of collaboration platforms
  5. Utilizing real-time contextually relevant data to personalize digital experiences

To succeed in a hyper-digital transformation world, leaders must study harder, work smarter and adapt quicker than ever before.  Follow Kevin Benedict on Twitter @krbenedict, or read more of his articles on digital transformation strategies here:

  1. Digital Transformation - The Dark Side
  2. Business is Not as Usual in Digital Transformation
  3. 15 Rules for Winning in Digital Transformation
  4. The End Goal of Digital Transformation
  5. Digital Transformation and the Ignorance Penalty
  6. Surviving the Three Ages of Digital Transformation
  7. From Digital to Hyper-Transformation
  8. Believers, Non-Believers and Digital Transformation
  9. Forces Driving the Digital Transformation Era
  10. Digital Transformation Requires Agility and Energy Measurement
  11. A Doctrine for Digital Transformation is Required
  12. The Advantages of Advantage in Digital Transformation
  13. Digital Transformation and Its Role in Mobility and Competition
  14. Digital Transformation - A Revolution in Precision Through IoT, Analytics and Mobility
  15. Competing in Digital Transformation and Mobility
  16. Ambiguity and Digital Transformation
  17. Digital Transformation and Mobility - Macro-Forces and Timing
  18. 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.