18 Digital Transformation Leaders (And Where to Follow Them)

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Digital transformation is one of those terms that can either evoke a riveting conversation or end up sounding like overused jargon. It all depends on who is talking about it. Following key digital transformation leaders will help you keep up with the latest news and developments in business transformations. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of leaders across a variety of industries, so you can get a well-rounded view of digital transformation tactics, initiatives, and trends.

The Top 18 Digital Transformation Leaders Right Now

This post highlights some of the top digital transformation leaders who continually engage in discussions about the space and how it impacts different sectors of business and society. Follow them to keep up with the latest articles, posts, seminars, and workshops about digital transformation.

  1. Paul Cogan
  2. Vara Kumar Namburu
  3. Dion Hinchcliffe
  4. Cyril Coste
  5. Shelly Kramer
  6. Matthew Lamons
  7. Andrew Morawski
  8. Giuliano Liguori
  9. Greg Jensen
  10. Margaret Dawson
  11. Diego Lomanto
  12. M. Nadia Vincent
  13. Lillian Barnard
  14. Linda Grasso
  15. Debra Ruh
  16. Amity Millhiser
  17. Felicity Burch
  18. Mark Headd

1. Paul Cogan

Paul Cogan is the chief operating officer of VoiceSage. His writing aims to help businesses navigate digital transformation in the banking industry. He focuses on how companies can work toward integrating new technology into their current strategy. Even though his points are mainly about the banking industry, many of his takeaways are applicable to other verticals as well.

  • What he posts about: Ecommerce, data security, and mobile messaging solutions for businesses
  • Twitter: @VoiceSage
  • LinkedIn: Paul Cogan

2. Vara Kumar Namburu

As the Co-Founder and CTO here at Whatfix, Vara Kumar Namburu frequently shares articles about digital adoption and the latest in tech news on LinkedIn. Through the Whatfix Twitter account, he discusses the common pitfalls of change management, including how poor employee onboarding and training can negatively affect the success of technology adoption. He also provides insights into how to avoid these pitfalls and how to use digital adoption technologies to improve onboarding , elearning and digital adoption.

3. Dion Hinchcliffe

Dion Hinchcliffe consults with Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies to help them implement new technology. His writing explores different aspects of technology that businesses need to consider, including employee experience and the future of the digital workplace. His messages are widely applicable across industries, and he constantly looks forward to the next step.

4. Cyril Coste

As the principal consultant at Emergn, Cyril Coste uses his years of experience to help major companies create digital strategies and turn them into measurable results. He writes about the development of artificial intelligence and its current and future effects on sales and ecommerce. His posts are especially useful because they balance the current adoption of digital strategies with discussions on how technology will affect enterprises in the future.

  • What he posts about: Financial technology, blockchain, and artificial intelligence
  • Twitter: @CyrilCoste
  • LinkedIn: Cyril Coste

5. Shelly Kramer

Shelly Kramer is a founding partner and senior analyst at Futurum Research as well as a trusted digital transformation strategist and tech analyst. She is frequently featured on tech podcasts, at speaking events, and as a guest author on several blogs. As a self-proclaimed “geek,” she shares her thoughts on intelligent automation, AI in marketing, and new tech research.

6. Matthew Lamons

Matthew Lamons is co-founder and managing partner of the Intelligence Factory. His writing focuses on artificial intelligence and machine learning and how both of these can provide solutions for major societal and industry issues from healthcare to manufacturing

7. Andrew Morawski

As the senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Communications, Andrew Morawski regularly looks at digital transformation across industries, from construction to product manufacturing to agriculture. His writing is an excellent example of how digital transformation leaders often take digital strategies from their own companies and show how they can be applied to other sectors.

8. Giuliano Liguori

Giuliano Liguori is the founder and CEO of digital transformation consulting company GLWEB. He regularly writes digital transformation strategy guides and explores how cybersecurity is a major aspect of any digital transformation. His discussions on AI and cybersecurity add a unique viewpoint to the digital transformation conversation.

