Best Practices for Leading the Digital Transformation
Today’s businesses increasingly rely on IT to deliver innovative solutions to solve complex business problems. Companies today depend on technology to innovate more rapidly and get to market faster. It’s a hot topic with leaders who feel pressure from customers, competitors, and their Board to accelerate digital transformation.
In response, this year’s VMworld will feature a new series of sessions to provide pragmatic guidance for innovation strategies and execution, as well as practical advice for IT leaders.
Designed for Leaders
This track—Leading Digital Business Transformation—with more than 30 sessions, will be led by VMware IT leaders, practitioners, and customers who have hands-on experience in digital transformation. These sessions are specifically designed for IT leaders, CIOs, CISOs and CTOs, senior directors, cloud and network architects, and other next-gen IT managers.
“Those responsible for digital transformation should focus on people, process, and technology.”
– Bask Iyer
Each session will be loaded with practical advice and will cover topics such as transformation strategy, modernising the data center, integrating public clouds, empowering digital workspace, transforming security, spanning future trends, and professional growth.
While most businesses have accepted the imperative of digital transformation, few know where to start.
“Those responsible for digital transformation should focus on people, process, and technology,” says Bask Iyer, CIO of VMware and Dell Technologies. “Starting with people is key. Find the talent who can co-exist with your existing workforce while growing and bringing new ideas to the table. Find ways to tap innovative minds already on your team; diverse minds accelerate innovation. Finally, don’t forget operational basics. That is table stakes. If email goes down, the CIO loses credibility and innovation is a moot point.”
The enormous advantages realised through digital transformation mean today’s companies must innovate or risk being left behind. A CEO can’t meet modern business objectives without IT leading the charge. This transition marks a significant change in how businesses operate.
Watch this video for more tips from Bask Iyer on how to successfully navigate digital transformation.
“The only way to stay ahead is by continually learning and innovating,” says Iyer. “It’s imperative that IT practitioners begin to look at themselves as the IT leaders and CIOs of the future. Our goal is to prime emerging leaders and inspire innovation. Technology evolves at lightspeed and so too should our management.”
Register now for VMworld U.S. 2017, August 27–31 in Las Vegas, or September 11–14 in Barcelona, and sign up today for an indispensable series of sessions created specifically for IT leaders.