Andrew McAfee, co-author of the best-selling book “The Second Machine Age,” has a new thought-provoking book coming out in October. “Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation,” explains the modern dilemma and gap between grand customer expectations and the current state of IT, in flux, as it squares off then integrates with business in a move to join forces and support multiple facets of digital transformation.
In the webinar with HBR, McAfee highlights insights from his book, focusing on the fast-changing CIO role whereby multiple types of technology from mobile to robotics are upon us all at once. Company expectations of the CIO have increased. Charged with leading digital transformation, today’s CIO is tasked with balancing customer expectations with ruthless company priorities and organizational efficiencies. With the cost of transformation rising higher than budgets, the CIO faces justification of a steep financial investment, while convincing business owners of it’s ability to meet high expectations around the company. Through company interviews, studies, and research, McAfee and colleagues found that having a plan for digital transformation was one of the hallmarks for leading-edge companies. In this two minute video, McAfee explains his leading indicator question, Do you have a digital transformation plan?
McAfee is the cofounder of the MIT initiative on the digital economy at the Sloan School of Management. During this lively webinar discussion, McAfee recommends a focus on first getting a unified plan together, and discusses successful strategies for transforming the mindset and decisions amidst disruption, while comparing this wave of technology to the past innovation eras.
Webinar: Leading Digital Transformation
Featuring Information Technology Leader Andy McAfee of MIT’s Sloan School of Management and co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Second Machine Age