35 minutes | Jul 16th 2020

Evolution Not Revolution—Featuring Stuart Harris

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In this episode we cover:Stuart Harris Introduction [1:06]How does Stuart define digital transformation? [2:11]What’s the biggest upside to taking on digital transformation for companies? [3:20]What is holding companies back from undertaking digital transformation journeys? [4:56]Stuart talks about leading the new business division devoted to digital transformation. [6:10]Who are Stuart’s team’s clients and who do they engage with on the client’s team? [8:15]How has Emerson moved from being “hardware” oriented to helping companies develop a digital strategy? [11:45]What are the critical success factors for a company's digital transformation? [16:00]Rapid Fire! Fun facts and fast answers with Stuart [20:15]Wrap Up Questions: How does Stuart stay current on all things digital? What’s the next big thing in digital? [23:00]Kathy and Gino’s “Key” Takeaways [27:06]Links & Resources:Email Stuart: stuart.harris@emerson.comConnect with Stuart on LinkedInEmerson Digital Transformation Business UnitRead MIT Sloan's Groundbreaking Research Report: Strategy, Not Technology, Drives Digital TransformationKey Takeaways:Strategy, not technology, drives digital transformation. Failure to develop a strategy is the single greatest pitfall a company can make when going digital.You need support and active engagement from a company's leadership to drive alignment. Involve all aspects of the business: IT, HR/Organization Dev groups. Employee buy-in is critical.Digital transformation is the use of smart, connected technologies to solve problems. Start small, focus on a goal and drive from there.Stuart's Favorite Musical Performer: Ed Sheeran
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