Digital Transformation: Coming of Age keynote delivered by Vijay Gurbaxani CDT puts the power of knowledge in your hands. We invite you to watch Road to Reinvention 2017 at your leisure. Full-length video recordings of every single keynote, fireside chat, and panel are now available on YouTube. For session descriptions and speaker biographies, click here. + More

You Don’t Have to Be a Software Company to Think Like One: Written by Vijay Gurbaxani

Harvard Business Review

The Center for Digital Transformation is pleased to share that the Harvard Business Review has published an article written by our Founding Director, Vijay Gurbaxani. What could your company accomplish if it were to think like a software company? In his article, You Don’t Have to Be a Software Company to Think Like One, Vijay outlines how + More

Digital Cars Will Drive Uber and Lyft to Acquire Non-Digital Companies

Digital technologies and business models co-evolve. Most recently, sharing economy companies like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and Instacart have leveraged powerful digital platforms, both public and proprietary, to offer services in innovative ways.

While digital technologies yield many benefits, one intriguing pathway in which they create value is that they allow businesses to achieve substantial improvements in asset efficiency by arranging assets in new configurations. + More

Reinvention at Scale: The Role of Chief Digital Officer at GE

“Predix is our Uber,” said Bill Ruh, CEO of GE Digital and Chief Digital Officer of General Electric. Ruh was speaking of GE’s cloud-based software and analytics platform that supports such business lines as aviation, healthcare, mining, oil and gas, and rail. Predix is to these industries what Uber is to households: a platform for + More

Bigger, faster, and disruptive to the core

On the road to reinventing themselves for the digital age, companies have been incorporating sensors, cameras, social media, data analytics, mobility, and cloud computing to transform their businesses. “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet” was a theme of the final panel at the Center for Digital Transformation’s annual conference at The Paul Merage School of Business + More

Managing Through Constant Change

YouTube All Road to Reinvention 2016 Videos “Change is constant in the early days of a start-up,” said Tom Frangione, chief operating officer of Greylock Partners. His venture capital firm backs software companies that transform existing markets or define new ones, as Airbnb and Facebook have. Continual funding of this type of innovation ultimately makes + More

Incumbents strike back

“We are living in an age when the risk to industry leaders is greater than ever before,” wrote Richard Foster in his seminal work on innovation. “Not only will technological discontinuities come with increasing frequency…but during these discontinuities the attackers will have the advantage.” Thirty years later, Foster’s words still ring true. At the Center + More

The $11 Trillion Question: How Will You Capture Value on the Internet of Things?

“The size of the potential prize is enormous, $4 to 11 trillion” by 2025, said Michael Chui, partner at the McKinsey Global Institute, coauthor of its recent study, “The Internet of Things: Mapping the Value Beyond the Hype,” and moderator of a panel on the business impact of IoT at the Center for Digital Transformation’s + More

A Duty to Digital: The Board of Directors’ Role in Driving Change

Earlier this year, the editors of 24/7 Wall St. made a list of CEOs who needed to be fired. “CEOs who have repeatedly failed to successfully execute their own primary strategies made this list.” Of the CEO of American Express, they wrote, “With the rise of Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Apple Pay and a myriad of + More

The Magic of Digital: A platform for enhancing everyone’s vacation

What’s one of the most popular wearables in the world? The Disney MagicBand, according to Vivek Sharma of Disney Parks and Resorts. In two years, Disney has shipped over 18 million bands to guests of Walt Disney World in Orlando. It’s a component of Disney’s digital platform, which has been instrumental in increasing Disney guests’ + More