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News Roundup: How Leadership Needs to Change to Drive Digital Transformation

By Ideas @ AppDirect / Mar 05, 2018

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 Requires a Fundamental Shift in Leadership

Tim Sandle, Digital Journal, February 18, 2018

“A new study from Accenture concerning factors that are hampering digital transformation with businesses focuses on leadership. The report finds that a fundamental shift in leadership values is required in order to make digital transformation a success.” Read more.

CFOs Spending More on Digital Transformation

Michael Cohn, AccountingToday, February 28, 2018

“The majority of CFOs are increasing investment in their companies’ efforts to spur change through new technology, according to a new survey. The survey of… financial leaders by Grant Thornton and CFO Research found that 69 percent plan to increase their investment in technologies that speed business change. In addition, four out of 10 of the financial leaders polled plan an increase of more than 10 percent in the next 12 months.” Read more.

How an Old World Organisation Shapes Up for New World Digital Business

Jenny Beresford, CIO, February 19, 2018

"Digital business is creating a new world that old world organisations must learn to live in. Many of those successful in the old world for decades or even centuries are unfit to compete in today's business environment… The pioneers amongst them are embarking on a third wave of enterprise agile transformation.” Read more.

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