Friday, 03 March 2017 14:18

Digital Disruption Architecture

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There is no question that today’s business environment faces unprecedented challenges. Forces like globalization, changing demographics, harsh economic environment and rapidly changing technology are creating challenges and conditions never experienced before. In this new world, volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity seem to be pervasive. The only certainty seems to be that these so-called VUCA factors are set to drive  unstoppable and accelerating pace of technological advance.

 IT has become the backbone of every organization as businesses look for ways to use technology to achieve their visions and radically improve performance in areas such as business model innovation, value proposition design, enhanced customer experience, and workforce optimization.

The focus is shifting rapidly towards seeing ourselves as digital businesses, impying that technology will increasing drive business change, rather than reacting to it. The way in which organizations cope with this shift of emphasis will have a dominant impact on their ongoing success. Forrester has characterised this as seeing every business, by 2020, as becoming either a digital predator or digital prey .

The predators in this context will be the companies able to achieve digital mastery, harnessing digital to create new sources of value for customers. The prey will remain Digital Dinosaurs, unable to evolve their proven business model before it is too late.


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Guy Tozer

Guy is a senior consultant with over 25 years experience in IT. He has significant specialist knowledge in the areas of Enterprise Architecture and Corporate Information Management, reinforced by a wide experience in implementing these ideas in large-scale businesses.

He is acknowledged as a thought leader on corporate data and information control practices, being one of the first to espouse the need for strong metadata-driven backbones to drive IT management activities. He draws on many years experience of helping large organisations migrate to well-architected approaches, through profound understanding of the issues involved, tempered with experience in dealing with the human and financial factors.

Guy has many years of experience in successful strategic alignment of business and IT goals. Significantly, he also brings focus on nurturing the organisation to a level of maturity and deploying the mechanisms and practices to ensure that these goals stay aligned in the long term.
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