Driving Digital: The CIO's Playbook

Thanks to Landmark Ventures and Anthony Juliano for a great CIO Summit last week and for giving me a speaking spot for Driving Digital: The CIO's Playbook.

If you weren't there - here's what I covered

How are you executing your Digital Transformation Program

These practices and many others are described in my upcoming book, Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology that will be available August/2017. In addition to agile transformation and data science programs, I cover product management, the IT organization of the future, ideation and portfolio management, data platform architecture and DevOps. Most importantly, I cover how to align the executive team on digital transformation and on changing to a digital mindset.

I've developed a page to sign up for announcements on Driving Digital and to get access to related services that I make available.

The talk is only ten minutes. Watch below!



  1. IT culture isnt about tools or process - the biggest inhibitor to the change in IT culture is the fear of being replaced. The staff need to be made to feel safe so that they can embrace the new technologies and process...that they will still be useful once the change takes place..that their future is bright Its not about agile or devops.

    1. Appreciate the comment.

      Adding processes like agile and devops are meant to engage the group and deliver results. Staff who embrace learning and embrace new technologies/practices should excel in transformation or fast moving environments so long as management enables a learning, collaborative environment.

      I would suggest that employees looking to "feel safe" or are overly being concerned that "they will still be useful" need to look past these feelings and, as Thomas Friedman of the NYT eloquently wrote this week, "Own your own future." See https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/10/opinion/owning-your-own-future.html


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About Isaac Sacolick

Isaac Sacolick is President of StarCIO, a technology leadership company that guides organizations on building digital transformation core competencies. He is the author of Digital Trailblazer and the Amazon bestseller Driving Digital and speaks about agile planning, devops, data science, product management, and other digital transformation best practices. Sacolick is a recognized top social CIO, a digital transformation influencer, and has over 900 articles published at InfoWorld, CIO.com, his blog Social, Agile, and Transformation, and other sites. You can find him sharing new insights @NYIke on Twitter, his Driving Digital Standup YouTube channel, or during the Coffee with Digital Trailblazers.