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12 Inspirational Quotes from Leaders to Jumpstart Your Digital Transformation in 2021

Jan 13, 2021 12:42:58 PM

Tech and business leaders have been discussing the importance of digital transformation for decades now. They know that digital transformation will not only help their business grow and sustain in this continuously evolving and competitive market landscape, but it can also create new opportunities to innovate. However, many businesses across industries are still facing challenges in implementing digital transformation. Nisum outlines 12 inspiring quotes from industry leaders and innovators to motivate your business to kick off their 2021 digital transformation goal.

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  1. “It’s your job as a digital business leader to apply these rules to engage, compete, and grow. Every industry has a unique digital transformation opportunity.” - Forrester

  2. “Digital transformation isn't just some technology project. It requires that an organization rethink its business model and how it serves the customer.” - Imtiaz Mohammady, CEO, Nisum

  3. “When digital transformation is done right, it’s like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, but when done wrong, all you have is a really fast caterpillar.” - George Westerman, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan

  4. “Clearly, the thing that’s transforming is not the technology — the technology is transforming you.” - Jeanne W. Ross, Former Director, Center for Information Systems Research, MIT Sloan

  5. “You can’t delegate digital transformation for your company. You and your executives have to own it! Executives need to engage, embrace and adopt new ways of working with the latest and emerging technologies.” - Barry Ross, President & Co-Founder, Ross & Ross International

  6. “There is no alternative to digital transformation. Visionary companies will carve out new strategic options for themselves — those that don’t adapt will fail.” - Jeff Bezos, CEO & Founder, Amazon

  7. “Don’t be fooled by some of the digital transformation buzz out there, digital transformation is a business discipline or company philosophy, not a project.” - Katherine Kostereva, CEO & Founder, Creatio

  8. “A successful digital transformation initiative starts with an organization's leadership instilling a culture that supports the idea of the entire business operating under one digital strategy.” - Sajid Mohamedy, EVP, Nisum

  9. “All predictions point to a cyberwar in the next few years, and very few businesses know how to address it, defend against it or insulate their businesses from it. That spells economic ruin." - Kristina Libby, Chief Science Officer, Hypergiant

  10. “We’ve moved from digital products and infrastructure to digital distribution and web strategy to now into more holistic transformations that clearly are based on mobile, social media, digitization and the power of analytics and we think it’s really a new era requiring new strategies.” - Saul Berman, VP & Global Chief Strategist, IBM

  11. “At this time of uncertainty and disruption, strategy design and execution have never been more important. The challenge is not simply to spend time on strategy, but to truly inject courage into strategy – by engaging in courageous conversations, sparking courageous considerations, and ultimately making and acting upon courageous choices.” - Jonathan Goodman, VP, Deloitte

  12. “When it comes to marrying online with offline efforts, technology is not a driver, but it is critical in making it happen” - Alison Corcoran, CMO and President of DentaQuest.

Nisum understands that having a clear strategy behind digital transformation is more important than technology. In the current competitive landscape, it is easy to be distracted by bells and whistles. Let Nisum's track record with industry-leading brands support your company as they embark on digital transformation. To learn more about our services, contact us.

Sources: Inspiring Alley, CGS Blog, Medium, and The Digital Teacup


Written by Nisum

Founded in California in 2000, Nisum is a digital commerce company focused on strategic IT initiatives using integrated solutions that deliver real and measurable growth.


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