9. Greg Jensen

Much of Greg Jensen’s writings are from the point of view of cybersecurity and how it needs to be a pillar in any company’s digital strategy. As the senior product marketing director for Oracle Security, he applies his knowledge to cloud computing, offering a new perspective for companies forming their digital transformation strategy.

10. Margaret Dawson

Technology and marketing executive, Margaret Dawson, has worked with a range of businesses, from Fortune 500 companies to startups. She writes about cloud computing and the digital future of the workplace. Much of her work encourages women in technology, and she often highlights female digital transformation leaders.

11. Diego Lomanto

As the vice president of product marketing at UiPath, it’s not surprising that Diego Lomanto often writes about technology as it affects marketing and marketing strategy. He also writes more generally about the effects of technology adoption in the workplace, such as how robotic process automation is used to improve the employee experience.

12. M. Nadia Vincent

M. Nadia Vincent is the author of Leveraging Digital Transformation and offers training courses through Digital Transformation Leaders. Online and at speaking engagements, she discusses how leadership plays a role in digital transformation. Her writing includes advice on incorporating AI into your company and how executives should form their digital strategy. Following her is useful for direct insight into digital transformation best practices at the executive level.

  • What she posts about: Digital strategy creation, leadership’s role in digital transformation, and AI
  • Twitter: @ITTransLeaders
  • LinkedIn: M. Nadia Vincent

13. Lillian Barnard

Lillian Barnard is managing director at Microsoft South Africa. She often writes about digital solutions, providing examples and insights on how properly adopted technology can be used to solve problems. She takes both a broad and a narrow view of technology adoption, looking at how it can solve big-picture social and developmental issues as well as company-specific issues, like improving customer interaction.

  • What she posts about: Women empowerment, development in Africa, and digital solutions
  • Twitter: @LillianB1
  • LinkedIn: Lillian Barnard

14. Linda Grasso

Follow industrial engineer and digital transformation influencer Linda Grasso to learn how businesses can use new technology to address common issues, such as reaching new audiences, and how companies can successfully adopt these technologies. Her posts and articles have widely applicable takeaways that help shed light on issues faced by companies undergoing digital transformation and on how to solve these issues.

15. Debra Ruh

As the CEO of consulting agency Ruh Global Impact, Debra Ruh provides a unique perspective on digital transformation by focusing on disability inclusion. She helps companies become technologically accessible to all, working with them to test new products and technologies to ensure they are accessible. Her writing looks at the wider benefits of digital inclusion and how companies need to have inclusion as part of their digital strategy from the beginning.

  • What she posts about: Women in tech, digital inclusion, and disability inclusion
  • Twitter: @debraruh
  • LinkedIn: Debra Ruh

16. Amity Millhiser

Amity Millhiser is the vice chair and chief clients officer for PwC US and a regular contributor to Forbes. She writes about how technology can benefit businesses and society at the same time. She also looks at technology adoption and digital transformation through the lens of diversity, inclusion, and sustainability.

17. Felicity Burch

Felicity Burch is the director of innovation and digital at CBI. If you follow her, you will regularly learn about new technologies and how they are being adopted to solve problems in different segments of industry, such as agriculture. She also writes about women in science and technology and the positive effects of increased diversity and inclusion in tech.

18. Mark Headd

As one of the first municipal chief data officers in the U.S. (for the city of Philadelphia), Mark Headd got in on the ground floor of digital transformation in local government. He has years of experience helping with change management and digital transformation in government settings. He discusses how and why technology adoption fails in government and how that failure can be combated.

  • What he posts about: Government technology and change management
  • Twitter: @mheadd
  • LinkedIn: Mark Headd

What Digital Transformation Leaders Do You Follow?

Do you follow any digital transformation leaders that you think should have made our list? Let us know in the comments!

Are you struggling with digital transformation at your company? Schedule a call with us to see how a digital adoption platform like Whatfix could help you achieve a successful transformation using in-app contextual guidance.

Anirudhan Vasudevan

Anirudhan Vasudevan

Content Marketer at Whatfix
A young & energetic marketeer helping companies accelerate product adoption at Whatfix as part of the product marketing department. Anirudh spends his time planning and executing an effective content strategy.
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