Digital Transformation with CIOs & CTOs: An 8-Part Series

Here at GroupLink, we are excited to play our part in ushering digital transformation into the way our clients’ companies do business, especially digital transformation led by CIOs and CTOs. 

Digital transformation means taking all that you do and using digital technologies to make your business operations, activities, and processes more efficient and strategic. It might sound simple, or perhaps it seems complex for your company — either way, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Digital transformation is a fairly simple concept, but putting it into action can be more complicated than it looks at first glance. We’re here to help, starting with our eight-part series on digital transformation with CIOs and CTOs. 

The first part of this eight-part series is this article itself, a short introduction of what we will be covering over the next seven features, so you can get excited about digital transformation and all the things you can learn about it to improve your business. Here’s what to watch for in the future.

Digital Transformation with CIOs & CTOs: What it is & What it is Not

It makes sense to start with the basics! In this case, we will be taking a look at the definition of digital transformation in a business context. There are, of course, various definitions for the concept, depending on who you ask. To make it all clearer, we will also explore real-life examples of digital transformation in action.

In this article, we will also take a look at what digital transformation is not. In our view, that is just as important as understanding what it is, so you can be sure that your company is on the right track with digital transformation as your goal.

Digital Transformation with CIOs & CTOs: Getting Started – Examples

There are many approaches to digital transformation for CIOs and CTOs, and sometimes, seeing how it’s worked for others is the best way to make your plans. We’ll take a look at various organizations’ approaches to digital transformation, and how the process has impacted each organization or agency. 

Digital Transformation with CIOs & CTOs: Culture Shock or Team Strengthening

When people hear ‘digital transformation’ the focus often goes onto the technology itself, but that is not what it’s all about. This article will show you how digital transformation isn’t about technology so much as it is about changing and enhancing culture and teams. As with other business endeavors, buy-in from your team is vital for digital transformation to work, so this is an important topic. 

Digital Transformation with CIOs & CTOs: Overcoming Obstacles

There are always obstacles in implementing new strategies, digital transformation included. Don’t panic, though — we will explore these common obstacles and how your business or organization can overcome them, in this article, using real-life examples and research to help you find a way through even the most daunting challenges. 

Digital Transformation with CIOs & CTOs: Baby Steps and Celebrating Successes

Once you start looking into digital transformation, you may be eager to put it into practice and you may be tempted to try to get it all done at once. As exciting as that may be, sometimes baby steps are a better approach. This article will show how several example organizations have not tried to “eat the elephant” all at once, and the benefits of a solid plan that moves at a sustainable pace.

Digital Transformation with CIOs & CTOs: Game Plan

It’s time for action! We’re here to help you CIOs and CTOs put your teams’ ideas into specific goals, metrics, and timelines. We all know how important solid data and tangible goals and results are, across any industry, and this article will give you tips, tricks, and tactics for ensuring you have a great game plan in place, as well as solutions to ensure that you can prove that success and replicate it. 

Digital Transformation with CIOs & CTOs: Summary

At the end of our eight-part series, we will wrap it all up with one final article that will summarize digital transformation, as an easy reference for you and other CIOs and CTOs as you embark on your digital journey. You can always come back to this summary article to refresh your memory or spark a new idea, and of course, the other, more in-depth articles are there to be read over and over again, shared amongst colleagues and industry professionals, and otherwise referenced by anyone in your company.We look forward to being on this journey with you, starting with our next article: Digital Transformation with CIOs & CTOs: What it is & What it is Not. Come along with us and see how digital transformation strategies can change your business for the better. And, feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.

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