We are in the early years of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – the digital revolution. Markets are being upended. Organizations are being presented with extraordinary opportunities and existential threats. The rules of competition have been rewritten and the pace of business seems to be accelerating. Companies win or lose based on how they evolve their strategies and their organizations. A digital mindset is vital.
In this issue’s Focus, we take a leadership-first look at the digital revolution. We ask how leaders can successfully guide their organizations out of the analogue era and into the digital economy, and look at the far-reaching implications of digital transformation for leadership. We outline what you need to know about the key technologies driving change, and what it all means for how leaders think about risk. We ask how organizations can ensure alignment around transformation goals, with a clear digital purpose. And we look at one nation that is trying to drive digital change via a collaborative, innovative ecosystem: Singapore.