Despite widespread tech anxiety, leaders are committed to digital transformation. Two of the three most common causes of worry are also among the top priorities for future investment—AI and machine learning and cyber security. Improving customer experience was another key leadership investment focus.
But wherever your transformation priorities lie, it’s important to maintain a grounded approach to digital transformation. Quick fixes don’t exist, but there are practical steps senior leaders can take toward organizational resilience, as Kin + Carta’s VP of Strategy and Innovation, Adam Schanfield, shares in the report:
- Think bigger: Focus on connecting end-user value propositions with original and exciting experiences, rather than on internal use cases for data.
- Focus on parallel priorities: Invest in interconnected capabilities to appease your tech anxiety—for example, high-priority areas like AI and machine learning can benefit from simultaneous investment in cyber security.
- Plan for future needs: Scope out initiatives for your next areas for improvement before they catch you out—digital transformation needs to be iterative and it needs to be planned.
Many internal and external factors can impact a digital transformation journey, and these competing pressures can cause tech anxiety to grow. But inaction could be much more harmful than taking carefully considered steps forward. Change is happening with or without you, so why not leverage the latest digital innovation to accelerate your business goals?
Future-proof your organization
While some leaders are facing their tech anxieties and doing it anyway, the speed of progress isn’t uniform. To unleash true digital transformation and build modern, forward-looking organizations, leaders must acknowledge business and customer needs, face anxieties, and scrutinize the priorities of every team and every department across their business. Without a robust approach to ensuring technology, people, and processes work together seamlessly, companies risk falling behind the competition.
Want to learn more about tech anxiety and digital transformation leadership trends? Read the full report to find out how other leaders are balancing priorities, building strong data foundations, and ensuring they’re ready for whatever 2024 has in store.