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#146 Embracing the AI Revolution
on Mon Jul 10 2023 17:00:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
In this episode, Darren talks to Dr. Michael Lenox about the emerging AI revolution and how to embracing it or get destroyed. Michael has just released a new book 'Strategy in the Digital Age: Mastering Digital Transformation'.
As a CIO looking to lead your company through digital transformation, it’s important to remember that technology isn’t the only piece of the puzzle. According to Dr. Michael Lenox, a respected author and professor in the field, digital transformation is about much more than just cloud computing and data organization. It’s a strategic initiative that requires cross-functional collaboration and a holistic approach.
To effectively navigate digital transformation, your leadership team and entire organization must embrace the change and understand the broader implications beyond just digital infrastructure. This means reflecting on where your company is today and where it wants to go in the evolving competitive landscape. It also requires collaboration between the C-suite, product team, sales, and other key stakeholders.
As you navigate this initiative, remember that it’s not just an IT project happening in the background. It’s a fundamental change to the basis of competition, customer relationships, and business models. To drive effective change, you must leverage people, process, and technology.
When implementing new tools or technologies, it’s important to think critically about how they align with your organization’s goals. Don’t waste resources chasing after trends blindly. Instead, be intentional and strategically leverage technology to create value and meet market needs.
Additionally, it’s important to be proactive in understanding your role and contribution towards the organization’s overall strategy. This is especially crucial in the face of digital transformation, which can be both exciting and nerve-wracking as we navigate the exponential growth of data and technological advancements.
However, it’s also important to consider the concentration of data and power in the hands of a few major players. This can potentially stifle innovation and create an uneven playing field. It’s crucial to prioritize data privacy and ownership, and to ensure that laws and regulations promote fair competition. In Europe, for example, there are already discussions about giving individuals ownership of their data and allowing them to decide who can access and use it.
Overall, strategic thinking, adaptation, and consideration of the impact of data are key to successfully navigating digital transformation. By balancing innovation, privacy, and competition, your organization can drive long-term success in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.