Creating the Ultimate Digital Proposition for a City

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Creating the Ultimate Digital Proposition for a City

The Ultimate Digital Proposition (UDP) portrays a destination such as a city as an integrated digital productivity hub, one with a thriving digital economy where digital businesses can start and thrive, intellectual property is developed and products are brought to market. As a result, the city develops an international reputation, not only as a place where people want to live and work, but as a centre for global digital leadership, attracting talent and investment from all over the world.

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Pay attention to leadership innovation.

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Pay attention to leadership innovation.

Innovation potential is being dissipated by entrenched thinking that prevents organisations from breaking out of their comfort zones and embracing new opportunities. Despite this nobody is applying innovation to entrenched thinking. While many CEO's have embraced innovation leadership within their organisations, a lack of leadership innovation may be contributing to underachievement in terms of turning intentions into reality...

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To CDO or not CDO, that is the question.

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To CDO or not CDO, that is the question.

It was predicted last year that 25% of organisations would appoint a Chief Digital Officer by 2015. Yet very few jobs with that title are ever advertised. Currently only 5 out of 1.7 million jobs advertised on LinkedIn are specifically for Chief Digital Officers...

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No CIO's were harmed in the making of this strategy

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No CIO's were harmed in the making of this strategy

At a CIO symposium last year I was interviewed about my experience as a Chief Digital Officer in front of an audience of my peers. Peers whom the interviewer did his best to transform into an angry mob by presenting me as something akin to a pantomime villain.

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