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Driving Digital Transformation: What Does It Take to Lead?


February 2019 | Research Report

What does “going digital” mean in practical terms for a company? For a workforce? What are the most critical skills and capabilities needed to enable digital transformation?

Going digital—leveraging digital technologies to connect organizations, people, and processes—leads to changes in strategy that can reshape a company or disrupt an industry. In this report, we describe the skills a digital leader needs (think digital and business knowledge, start-up mentality) and examine the relative merits of positioning various functional heads as your company’s digital leader.


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Mary B. Young, D.B.A.

Principal Researcher, Human Capital
The Conference Board

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Sherlin Nair

Research Associate, Human Capital
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