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A Digital Transformation Doctrine is Required

In my 30-years in the high tech industry I have often heard the business maxim, “Develop a business strategy first, and then find the technology to support it.” This well-worn business doctrine, I have come to believe in this age of digital transformation, is wrong and it is time to repudiate it. Let me support my argument by first asking a few questions.  What came first e-commerce or the Internet?  What came first mobile commerce, or wireless mobile communications?  What came first the commercial airline industry or the airplane?  What came first armored knights being used as shock troops, or stirrups?  Stirrups of course!  Technology innovations have a long history of appearing first, and then doctrines evolving slowly later.  What we are learning, however, is if your outdated business doctrines are dictating the speed of your technology adoptions - you are in big trouble! The world is moving much too fast and organizations must now align the tempo of their business doctrine ev