Sadin on Digital episodes explore the fast-changing and high-stakes world of digital business. Wayne Sadin and I focus in particular on what CEOs and boards must do to lead their companies successfully into the Digital Age. Today, Wayne and I talk about some radical changes coming to the world of business: the database battleground, sustainability, automation, the metaverse, and more.
The Big Themes:
- The New Database Battleground: The definition of “big data” means our tools are no longer big enough. For the CEO and board, emerging new tools mean that there are radical new ways to ask questions and get the answers faster and better.
- Digital transformation on the ground: Automation is changing not just how bytes move in the cloud, but also how things work in the physical world. This new power comes with great responsibility for businesses that are leveraging automation.
- The “real” metaverse: Wayne says that, with all due respect to Microsoft and Facebook, the real interesting stuff is happening at the edges of the industry: people we’ve never heard of doing things we never imagined.
The Big Quote: “As an executive, be ready. Be ready to jump in the direction you can’t imagine. Be ready to transform to a product in a market you don’t know… The key is what the investment community calls optionality, the ability to choose different options, and not be constrained to go in one direction.”