In the Margins

Boards need a digital leader

February 23, 2016

By The Wall Street Journal

Contemporary organizations often have insufficient leadership when it comes to the digitization of their business, according to Tom Davenport, President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College and a research fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. "With such a shortage of internal experience, here’s an alternative: Find an experienced digitizer and add that person to the board of directors. A digital hand on the board can help dramatically in an organization’s transformation. He or she can advise the CEO, help to guide major investments, monitor progress toward digital goals, and make connections to other organizations with similar issues," he writes in a blog post. Read the original post from The Wall Street Journal



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