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The rationale underlying launch of our 'Leading Digital' programme four years ago was that a new breed of senior executive was urgently required - leaders of change for the digital era; executives who combine high level business knowledge, experience and understanding with the ability to implement digital supported transformation strategies fully aligned with and supportive of agreed business goals and objectives. Executives with the personal skills and confidence to drive organisational change.

New evidence that we are facing a crisis of digital leadership, not just digital skills, has emerged from a recent study by MIT SMR and Cognizant on the Future of Leadership in the Digital Economy

The study, based on a…

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Football fans (soccer to our North American friends) should find the two videos below to be of interest.

How Bayern Munchen uses digital technology to enhance the fan experience at the Allianz Arena.

A big thank you to 'Gunner' fan Mohammed AlGhazali from the Strathclyde Business School MBA programme (Bahrain) for showing me these during the recent Digital Leaders workshop in Abu Dhabi.

Having experienced every senior football ground in Scotland, annually for the last 50 plus years, the only thing i can add is 'if only'.

Take care.

Jim H…

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As Scotland procrastinates in developing an updated Digital Strategy, the UAE has set itself a target of being a world leader in adopting Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies.

A six-pillar plan launched by the UAE Government, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF), seeks to transform the Fourth Industrial Revolution into a global movement spearheaded by the UAE.

The vision is for the UAE to become the first country in the world to experiment with and implement the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, creating new markets for them.

The new strategy builds on previous government initiatives promoting other disruptive technologies such as the blockchain, smart transportation, 3D printing, and…

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Leading Digital Transformation

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One of the best and most recent books on digital transformation is Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation by Westerman, Bonnet and McAfee (2014).

Over a four year period, the authors studied a large number of ‘Digital Masters’ - defined as companies who were proactively using digital technologies to drive significantly higher levels of profit, productivity and performance - across a diverse range of industries. ‘Digital Masters’ were 26 percent more profitable than their average industry competitor; generating 9 percent more revenue with their existing capacity and driving more efficiency in their…

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