Some companies assume that by hiring a bunch of geeks and launching an app for their product or service, a business can somehow transform to a digital one. However these approaches never work according to the chief executives of three companies that have plenty of experience assisting businesses transform. For them, any transformation can only happen when a company’s leadership prioritises and aligns strategy to a digital transformation.
Ramesh Shanmuganathan, Executive Vice President and CIO of John Keells Holdings, Chinthi Weerasinghe, Chief Executive of Mitra Innovation, and Thushera Kawdawatta, Chief Executive of Axiata Digital Labs, discussed how companies can approach digitizing in this latest Re:start21 webinar.
Re:start21, is a series of discussions, organised by Economynext.com and Friedrich Naumann Foundation Sri Lanka office.
Imran Furkan was the moderator. He started by asking why many digital transformation initiatives fail to achieve the outcome set out at the start, and the key ingredients for success. Excerpts of the conversation…