Partner Webcast

Leading Innovation: The Challenge of Leadership in Digital Transformation

Presented by:

SAP and Intel

About the Webcast

Enterprises today are increasingly embracing the goal of digital transformation but becoming a true digital leader is a complex and difficult challenge. The convergence of technology trends like cloud computing, hyperconnectivity, Internet of Things, and access to unprecedented compute power are driving companies to integrate across disparate platforms; enhance connectivity and use real-time analytics to get closer to their customers and to grow the business. Digital leaders are innovators able to truly transform their business – but examples of such mastery are rare. Why are some companies able to use technologies like machine learning for competitive advantage but so many others are lagging?

Join Jason Pontin, Editor-in- Chief of MIT Technology Review, Michael Golz, CIO of SAP North America, and George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist for the MIT Center for Digital Business, as they discuss the challenges of leading the way in digital transformation.

Speakers

  • Mike Golz

    SVP & CIO, North America
    SAP

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    Mike Golz
    SVP & CIO, North America
    SAP

    Michael Golz is CIO of North America. He frequently speaks to customers about SAP’s innovation in the areas of cloud, digital, real-time computing, analytics, and business networks. Michael brings in the perspective of how SAP runs SAP and shares experience on how to maximize the value from SAP deployments.

  • Jason Pontin

    Editor in Chief and Publisher, MIT Technology Review; Chairman, MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc.

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    Jason Pontin
    Editor in Chief and Publisher, MIT Technology Review; Chairman, MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc.

    As editor in chief, Jason Pontin is responsible for the editorial direction, media platforms, and business strategy of MIT Technology Review. He also serves as chairman of its international entrepreneurial network, MIT Enterprise Forum. Mr. Pontin joined MIT Technology Review in 2004 as its editor and was named publisher in August 2005.

    From 1996 to 2002, Pontin was the editor of Red Herring, a business and technology publication. From 2002 to 2004 he served as editor in chief of the Acumen Journal, which he founded, covering the business, economic, and policy implications of discoveries in biotechnology and the life sciences. He has written for national and international publications, including the New York Times, the Economist, the Financial Times, Wired, and the Believer. He is a frequent guest on television and radio.

  • George Westerman

    Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy

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    George Westerman
    Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy

    George Westerman is a Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy. His research and teaching focus on digital technology leadership and innovation.

    George has written numerous contributions for publications ranging from Sloan Management Review to Organization Science to The Wall Street Journal. He is co-author of two respected books: The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value, named the #1 Book of 2009 in its field, and IT Risk: Turning Business Threats Into Competitive Advantage, named one of the top five books of 2007. He is coauthor of a new recent book, Leading Digital: Turning Technology Into Business Transformation.

    George regularly conducts keynote presentations and senior executive workshops with companies around the world. Prior to earning a Doctorate from Harvard Business School, George gained more than 13 years of experience in product development and technology leadership roles.

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