Category: strategy

Consistency: The Bull’s Eye of Success

Consistency: The Bull’s Eye of Success

We are all looking for a silver bullet when it comes to unlocking the secrets of success. Some people attribute their success to early mornings. Others pin it to being tougher negotiators. And they are not wrong, those are all elements of their success. The fundamental golden thread that needs to be weaved through every …

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Industrial Revolution number 4 | it’s about work

Industrial Revolution number 4 | it’s about work

It is important to state upfront that this is not a political nor racially motivated post. This is a post that is trying to objectively look at the facts around technology adoption and the way in which the 4th Industrial Revolution is going to affect each and every one of us. Whether we like it …

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Mobile Payment Solutions

Mobile Payment Solutions

The mobile payment revolution is upon us! Technologists and futurists have been making promises about mobile payment solutions for almost a decade now. Promising that it would revolutionise the way in which we pay for goods and services. In fact, I was quoted by ITWeb back in 2012 in an article entitled Wireless spells ‘end …

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Open Data Business Models

Open Data Business Models

Open data platform adoption is the new Holy Grail for business model disruption. Effectively harnessing two of the major trends over the last few years. The first being that of a platform business model and the second, exposing a level of scrubbed data to the industry. The second trend is certainly far more scary than …

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Technology silos that must be broken down

Technology silos that must be broken down

Much has already been written about the CIO and the CMO having to work closely together. Already in 2016 in a Gartner Research webinar, analyst Laura McLellan made mention that the next department to claim technology ownership, will be marketing – predicting that CMOs will spend more money on IT than their CIO counterparts. Claims such as …

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Learn to speak Exco

Learn to speak Exco

Jargon. Arguably the biggest killer of shared understanding at exco. The business world is littered with a lexicon of terminology that baffles even the most ardent scholar of business. When we add the subcultures of technology, marketing, operations, supply chain, finance and any other segment of business we are lucky if anyone has a clue …

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IT Leaders are still not considered Business Leaders

IT Leaders are still not considered Business Leaders

With the proliferation of digital transformation and technology-speak in an organisation; I am constantly amazed that CIOs or IT leaders are still fighting for their seat at the executive table. This was recently reinforced as I have read through a number of digital transformation surveys and research reports from a number of large and respected …

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Leaders drive Culture which affects Digital Transformation

Leaders drive Culture which affects Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is the process whereby your organisation embraces the online world. Whether it is through client facing systems and processes or if it is only in the realm of the employee. This change to business process and operations remains critically in the heads of leadership who can make or break a change to the …

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Digital Culture Must Precede Digital Transformation

Digital Culture Must Precede Digital Transformation

Digital culture is not quite what it looks like at face value. Digital culture is not defined as one where everyone lives on a digital platform 24/7. Sure there are certainly large pieces of activity that can be devoted to being on a digital platform; but this is not what makes for a digital culture. …

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