--Daniel H. Pink, author, Drive and To Sell Is Human
"If you're in senior management and still trying to crystallize howdigital technologies are going to impact your business, read this book.It unravels the issues and helps you to set a clear path for thefuture."
--Guy Laurence, President & CEO, Rogers Communications, Inc.
"Digital disruption is real, is happening now, and is fundamentally changing the way organizations will compete in decades to come. There has never been time of greater promise, or greater peril. Those that don't transform now will quickly face mass extinction. The team at the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation are out in front of this mega-trend. Digital Vortex is a must-read for those who are ready to lead the way."
-- Doug Connor, Global Vice President for Digital Transformation, SAP
"'Digital' is more than technology; it's a way of life, and we all need to be prepared to participate. From value vampires to value vacancies, there's a new world of business strategy that needs to be mastered. Digital Vortex demystifies this next new frontier and provides ample guidance for the digitally unprepared."
--Bill Fischer, co-author, The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make Them Happen, and co-creator, DeepDive innovation methodology
"In Digital Vortex, the author team from Cisco and IMD provides outstanding insight into how digital disruption threatens established companies. Critically, they offer the in-depth, actionable advice leaders need to deal with the inexorable wheel of technological innovation. A must-read for every executive concerned about company survival."
--Michael Watkins, author, The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter
"Digital Vortex takes an immensely broad and complicated topic digital disruption and masterfully distills it in a practical and applicable way. If you want to understand disruptive competitors, and what they mean for your company, read this book. Once you do, your business will never be the same-and that is just what's required to thrive in today's digital world."
--J.B. Wood, President &CEO, Technology Services Industry Association, and co-author, B4B: How Technology and Big Data Are Reinventing the Customer-Supplier Relationship
"To compete in the digital era, companies need to change their operating models every 18-24 months. For big companies, that pace of change can seem impossible, but their very survival depends on it. Digital Vortex offers the practical strategies and frameworks these companies need to increase agility so they can evolve their operating models continuously, and unlock entrepreneurship in their business."
--Kevin Bandy, Chief Digital Officer, Cisco
"A comprehensive yet practical blueprint for any organization that aspires to build the foundational capabilities that will enable a resilient digital future."
--Luis Hernandez Echavez, Executive Vice President, CEMEX
"By addressing the challenges to the incumbent from many perspectives; culturally, technologically, and strategically, Digital Vortex tackles all of the issues my company is dealing with in understanding the opportunities and threats inherent in the fast changing environment fueled by the new digital technologies. The case studies and "self-reflection" questions are invaluable in enabling us to relate to those who have been successful in this transition and gives us an urgent incentive to change."
--Jonathan Grover, Chief Information Officer, Ferring Pharmaceuticals"
About the Author
James Macaulay is a director with the Cisco Digitization Office and a visiting scholar at the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation. With nearly two decades of high tech experience, and an extensive body of published research, he has been at the forefront of Cisco's thought leadership to define digital market transitions and their implications. He has managed technology research portfolios in both the private and public sectors, having run a consulting startup and served as an analyst with Gartner in Silicon Valley and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Brussels.
Andy Noronha is a director in the Cisco Digitization Office, where he works to develop research and insights that will help guide the future of digitization for the company, and its customers. He is also a visiting scholar at the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation. Andy started his career as an analyst at Gartner, where he led the energy practice and delivered consulting engagements for global technology companies. He is very interested in understanding how technology will transform the lives of future generations.
Michael Wade is the Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation and Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD, a Swiss-based business school focusing on executive education. He is the Director of the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation. Michael has more than 50 articles and presentations to his credit in leading academic journals and conferences and has written seven books and more than 20 case studies based on his experience working with organizations. He co-direct’s IMD’s Leading Digital Business Transformation executive program, and has designed several customized programs for companies such as Credit Suisse, Vodafone, Maersk, Zurich Financial, PSA Peugeot Citroen, and Cartier.