“Think of digital transformation less as a technology project to be finished than as a state of perpetual agility, always ready to evolve for whatever customers want next, and you’ll be pointed down the right path.”
This week's quote is by VP/GM and Head of Platform at Google Cloud - Amit Zavery
He is responsible for vision, strategy, and delivering Google Cloud's Business Application Platform to help businesses with their digital transformation journey.
Amit is a result-oriented transformational leader with deep technical knowledge and proven business acumen.
Previously, he worked as an Executive Vice President and General Manager of Oracle Cloud Platform and Middleware products, generating more than $6 billion of Oracle’s revenue annually.
He is recognised as a thought leader in the tech industry and is a regular keynote speaker at various industry events.
Over the course of his career, his foundation at Carnegie Mellon University allowed him to better understand how companies design, build, market, support, and grow new products and create new disruptive opportunities.
Recent research from Capgemini Consulting and MIT Sloan Management has revealed that organisations are struggling to drive digital transformation.
"90% of CEOs believe the digital economy will impact their industry, but less than 15% are executing on a digital strategy."
Amit Zavery, who specialises in digital transformation, has pointed out that the problem behind this. He believes that digital transformation is not about launching more mobile apps, migrating to the cloud, or leveraging AI. It's not about any single technology.
Businesses need to understand that the goal is to achieve an ongoing state of IT agility that allows the business to continually adapt to changes in market conditions are customer preferences.
In fact, that is just the first step in achieving digital transformation. Businesses can continue to adapt and transform themselves to achieve the desired digital outcomes by having such technology in place. As the agility improves, so does the ability of the businesses to increase efficiency and continuously evolve by leveraging their digital capabilities.
This was clear amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. With businesses closing down physically, they had two options - either shift everything online or stop operating. The businesses that could leverage technology and willingly adapt to this shift in the online space not only survived the pandemic but also thrived later on.
The purpose of leveraging the technology was not just to stay afloat during the tough times, but to acknowledge the shift in doing business and working on putting systems in place that can accelerate that shift.
Who is Amit Zavery?
Amit Zavery is the Vice President of Product and Engineering for Google Cloud.
Previously he led Oracle's product vision, design, development, and go-to-market strategy for cloud platform, middleware, and analytics portfolio and oversees a global team of more than 4,500 engineers.
Amit has a proven track record of designing and delivering market-leading products and building organizations by recruiting and retaining world-class talent.
He holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and MS in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University.
He has been a huge inspiration to the next generation of tech leaders and has always encouraged them to take risks and be open to trying interesting new opportunities to change how the world uses technology.
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