Digital transformation

Technology drivers
Digital transformation
Promise and peril—why all bets are on technology

 
Robert M. Dutkowsky,
CEO, Tech Data Corporation
‘Technology’ is the watchword for 2014 because CEOs use the label for both core innovation and information technology. Both types will transform business inside and out.
Advancing technology, advancing business

When business leaders considered the megatrends rocking our world, 86% cited technological advances as the global trend that will most transform business. Even those US CEOs who ranked other megatrends like urbanization or demographic shifts as more transformative agreed that disruptive technology would be a powerful change agent to their business in the next five years, ranking it as their second or third choice.

 
Dr. Paul E. Jacobs,
Chairman and CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated
Tech is top of mind for US CEOs, next five years
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Roger Wood,
CEO, Dana Holding Corporation
Technology is everyone’s business

US CEOs’ belief that technology leads the way is echoed in just about everything else they told us. Whether pursuing new business models, remaking their operating model, forging new alliances, connecting with customers, or tackling talent challenges, technology was an essential part of strategy.

CEO perspectives


Dinos Iordanou,
Chairman and CEO of insurer Arch Capital Group Limited
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“All these technological breakthroughs allow us to have not only the ability to assimilate information faster and analyze it faster, but also to have access to that information and distribute this knowledge-based product called ‘insurance’ to the customer. That’s the new innovation, in my view, and companies who don’t spend time and resources will be left behind.”


Robert M. Dutkowsky,
CEO of Tech Data Corporation
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“Investing smartly internally to make sure we’re flexible and adaptive allows us to take advantage of sea changes in the tech-spending world, and therefore the threat becomes a real opportunity for us.”


Michael I. Roth,
Chairman and CEO, Interpublic Group
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“Our industry has dramatically changed as a result of technology. We have an emerging media lab, for example, in New York and on the West Coast that focuses on innovative technologies available to our clients, particularly in the shopper market.”

“All these technological breakthroughs allow us to have not only the ability to assimilate information faster and analyze it faster, but also to have access to that information and distribute this knowledge-based product called ‘insurance’ to the customer. That’s the new innovation, in my view, and companies who don’t spend time and resources will be left behind.”
Dinos Iordanou, chairman and CEO of insurer Arch Capital Group Limited

“Investing smartly internally to make sure we’re flexible and adaptive allows us to take advantage of sea changes in the tech-spending world, and therefore the threat becomes a real opportunity for us.”
Robert M. Dutkowsky, CEO of Tech Data Corporation

“Our industry has dramatically changed as a result of technology. We have an emerging media lab, for example, in New York and on the West Coast that focuses on innovative technologies available to our clients, particularly in the shopper market.”
Michael I. Roth, chairman and CEO, Interpublic Group

Business implications
  • Digital means different things to different companies. Discern which technologies will have the biggest impact on your business. Look beyond your industry and embrace experimentation.

  • Harness a cross-functional team of both business and IT leaders to identify where and how technology investments support business goals and use your strategic roadmap to prioritize investments in innovation and infrastructure.

  • Every single one of your customers and employees has new expectations for the way they consume information and services driven largely by their use of personal technology. Just because your customer is not the end-consumer, doesn't mean digital strategy and execution is any less important.

  • Rethink—if you haven't already—the role of the CIO and IT organization in the context of building your digital enterprise. Revamp your IT organization to create a New IT platform that allows IT to be more agile and consultative to the business. Your technology leaders can add considerable value to your digital initiatives even when third-party IT services make the most sense.

  • Prioritize cybersecurity investments around the data that matters most to the business and its unique ecosystem. Proactively identify potential threats and prepare an effective response.
Connect with our leaders
Tom Archer
US Technology Industry Leader
Tel: +1 (408) 817 3836
Chris Curran
Principal and Chief Technologist
Tel: +1 (214) 754 5055
Tom DeGarmo
Principal & Technology Consulting Leader
Tel: +1 (267) 330 2658