Digital Transformation = Culture & Business Model Change

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

Introducing: Digital Directive Benchmark and Roadmap

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

The Maker Movement Disrupts Brands, Provides Opportunities

For my third year, I spent yesterday at the Maker Faire, in Silicon Valley.  Unlike any other year, the crowds were overflowing, suggesting this movement was growing faster than the cottage industry before.  To put this into context, the maker movement is yet (another) disruption to brands, here’s the lineage: [Disruptions Summarized: 1) The Internet democratized knowledge, 2) Social Media empowered crowd, 3) Collaborative Economy endows crowd to buy once, share many, 4) the Maker Movement aims at buying from brands no more. I must honestly confess, I struggle to keep abreast of all the new technologies, and I suspect corporations are experiencing the same.  It’s my full time job, I attend these events on weekends, and we’ve a company … Continue readingThe Maker Movement Disrupts Brands, Provides Opportunities

Index of 2013 Disruptive Technologies

Above: Like lightning, digital technologies jolt us with energy, the savvy will harness their energy, those who ignore, risk danger.  One Line Goal:  List disruptive technologies in 2013 on one page, with your help in the comments. The number of technologies that are creating disruptions to companies and ecosystems are increasing at an alarming rate. Even though Altimeter rated the technologies that matter from last week’s SXSW, we see even more technologies emerging on the heels of mobile world congress, and CES. Expect even more technologies to emerge, radically altering the power shift of those who use these technologies to gain power over existing institutions. In an attempt to track and then analyze these technologies, I’ll host the following “industry … Continue readingIndex of 2013 Disruptive Technologies