In practice, innovation focus and capabilities an organization demands depend on the circumstances the business is in.

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. It is like a gigantic puzzle with many misplaced pieces, you have to put them all in the right places to discover the real meaning and unleash its full potential.

The purpose of the book “Digital Maturity: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight” is to envision the future of the business, articulate the very characteristics of digital organizations; reimagine the interdisciplinary and hyperconnected digital ecosystem; fine-tune processes and structures of the digital business; develop the best and next practices to charter the digital paradigm shift seamlessly; leverage information & technology as the linchpin of the digitalization; take a holistic approach to measure digitization effort; avoid pitfalls and barriers on the way; and make a leap from doing digital to being digital effortlessly.

Intelligent Organization

IntelligentorganizationToday’s digital business environment is dynamic, complex, uncertain, and ambiguous, there are always different complexities at a different time or dimension, business intelligence is an effective tool to improve business-value creation and innovation. In practice, business intelligence and advanced analytics solutions will give all kinds of businesses the capability to anticipate the future with better prediction and participation.

Initiateworkforceintelligence Today's digital workforce is technology savvy and a hyper-diverse new breed, developing a high mature digital workforce to build competitive advantage won’t happen overnight. Organizations today need to redefine themselves in which talent can develop and learn more rapidly than anywhere else, they get placed into the most conducive environment in which they can flourish and make the maximum contribution not just to the business but to their own career path and life journey

Intelligence Amplification With “VUCA” digital new normal, often the answer to many business questions is not just “right,” or “wrong,” but there are many shades in between. Business intelligence is about managing information to gain insight into the organization in making effective decisions and achieving information value scientifically.

Implement a Cognitive Digital Business to Unleash its Potential The effects of an increasingly digitized world are now reaching into every aspect of organizations. Today’s businesses are dynamic and complex, they have to keep improving their cognitive ability to solve tough problems and implement great ideas successfully. Either at the individual or organizational level, cognition involves exploring a variety of meanings, absorbing and digesting information from varying sources, it’s a sort of perception and insight. Digital organizations are information oriented and people-centric, it’s important to improve their collective cognitive maturity to accelerate business performance and unleash its full potential.

An Intelligent Enterprise Information is the lifeblood of the digital business; more and more organizations are declaring they are in an information and technology business, more & more organizations have ‘digital ambition’ to become a customer-centric business, ecologic business and intelligent business. Analytics becomes a decision discipline and innovation engine to pursue high performance in high mature intelligent enterprises. It pervasively explores BI/analytics applications cross-enterprise scope to improve business agility and results. It is not about the ‘cleverness’ of one BI team or one IT function, the intelligence becomes the nature of the entire business and permeates into all key business processes, the analytics becomes a key capability to impact the business’s survival and thriving.

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 7 million page views with about #9500th blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The “Digital Master” book series includes 28 books to share insight from the multidimensional digital lens and perceive the multi-faceted impact the digital era upon us is making to businesses and society. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking and innovating new ideas; it’s not just about WHAT to say, but about WHY to say, and HOW to say it. It reflects the color and shade of your thought patterns, and it indicates the peaks and curves of your thinking waves. Unlike pure entertainment, quality and professional content takes time for digesting, contemplation and engaging, and therefore, it takes time to attract the "hungry minds" and the "deep souls." It’s the journey to amplify diverse voices and deepen digital footprints, and it's the way to harness your innovative spirit.
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