New Role Required For Digital Transformation
In the age of digital transformation, businesses are in need of a new executive role to drive digital initiatives forward: The Chief Transformation Specialist. This article explains the responsibilities of this role, including assessing the company's digital landscape, developing a digital transformation strategy, managing digital solutions, and driving culture change.
- With the rapid shift towards digitalization, businesses are in need of a new executive role to drive digital initiatives forward: The Chief Transformation Specialist.
- The Chief Transformation Specialist is responsible for assessing the company's digital landscape, developing a digital transformation strategy, managing digital solutions, and driving culture change.
- Companies that invest in a Chief Transformation Specialist can improve alignment between strategy and execution, and better orchestrate multiple initiatives, ultimately staying relevant and competitive in the digital age.
The world has seen a rapid shift toward digitalization, and businesses are scrambling to keep up with this transformation.
According to Gartner, 80% of CEOs are increasing digital technology investments to counter current economic pressures, including inflation, scarce talent, and supply constraints.
As companies strive to remain competitive in an ever-changing business environment, the need for digital transformation has never been more urgent.
Still, only a handful of digital initiatives are providing the benefits that senior leadership is seeking.
Owing to the complexity of DX, companies are adding a new executive role to the C-suite: The Chief Transformation Specialist
Who is The Chief Transformation Specialist?
They work with different teams, from the C-suite to operations, to assess current processes, identify areas for improvement, and develop and implement digital solutions to increase efficiency and drive growth.
The Role of a Chief Transformation Specialist
1. Assessing the Current State of the Company
The first step for a Digital Transformation Specialist is to assess the current state of the company's digital landscape. This includes understanding the current processes, identifying areas for improvement, and evaluating the company's digital readiness.
2. Developing and Implementing a Digital Transformation Strategy
Based on the assessment, a Chief Transformation Specialist will develop a digital transformation strategy that outlines the goals, timeline, and roadmap for implementing digital solutions across the company.
They will work with different teams to ensure the strategy aligns with the company's goals and vision.
3. Managing and Implementing Digital Solutions
A Digital Transformation Specialist will manage and oversee the implementation of digital solutions across the company.
This includes identifying the right solutions, working with vendors and suppliers, and ensuring that the implementation is seamless and effective.
4. Driving Culture Change
Digital transformation is not just about implementing new technologies but also about changing how people work and think.
A Chief Transformation Specialist will work with different teams to foster a culture of cross-collaboration, learning, and iterative development.
In conclusion, the role of a Digital Transformation Specialist is critical for companies that want to stay relevant and competitive in the digital age.
According to a new report by Project Management Institute’s Brightline® Initiative developed in collaboration with Accenture, more than 90% of the leaders believe a permanent transformation officer improves the alignment between strategy and execution, and the orchestration of multiple initiatives.
UniAspect Digital brings deep expertise in digital technologies and processes, the ability to drive transformational change, and a focus on the big picture.