Managing Director & Senior Partner
Disruptive digital technologies are, true to their name, massive drivers of change in business, but many organizations are not set up for digital success.
Despite ambitious digitization efforts, many leaders are disappointed to find that their IT function isn’t prepared to leverage the emerging technologies that drive digital disruption and economic change. As a result, their companies are struggling to reinvent products and services, meet changing customer demands, and keep pace with digital competitors.
IT functions must be transformed into world-class technology functions. To do this, digital must go beyond IT. Companies need to build up digital capabilities and increase efficiency and simplification, across the board. By embarking on this journey, leaders don’t just envision the company of the future—they create it. Crucially, the technology function is treated as a strategic partner and a digital business enabler, not a service provider.
Working with BCG’s tech function consulting team, clients have achieved a rise in customer satisfaction and return on digital investment, delivery times (including faster time to market and shorter cycle time) that are two to four times faster than was previously possibly, a 15% to 25% reduction in software development costs, and a 15% to 20% shift from indirect technology activities (such as overhead) to direct technology activities that add immediate value.
The tech team can emerge from the shadows and become an engine of value creation rather than a cost center.
Bold transformation is only possible if technology and business create a joint vision for a technology transformation—and then collaborate to make sure all efforts are completely aligned.
The COVID-19 crisis impacted women in tech differently. Midlevel women saw some benefits—but women of color, in particular, faced new challenges.
To swiftly achieve the goals of a transformation, the business and IT sides must jointly match the business strategy to the company’s data assets and architecture.
Only companies that create ecosystems can count on their IT service providers for innovation, a new BCG global survey reveals.
How did the pandemic impact women tech leaders? It’s complicated. The past two years brought significant challenges, but they also created new opportunities—particularly for midlevel women.