Gerald (Jerry) Kane, professor at the Carroll School of Management, Boston College
A great deal of recent research finds that simply buying the best or newest technology will not create digital transformation success. Beyond technology, it is imperative to have the right people, processes and organizational dynamics that will allow companies to be more agile, risk tolerant and experimental. In other words, legacy cultures must be disrupted.
Today's podcast features Gerald (Jerry) Kane from Boston College. Jerry is one of the 4 authors of the exceptional book, ‘The Technology Fallacy’. This book draws on 4 years of research between MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte that surveyed 16,000 people and included interviews with companies like Walmart, Google, Salesforce and several other top brands. The findings reinforce the proposition that there is a need to rethink leadership and talent in the digital age and that business models need to change.