Strategic Insights

Digital Transformation Review n° 7: Strategies for the Age of Digital Disruption

Business Journal:

Since 2000, 52% of companies in the Fortune 500 have either gone bankrupt, been acquired or ceased to exist. These are challenging times for companies as the speed, volume and complexity of change intensify. Disruption can happen at any time, in any sector, and its effect on traditional organizations can be fundamental. This is why we chose to dedicate our seventh edition of the Digital Transformation Review to digital disruptions. How can organizations survive and thrive in the age of digital disruptions? We posed this very question to a panel of industry leaders, academics, startup founders, analysts and technology gurus from three different continents.

Working with our global panel, we have built a detailed picture of the digital disruption phenomenon, probing the key questions that organizations need answers to:

  • Why are we seeing so many disruptions?
  • What shape are these disruptions taking?
  • How can we plan for the emergence of disruptors?
  • How can organizations respond to disruption?
  • Which startups are likely to emerge to disrupt sector value chains over the coming years?

We hope this edition of the Digital Transformation Review will help increase your understanding of the disruptive and challenging times we live in.


Embracing Digital Technology: A New Strategic Imperative

Global Research Study

New research from Capgemini Consulting and MIT Sloan Management Review reveals why organizations are struggling to drive Digital Transformation and the need for C-level leadership. The study – involving over 1,500 executives in 106 countries – reveals that while the potential opportunity of Digital Transformation is absolutely clear, the journey to get there is not.



The Digital Advantage: How Digital Leaders Outperform their Peers in Every Industry

Global Research Study

The MIT Center for Digital Business and Capgemini Consulting's global study reveals a significant performance advantage for the world's 'digirati'.



Convincing Employees to Use New Technology

Blog: Harvard Business Review 

Capgemini Consulting’s Didier Bonnet on why Business adoption of digital tools has to be led.


Digital Transformation: We Haven't Seen Anything Yet


Andy McAfee from the MIT Center for Digital Business on the startling impact that digital technologies will have on today's organizations.



"The Vision Thing": Developing a Transformative Digital Vision

Point of View

Many organizations fail to capture the full potential of digital technologies because their leaders lack a transformative vision. Companies need a compelling digital vision of the future and communicate it throughout the organization.



Governance: A Central Component of Successful Digital Transformation

Point of View

Research from the MIT Center for Digital Business and Capgemini Consulting on new digital challenges, key elements of digital governance, and how a number of firms are governing their digital transformations.


When Digital Disruption Strikes: How Can Incumbents Respond?

Point of View

Digital innovation is shaking the core of every industry and incumbents are struggling to respond. The emergence of startups such as Uber – which disrupt entire sectors with their agile, innovative business models – is worrying traditional incumbents.



Ctrl-alt-del: Rebooting the Business Model for the Digital Age

Point of View

Our research with the MIT Sloan Management Review reveals that only 16% of organizations are leveraging digital technologies to develop new business models.







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