The Digital Revolution How Connected Digital Innovations Are Transforming Your Industry, Company & Career

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/14/2015
  • Publisher: Pearson FT Press

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The massive transformations driven by digital technology have begun. The Digital Revolution gives you a complete roadmap for navigating the breathtaking changes happening now and shows you how to succeed.

Silicon Valley executive, thought leader, and New York Times best-selling author Inder Sidhu shows how cloud computing, social media, mobility, sensors, apps, big data analytics, and more can be brought together in virtually infinite combinations to create opportunities and pose risks previously unimaginable.

You’ll learn how digital pioneers are applying connected digital technologies, also known as the Internet of Everything, to dramatically improve financial performance, customer experience, and workforce engagement in fields ranging from healthcare to education, from retail to government.

Sidhu combines the practical perspective of practitioners with the extensive experience of experts to show you how to win in the new digital age. He takes you behind the scenes, engaging with business leaders from Apple, Google, Facebook, Cisco, Intel, Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks, RSA, Kaiser, Cleveland Clinic, Intermountain Healthcare, and so on and with academic leaders from Stanford, Yale, Wharton, MIT, Coursera, Khan Academy, and more and reveals their winning strategies and execution tactics for your benefit.

Sidhu also discusses the key challenges of privacy, security, regulation, and governance in depth and offers powerful insights on managing crucial ethical, social, cultural, legal, and economic issues that digitization creates. He shows what the digital revolution will mean for you, both personally and professionally--and how you can win.

Learn how you can leverage the digital revolution to

  • Deliver superior customer experiences
  • Improve your organization’s financial performance
  • Drive employee productivity, creativity, and engagement
  • Build smart, efficient cities brimming with opportunity
  • Make education more effective and relevant
  • Achieve better health outcomes
  • Make retail compelling, convenient, and profitable
  • Balance privacy with security
  • Protect yourself before, during, and after a cyberattack
  • Accelerate your career and live a better life            

Author Biography

Inder Sidhu (San Francisco Bay, CA Area) is Senior Vice President of Strategy and Planning for Worldwide Operations at Cisco, a $50B leader in the technology industry. From 2006-2010, he co-led Cisco's Emerging Countries Council, which drives business success in fast-growing geographies like China, India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, and the Middle East. From 2006-2009, he co-led the Enterprise Business Council, which is responsible for Cisco's corporate business, representing about half of the company's total revenue. Since joining Cisco from McKinsey and Company in 1995, he has served as VP and General Manager for Worldwide Professional Services, VP and General Manager for Advanced Engineering Services, and VP for Strategy and Business Development, Customer Advocacy. He guest lectures at Harvard Business School, Stanford University, and the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He serves on the Graduate Executive Board of The Wharton School, where he was 2013 commencement speaker; and on the Board of Directors of Goodwill of Silicon Valley. In 2010, he authored the New York Times best-seller Doing Both: Capturing Today's Profit and Driving Tomorrow's Growth (FT Press).

T.C. Doyle (Park City, UT) is a writer, editor and video storyteller who has covered the IT industry for more than two decades, both for publications and for one of the industry's largest technology giants. As Executive Editor at the award-winning Informa Exhibitions, he oversees editorial coverage of IT trends and economic developments. Formerly Editor@Large at Cisco, he collaborated on Inder Sidhu's Doing Both, a thought leadership book that made the bestseller lists of both The New York Times and Amazon.com. He also traveled the world for Cisco in search of stories that captured the social and technological transformations occurring in the economies of Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. A frequent speaker at IT industry events and trade shows, he is author of 1,000+ technology news articles, columns, features and profiles.

Table of Contents



II. Transforming Industries
2. Healthcare: The Patient Will See You
3. Education: The Learner Triumphs
4. Retail: Get 'Em In, Get 'Em Thru, Get 'Em Back
5. Smart Cities: Bustling with Activity, Brimming with Opportunity


III. Addressing Challenges
6. Privacy: Wait, Am I the Product?
7. Security: Before, During and After the Attack
8. Governance: Protecting Consumers and Advancing Business


V. Transforming Organizations
9. Financial Performance: Making Money the Old Fashioned Way
10. Customer Experience: Happier Than Ever
11. Employee Experience: Productive, Creative, Engaged


V. Closing
12. Only the Beginning, Only Just the Start

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