Digital transformation isn’t all about technology

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“Digital transformation is not about technology, it’s about the fact that technology, which is digital, allows people to solve their traditional problems and they prefer that solution to the old solution, and that’s all there is to it.” — Jo Caudron and Dado Van Peteghem There are a lot of definitions of “digital transformation” out there, […]

Raising and lowering the smart cities bar

As many readers of these blogs know, I’ve spent years griping about the term “digital transformation.” Despite my love for urban transformation, the term “smart cities” has bugged me at times as well. Don’t get me wrong — this has nothing to do with a sincere belief that cities are getting smarter…they clearly are. I […]

Government executives: On being 21st century digital leaders

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Every government executive I know serves an organization that is in a constant state of transformation. And they are all looking for journey-focused guidance on how to succeed.  I started this blog to open a dialog on their challenges. So let me begin by describing what I see as the most fundamental challenge. Most organizations (even in […]

Operational efficiency: The art of the possible in maritime

I want to walk you through a day aboard a modern catcher-processor, a ship like the Alaska Ocean. These incredible vessels have efficiency down to an art. The day begins with a crew of about 150 people shipping out to catch and process up to 225 metric tons of frozen, finished products. Hi-tech electronics help […]