June’s live Cloud Wars Expo event featured dozens of industry leaders allowing the Acceleration Economy team access to the inner workings of the greatest growth market the world has ever known.
If you missed the Expo or just want to catch up on sessions you were not able to attend, then you’re in luck. We recorded more than 40 hours of education sessions from the event, which are available for free to Acceleration Economy subscribers. We’re also previewing the content in this series of Moments, which feature highlights from each session.
In this Cloud Wars Expo Moment, excerpted from Christian Anschuetz and Christopher Lochhead’s main stage fireside chat with Cloud Wars founder Bob Evans, the pair discuss why so many organizations fail to fully realize their digital transformation efforts.
00:01 — Anschuetz discusses some universal business truths. Gartner reports that 65% of digital transformations will fail; McKinsey estimates that figure to be closer to 80%.
01:40 — In business, there are people who bet the future is “a continuation of the past” and those who bet it will be different. Digital transformation uses the past as a reference point. Startups don’t reimagine the present; they create a different future.
02:33 — Anschuetz suggests the churn in the Fortune 500 is due, in part, to companies falling in love with what they do, rather than the people they’re doing it for. Digital transformation efforts often fail to reach the target because the target wasn’t properly understood.
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