Leading The Acceleration Of Digital Transformation – Part 1: The Time is Now

Over the course of the next several weeks, I’ll be sharing with CIOs and IT leaders in our community some perspective, principles, and practices. My book, Blind Spot: A Leader’s Guide To IT-Enabled Business Transformation, is written for business leaders to understand the IT transformation journey in very simple business terms. I’ll be using the framework […]

Alignment Is Critical In Times Of Uncertainty

These unprecedented times of challenges, obstacles, and crises have produced remarkable opportunities for focus, consistency, and cooperation.  Discovering innovative ways to navigate the extraordinary shifts created by a worldwide pandemic, has underscored the need for all of us, as business and IT leaders, to get on the same page.  Now, more than ever, we must […]

Common Traits Of Great Enterprise Architects

Enterprise Architects. Just think about that for a second. Also, consider what people around the organization think when they hear the words…Enterprise Architect. What comes to mind? That depends on who you are and what organization you belong to. It’s one of the more interesting questions I ask when talking with business leaders. Here is […]

Thriving In Dynamic Times: Turning Headwinds Into Tailwinds Part 2: Shaping Demand

Shape the Demand for Business Response & Strategic Value. This is a critical moment with an opportunity to really change the game – from what’s “important now” to what’s “urgent now and strategic over time”. The external forces and immediate business needs will dictate that you are responsive with some things necessary to scale and […]