May 12th, 2016 by
Category: Futuristgerd

Me and my colleagues at The Futures Agency are getting a lot of speaking requests on the Digital Transformation topic (or should I say ‘meme’) so I figured it would be good to share some of the key points here. Enjoy and spread the word if you like the post.


The valley of death




Gradually then suddenly




The Internet, and technology, is moving close-to (and inside??) us




Man and machine are increasingly overlapping




Dealing with VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity)




Are you digitally contestable?




Combinatorial AND exponential AND interdependent (hat tip to Frank Diana)




Arena thinking (hat tip Rita McGrath and ‘The end of competitive advantage’




The automation of … pretty much everything




Thinking more about ‘what might be’ (active hybrid thinking)




Artificial intelligence in all products and services




Technology has no ethics




and here is a related youtube playlist on digital transformation:


Author: Gerd Leonhard

In the words of American poet John Berryman, “the possibility that has been overlooked is the future”. Most of us are far too busy coping with present challenges to explore the future in any depth – and when we do our own cravings and fears often run away with us, resulting in utopias or dystopias that are not very helpful in terms of planning and decisions. Today’s professionals, leaders and their organisations need a dedicated, passionate long-term understanding of the future if they are to successfully navigate the exponential waves of change. For countless individuals and organizations that intelligence is called Gerd Leonhard.

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