We are entering a new era of Digital Transformation... and this is just the beginning. This once-in-a-lifetime technology shift is transforming every industry in the world - technology, healthcare, travel, entertainment, retail, automobile, manufacturing, government, politics, transportation, media, financial services... think Netflix, Airbnb and Uber. Now more than ever before, every business needs to focus on their digital workplace and transform the way they work to survive and thrive.
Watch our short video (above) and see what seven thought leaders are saying about Digital Transformation and how it will impact your business. Read more expert industry leader quotes below.
We will continue to add more quotes to this article as we find them, so be sure to bookmark this page for future reference. It may come in handy if you need to make your case to your own team about the urgency of digitally transforming your organization (before your competitors do) - starting with one department (e.g. just your Sales or Customer Success), multiple departments (e.g. Sales, Marketing and Service), or your entire company (all departments from top-to-bottom). Just saying...
Digital Transformation Quotes from Top Thought Leaders
"Every industry and every organization will have to transform itself in the next few years. What is coming at us is bigger than the original internet and you need to understand it, get on board with it and figure out how to transform your business."
- Tim, O'Reilly, Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media
"It's no longer the big beating the small, but the fast beating the slow"
- Eric Pearson, CIO, International Hotel Group (IHG)
"We're only at the very, very beginning of this next generation of computing and I think that every industry leader will be the ones that transforms first. I don't care what industry you're talking about"
- Kim Stevenson, CIO, Intel
"We went from being the Flintstones to the Jetsons in 9 months"
- David Giambruno, Senior VP & CIO, Tribune Media
"Silicon Valley is coming and if banks don't up their game, then tech companies will take over the industry's business. There are hundreds of startups with a lot of brains and money working on various alternatives to traditional banking"
- Jamie Dimon, CEO, J.P. Morgan
"You can't delegate Digital Transformation for your company... you and your executives have to own it! Executives need to engage, embrace and adopt new ways of working with the latest and emerging technologies"
- Barry Ross, CEO and Co-Founder, Ross & Ross International
"At least 40% of all businesses will die in the next 10 years... if they don't figure out how to change their entire company to accommodate new technologies"
- John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems
"The time is now. Retailers should leverage the shipping process itself for its trove of data, and invest in technology that will help them maximize every sales opportunity. Though doing so may take time, effort and investment in the short term, in the long term the stakes - profits and customer satisfaction - couldn't be higher"
- Jeremy Bodenhamer, CEO & Co-Founder, ShipHawk
"Every part of the UK economy and our lives has been digitised - from how we shop and entertain ourselves to the way we travel to work and manage our health"
- Ed Valzey, Minister of State for Culture & the Digital Economy, UK
"I have no doubt that the auto industry will change more in the next five to ten years than it has in the past 50"
- Mary Barra, Chairman & CEO, General Motors
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change"
- Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
"IT leaders, CIOs specifically, need to stop being so passive. I view the role of IT, the role of the CIO as being frankly one of the most important, if not the most important role at the leadership table today. Because company CIOs that can't understand how to use technology to change their business models are going to find themselves somewhat out of jobs"
- Jeff Immelt, CEO, GE (speaking at an IT Conference, quoted this as his biggest piece of advice for CIOs)
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