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China Summary Translation: 'Building Platforms for a Digital Society: Key Insights From the 2016 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Keynote'

Published: 26 May 2017

ID: G00324785

Analyst(s): Peter Sondergaard, Partha Iyengar


CIOs are building the new digital platform to join, or even lead, vast digital ecosystems. More than building a digital business, these growing connections lead to an emerging digital society. CIOs must reshape their organizational and leadership style and decide what role their business will play.

Table Of Contents



Building Platforms for a Digital Society: Key Insights From the 2016 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Keynote

  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations


  • Your Digital Platform: Build the New Digital Platform, With Intelligence at the Core
    • The Five Domains of the Digital Platform
    • Reorganize for Digital
  • Your Leadership: Reshape Your Teams and Leadership Style to Drive Digital Innovation
    • The Roadmap
    • Bimodal IT
    • Bimodal Leadership: Experienced Hands and a Beginner's Mind
    • Build Teams That Are Cognitively Diverse
  • Your Business Contribution: Determine How You Will Participate in the Digital Ecosystem
    • Decide What to Do About the Digital Giants
    • Choose a Role
  • The Emerging Digital Society


  • Trenitalia
    • Using the Digital Platform
  • Deakin University
    • Using Artificial Intelligence

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