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Finding the Heroes that Drive Digital Transformation

By Dan Saks / Jul 02, 2018

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Despite being one of today’s most talked-about topics, digital transformation is not easy. In fact, upwards of 80 percent of companies fail to meet their digital transformation goals, while one in five executives say their companies’ efforts are a waste of time.

For digital transformation to work, companies need people with a unique set of super powers: foresight, persuasion, tenacity—and that’s just the beginning. It also requires people to take risks, to go above and beyond, to advocate for new technology and processes that can take longer to show ROI than the C-suite or a board of directors may like. 

In short, to succeed at digital transformation, companies need one thing: digital heroes. 

This year, AppDirect is on a mission to find these digital heroes and share their stories. We’re looking to honor the innovative thinkers and risk-takers who are finding new ways to address digital business challenges and transforming their companies. 

To succeed at digital transformation, companies need one thing: digital heroes.

Do you know someone who is a digital hero? We’re counting on you to let us know. Now through July 31st, 2018, we are accepting nominations for the AppDirect Digital Heroes program. Click here to submit their name and some details about their digital transformation journeys.

Digital Hero finalists will receive VIP invitations to Engage 2018—AppDirect’s annual digital economy summit taking place in San Francisco this October—including two free passes, reserved seating at keynotes, special badge designations, and more. Winners will receive AppDirect’s first-ever Digital Hero awards presented onstage at Engage, as well as the opportunity to reach a wider audience through press and publications.

AppDirect is in the business of powering digital transformation, but we realize these stories are bigger than just us. We know success can come from all industries, from companies of all sizes, anywhere around the globe. We welcome nominations from across the business landscape. If you know someone who is succeeding with digital transformation, we want to know. Click here to nominate a Digital Hero. 

Let’s give Digital Heroes their due—and inspire others to succeed in powering the digital economy.


Dan Saks is co-founder and co-CEO of AppDirect.