Digital Transformation Quotes to Inspire Your Business

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The old is gone and the new has come. Digital transformation is now a way of life for organizations that recognize the need to adapt to a new era.

The pandemic and increase in remote work-life has accelerated the need for an effective digital strategy. Postponing digital transformation puts organizations at further risk of obsolescence.

This collection of digital transformation quotes from industry leaders will hopefully inspire a proper mindset as you contemplate how…

A Collection of Digital Transformation Quotes

When digital transformation is done right, it’s like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, but when done wrong, all you have is a really fast caterpillar.

George Westerman | Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Initiative on Digital Economy


In Today’s era of volatility, there is no other way but to re-invent. the only sustainable advantage you can have over others is agility, that’s it. Because nothing else is sustainable, everything else you create, somebody else will replicate.

Jeff Bezos | Amazon Founder


At least 40% of all businesses will die in the next 10 years… if they don’t figure out how to change their entire company to accommodate new technologies.

John Chambers | Cisco


Every industry and every organization will have to transform itself in the next few years. What is coming at us is bigger than the original internet, and you need to understand it, get on board with it, and figure out how to transform your business.

Tim O’Reilly | Founder & CEO of O’Reilly Media


Every successful organization has to make the transition from a world defined primarily by repetition to one primarily defined by change. This is the biggest transformation in the structure of how humans work together since the Agricultural Revolution.

Bill Drayton | Social Entrepreneur


The last ten years of IT have been about changing the way people work. The next ten years of IT will be about transforming your business.

Aaron Levie | CEO of Box


It’s no longer the big beating the small, but the fast beating the slow.

Eric Pearson | CIO, International Hotel Group (IHG)


You can’t delegate digital transformation for your company… You and your executives have to own it! Executives need to engage, embrace and adopt new ways of working with the latest and emerging technologies.

Barry Ross | CEO & Co-founder, Ross & Ross International


In today’s world of exponential change, organisations that get too comfortable with the status quo are at major risk of disruption. If you’re not experimenting and, as a director, if you’re not asking questions about how your organisation is navigating and plugging into disruption, forming new ecosystems, and tapping into open markets, then your organisation is at risk.

In the area of talent alone, if you’re not leveraging talent outside your organisation, you’ll never win the war of ideas because the smartest people in the world don’t work for you.

Andrew Vaz | Global Chief Innovation Officer at Deloitte


Most of the executives I talk to are still very much focused on digital largely as a way to do “more of the same,” just more efficiently, quickly, cost-effectively. But I don’t see a lot of evidence of fundamentally stepping back and rethinking, at a basic level, “What business are we really in?

John Hagel III | Co-Chairman at Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge leaders


If you think of the average age of most board members around the world – and, frankly, of their backgrounds as well – they are not digitally ready.

James Bilefield | Senior Advisor to McKinsey


Silicon Valley is coming and if banks don’t up their game, then tech companies will take over the industry’s business. There are hundreds of startups with a lot of brains and money working on various alternatives to traditional banking.

Jamie Dimon | Chairman, President and CEO of JPMorgan Chase


We talk about automating operations, about people, and about new business models. Wrapped inside those topics are data analytics, technologies, and software – all of which are enablers not drivers. In the center of it all is leadership and culture. Understanding what digital means to your company – whether you’re a financial, agricultural, pharmaceutical, or retain institution – is essential.

Jim Swanson | Senior Vice President/CIO and Head of Digital Transformation, Bayer Crop Science


We’ve moved from digital products and infrastructure to digital distribution and Web strategy to now into more holistic transformations that clearly are based on mobile, social media, digitization and the power of analytics and we think it’s really a new era requiring new strategies.

Data is fact, not the truth. I still feel it’s a little dangerous for brands to throw out intuition and common sense and to only obey what the data tells them. Is A actually better than B, or is it simply the lesser of two evils?

James Peck | The Iconic


We should no longer be talking about ‘digital marketing’ but marketing in a digital world.

Keith Weed | Unilever, 2015


It’s your job as a digital business leader to apply these rules to engage, compete, and grow. Every industry has a unique digital transformation opportunity.

As CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Pandemic continues to spread, thousands of companies are now thankful for their successful digital transformation strategy while many others are in great agony of not doing it correctly.

The biggest part of our digital transformation is changing the way we think.

Simeon Preston | Bupa


The next 5 years will be more disruptive than the last 15. This is NOT business as usual. A lot of technology that came in three years ago doesn’t work anymore.

Robots cannot be injured or killed in the line of work, and can be used in situations far too dangerous for human risk. Robots are more hygienic and deliver a finished product at a fraction of the time it takes a human. Faster output leads to increased sales. No matter how cheap human labour may become, buying highly skilled robotics is still cheaper as one pays only once.

Nicky Verd | Disrupt Yourself Or Be Disrupted


I have no doubt that the auto industry will change more in the next five to ten years than it has in the past 50.

The current generation of entrepreneurs is unlike any other. Empowered by digital technologies and unencumbered by legacy structures, they are unleashing fundamentally new business practices at a pace that was almost unthinkable just a couple of decades ago… inventing new business models and monetization strategies all along the way

Ericsson Digital Disruption Report


You can make it seamless for all of the stakeholders within your organization. The workflows and rollout processes are critical to gaining user adoption and maximizing the digital transformation investments.

Scott Mussbacher | System Integration Lead, Vista Projects


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