Digital transformation is about using technology to change the way businesses operate and interact with customers. To succeed, companies need to focus on innovation, customer experience, and data-driven decision-making. By following these three rules, companies can position themselves for success.
Category Archives: Digital Superpowers
Generative AI’s 5 Digital Superpowers (Tech Strategy – Podcast 153)
Generative AI is a type of artificial intelligence that can create new content, such as text, images, and music. It has the potential to disrupt many industries, including content creation, product design, customer service, medical diagnosis, and financial trading. Businesses need to be aware of the potential of generative AI and start planning for how it will impact their industries.
The Rise of Alibaba in 10 Slides (1 of 2) (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)
Years ago, I started mapping out the evolution of Alibaba with pictures. I was having a hard time keeping all the moving parts in mind. And I was becoming more and more convinced that digital company development is path dependent. What comes next depends on what just happened. Microsoft is only capable of its current […]
Alibaba’s 11 Growth Strategies (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)
I keep an eye on the larger moves by Alibaba. Not the constant stream of announcements and endless initiatives but the larger strategic moves that I think will change the trajectory of the company. This usually means talking with management when I can and following the investor days. A couple of years ago, Maggie Wu […]
Zé Delivery’s “Wow” Experiences vs. Ant’s Sustained Innovation Imperative (1 of 2) (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)
I recently met with Rodolfo Chung, CEO of rapidly rising Zé Delivery in Brazil. This is a beverage delivery service that was launched by AB InBev right before Covid – and then took off like a rocket during the lockdown. Basically, it’s a mobile app that lets you order any of 500 SKUs for beer, […]
Jeff’s 7 Digital Superpowers (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)
I have been giving you lots of frameworks and concepts. And after a while, it can all get kind of confusing. Is this new software critical for my business? Is this new business model going to seriously impact our industry? Is this like Amazon completely disrupting retail? Is this more like Mobike, which was nice […]
7 Reasons Digital Platforms Fail (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)
One of my favorite articles about platform strategy is a 2020 article by the Boston Consulting Group. It was a really solid investigation of an important question: Why do platform business models fail? Just about about client I talk to about digital strategy and transformation wants to build a platform. Especially retailers who want to […]
Compelling Digital Business Models by Walgreens and Ping An Good Doctor (Tech Strategy – Podcast 132)
This discussion centers on the innovative digital business models developed by Walgreens and Ping An Good Doctor in the healthcare sector. These industry leaders have embraced digital transformation to establish new, compelling business models, each unique in its approach. The analysis will delve into three key areas: the economies of scale and scope, digital superpowers that lend competitive advantage, and the role of AI as a capability and potential learning platform.
Alibaba, Amazon and the Power of Externalizing Capabilities (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)
I’ve mentioned externalizing capabilities as a strategic move many times. I thought I would detail that out. It’s common strategy in digital business models. And it has been very effective at Alibaba and Amazon in particular. Several years ago, I summarized the evolution of Alibaba’s platform business models in 7 graphics. The Rise of Alibaba […]
Audience Builder Platforms Are Really Powerful. So Why is Baidu Selling iQiyi? (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)
I’ve talked a lot about why KOLs and influencers are so important in a connected world. Live streaming and short video are currently the big focus of influencers, but this is a much larger phenomenon. So why is Baidu is selling iQiyi, China’s #2 video streaming platform? Consumers Are Networks It begins with this simple […]