Digital Transformation Defined If you’ve read the myriad definitions of digital transformation and thought they sounded a decade old, you’re right. Many of the definitions, while certainly appropriate at the time, were focused on digitization over transformation (aka turning paper into PDFs). As a result, the definitions have become either too narrowly scoped or rich with meaningless buzzwords. At Kaleido Insights, we think it’s time to refine the definition of digital transformation to better reflect the data-driven era we find ourselves in. We’ve interviewed scores of business and technology leaders to gather inputs, as well as engaged in discussion on social media. The result is a working definition (read: it will keep evolving!) that speaks to the modern-day innovator’s charter: … Continue reading(Re)Defining Digital Transformation in a Data-driven Era
he Digital Directive by Kaleido Insights is a heuristic evaluation of Digital Transformation within a company, there are seven major modules and over 60 total specific criteria. Many companies talk about “Digital Transformation” but use it in a limited fashion, such as: just turning paper into PDFs or using web tools to communicate to customers, but in the end, the core culture, and even business model has changed. The scope of digital transformation is wide: In our offering the Digital Directive, we’ve segmented it in seven major modules (each spans multi-departments), for a total of 60 criteria in how we scan this for companies in our Digital Diagnostic offering. The seven modules you must analyze include: Strategy, Data, Customer Experience, … Continue readingDigital Transformation = Culture & Business Model Change
Photo by NASA on Unsplash This is an important trend: imagine having a birds-eye view of your home, commute, company, supply chain or competitors. Recently I gave you the What, Why & How of Satellites as a Service. Now, I’m going to break down the current players in the space – pun intended. Quick recap – You can now “own” your own satellite with Satellites as a Service. Rent space on someone else’s satellite. The sharing/collaborative economy has gone to space. It’s key we understand this trend, as this data-service will provide incredible troves of information about your customers and competitors — and they will get access to this information, too. Ground StationFounded201020192012Key ExecutivesChris Boshuizen, Robbie Schingler, Will Marshall (all ex-NASA)Shayn … Continue readingTech Trend: Rent a Satellite from These Companies
I’m excited to announce our latest offering, the “Digital Directive”, a digital transformation diagnostic and roadmap from my company, Kaleido Insights.After our years of research on how large companies are adopting digital, we’ve heard that company’s are struggling to measure the breadth and width of digital change at their company. Finally, here’s a way to see all the moving parts, on one single page, a critical step before outlining future plans. We help digital and innovation leaders at large companies, by benchmarking the digital maturity of a company (over 60 criteria based on our existing body of research), document on a single scorecard, and provide an actionable roadmap. A few quarters later, we come back and rescore the company, demonstrating … Continue readingIntroducing: Digital Directive Benchmark and Roadmap
This was originally posted on Hugh McCloud’s Gaping Void newsletter. Technology has fulfilled many promises from connecting the world, enabling transparency to increase the speed of otherwise slow processes. While we can and should celebrate the benefits of the tech industry, we also need to recognize that the promise of “power to the people” was a false promise. Just a few decades after the birth of the internet, we can see that power is centralized to the very few, harkening back on prior eras – the era of feudalism. What’s feudalism? Dusting off our history books, it was a class-based system that was led by kings who granted land and resources to lords, who in turn ran the castles, who … Continue readingThe Rise of Digital Feudalism; Chances are, You’re a Serf.
Satellites as a Service: What is it? The Collaborative/Sharing Economy is now applied to satellites. Now you can “own” your very own satellite, for a fraction of the time and price. Just as Uber enabled anyone to access expensive town cars and chauffeurs and Airbnb enabled us to access beach-side mansions for a single night, this same business model is applying to expensive satellite technology. You don’t need to be a tech billionaire or a government agency to launch your own space fleet into orbit, you can simply rent some of theirs. Key Terms to Know: Satellites as a Service: Satellites as a Service (SataaS) – You no longer need to own your own satellite, now you can have access … Continue readingSatellites as a Service: What, Why, and How