Sameer Patel: four elements of a holistic digital transformation framework

Sameer Patel at CeBIT

Sameer Patel at CeBIT

Last week I was following a few events where the core theme was digital transformation. One of them was CeBIT 2015 in Hannover, Germany. Just like last year, SAP’s Sameer Patel had a speaking slot in CeBIT’s Social Business Arena.

I noticed this tweet with a picture of Sameer and a quote from someone who attended his presentation. It read: “Who owns the audience, owns the last mile. Closest to customer, closest to disruption, shift”. Even if Patel has a problem with the word disruption – as I now and then do – he talks a bit more about the mentioned last mile in a blog post “Why true disruption requires putting the last mile, first“. I agree with the tweeted quote.

And in more than on regard there’s a striking resemblance with what Charlene Li says in our interview on engaged leadership, transformation, disruption and her new book “The Engaged Leader”. [Read more…]

Charlene Li on engaged leadership and the essence of disruption

Charlene Li during the interview

Charlene Li during the interview

Charlene Li’s latest book, “The Engaged Leader – A Strategy for your Digital Transformation” is available since March 16th. The CEO and Principal Analyst of Altimeter Group was kind enough to take some time despite her busy schedule for an interview. Topics: engaged leadership, digital transformation, the essence of disruption, information and the crucial role of relationships.

After having worked as VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Charlene Li founded Altimeter Group. Charlene has always been very focused on leadership, especially in a “social” context. She is member of the board of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership. And her book “Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform How You Lead” was a New York Times bestseller. Charlene Li wrote five books, including Groundswell, together with Josh Bernoff.  [Read more…]