Five forces - analytics, mobile, social, cloud and cyber - are hard at work enabling and disrupting organisations of many shapes and sizes. The Postdigital Enterprise TM provokes and harvests these disruptions by changing operating models, capabilities and perhaps even business models. Industrialisation wasn't complete when we entered the post-industrial era; it had simply become the new basis for competition. The same holds true for these digital forces in the Postdigital era.
CIOs are in a unique position to be the bringers of change. To serve as catalysts across the executive suite, helping others understand the boundaries of the possible, forcing thinking beyond existing solutions and processes, and standing accountable for realising transformation.
What’s at stake may very well be the future of the business. Tomorrow’s leading CIOs are likely to be those who rise to the challenge, perhaps reframed as the Chief Digital Officer, forging new identities as a postdigital catalyst - an agent to provoke or speed the move to the Postdigital era.
|Is digital really ready to change the face of Business?
Have analytics, mobile, social business and other digital forces evolved to the point where business should view digital as something more than technology?