There are 7 critical topics that should be covered by those wanting to build a career in digital transformation. Understanding emerging technology is a profession, so too Human Resources, Strategic Leadership, Communications and Innovation Management. However, for a successful digital transformation professional, they should have a broad and reasonably deep understanding of all elements in this diagram.
Business leaders, managers and decision makers need to get into uncomfortable new areas of complexity in topics they would normally not have had to deal with in their career, in order to help deliver digital transformation.
The qualities and characteristics of traditional businesses that have digitally transformed is that their entire teams understand all elements listed. For example, a business leader will not have to understand how to implement Machine Learning but she will have to understand the business capabilities of the technology if she is to successfully leverage it in her strategic planning.
“Leaders may not be replaced by AI but leaders that understand AI will replace those that don’t.”