Why Human Capital must fuel Digital Transformation

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With every innovation spurt comes a fresh call for Human Capital Management to stand up and secure its place at the strategic table. The emerging concept around Digital Transformation is no different. We’ve spent the last 50 years digitizing. Transformation is now underway. As I wrote in a previous post: “Travelocity changed how we purchase […]

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Discussing Cloud and Digital Transformation in Sydney

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Following on the heels of our SAP Jam work patterns and developer platform release, I’m heading back to Sydney for customer meetings and two very interesting industry events/ get-togethers lined up. The broader area of discussion will be Cloud but as you might suspect the topic of digital transformation and future of work will get […]

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Digital Transformation has a Big Data complex

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Digital Transformation is real and is here. McKinsey & Co. has some excellent survey results on digital trends. Incredibly good insights. Exhibit 4 shows how the investment stacks up for digital initiatives. Not surprising that Big Data came in last. In and of it self it’s too nebulous to be a stand out. But Big Data is […]

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This Transformation Feels Different. Disruptively So.

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Digital Transformation is here. Consider this: Travelocity changed how we purchase a hotel room. AirBnB is changing the very definition of a hotel room altogether. Taxi Medallions have been great investments. Until now, that is.  Uber is changing the very definition of a cab. Starbucks now deprives your bank of float altogether with its loyalty card that hangs on […]

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When software conforms to how *you* want to work…

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I rarely talk about SAP or my work on this blog. But something happened this week that marks a personal milestone for me and our team in this journey to transform how we work and connect with customers and partners. I’m privileged that my day job has been the vehicle to see this future state […]

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Digital chefs in the CEO’s kitchen

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Every time we let a new category of software run up the hype curve, we declare the need for another C-level Executive. Here are a few: ·      1990′s: Knowledge Management – Chief Knowledge Officer ·      2000′s: Innovation – Chief Innovation Officer ·      2010′s: Social Business – Chief Social Business Officer The assertion was super compelling for each of […]

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Time-bounding Innovation

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Pundits, strategists and even product managers often talk about future states with no timelines. In other words, “I predict that in the future, X will happen”. Here’s an example: This Huffington Post article claims that “Enterprise Social Networks May One Day Replace Email. (emphasis, mine). Sure, email will absolutely be replaced “one day”. But as witnessed […]

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