Driven by unprecedented rate of change, globalization and hardware commoditization, business and IT leaders today are facing tremendous challenges to innovate at an increasingly rapid rate. Digital transformation refers to how organizations are leveraging emerging information communication technologies (ICTs) and digital solutions to reshape their businesses to create value and stay competitive in response to these contemporary challenges.
According to Gartner, many large organizations are launching digital business initiatives now and that CEOs expect their digital revenue to increase by more than 80% by 2020. IDC predicts that by 2020, digital transformation initiatives will more than double, from today’s 22% to almost 50%. According to Forrester however, only 27% of organization today have a digital transformation strategy that maps out how the firm will create value as a digital business.
Digital transformation is less about technology and more about people and strategy. To explore challenges and opportunities of digital transformation and put out a position paper, ISSIP will be convening academics, practitioners and other thought leaders at 2, 1/2 day Workshops at HICSS 50, January 4, 2017, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. The two workshops are:
Human-Centered Digital Transformation & Service Orientation – Digital transformation requires massive change management in enterprises, because DT not only impacts all levels of the organization, but it also impact supply chain and some cases even the whole industry structure. Integrating human-centered design with a focus to value co-creation (service orientation) will be key to facilitating change management initiatives that results in successful digital transformation (learn more…).
Digital Transformation – The goal of this workshop is to explore what research in organization development is needed to facilitate digital transformation. The workshop will take an integrated perspective from a management and organizational design perspective and it build on services science and systems theory (learn more…).
Please join us at HICSS 50 to explore this crucial topic. Registration for these workshop will be open when conference registration opens later this year. If you are interested in speaking at any of the workshops, please send an abstract (~100 words) to [email protected]. Feel free to include a comment on this page with your ideas and if you like to learn more.