Driving Digital Transformation

April 30, 2018

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For this final blog post, please pick one company that you are familiar with (e.g., a company you worked at). First, describe the current challenges and opportunities the company is facing due to digital transformation. Then recommend changes the company needs to make to address these challenges or take advantages of these opportunities. In your post, please consider any organizational changes the company needs to make, and potential internal resistance when implementing your recommendation (and strategies to overcome such resistance).

Create an approximately 1,000-1,500 word post to make your contribution on d3.harvard.edu/platform-digit by 6pm on April 30. Please create appropriate tags for your post. Please also respond to and comment on three other posts by May 1. Feel free to use graphics, data, videos, and links to other sites to corroborate your points.

Submitted (58)

Big C Supercenter: the pursuit of omnichannel strategy
Posted on April 30, 2018 at 1:33 pm
E-commerce is one of the most significant trends in the digital transformation in the 21st century. From a massive e-commerce company such as Amazon in the US and Alibaba in China to a smaller local player like Shoppee, in Southeast [...]
Target Transforms for the Digital Age
Last modified on April 30, 2018 at 5:53 pm
Target was slow to get on the e-commerce bandwagon. The retailer has spent the past several years working feverishly to catch up, in part by leveraging the value of its physical assets.
BCG Digital Ventures: Fighting disruption on two fronts
Posted on April 29, 2018 at 11:30 am
BCG must help clients transform to avoid disruption while also protecting against disruption to their own core business. BCG Digital Ventures is BCG's innovation, incubation, and investment arm and helps client companies develop innovative products, platforms, and businesses to stay [...]
Accor Hotels: The Transition of a Hotel Brand to a Hospitality Platform or “Augmented Hospitality”
Last modified on April 25, 2018 at 4:10 pm
“Hospitality must evolve towards more flexibility and be able to open the gates to non-travelers for a drink, a yoga course, a fitness room, etc.  In other ways, we are targeting non-travelers by bringing hospitality outside the hotel. Through strategic [...]
Saudi Aramco’s transformational journey from bytes to barrels
Posted on April 29, 2018 at 11:39 pm
In 2016, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed ibn Salman announced his intent to IPO 5% of the country’s national oil company (Saudi Aramco) by 2018. Saudi Aramco is considered to be one of the world’s most valuable companies with over [...]
Honest Buildings – Transforming the Way Buildings are Build and So Much More?
Posted on April 25, 2018 at 3:34 pm
The data-driven project management and procurement platform managed over $1 billion in capital and tenant improvement projects since last year. But, how sustainable and integrated is it, honestly.
Digital Transformation and the DoD
A.J. Steinlage
Posted on April 30, 2018 at 5:59 pm
How can the Department of Defense embrace digital transformation as a means of sustaining the competitive advantage needed to deter aggression and preserve the rules based international order?
Manulife: Transforming a Century Old Stalwart
Posted on April 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm
The transformation of a 130-year old financial institution into a digital-centric organization.
ABSA: Getting REALLY radical about digital transformation in banking
Last modified on April 30, 2018 at 1:01 pm
Can ABSA maintain its position as a large player in the South African banking industry as it faces increasing competition from digitally-enabled players with strong data analytics capabilities?
Making a Legendary Data Driven Movie
Posted on April 30, 2018 at 3:37 pm
How will Legendary Entertainment continue to use data in the making of their films?