Bay Area Digital Executive Dinner Series 

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Farallon | 450 Post Street | San Francisco, CA 94102
Wednesday, May 1 at 6pm PT

ISG Partner, Prashant Kelker will present
Implementing & Tracking a Digital Operating Model

TOPIC:  Implementing & Managing New Digital Operating Models

WHY ATTEND:  This session will focus on understanding what others are doing to establish and govern digital operating models in the new world.  We will be speaking to the challenges they face, and how some companies have overcome these challenges – the key topics we will address are:

• How should the organization structure adapt/change to address new digital models, and how have the leading companies executed change management?

• How will the design and execution of technology transformation programs inform and build its required target business capabilities iteratively using an evolving provider ecosystem?

• How do you ensure a solid digital backbone and operating model is established and maintained to scale and ensure quality in your transformation programs?

• How do you harness emerging technologies and bring them to mass scale usage within your enterprise (automation, analytics, ML, cloud, blockchain, etc.)


  • 6pm PT Networking/Happy Hour:  45 minutes
  • 7pm PT Dinner:
  • Appetizer:  Implementing & Tracking a Digital Operating Mode
    Presented by Prashant Kelker, ISG Partner - Digital Strategy & Solutions
  • Dinner:  Open Q&A
  • Dessert:  Future Topics & Networking

This is a great opportunity to network and learn from peers. Feel free to bring a colleague!

Upcoming dinners:

Date TBD - Palo Alto: Blockchain Reality & Impact

Date TBD - San Francisco: The Automation Journey Conundrum

Research T3 - Digital Business Modernization

Digital Business Modernization

Executive Summary

For most enterprises, the transformation to Digital Business is an evolution rather than a revolution, but that doesn’t mean sitting back and waiting for change to unfold. There are challenges to overcome but Saugatuck/ISG believes it’s imperative for enterprise IT to conduct a fresh analysis of applications and systems to get the transformation underway now. The status of legacy applications and systems will affect the business’ ability to respond — or not — to rapid Digital Business changes.

Successful transformation also involves integration of existing and new tool and services providers. This type of wide-ranging modernization goes far beyond previous eras when mainframe applications, mostly written in COBOL code, had to run on Windows/Intel-based servers. Today’s Web-based services require a thorough portfolio analysis that sets the foundation for an enterprise to address Digital Business and infrastructure requirements into the future.

It’s not an overnight transition by any means; the demands of Digital Business pose tremendous challenges—particularly when it comes to existing technology infrastructures. Yet IT executives know that opportunity exists in shifting from routine upkeep to core modernization that will set the stage for more disruptive, Digital Business technologies.

The promises of Digital Business are many: Improved communications, faster delivery of products and services, higher productivity, lower costs and competitive advantage. The trick is to get from here – where your legacy, apps, tools and services are today — to there. Modernization is the most common path; it’s not sexy or quick, but we believe it’s often the most practical and successful way to digitize and update aging infrastructures and to keep the business relevant in new markets.

This report will help businesses assess their modernization approach, consider viable alternatives, and examine tools and service providers that may ease the transformation. We also explain how application modernization fits into Digital Business transformation, the market opportunity and drivers, and the various modernization approaches and risks. We examine key technology and service providers that enterprises can engage, reviewing their offerings and positioning.

Speed is critical: The sooner you begin, the sooner the promises will be realized.

Click here to download the complete report.

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