Leadership

In the age of disruption, brands need to do just that: disrupt. And if they don’t, they’re in trouble. At least that’s the view of Andy Lark chief marketing officer of software accounting company Xero. “It’s not enough to adapt, you actually need to disrupt,” he said, speaking at digital disruption

Bauer-Hearst Media general manager Marina Go disrupts NRL boards, championing skills-based and gender diversity, to tackle problems plaguing Rugby League, in a strategic play to make it the most respected and greatest game of all. “Transformation begins with a disruption to the status quo,” Go told the audience at Daze

There’s too much talk about disruption, said Didier Bonnet, senior vice president and global practice leader in digital transformation at software company Capgemini. Disruption is not going to come to your company in one massive wave, it’s going to slowly seep in and take over. Bonnet likens it to fifty

At a time when consumer expectations are evolving faster than many financial services organisations can respond, the need to seamlessly integrate applications, data and devices has become critical. But unlike new startup competitors hungry to enter the market or even larger dotcoms unburdened by a legacy businesses, banks and other

Former boss of News Corp Australia, Kim Williams acknowledges there’s still some lingering acrimony following his department from the CEO’s role in 2013. Williams ran Foxtel for a decade and was famously hoisted into the CEO role at News in 2011 only to resign after 20 months in the job.

Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings told shareholders last week that the company regrets signing data cap agreements with Australian ISPs. Before Netflix was released in Australia, the US-based company signed unmetered usage deals with Australian internet service providers, including Optus and iiNet. These deals meant that the data used to watch

Digital technologies will create an additional $US1.36 trillion in economic activity by 2020 — and that is just within the world’s top ten economies, according to a report by Accenture. Called the Accenture Digital Density Index, the study was a joint venture with Oxford Economics. The authors say their work

Built on a foundation of guiding principles, a digital transformation plan of action includes nine main initiatives that organizational leaders should take. Beginning with educating themselves to increase their own digital competencies, these initiatives include soliciting input from key stakeholders, revising the organization’s mission, business model, and offerings, leveraging technology to enhance

The creation of Chief Customer Officers, Chief Experience Officers and the like is a clear symptom that an organisation has significant structural issues in dealing with digital disruption, according to one of Forrester Research’s top executives. Carlton Doty, Forrester’s Vice President and Group Director, said at the Adobe Summit in

As organisations become digital enterprises, various business functions — and the professionals who work in them — will be digitally transformed as well. External applications of social and digital technologies like marketing and sales are just the tip of the iceberg. Internal applications and implications will be far more extensive