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Driving growth through technological strategies can only reach maximum potential when efficiency is the main focus. While these plans can quickly change how the game of business is played, it is limited by the understanding of leaders at the highest level pushing to make the most of these advancements.
Read more about the undeniable impact technology will have on the future of your business growth, and find out how executive leadership in this area of business can make the difference.
The speed of technology advancement is driving the evolution of your business. Turn the challenges into important competitive opportunities. Anticipate and apply the new technologies in a smart way. The perspective of Montserrat Corominas.
The whole world is in a continually escalating technology race according to Montserrat Corominas. This race of technology is apparent in how it took 30 years for electricity and 25 years for telephones to reach 10 percent adoption but less than 5 years for tablet devices to achieve the 10 percent rate. Digging into this race, there are four overlapping trends that affect the global marketplace:
Ensure that your company takes advantage of events and training to enhance your team's knowledge. The learning that events provide will help your business to stay on top of trends so that you are poised to benefit from the opportunities that arise. A great example is the New Mobility World event, which focuses on the industries of smart cities, transportation and logistics.
Even the basics of agriculture is not immune, and we are becoming independent
from mankind's first role, advancing yet again into a new era. Spread, a Japanese company, has started a new project in which only half of the workers will be human: a lettuce farm operated by robots.
No industry is immune from the speed of technology advancement, but executive leadership must spearhead technologically based agendas to maximize efficiency for the business.
“I believe that CEOs and boards do not have a choice in the matter as technology enablement has become mission-critical to every company. From the perspective of the CEO and the board, they do not necessarily need to become technology experts. All they need is to have a clear understanding of how technology advancements can help their business by redefining business models, operational processes and most importantly – customer experience and engagement.”
- Kumar R Parakala, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Technova
Companies in almost all industries including retail, banking, media, education, entertainment, communications, IT services, recruiting, transportation and healthcare are seriously impacted by the innovative use of new technologies. New technology-enabled companies are seriously disrupting traditional companies by leveraging technology advancements to create new businesses.
Some examples are Amazon, Netflix, Airbnb, Apple, Google, Zappos, Skype, Alibaba, Facebook and Freelancer. As these new companies emerge, we have seen iconic companies disappear, such as Nokia, Borders, Blockbusters, Life Magazine, Woolworths Group, and Kodak.
Evidence That Leaders are Still Slow to Adaptation
What prevents many CEOs and boards driving growth agenda by using new technology advancements, is a lack of knowledge and understanding.
Action Plan for CEOs Seeking Growth Leverage Through Technology Advancements
It is important for all CEOs to understand the role of technology in business transformation and growth if they want to succeed in the new digital age. Successful use of the latest technological advancements starts with executive leadership who will properly use these tools to push for a more effective corporate strategy, daily operation, and overall customer experience.
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