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…]