Leadership in Uncharted Waters – Covid-19

It is clear, we are in uncharted waters.  It is said that in times of prosperity we party, and in times of crisis we ponder. In these uncertain times of pandemic, the only thing that we can be sure of is the unpredictability of world events. The ability to provide guidance and leadership during troubled times will define the current as well as the next generation of leaders.   How Leaders Act Matters An ancient proverb says that leaders are a lot like teabags; you don’t know what’s inside of them until you put them in hot water.  The measure of a person is not where they stand …

Digital Transformation

Transformation First

A major buzz-word in society today is Transformation.  It comes in many varieties, Organizational Transformation, Personal Transformation, Digital Transformation, Strategic Transformation, etc.. But what does Transformation really mean. Does it mean doing things slightly better than today? Or potentially worse, expending significant time and effort to be slightly better tomorrow, but then quickly backslide to old practices. At HBSC, we believe that Transformation, in whatever form you consider, is truly about dramatically improving your business or personal life, and then never being the same again. Transformation requires not only a whole new vision, strategy and action plan. It also requires the proper structures, tools, and acquired habits (cultural …

Winning with Digital Transformation

Technology has become an irrefutable foundation to our society’s daily existence and our human evolution remains increasingly tied to intelligent technologies. The ability for productivity to remain intact while supporting a stressed supply chain and a remote workforce during social distancing is critical however, it is only the beginning of Transformation. This point is driven home by the fact that many technically unprepared Fortune 1000 companies will be severely impacted both during and after the current pandemic has passed. Given the current global situation, Digital Transformation will only continue to accelerate in importance across most enterprises. We define Digital Transformation as: The strategic use of innovative business models and …

Enterprise AI Strategy – What Executives need to know

About every 5 years, a new technology paradigm is introduced and it changes everything.  It was true of Antibiotics, Airline Travel, the Internet, Mobility, Cloud Computing and most recently Machine Learning and AI.  Executives that are passionate about using technology to accelerate their productivity, growth and market positioning need to formalize a comprehensive AI Strategy and commit and communicate it widely throughout the organization.  We define AI Strategy as: The ability to drive productivity and innovation throughout the Enterprise through a combination of data analytics, advanced ML technology, process redesign and experimentation. The newly formed Enterprise AI Strategy needs to be designed to solve real-world problems at scale.  …

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