The Digital Revolution: How Connected Digital Innovations Are Transforming Your Industry, Company…

Hardcover | December 14, 2015

byInder Sidhu

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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            

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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 med...

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“By 2020, 75 percent of businesses will be fully digital, yet only a few have a real digital strategy. The Digital Revolution provides powerful insights and practical examples of how to develop a digital roadmap. Countries, cities, and companies must disrupt themselves or be disrupted in this new digital world.”--John Chambers, Executi...

Inder Sidhu is a Silicon Valley senior executive with a career spanning three decades in the technology industry. He has spent twenty years helping build Cisco from $1 billion to $50 billion in annual revenue, most recently as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Planning for Worldwide Operations. Inder has co-led Cisco’s highly profi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.1 × 6.3 × 1.4 inPublished:December 14, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:013429131X

ISBN - 13:9780134291314

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Table of Contents

Part I  Opening

Introduction  There’s Something Happening Here     1
Chapter 1  The Digital Revolution: Why You Should Care     7
Part II  Transforming Industries
Chapter 2  Healthcare: The Patient Will See You     15
Chapter 3  Education: The Learner Triumphs     43
Chapter 4  Retail: Get ’Em In, Get ’Em Thru, Get ’Em Back     73
Chapter 5  Smart Cities: Bustling with Activity, Brimming with Opportunity     95
Part III  Addressing Challenges
Chapter 6  Privacy: Wait, Am I the Product?     119
Chapter 7  Security: Before, During, and After an Attack     143
Chapter 8  Governance: New Game in Town, Clear Rules Needed     167
Part IV  Transforming Organizations
Chapter 9  Financial Performance: Making Money the Old-Fashioned Way     191
Chapter 10  Customer Experience: Happier Than Ever     211
Chapter 11  Employee Experience: Productive, Creative, Engaged     237
Part V  Closing
Chapter 12  The Digital Revolution: Only the Beginning, Only Just the Start     259
Endnotes     265
Index     297
About the Authors     307

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“By 2020, 75 percent of businesses will be fully digital, yet only a few have a real digital strategy. The Digital Revolution provides powerful insights and practical examples of how to develop a digital roadmap. Countries, cities, and companies must disrupt themselves or be disrupted in this new digital world.”--John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems “The online digital revolution is affecting all parts of our world. This timely book is filled with interesting scenarios of disruption and discusses a variety of challenges arising in the new information age. Reading it will help you understand how this revolution will affect your job, your company, and your future.”--John Hennessy, President, Stanford University Board Member, Google and Cisco “The Digital Revolution is a thoughtful and creative addition to the conversation on one of the major forces shaping our world--digital disruption. Inder Sidhu explores both the challenges and opportunities arising from new technologies. He offers valuable insight into the ways in which organizations will need to adapt and change--from becoming radically transparent, to engaging connected consumers, to increasing asset utilization, to redesigning the organization, to innovating at speed.”--Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company “Inder Sidhu has his finger on the pulse of ‘The Internet of Everything’--not only today’s cutting edge from Tesla to Uber, but also where the digital revolution will take us. He has convinced me that the best is yet to come, indeed that we are only at the beginning of the transformative impact of digitization.”--Geoffrey Garrett, Dean, The Wharton School