Mike Walsh, leading futurist, recently published in the Harvard Business Review on “How to Navigate the Ambiguity of a Digital Transformation”.
A successful digital transformation can be hard to predict or plan; it is often the result of new customer interactions, new combinations of talent and teams, unexpected alliances with new partners, and entirely new business models. These components are constantly evolving, shaped, and influenced by algorithmic systems, aggregated in such a way that their collective behavior is more than the sum of their parts. More is different. Just as water becomes ice when cold enough, or graphite turns into diamond under enough pressure, at a critical point, more data and algorithms can transform an organization or an industry into something else entirely. That raises a question for leaders: how do you navigate a transformation from what you know to what you have yet to define? What you need is an emergent approach to digital transformation, focused on the three principles described in the article. Successful examples from Moderna, Starbucks and Bugatti are discussed in the article.
In the video below, Mike spoke with Dave Johnson, Chief Data and AI Officer at Moderna. They talk more about mRNA and how it is an information-based platform. They discuss the digital nature of mRNA technology that inspired Moderna fashion themselves in the form of new type of digital biotech company with AI, algorithms, and automation at its core.
Read more about it here.
Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing business for the 21st century. His expertise is giving leaders advise on how to thrive in this era of disruptive technological change. Mikes travels the world over 300 days a year, interviewing innovators, entrepreneurs and corporate revolutionaries to give his clients and audiences the freshest and best vision of tomorrow’s opportunities.
Mike has delivered close to a thousand keynote speeches to companies in almost every industry around the globe. In 2014, Mike was invited to be a main stage keynote speaker at the renowned Million Dollar Round Table where his customized presentation reached more than 8,000 people.
Aside from being a favored speaker to several global Fortune 500 companies, Mike is also a prolific writer. His international publications include articles in BusinessWeek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. He is also the author of the best-selling book FUTURETAINMENT (published by Phaidon and winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York) and The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas.
Mike was the founder of Jupiter Research (Australia), was a senior strategist at News Corporation (Asia Pacific Region). He is currently a board member and strategic investor in the North Alliance, Scandinavia’s leading digital marketing group.
Mike’s keynotes are:
- The Algorithmic Leader
- Designing your business for the 21st century
- Digital Transformation
- Human-centric Innovation
Contact us if you would like to engage Mike Walsh to deliver webinars and workshops for your business.