Showing posts from October, 2016

Mobile Expert Interviews: PowWow Mobile's CEO Kia Behnia

The enterprise mobility software vendor space has been around for more than a decade, but new start-ups continue to enter the market with ambitions to address unsolved problems and challenges.  In this interview, I ask  PowWow Mobile  CEO Kia Behnia, why an enterprise mobility start-up now?   Kevin Benedict's latest video on mobile commerce trends and strategies: ************************************************************************ Kevin Benedict Senior Analyst, Center for the Future of Work, Cognizant Writer, Speaker and World Traveler View my profile on LinkedIn Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict Subscribe to Kevin's YouTube Channel Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies ***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of

Profits that Kill in the Age of Digital Transformation

Presenting 40 Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation in Lisbon, PT Digital transformation initiatives both increase revenue and decrease expenses according to our upcoming study titled  Work AHEAD 2016  by Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. For this study we surveyed over 2,000 executives across 18 countries. The expected net business impact over the next 3 years of rapid digital transformation, i.e. hyper-transformation, is an increase in revenue of 11.4% (Revenue = 10.3%, Costs = -1.3%) amongst the companies in our study. These numbers represent the difference between success and failure in many industries.  To get the predicted revenue impact, companies expect to increase their spending on digital technologies from 11.3% of their revenue today, to 16.6% of revenue by 2020, while decreasing their non-digital investments. In addition, our study reveals 64% of the futurists in our study, experts paid to study digital technology trends and to develop future strategies,

In Defense of the Human Experience in Digital Transformation

Discussing Digital Strategies in Lisbon, PT Last week, I was a keynote speaker at the Mobile Edge '16 conference in Lisbon, Portugal.  Following the conference I met individually with many different companies.  These companies represented a variety of industries, sizes and digital maturity levels.  I was sharing my latest digital strategy report findings, and then answering questions and brainstorming about what the data meant to each of them.  At the hotel, following a long day of meetings, it occurred to me that the biggest value I was bringing to these businesses was the breadth of my experience - the kind of experience that has turned my hair gray. The report I was sharing was titled, “40-Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation.”  This report was the result of surveying 2,000 global executives across 18 countries on the current impact of digital technologies on their business, and their expectations for future impact.  In this report I wrote a lot about artificial intel