Digital Transformation: Better Guided than Chaotic
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Digital transformation is not just the adoption of new information technologies and computerization of human activities. It embraces much broader strategic ambitions and involves fundamental changes in the structure, activities and even culture of the organization, with the primary goal of innovating and creating value. The approach for guiding digital transformation is necessarily exploratory, agile, and participatory, involving all stockholders as responsible co-creators. It has to deal with the challenges raised by the gap between the living world (the organization and its activities) and the artificial world (information technologies). It should provide a support for assessing the impact and the risk of the change in the organization implied by the digitalization and evolution of its information systems. Last but not least, we expect this approach to be situation-driven, easily adaptable to different organizational settings. In this course we will analyze the challenges of digital transformation, define the requirements for methods supporting it, and discuss contributions in the field.
Lecture at NEMO2019
Date/Time: Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 09:00