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News Roundup: Digital Transformation Trends to Watch in 2019 and Beyond

By Ideas @ AppDirect / January 3, 2019

Digital Economy News Roundup 2

Here’s a selection of recent digital economy news from around the world that we’re talking about at AppDirect.

Digital Transformation Trends to Watch in 2019 and Beyond

Siter Ali, Information Age, January 3, 2019

"With the astonishing evolution of artificial intelligence (AI), competitive advantage can vanish in a flash. Think about it. The average age of a company on the S&P 500 is down from 60 years in the 1950s to less than 20 years today, according to Credit Suisse... The question is, how do you get ahead of the relentless threat of disruption?" Read more.

The Great Orchestrator: What Makes a Digital Leader Successful?

Winston Thomas,, December 24, 2018

“Many companies are driving digital transformation initiatives to become more agile, responsive and competitive, with the digital leader or the chief digital officer (CDO) steering the digital direction.. In a recent roundtable... digital leaders discussed the diverse set of challenges they faced, and how they tackled them." Read more.

CIO Case Study: Customer Experience and Digital Transformation

Michael Krigsman,, December 24, 2018

"Although phrases such as digital transformation and customer experience are over-hyped, many organizations are making significant investments in these areas... Because these shifts usually involve business model changes that rely on technology, Chief Information Officers have moved to the front lines of digital transformation." Read more.

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