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The digital-value guardian: CEOs and digital transformations

December 20, 2021 – The CEO is ultimately the only one who can shape and guide a successful digital transformation. Here’s the playbook.
Podcast

Digital transformation on the CEO agenda

– Successful digital transformations may not be as elusive as you think. The best CEOs know up front what success looks like—and... what stands in their way.
Executive Briefing

How boards can help digital transformations

– Boards can add value to their business’s digital transformation in five specific areas.
Article

How do you measure success in digital? Five metrics for CEOs

– As organizations launch more and more digital initiatives, CEOs must monitor whether they are delivering business results. These... metrics are ones to watch.
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Scaling AI like a tech native: The CEO’s role

– Embedding AI across an enterprise to tap its full business value requires shifting from bespoke builds to an industrialized AI... factory. MLOps can help, but the CEO must facilitate it.
Article

The CEO’s new technology agenda

– Technology performance has become critical to business success. Here’s how a CEO can focus the technology function on a... company’s strategic priorities.
Article

A CEO guide for avoiding the ten traps that derail digital transformations

– Transforming your business has risks. Successful leaders know how to spot them and avoid them.

Interviews

Podcast

The Committed Innovator: An interview with Anjali Sud, CEO of Vimeo

– When a marketing executive discovered an unexpected market opportunity, she disrupted the company’s original business—and... became CEO in the process.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Using ecosystems to reach higher: An interview with the co-CEO of Ping An

– Expect digital to further blur industry lines, supercharge scalability, and loosen geographical restraints for professional services,... says Jessica Tan.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

How the CEO of Samsung SDS sets a course for ‘humble and speedy’

– Won-Pyo Hong, CEO of Samsung’s information- and communications-technology arm, explains how a collaborative approach helps... his South Korea–based company drive digital transformations globally.
Interview

Building a digital New York Times: CEO Mark Thompson

– Thompson looks back on an eight-year tenure that has transformed a 170-year-old news brand into a global, digital-subscription-first... powerhouse—and at what lies ahead for its new leadership.
Podcast

Transformation and resilience: An interview with Best Buy’s executive chairman Hubert Joly

– Hubert Joly shares lessons from leading the turnaround of the retail and technology giant and how it prepared him and the company... for the current crisis.
Interview - Fast Times

Make a digital vision real by learning and adapting along the way

– Investing in people and role-modeling the company’s vision creates a culture where employees do their best work because... they feel confident about making appropriately bold moves and have a willingness to make mistakes and learn from them.
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