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Unleash Your Inner Futurist to Survive Digital Transformation

Published: 16 May 2019


Futurism has gotten a poor reputation. It’s execution that counts today in digital transformation. Nevertheless, CIOs can improve their digital transformation process by adopting the positive traits of futurism. Futurists take responsibility for the consequences of the decisions they make today.

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  • Key Question
  • Opportunities and Challenges
  • How This Report Will Help
  • Acknowledgments
  • Section One: Unleash Your Inner Futurist
  • Section Two: The Futurist Imagines
  • Section Three: The Futurist Plans
  • Section Four: The Futurist Starts Today
  • Unleashing Your Inner Futurist
  • Definitions of Futurism
  • Futurism on a Global Level
    • On an Industry Level
    • On a Business Level
  • Navigating These Big Questions
  • Using Pace Layers to Envision the Future of the Business
    • Explaining Pace Layers
  • 1. Embrace Current Trends by Adopting Best Practices
  • 2. Set a Timeline for Predictable Trends, and Act
  • 3. Most Trends Behave Dynamically
  • 4. Deal With Longer-Term Disruptive Trends by Using Scenario Analysis
  • Premortem Analysis
  • Take a Pledge
  • Think Mission First, Then Business Case
  • Conclusion
  • Transformational CIO Helps Prepare ACCA’s Business for the Future
    • Company Description
    • Background
    • Future Vision
    • Results
    • Lessons
  • Digital Innovation Organization Gets BP Future-Ready
    • Company Description
    • Background
    • Future Vision
    • Results
    • Lessons
  • Nationwide Extends Strategic Planning Into Digital Transformation
    • Company Description
    • Background
    • Future Vision
    • Results
    • Lessons

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