Tony Saldanha is the author of “Why Digital Transformations Fail.” After a 27 year career at P&G where Tony was VP, Global Business Services, Next Generation Services, he is now CEO of Transformant, a consulting firm that provides advice to boards and CEOs in Fortune 500 companies on digital transformation. During the past year, he has advised C-suite leaders in more than 20 Fortune 100 companies.
For over three decades, Tony has been a globally recognized business and technology leader on the forefront of the Global Business Services (GBS) and Information Technology industry.
Tony’s experience in digital transformation runs deep. During a 27-year career at Procter & Gamble he ran both operations and digital transformation for P&G’s famed GBS and IT organization in every region of the world, ending up as Global Shared Services and Information Technology Vice-President.
As a well-known industry thought leader he has led GBS design and operations, held CIO positions, managed acquisitions and divestitures, ran large-scale outsourcing, created industry-wide disruptive innovation structures, and designed new business models. He was named on Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Professionals list in 2013.
The recent opportunity to re-do digital capabilities for the multi-billion dollar best-in-class Global Business Services organization at P&G, by using exponential digital capabilities from the fourth industrial revolution, has brought together all of Tony’s digital transformation experiences against the big challenge of industry-level disruption.
In tackling this by creating an industry ecosystem, it became apparent that this would be successful only if he could beat the 70% failure odds of digital transformation projects. Driven by this insight, Tony’s focus over the recent years has not been on technology, but on the anthropological and engineering rigor that is necessary to deliver successful digital transformations.
Tony is currently an advisor to boards and c-suite executives on digital transformation. He continues to be a sought-after speaker in his spare time. Tony also advises several start-ups and venture capitalists. He has founded a blockchain-based company to help the IT industry commercialize disruptive software.
Tony joins me on today’s edition of the Tech Talks Daily Podcast to discuss what two simple things can be done to counteract digital transformation failure. We also discuss how Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain are being implemented in large, complex organizations and why it is critical for organizational leaders to get their organizations ready for a digital world right sooner rather than later.
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