Four strategies to accelerate digital transformation without burning out talent

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In the beginning of the pandemic, digital acceleration was a way to allow remote work and ensure business continuity. More than two years later, research indicates that organizations now see digital acceleration as a more permanent fixture in the business landscape. In a Harvard Business Review Analytic Services survey, 91% of IT executives said they plan to maintain the faster speed of digital transformation—or possibly increase it—even after the pandemic ends. Now, IT leaders have a powerful role in rethinking the nature of work, allowing hybrid teams to thrive, and setting a new precedent for digital innovation across their organizations.

During this session, we’ll dive into four focus areas for CIOs and IT leaders as they work toward driving greater flexibility, resilience, and momentum for digital transformation. From reimagining work, to building digital acumen across the enterprise, to creating more agile operating models, discover what leading CIOs say they’re prioritizing.

During this discussion, you’ll learn:

  • How to sustain digital transformation speed while fighting burnout and strengthening organizational resilience
  • How to increase digital acumen throughout the organization to create a more diverse, future-ready workforce
  • How to create more agile operating models and build a hybrid work culture that prioritizes human connection

Live event date:  Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 10 a.m. ET

On-demand event: Available for one year afterward.

Shabnoor Shah

Shabnoor Shah

Principal Open Leadership Global Lead and Executive Coach, Red Hat

Shabnoor is an ICF Certified Business Coach and Facilitator. As Open Leadership Global lead, Shabnoor is responsible for designing open culture and open leadership experiences for customers' mid to large scale transformation journeys. Helping facilitate and promote transparency, collaboration, inclusivity, adaptability, and community building that leads to creative and agile problem solving, enhanced innovation, improved customer experience, and employee engagement. She has worked at Red Hat for over six years, with a broad remit to help individuals and teams achieve outcomes by developing the appropriate mindset, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors to navigate and operate optimally at all levels. Previously, she was a Lecturer in Management at the European Business School, Munich, and an Executive Vice President at PWN Global, a worldwide professional development network. She has also held positions at IBM, Airtel, and AOL.

Alex Clemente

Alex Clemente

Managing Director, Harvard Business Review Analytic Services

Alex is the founding Managing Director of Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, an independent research unit within Harvard Business Review Group that conducts research and comparative analysis on corporate sponsors’ management challenges and emerging business opportunities. He was previously the Associate Publisher of Harvard Business Review in charge of global sales. Prior to joining Harvard Business Publishing, Alex was Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for CFO Magazine and The Economist Group and Senior Director of International Advertising for USA Today. He is a Harvard University Analytics Staff Consortium member and a former board member of the International Advertising Association of New York. He frequently appears to present research findings on HBR Analytic Services Webinars through HBR.org.