Ken van ierlant, Managing Director & Digital Strategist at FutureXL

Ken van ierlant, Managing Director & Digital Strategist at FutureXL

Seasoned and experienced Digital Strategy Director/ CDO/ CIO/IT Strategist & Program manager with 35 years of practical experience in Business Transformations & Turn Around programs with a strong digital component as a CIO/CDO/CEO or senior IT executive.

 

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Overview

We are living in the digital age. Almost all our activities are digital. Many of us don’t even remember the last time we used a pen and paper. This episode is about the benefits and the challenges that people face in this digital age and how we can live in this digital world without facing any problems.

[00:36] About Ken van ierlant, Managing Director & Digital Strategist at FutureXL

  • Seasoned and experienced Digital Strategy Director/ CDO/ CIO/IT Strategist & Program manager with 35 years of practical experience in Business Transformations & Turn Around programs with a strong digital component as a CIO/CDO/CEO or senior IT executive.
  • Gives lecture around the globe on the theme “The exchange between Digital transformation & IT transitions with new economics and architectures”

[00:47] About FutureXL

  • FutureXL is a high-tech consultancy company that combines business acumen and technology acumen in providing data-centric operating models for incumbent companies.
  • We don’t work for startups or scale-ups, we only work for large incumbent companies and help them become data-centric.

[01:35] What is the quintessence of data-centricity?

Every company has so much data, but it does not bring any value. It is difficult to explore where the valuable data is in order to use it to create value.

[04:35] What is the meaning of Digital Transformation 4.0?

Before the pandemic, we all invested in digital transformation 1.0 which was the digitization of current operating models and business models. It does not provide any value.

Digital Transformation 4.0 is leapfrogging over a process in trying to achieve something. It is about a holistic approach. Data centricity creates business value in a shorter period of time. It is leaping into the future because we do not have time or money anymore.

[06:36] Why is I.T. the culprit of digital transformation failure?

The fact is that I.T. does not understand the business. Today. I.T. has become a commodity, it is cheap. You can decomplex and demystify the role of I.T. and focus on real business issues.

[14:25] Privacy being handled by tech companies

One of the few good things that the EU has done is providing new legislation on protecting the individual. Since we are the largest economical zone in the world, that gives us a lot of power. In an application-centric environment where the data is scattered over thousands of applications, you will never be able to reach a notion of accountability in order to become compliant. The only way to achieve compliance is to become data-centric.

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Has the ability and hands on expertise to lead companies through complex business/ Digital related turn around programs based on years of practical experience. Works fact based with direct financial results.

Has worked with various international corporations, scale ups, private equity companies and consultancies to implement Business Transformation projects. Has realized the re-establishment of companies in bad weather, merge large and medium scale businesses.

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