What Top Thought Leaders Are Saying About Digital Transformation

Watch our short video above to see what seven thought leaders are saying about Digital Transformation... and how it will impact your business. This page also features additional quotes from a variety of leading industry experts from around the world.

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
We went from being the Flintstones to the Jetsons in 9 months
— David Giambruno, Senior VP & CIO, Tribune Media
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 tranforms first. I don’t care what industry you’re talking about
— Kim Stevenson, CIO, Intel
It’s no longer the big beating the small, but the fast beating the slow
— Eric Pearson, CIO, International Hotel Group (IHG)
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 Vaizey, 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)
It takes 80 sales calls to close an app deal. We’re doing 30% of them now automated on the web, having conversations with CIOs, all done using Eloqua as part of Oracle marketing cloud
— Mark Hurd, CEO, Oracle
Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future
— John F. Kennedy
I think the majority of companies recognize how disruptive these trends are. A small percentage recognize this at the CEO level and board level. Me personally, in building and selling enterprise software, we interact with a large percentage of CIOs that get it, but don’t always have the support from the CEO and that makes it harder without top-down support
— Aaron Levie, CEO, Box