After passionately driving API programs for years, accelerating digital programs in Telco, Finance and Automotive industries, and after talking to countless teams, experts and managers in both Business and IT, I can see a common pattern.
Our organizations are making huge investments in new technologies, expecting almost immediately new revenues based on old business models.
They are introducing pseudo-agile methodologies to people who do not have an agile mindset and putting agile teams to the very end of their waterfalls. They are establishing shining Incubator Hubs, pretending to teach their customers on how to leverage Digital - without being Digital at all.
HR departments are still hiring people who are stabilizing the organizational status quo - still applying old-world-metrics to new-world-people. Enterprise Architecture departments are mainly acting as Digital Show-Stoppers. And last but not least, the most digital approaches are still lagging real Executive backing.
How can it be? What are the hidden mechanics to make us stepping on our bootstraps on a daily basis?
My speech, “Why Organizations Are pretending To Leverage Digital Successfully, Whilst Failing Along The Line?” will clarify why our organizations are doing so - even with the best intentions - even with brilliant people. - AND - will show a way out of the Digitalization trap.
˜Kay Lummitsch, Oct 2018 - Zurich-Switzerland