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Digital Transformation for Leaders

Digital transformation is an ongoing force in business today. But what is it exactly and how can leaders navigate it? In this learning path, business leaders can understand the larger context for this massive change and strategy effort, begin to see where there company lies along the continuum, and discover how best to navigate through the complex terrain long term. This path complements the Digital Transformation in Practice and Digital Transformation for Tech Leaders learning paths, highlighting what leaders need to know and consider as they evolve their strategy.
Understand the essentials of digital transformation.
Identify where your company is along the continuum of digital transformation.
Discover what you need to do to bring your organization up to speed.
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    Gary Bolles

    Gary A. Bolles is a lecturer and the cofounder of eParachute.

    Inspired by the best-selling career book What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, eParachute provides online and in-person programs to help job hunters and career changers. As a partner in Charrette LLC, Gary helps clients identify and understand disruptive trends, often through strategic conferences, innovation consulting, and collaborative initiatives. He has served as a strategic consultant and consulting producer for clients such as Google, Singularity University, Yahoo!, TED, the United Nations, the New Zealand government, the Guggenheim Museum, L'Oréal, Red Bull, National Australia Bank, and the London Business School.

    Gary lectures regularly on the future of work and learning, and publishes his writings and presentations on LinkedIn and SlideShare. He has also cofounded a variety of conferences and strategic events, such as DGREE, a 2010 conference focused on the future of higher education, and SOCAP, a gathering for impact entrepreneurs and investors. Formerly, he was the editorial director of technology publications such as Yahoo! Internet Life, as well as the on-screen host of TechTV's Working the Web.

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    Anil Gupta

    Dr. Anil K. Gupta is one of the world's leading experts on strategy, globalization, and entrepreneurship.

    Anil is ranked by Thinkers50 as one of the world's "most influential living management thinkers" and has been named by The Economist as one of the world's "superstars" in a cover story on innovation in emerging economies. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Expert Network.

    In 2017, Anil received the International Management (IM) Division Outstanding Educator Award from the Academy of Management. He is also one of only three professors, out of over 25,000 worldwide, to have been elected as a lifetime fellow of the three most prestigious academic bodies in his field: Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and the Academy of International Business.

    Anil is the coauthor of several books including The Quest for Global Dominance, Getting China and India Right, and The Silk Road Rediscovered. Anil has served as a columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek, and as a contributing editor for Chief Executive. He is a regular contributor to HBR.org. His opinion pieces have also been published in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, China Daily, The Economic Times, and other outlets.

    Anil is a regular participant at the World Economic Forum (WEF) summits, including the annual meeting in Davos and the regional meetings in China, India, and the Middle East. He is a member of the WEF Stewardship Board for the System Initiative on the Future of Consumption. He has also served on the boards of several NYSE- and NASDAQ-listed companies in the United States.

    Anil serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa, including the World Economic Forum, The Economist conferences, the Businessweek CEO Forum, Chief Executive CEO2CEO Summits, and the Yale CEO Summit. He has also served as a consultant, keynote speaker, and/or executive education faculty with some of the largest corporations in the world, including GE, IBM, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, HP, SAP, and Microsoft.

    Anil also serves as chief advisor to the China India Institute, a Washington DC-based research and consulting organization. He has earlier served as a chaired professor at INSEAD and a visiting professor at Stanford University and Dartmouth College. He received a doctorate from the Harvard Business School, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur.

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    Charlene Li

    Charlene Li is a best-selling business author and speaker on leadership, strategy, and branding.

    She founded the Altimeter Group was acquired by Prophet Brand Strategy in 2015. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Open Leadership. She is also the coauthor of the critically acclaimed, best-selling book Groundswell, which was named one of the best business books in 2008. Her latest book, The Engaged Leader, was published in March 2015.

    She is one of the foremost experts on business strategy and digital technologies, and a consultant and independent thought leader on leadership, strategy, and marketing. Formerly, Charlene was vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, worked in online newspaper publishing, and was a consultant with Monitor Group. She was named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2010 and one of the most influential women in technology in 2009.

    Charlene is frequently quoted by leading media channels such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, and the Associated Press. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, The MacNeil NewsHour, ABC News, CNN, and CNBC. She is a much-sought after public speaker and has keynoted top conferences such as the World Business Forum, World Economic Forum, American Society of Association Executives, SXSW, and Web 2.0.

    Charlene is a graduate of Harvard Business School and received a magna cum laude degree from Harvard College. You can follow her blog at charleneli.com/blog or at twitter.com/charleneli.

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    Brad Cleveland

    Brad Cleveland is a globally-known customer strategy, management, and omnichannel services expert.

    A sought-after consultant and speaker, Brad has worked in 45 states and over 60 countries, and his clients have included many of today's service leaders—Apple, American Express, USAA, Google, and others. He has also advised governments in the United States, Australia, Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

    Brad has authored eight books and is the recipient of an Amazon.com best-selling award. His books and articles have been translated into over a dozen languages, and he has appeared in media ranging from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times to NPR's All Things Considered and others. He has received numerous industry awards in the customer service field, and was nominated for the prestigious Computerworld Smithsonian 21st Century Pioneering Award. In May 2012, Brad was recipient of ICMI's Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.

    One of the initial partners in and former president and CEO of the International Customer Management Institute (ICMI), Brad grew the firm into a global industry leader that is now part of United Business Media (London: UBM.L). Today, he is a busy consultant, writer, and speaker.

    Brad lives in Sun Valley, Idaho, with his wife, Kirsten, and their daughter, Grace. He is a private pilot, enjoys skiing and mountain biking, and has logged an estimated five million miles in travel.

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    Chris DallaVilla

    Chris DallaVilla is the founder and CEO of VALID., an independent marketing consulting practice specializing in providing data-driven solutions that help chief marketing officers and their teams strengthen their planning and execution, and drive results. Chris has expertise in digital and social media marketing, as well as certifications in Agile, Google AdWords, and Google Analytics. He studied computer science at Harvard University, design technology at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and advertising and marketing communications at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University.

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